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Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5499
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5499, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Huge Jumbo margins, light cancel leaves design clearly visible, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $245.00 as 95, $620.00 as 98), only one example has graded higher to date (at 98) and only one other shares this grade

12
275
5500
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5500, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Top imprint, plate no. 540, letter "K" and right imperf half arrow strip of six, original gum, three stamps Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, left perfs touch to very slightly in

3,550
325
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5501
nhbl
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5501, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H. block of four with top plate no. 362, rich color, exceptionally well-centered, couple minor perf separations, two light corner creases on bottom left stamp, corner selvage crease and inclusion on back of one, otherwise Extremely Fine, a pretty block, Scott Retail as singles

1,040
1,500
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5502
ogbl
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5502, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Block of four, original gum, bottom left stamp Mint N.H. (pencil mark on gum), right stamp not hinged but with tiny blemishes on gum, faint horizontal crease along bottom perfs, natural diagonal gum bend at top left and tiny corner crease bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as one Mint N.H. and three hinged singles, with 2008 P.F. certificate

500
200
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5503
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5503, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Exceptionally well-centered, attractive pastel shade, two part strikes of numeral target and light circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

110
300
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5504
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5504, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., radiant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $770.00)

525
475
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5505
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5505, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Horizontal pair with selvage at top, Positions 2-3, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. in selvage only, rich color, Fine

1,050
120
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5506
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5506, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Two strips of three and two pairs with selvage and part arrow, four stamps Mint N.H., each with s.e. at right, few tiny imperfections, Fine-Very Fine

3,150
250
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5507
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5507, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., wide margins, fresh and crisp, well-centered, Very Fine

1,050
600
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5508
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5508, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Full selvage at bottom, original gum, lightly hinged, dark color on brilliant paper, offset on gum, Extremely Fine, with copy of 1979 P.F. certificate

300
325
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5509
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5509, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, ex Bayou, with 1979 P.F. certificate

375
350
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5510
nh
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5510, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., nice margins and centering, bright color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,050.00)

675
550
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5511
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5511, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Bottom left corner imprint and plate no. 538 strip of ten, natural s.e. with part arrow at right, original gum, few h.r. at center, positions 3, 7 and left selvage vertical creases, some toning in selvage, otherwise Fine, scarce multiple

3,050
375
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5512
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5512, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

375
325
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5513
ogbl
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5513, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Block of four, original gum, Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,900
425
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5514
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5514, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, attractively centered, deep rich color, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,000
425
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5515
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5515, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Deep rich color, cancelled by September 1888 New York City duplex datestamp and cancel, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, the Scott Catalogue lists the earliest date of use for Scott 218 as September (day?) 1888 based on this off-cover stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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5516
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5516, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Wide balanced margins, attractive color, light double oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date (one of six)

275
850
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