Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

Category — 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (192-204)`

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4311
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Sale 967, Lot 4311, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (192-204)`12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 12-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING WITH WIDE MARGINS.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 198 contain approximately 60 certified examples. Of these, fully one-third have small flaws (mostly thin spots).

Unpublished Census No. 198-UNC-15. With 1987 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $44,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade.

15,000
27,000