Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

Category — 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
618
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Sale 953, Lot 618, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,950.00)

1,200
2,400
619
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Sale 953, Lot 619, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,200
600
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620
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Sale 953, Lot 620, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Mint N.H., brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 .P.F. certificate

1,200
375
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621
 
Sale 953, Lot 621, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Deep shade on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of Cincinnati circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $175.00), only three have graded higher to date

4
325
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622
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Sale 953, Lot 622, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Original gum, lightly hinged,perfectly centered, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine, pretty stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate

150
275
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623
 
Sale 953, Lot 623, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Enormous Jumbo margins, beautifully struck Odd Fellows Three Links fancy cancel, small faults incl. tear at top right, fabulous appearance and very scarce

E. 200-300
120
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624
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Sale 953, Lot 624, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184). Original gum, choice margins and perfectly centered, fresh, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. certificate

120
250
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625
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Sale 953, Lot 625, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, wonderful color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $265.00)

120
325
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626
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Sale 953, Lot 626, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with enormous margins all around, slightly shorter perf at lower right

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,800.00). We are confident that this would have graded 95 if the one perf at lower right was a trifle longer.

1,900
0
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627
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Sale 953, Lot 627, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185). Original gum, lightly hinged, nearly perfect centering with intense color, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

550
850
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628
 
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0
0
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629
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Sale 953, Lot 629, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncommonly wide margins and precise centering, fresh and bright with the classic pastel Pink color of the 1879 American Bank Note Co. soft paper issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

This is a difficult issue to find in such choice condition. Collectors who are waiting for a similarly-centered Mint N.H. copy are advised to consider the stamp offered here -- we have offered only one Mint N.H. single since keeping computerized records (in the Odeneal collection, which realized $12,000 hammer).

1,100
4,000
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630
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Sale 953, Lot 630, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered and with attractive pastel color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,100
950
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631
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Sale 953, Lot 631, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Original gum, h.r., bright and crisp, vivid color, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
550
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632
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Sale 953, Lot 632, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, deceptively reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance, still a beautiful stamp, with 1979 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the former not mentioning the reperfing

1,100
275
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633
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Sale 953, Lot 633, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, well-centered, deep rich color, faint margin edge staining, mostly at bottom, reperfed at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate which does not mention the staining or reperf but does state "part original gum"

3,500
850
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634
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Sale 953, Lot 634, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Slightly disturbed original gum, exceptionally wide margins, lovely rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 and 2005 P.F. certificates

3,500
1,500
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635
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Sale 953, Lot 635, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful margins and almost perfectly centered, outstanding depth of color of bright paper and with a sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE PRINTING WITH SECRET MARK.

The 10c stamps from the American Bank Note printing (Scott Nos. 187 and 188) are notably scarce with such choice centering. The example offered here, with wide margins on all four sides, is a true condition rarity.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

2,500
3,500
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636
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Sale 953, Lot 636, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,600.00)

1,100
1,100
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637
 
Sale 953, Lot 637, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190). Wide margins and exceptional centering, classic intense color of this 1879 American Bank Note Co. printing, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $230.00)

80
225
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638
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Sale 953, Lot 638, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, attractively centered, with beautiful deep rich color, clear impression, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,600
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639
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Sale 953, Lot 639, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered, rich color, most recent certificate notes reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1996 and 2007 P.F. certificates

2,500
1,500
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640
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Sale 953, Lot 640, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, massive Jumbo margins with essentially perfect centering, light horizontal crease and small corner crease, an amazing appearing Jumbo, possibly a record example for size and centering

2,500
900
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641
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Sale 953, Lot 641, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine, Imperforate (191a). Mint N.H. pair, large margins all around, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPERFORATE PAIR OF THE 90-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate for block of four. Scott Retail as hinged

2,500
3,750
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