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Sale 982 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5517
 
American Bank Note Company Contract for 1890 Issue. Ribbon bound manila folder entitled "Contract for furnishing Adhesive Postage Stamps. January 1, 1890, to December 31, 1893", containing the P.O. Dept. specifications for the 1890 Issue and the executed detailed contract between American Bank Note Co. and the Postmaster General, signed by James McDonough, John Wanamaker and several others, few pages have some toning and one with a tear, an important historical document which is the culmination of a fascinating bid process during which Charles Steel was initially the lowest bidder but was paid off by ABNCo. to "lose" the contract, the contract was then re-bid and awarded to ABNCo, also incl. few single page original documents between ABNCo. and Canadian P.M.G.

E. 400-500
3,500
5518
P
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5518, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Ample to huge margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

785
400
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5519
P
2c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (220P4-229P4). Complete less 1c and 2c Lake, incl. extra 2c Carmine shade, 90c tiny corner scuff, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

780
225
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5520
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5520, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Mint N.H., rich color, crisp paper, tiny natural inclusion on back, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate before selvage was removed from right

700
400
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5521
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5521, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)2c Lake (219D), 2c Lake (219D)2c Lake (219D). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and well-centered, strong deep color on bright paper, natural vertical inking flaw, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

220
140
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5522
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5522, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)6c-30c 1890 Issue (224-226, 228), 6c-30c 1890 Issue (224-226, 228)6c-30c 1890 Issue (224-226, 228). Original gum, lightly hinged, 6c and 10c extra wide margins, all well-centered, the 8c with "missing right eye" variety (not a scuff or "dry print"), also incl. nearly complete used set (lacks 1c, 5c and 90c), these generally Fine-Very Fine, the unused sound and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with certificates for 6c, 10c and 30c (two for latter)

880
1,500
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5523
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5523, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1890 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Ex Scarsdale. With 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,650.00 as 95, $6,550.00 as 98). Only one stamp has graded higher to date on the P.S.E. Population Report, and only two others share this grade.

180
2,300
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5524
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5524, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Top "ZZ" and plate no. 267 strip of three, original gum, hinged in selvage and thinned, stamps Mint N.H., all three beautifully centered with uncharacteristically wide margins, right stamp tiny margin toning speck, some natural gum creases, couple trifle heavy, otherwise Extremely Fine, the right stamp is huge, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

540
275
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5525
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5525, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Mint N.H. with wide selvage with part imprint at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1890 SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,550.00 as 90, $5,050.00 as 95).

575
2,100
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5526
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5526, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice

575
150
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5527
nh
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5527, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and crisp, intense color, clear impression, Very Fine, scarce in this post-office fresh condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,100.00)

1,200
700
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5528
nh
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5528, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Mint N.H., gorgeous rich color, fresh, Very Fine and choice

1,650
1,600
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5529
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5529, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Original gum, Jumbo margins and well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $720.00 as 85, $1,050.00 as 90)

550
550
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5530
ogbl
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5530, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 219-229)90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh, vivid color, Fine-Very Fine, bottom right stamp quite handsome, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

2,500
1,300
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