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Sale 924 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3: Bank Note and Bureau Issues and Postage Dues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2006

Category — 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
123
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 123, 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue1c Red Brown (J15), 1c Red Brown (J15)1c Red Brown (J15). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1986 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00), this is the only example graded 95, and only one has graded higher

200
1,100
124
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 124, 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue2c Red Brown (J16), 2c Red Brown (J16)2c Red Brown (J16). Mint N.H., radiant color and crisp impression, choice centering with extra wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $485.00), this is the only Mint N.H. graded stamp in the P.S.E. Population Report (and hence the highest grade), we have only sold four other Mint N.H. examples since keeping computerized records

250
425
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125
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 125, 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue3c Red Brown (J17), 3c Red Brown (J17)3c Red Brown (J17). Mint N.H., beautiful warm shade and detailed impression which shows the remarkable detail of the engraved lathework background, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1884 3-CENT RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION -- THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE WE HAVE EVER OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

The other Mint N.H. example we offered was offered in the Silver Lake collection (Sale 866) where it realized $8,500 hammer. The margins on this stamp are significantly larger.

With 1982 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $4,600.00 as 90, SMQ does not price this stamp graded 95). This is the only Mint N.H. graded stamp at this time.

2,500
6,250
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126
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 126, 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue5c Red Brown (J18), 5c Red Brown (J18)5c Red Brown (J18). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1884 5-CENT RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Scarce with such choice centering. We have only offered two Mint N.H. examples with any degree of decent centering since keeping computerized records.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00). This is one of only two examples to receive this grade, which is the highest awarded to date.

625
2,200
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127
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 127, 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue10c Red Brown (J19), 10c Red Brown (J19)10c Red Brown (J19). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1884 RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE. A STAMP OF TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

This is one of the most difficult denominations of the series to obtain in such choice Mint N.H. condition.

With 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,100.00). This is the second-highest grade awarded to date (the highest grade thus far for a Mint N.H. stamp is 90 with only one receiving that grade)

1,450
1,600
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128
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 128, 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue30c Red Brown (J20), 30c Red Brown (J20)30c Red Brown (J20). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression on post-office fresh paper, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL WIDE-MARGINED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1884 30-CENT RED BROWN POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

With 1994 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00 as 90, $1,800.00 as 95). Only two Mint N.H. examples have graded higher.

550
950
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129
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 129, 1884 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT 1884 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

We have only offered seven Mint N.H. examples since keeping computerized records.

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

4,250
3,000
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