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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
177
og
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 177, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

350
250
178
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 178, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate for block

525
325
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179
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 179, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184). Mint N.H, 3c Green (184). Mint N.H3c Green (184). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. A STAMP OF MAMMOTH PROPORTIONS.

Ex Scarsdale. With 1985 and 1999 P.F. certificates.

425
850
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180
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 180, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on nicely blued paper, unusually wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

550
275
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181
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 181, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE STAMP IN CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,000
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182
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 182, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

Scott 187 without secret mark is significantly more difficult than Scott 188 to find in such superb condition. Collectors waiting for a Mint N.H. example may have a long wait -- we have not offered one since keeping computerized records.

With 1980, 1993 and 2005 P.F. certificates

3,500
2,700
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183
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 183, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins all around, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE IS RARELY SEEN WITH SUCH UNIFORMLY WIDE MARGINS.

Collectors looking for the best possible condition would do well to seriously consider this stamp -- we have offered only two Mint N.H. examples in the past 14 years, and of the hinged copies we have sold this is easily one of the finest.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,500
0
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184
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 184, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H, 15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

900
1,200
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185
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 185, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, lightly hinged, near perfect centering with well-balanced margins, intense shade and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE VERY CHALLENGING 30-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,100
0
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186
og
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 186, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,900
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