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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 — 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
130
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 130, 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue1c Bright Claret (J22), 1c Bright Claret (J22)1c Bright Claret (J22). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, brilliant color, crisp impression, choice centering with huge margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $195.00)

95
300
131
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 131, 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue2c Bright Claret (J23), 2c Bright Claret (J23)2c Bright Claret (J23). Mint N.H., rich color and unusually detailed impression on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $395.00)

100
500
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132
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 132, 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue3c Bright Claret (J24), 3c Bright Claret (J24)3c Bright Claret (J24). Mint N.H., radiant color on post-office fresh paper, gorgeous centering with wide margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp, scarce in such superb condition, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $720.00)

200
750
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133
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 133, 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue5c Bright Claret (J25), 5c Bright Claret (J25)5c Bright Claret (J25). Mint N.H., beautiful bright color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with enormous margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 5-CENT BRIGHT CLARET POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION -- THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE -- WE DOUBT A FINER COPY EXISTS.

With 1995 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced as 100 in SMQ, SMQ $2,100.00 as 98).

325
3,750
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134
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 134, 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue10c Bright Claret (J26), 10c Bright Claret (J26)10c Bright Claret (J26). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with huge margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 10-CENT BRIGHT CLARET POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 2002 and 2003 P.F. certificates (the former as part of a pair). With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,550.00 as 95, $2,500.00 as 98). This is the only example to have achieved this high grade to date. None have graded higher. It is also the finest we have offered since keeping computerized records.

550
2,200
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135
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 135, 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue30c Bright Claret (J27), 30c Bright Claret (J27)30c Bright Claret (J27). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression showing every detail of the lathework engraving, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT BRIGHT CLARET 1891 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date by P.S.E. and this is the only one to achieve this grade.

1,800
6,750
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136
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Sale Number 924, Lot Number 136, 1891 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due Issue50c Bright Claret (J28), 50c Bright Claret (J28)50c Bright Claret (J28). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, radiant color, wide margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1891 50-CENT BRIGHT CLARET POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

With 1986 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $2,100.00)

1,800
1,500
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