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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 — 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
51
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 51, 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1887 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE PRINTING.

Ex Morris. With 1981, 1989 and 1998 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,500.00 as 95, $6,400.00 as 98)

400
2,500
52
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 52, 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $460.00), only two examples have graded higher to date

150
375
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53
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 53, 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H., vibrant color, Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ENORMOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1887 3-CENT VERMILION AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1993 and 2003 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00 as 90, $1,600.00 as 95). Only two examples have graded higher to date.

240
850
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54
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 54, 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 4-CENT CARMINE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). Only one other has achieved this high grade.

800
5,250
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55
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 55, 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., intense color, enormous margins at sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 5-CENT INDIGO AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1999 and 2000 P.F. certificates.

900
1,200
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56
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 56, 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., fresh color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED BY P.S.E. TO DATE.

With 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,450.00). Only one other shares this grade.

1,500
7,500
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57
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 57, 1887-88 American Bank Note Co. Issue90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Mint N.H., rich color and crisp impression, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1998 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,100.00). Only two Mint N.H. examples have been certified and graded by P.S.E., compared with 19 hinged copies.

4,000
5,000
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