Sale 968A — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 April, 2009

Category — 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
244
og
Sale 968A, Lot 244, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, enormous Jumbo margins all around, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, a fantastic stamp, with 1992 P.F. certificate

300
800
245
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 245, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., extra wide margins and choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

300
600
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246
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 246, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Blue Green (207). Mint N.H., wide margins and beautifully centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

310
750
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247
og
Sale 968A, Lot 247, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered with extra wide top and bottom margins, bright shade, Extremely Fine, a wonderfully choice original-gum example of this challenging Bank Note issue, with 2001 P.F. certificate

850
1,400
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248
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 248, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Mint N.H., extra wide margins with part imprint in selvage at top, deep rich color, minute natural gum skip, Extremely Fine, a striking example of the 6c Re-engraved, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,100
2,400
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249
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 249, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp, with 1994 P.F. certificate

600
1,000
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250
og
Sale 968A, Lot 250, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Black Brown (209b). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, nearly perfect centering and wide margins rarely encountered among examples of this rare shade variety

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 10-CENT RE-ENGRAVED ISSUE IN THE RARE BLACKISH BROWN SHADE.

With 1980 and 2000 P.F. certificates

2,500
3,750
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251
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 251, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95), only one has graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

150
1,000
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252
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 252, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,100
750
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253
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 253, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H. with part imprint with wide selvage at top, radiant color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

375
750
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254
og
Sale 968A, Lot 254, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Green (213). Original gum with top left corner selvage, small and faint gum disturbance at bottom precludes Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H., with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

47
500
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255
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 255, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H. with wide selvage at left, brilliant color, crisp impression, Jumbo margins with bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1993 P.F. certificate

230
550
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256
og
Sale 968A, Lot 256, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215). Original gum, minute trace of hinging according to P.S.E. but 1996 P.F. certificate states Mint N.H., bright color, almost mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1986 and 1996 P.F. certificates (as Mint N.H.), with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98), only four have reached the 98 grade (two OGph and two OGnh), none higher

240
1,800
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257
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 257, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins, long and full perforations, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,350
1,800
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258
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 258, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Mint N.H., bright shade, detailed impression on crisp paper, unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A JUMBO MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

3,500
2,600
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