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Sale 1000 — Siegel Sale 1000

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1089
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1089, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion, Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, Grill (138)7c Vermilion, Grill (138). I. Grill, brilliant color, cancelled by bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE WITH THE DESIRABLE I GRILL. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

The I Grill is slightly smaller in size than the H Grill and is more difficult to find, especially on the higher denominations. We started keeping track of the different grill types approximately seven years ago, and this is only the fifth we have offered for the 7c in any condition. If Scott Catalogue were consistent, they would list the I Grill separately, as they do for the 1867-68 Grilled Issues.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $9,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade. SMQ and the Population Report do not differentiate between the two grill types, but the other example to achieve this grade is an H Grill, and it realized $9,500 hammer in our Sale 976.

550
8,500
1090
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1090, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues24c Purple, Grill (142), 24c Purple, Grill (142)24c Purple, Grill (142). H. Grill, perfectly centered with wide even margins, unusually fine impression in typical light pastel shade of the 24c Grill, crisp centrally-struck small circle of squares cancel and part of blue town circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THIS BANK NOTE RARITY, AND POSSIBLY THE FINEST IN TERMS OF COLOR AND CANCELLATION.

Ex Morris and Tahoe. With 1993 P.S.E. and 1997 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

8,500
12,500
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1091
Pbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1091, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (148P3), 6c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (148P3)6c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (148P3). Top imprint and plate no. 26 block of sixteen, radiant color, small toned spot in sheet margin at upper right (easily trimmed), Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block of twelve and block of four

1,550
950
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1092
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1092, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Original gum, choice centering with wide margins, beautiful deep charcoal shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL UNGRILLED ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL BANK NOTE ISSUES TO FIND IN SOUND, WELL-CENTERED, ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

During the past few years, we have offered a few superb original-gum examples of other 30c Bank Note issues, most notably Scott 165. Collectors have recognized the rarity of these stamps, bidding aggressively for the best stamps and often setting record prices. Scott 154 is one of the more difficult to find in such superb condition.

Ex "Laila". With 2004 and 2009 P.F. certificates

7,500
4,250
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1093
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1093, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Enormous margins all around and perfectly centered, vivid color and proof-like impression, cancelled by centered strike of "New York D Registered Apr. 2" Station D registered mail circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH A NEW YORK CITY REGISTERED MAIL DATESTAMP STRUCK PERFECTLY ON THE STAMP.

With 1987 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00 with normal cancel)

90
1,500
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1094
Pbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1094, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (161P3), 10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (161P3)10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (161P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 block of fourteen, bright color, large margins, Very Fine, ex Brazer and hinged on his card

1,300
2,100
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1095
Pbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1095, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3), 12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3)12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 137 block of fourteen, large margins, mounted on card, intense color, Very Fine and choice, scarce plate block

975
800
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1096
Pbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1096, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3), 15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3)15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 31 block of fourteen, large margins, mounted on card and so free of the usual small paper flaws that are usually seen on this fragile paper, one with natural wood fiber inclusion, Very Fine

1,130
850
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1097
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1097, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, full perforations on three sides, straight edge at right is apparently natural as we detect a trace of the arrow at bottom right, dark color on fresh paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. FEWER THAN 40 OF THE 1875 3-CENT CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Our recently updated records for Scott 169 contain 35 examples that have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation (including one on cover). The example offered here, with its wide margins and perforations intact on three sides, is one of the finest known examples of this rarity.

Unpublished Census No. 169-UNC-17. Ex "Laila". With 1967, 2001 and 2009 P.F. certificates

25,000
0
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1098
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1098, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated but with nearly intact perfs on all four sides, radiant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 171 contain 70 certified examples. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side and in some cases two or three sides. The stamp offered here, with virtually intact perforations on all sides, superb centering, and remarkably vibrant color is, in our opinion, a great condition rarity.

Unpublished Census No. 171-UNC-11. Ex West and "Laila". With 1991 and 2009 P.F. certificates

6,250
3,500
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1099
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1099, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174), 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, vibrant color and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, choice centering, usual scissors-separated perforations intact on two sides and blunted at bottom

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 174 contain 38 certified examples. Of these, an overwhelming majority have the perforations scissors-separated on at least one side. Only five or six have intact perforations, and of those perhaps half are faulty.

Unpublished Census No. 174-UNC-29. Ex Meilstrup and Hansen. With 1952 and 2008 P.F. certificates

23,000
7,500
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1100°
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1100, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192), 1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192)1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192). Without gum as issued, choice centering with wide margins, radiant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 25 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CLASSIC UNITED STATES STAMPS.

Our comprehensive census of Scott 192 (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/192/192.pdf ) contains a total of 25 copies of Scott 192. Of these, thirteen are reported to be sound.

Census No. 192-UNC-25. Ex Newport. With 1973 and 2008 P.F. certificates

75,000
63,750
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1101
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1101, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202), 90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202)90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202). Without gum as issued, bright color, trivial natural inclusion not mentioned on either accompanying certificate

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. APPROXIMATELY 40 EXAMPLES OF THE 90-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTINGS ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.

The 90c 1880 Special Printing on soft paper is notorious for its condition (thins affect most of the known examples) and typically poor centering. This stamp is in a remarkable state of preservation.

Unpublished Census No. 201-UNC-32. Ex Sheriff, "Vineyard" and "Laila". With 1971 and 2001 P.F. certificates

45,000
14,000
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1102
nhbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1102, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 608 block of twelve, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce Mint N.H. plate block, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott Catalogue does not price the plate block of twelve in Mint N.H. condition, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate no. block of ten and two Mint N.H. singles

2,510
3,750
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1103
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1103, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 4-CENT CARMINE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $10,000.00). Only one other has achieved this high grade.

675
3,500
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1104
og
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1104, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, unusually choice centering with wide margins, light pencil mark on gum

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). Only three have graded higher to date (at 98)

1,000
1,900
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