Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2449
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Sale 959, Lot 2449, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine

550
160
2450
 
Sale 959, Lot 2450, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Unbelievably huge Jumbo margins with essentially perfect centering, pastel shade, light blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $490.00 as 98, unpriced as 98J or higher), the only used 98J in the P.S.E. Population report (none graded higher)

2
3,250
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2451
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Sale 959, Lot 2451, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, small mark at center appears to be printer's ink, Fine-Very Fine

230
75
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2452
 
Sale 959, Lot 2452, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213). Awesome Jumbo margins and flawless centering, choice rich color on bright white paper, light cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grades), this used stamp and one other share this lofty grade according to the P.S.E. Population Report with none higher

0
1,400
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2453
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Sale 959, Lot 2453, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)3c Vermilion (214). Original gum, barely hinged, gorgeous wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

80
170
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2454
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Sale 959, Lot 2454, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)3c Vermilion (214). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H., pencil number on one, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles (two Mint N.H.)

640
160
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2455
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3c Vermilion (214). Horizontal block of six, original gum, end pairs Mint N.H., bright color, bottom center stamp minor thin spot, otherwise Fine

650
130
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2456
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Sale 959, Lot 2456, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., wide margins, exceptional centering, lovely color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,400.00)

800
750
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2457
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Sale 959, Lot 2457, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate

250
150
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2458
 
Sale 959, Lot 2458, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215). Wide perfectly balanced margins, rich color, scarce town/county circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, there are very few highly-graded used examples of this stamp (one 95 and one 95J) as most have heavy registry cancels, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $960.00), this is the highest graded awarded and the only example to achieve this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report

22
3,500
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2459
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Sale 959, Lot 2459, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215). Block of four, original gum, rich color, Fine-Very Fine

1,100
300
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2460
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Sale 959, Lot 2460, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216). Block of four, original gum, deep shade, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,200
300
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2461
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Sale 959, Lot 2461, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, barely hinged, deep rich color, choice centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, one of the most difficult stamps of this series to obtain with such wide margins, with 2000 P.F. certificate

475
425
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2462
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Sale 959, Lot 2462, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine

475
225
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2463
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Sale 959, Lot 2463, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Block of four, original gum, Fine

2,100
450
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2464
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Sale 959, Lot 2464, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice well-balanced margins, lovely color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00)

1,200
1,600
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2465
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Sale 959, Lot 2465, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, fresh and Fine, a pretty stamp

1,200
550
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2466
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Sale 959, Lot 2466, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Unused (no gum), beautiful wide margins and almost precisely centered, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $710.00)

475
850
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2467
 
Sale 959, Lot 2467, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Essentially perfectly centered, deep rich color, light registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $680.00)

260
475
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