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Sale 922 — United States Bank Note Issues, featuring the Mercedes Collection

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — 1870-88 Issue Multiples

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1081
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1081, 1870-88 Issue Multiples7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Block of four, bright color, bold cork cancels, corner crease at bottom left, few expertly rejoined perf separations, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce used block

750
600
1082
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1082, 1870-88 Issue Multiples90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Horizontal block of eight, beautifully centered, deep rich color, cork cancels, tiny trivial corner crease at upper left, mentioned only to emphasize the miraculous choice condition of this very scarce used multiple

VERY FINE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Scott Retail as two blocks of four

4,500
2,700
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1083
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1083, 1870-88 Issue Multiples6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Block of four, rich color, neat strikes of dark red cork cancels, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail is italicized and seems low considering the scarcity of this used block

150
0
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1084
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1084, 1870-88 Issue Multiples12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Block of four, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, bold strike of Chicago blue geometric cancels, light creases at top, appears Very Fine, attractive multiple

960
1,300
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1085
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1085, 1870-88 Issue Multiples30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Block of nine, bright shade, each stamp cancelled by well-struck Star with hollow center fancy cancel, top stamps also cancelled by horizontal blue crayon marking, top center stamp internal tear, few other minor imperfections, Very Fine, scarce large multiple, especially desirable with the fancy cancels, Scott Retail as block of four, two pairs and single with no premium for the cancels

2,780
2,100
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1086
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1086, 1870-88 Issue Multiples5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Rich color, bold strikes of quartered cork cancels, top right stamp small tear at top, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

375
275
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1087
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1087, 1870-88 Issue Multiples5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Block of fourteen, deep rich color, cancelled by numerous strike of "1" in target and circular datestamp cancels, few faults, still appears Fine-Very Fine, scarce large used multiple, ex Todd, Scott Retail as three blocks of four and pair

572
800
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1088
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1088, 1870-88 Issue Multiples15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Block of 20, radiant color, cancelled by multiple strikes of New York registry oval cancels, few reinforced perf separations, few small faults to be expected on a used multiple of this size, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as four blocks of four and two pairs

1,025
2,900
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1089
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1089, 1870-88 Issue Multiples30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Block of six, intense shade and impression, bold strikes of duplex cancel, few sensibly reinforced perfs, light creases, Very Fine appearing multiple of the 30c American Bank Note Co. issue

675
375
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1090
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1090, 1870-88 Issue Multiples90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Block of eight, rich color, four neat strikes of Philadelphia registry oval cancels, few expertly rejoined perf separations not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, scarce large used multiple, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

1,350
2,100
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1091
 
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1091, 1870-88 Issue Multiples90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Horizontal pair and single, the pair with trace of imprint and arrow at top, natural s.e. at right and is the single, used with 30c Full Black (190) and tied by well-struck New York registry ovals on piece of blue cover, clear strike of "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 8-10 1887" oval datestamp at left, fresh and Fine, exceedingly rare large franking, a single example of the 90c on cover catalogues $5,000.00 in Scott

E. 750-1,000
650
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1092
 
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1092, 1870-88 Issue Multiples3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). 49, consisting mostly of large multiples, tied by "Rapid City Dak. Aug. 7, 1883" circular datestamps and grids on large piece, few faults to be expected from such a large franking incl. piece with some splitting, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
275
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1093
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1093, 1870-88 Issue Multiples2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Bottom right corner imprint and plate no. block of 20, cancelled by neat strikes of "Springfield Mass." oval cancels, few small faults to be expected on such a large unused multiple, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
650
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1094
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1094, 1870-88 Issue Multiples90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of ten, natural s.e. at right, deep rich color, neat strikes of New York registry ovals, few perf separations, bottom right stamp light creasing, Very Fine appearance, scarce large multiple, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and a pair

3,475
1,100
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