Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

Category — 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1433
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Sale 975, Lot 1433, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh, nicely centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $390.00)

300
275
1434
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Sale 975, Lot 1434, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Blue Green (207). Original gum, faintly hinged if at all, essentially perfectly balanced margins, fresh, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $320.00)

95
250
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1435
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Sale 975, Lot 1435, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color, unusually wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1978 P.F. certificate

850
650
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1436
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Sale 975, Lot 1436, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, faintly hinged, wide margins and handsomely centered, strong pastel color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $730.00)

650
475
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1437
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Sale 975, Lot 1437, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Pale Brown Red (208a). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, fresh and bright, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

675
375
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1438
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Sale 975, Lot 1438, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Dark Brown (209). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, magnificent color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

190
375
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1439
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Sale 975, Lot 1439, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209). Part imprint at top, stamp Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage only, bright color, huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate for pair and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00 as 90, $3,700.00 as 95)

600
1,000
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1440
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Sale 975, Lot 1440, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Black Brown (209b). Disturbed original gum, small thin spots, left perfs close to barely touch, Fine appearance, very scarce shade, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

2,500
350
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1441
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Sale 975, Lot 1441, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,100
700
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1442
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Sale 975, Lot 1442, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, attractive overall greenish cast from an unwiped plate, Very Fine, striking appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate

325
250
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1443
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Sale 975, Lot 1443, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

375
450
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1444
 
Sale 975, Lot 1444, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Green (213). Jumbo margins on all sides, rich color, light unobtrusive strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $120.00 as 95, $360.00 as 98), only three have graded higher to date

0
160
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1445
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Sale 975, Lot 1445, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $490.00)

230
375
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1446
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Sale 975, Lot 1446, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215). Original gum, barely hinged, fabulous wide Jumbo margins and handsomely centered with top left corner sheet margins, Very Fine

240
500
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1447
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Sale 975, Lot 1447, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and very well-centered, strong color, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $370.00), conservatively graded in our opinion

275
275
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1448
 
Sale 975, Lot 1448, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and well-centered, choice dark color on bright paper, odd cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $80.00 as 90, $235.00 as 95)

15
325
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1449
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Sale 975, Lot 1449, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00)

1,300
1,600
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1450
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Sale 975, Lot 1450, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, fresh and Fine, with 1980 and 2005 P.F. certificates

1,350
800
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1451
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Sale 975, Lot 1451, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, beautiful wide margins and almost perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one previously hinged and one Mint N.H. example have graded higher to date

425
400
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1452
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Sale 975, Lot 1452, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, deep rich color, unusually wide margins for this issue, reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

475
130
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1453
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Sale 975, Lot 1453, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Slightly disturbed original gum, wide margins and rich color, couple trivial perf tip gum soaks at top and suggestion of a tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine

425
0
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1454
 
Sale 975, Lot 1454, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with wide even margins, deep shade, bold strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

260
285
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1455
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Sale 975, Lot 1455, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Block of 40, bold strikes of "Boston Mass." oval registry cancels, bright color, some flaws incl. sealed tears, perf separations and creases

FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE, ACCORDING TO LINN'S U.S. STAMP FACTS.

This block represents $36 worth of postage. Using an inflation calculator, this works out to the equivalent of $852 in today's money. Scott Retail as eight blocks of four and four pairs

13,900
3,750
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