Sale 953 — United States Stamps

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
663
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Sale 953, Lot 663, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., nearly perfectly centered, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

400
650
664
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Sale 953, Lot 664, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., wide margins with bright color, small printing ink smear in the area of the top label, otherwise Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate that does not mention the ink smear

400
200
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665
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Sale 953, Lot 665, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., radiant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $460.00 as 90, $1,350.00 as 95), only three have graded higher to date and this is the only example to achieve this grade.

150
1,000
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666
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Sale 953, Lot 666, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)3c Vermilion (214). Block of four, brilliant color, neat cork cancels, Very Fine, used blocks of the 3c Vermilion are scarce

350
350
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667
ogbl
Sale 953, Lot 667, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)3c Vermilion (214). Pane of 100, imprint and plate no. 421 at top and bottom, natural s.e. at left, over half Mint N.H., brilliant color, perf separations incl. some sensibly reinforced, few thins or other small flaws, missing small piece of selvage at top left, otherwise Fine, scarce pane, Scott Retail approximately

15,040
5,000
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668
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Sale 953, Lot 668, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)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 SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $18,600.00). Only one other has achieved this high grade. This is the first Superb 98 example we have offered (even the Scarsdale Collection had a 95 only)

800
16,000
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669
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Sale 953, Lot 669, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215). Original gum, faintly hinged, virtually perfectly centered, incredibly deep color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, the color of this stamp is breathtaking, with 1990 P.F. certificate

250
1,350
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670
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Sale 953, Lot 670, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)4c Carmine (215). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

250
250
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671
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Sale 953, Lot 671, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, handsome margins and centering, magnificent deep color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $460.00)

275
300
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672
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Sale 953, Lot 672, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, intense color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

275
400
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672A
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Sale 953, Lot 672A, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216). Original gum with some glazing, bright shade, Jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp

275
0
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673
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Sale 953, Lot 673, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, choice margins and precise centering, bright color, single misaligned perf hole at upper right, Extremely Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

475
250
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674
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Sale 953, Lot 674, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Slightly disturbed original gum, wide margins and rich color, couple trivial gum perf tip gum soaks at top and suggestion of a tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine

475
100
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675
 
Sale 953, Lot 675, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Wide margins, light oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $185.00)

120
150
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676
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Sale 953, Lot 676, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, huge Jumbo margins and nicely centered, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,200
1,500
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677
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Sale 953, Lot 677, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and precise centering, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,200
1,600
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678
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Sale 953, Lot 678, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, h.r. with short gum at left, bright shade, Very Fine

1,200
400
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679
 
Sale 953, Lot 679, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Huge Jumbo margins, wonderful strong color on fresh paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $680.00 as 90, $1,750.00 as 95)

260
750
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