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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2096
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2096, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)1c-4c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-214), 1c-4c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-214)1c-4c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-214). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

500
250
2097
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2097, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., bright color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate for block of six

150
60
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2098
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2098, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Block of ten, original gum, h.r., rich color, few perf separations, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and pair

565
140
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2099
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2099, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Original gum, barely hinged, wide balanced margins, especially at the sides, wonderfully fresh, vivid color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

80
160
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2100
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2100, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, bright color, light natural gum skips, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

800
475
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2101
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2101, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1995 A.P.S. certificate for block of four (bottom left stamp)

700
0
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2102
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2102, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., light fingerprint on gum, handsome margins, fresh and Very Fine

900
0
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2103
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2103, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., nice margins and centering, rich color and choice impression, nearly Very Fine and attractive

900
400
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2104
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2104, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and exceptionally well-centered, intense color, Extremely Fine

275
400
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2105
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2105, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, wide margins and rather well-centered, clear impression, Very Fine and choice

275
130
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2106
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2106, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

475
300
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2107
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2107, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, faintly hinged (appears Mint N.H.), Fine and attractive, with 1980 P.F. certificate

475
150
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2108
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2108, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum vertical pair, bottom stamp Mint N.H., top tiny "tacky' specks from adherence, otherwise Mint N.H., wonderful rich color, about Fine

1,975
325
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2109
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2109, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive shade, Very Fine

1,200
850
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2110
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2110, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, choice margins and color, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,200
475
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2111
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2111, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered and rich color, reperfed at left, Very Fine and choice appearance, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,200
425
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2112
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2112, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, thin spot along perfs of left two stamps, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce original-gum multiple

5,750
1,100
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2113
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2113, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of four, original gum, deep rich color, bottom pair creased (one with couple small thin spots), otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce block

5,750
900
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2114
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2114, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Deep rich color, cancelled by September 1888 New York City duplex datestamp and cancel, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS NEW DISCOVERY IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 BANK NOTE ISSUE.

The Scott Catalogue now lists the earliest date of use for Scott 218 as September (day?) 1888, based on this off-cover stamp.

With 2005 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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