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Sale 983 — The Hampshire Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 February, 2010

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
92
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 92, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, clear grill, radiant color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

Ex Vineyard. With 2007 A.P.S. and 2003 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

2,250
1,400
93
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 93, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, original gum, noticeable row of horizontal grill points, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,100
900
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94
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 94, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green, Grill (136), 3c Green, Grill (136)3c Green, Grill (136). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh, wonderful color, Very Fine and attractive, with 1983 and 2009 P.F. certificates

675
475
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95
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 95, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine, Grill (137), 6c Carmine, Grill (137)6c Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, original gum, pencil notation on back, brilliant color and proof-like impression, several noticeable rows of grill points, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BRIGHT AND FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

Ex Hoffman. With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,250
4,500
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96
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 96, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Vermilion, Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, Grill (138)7c Vermilion, Grill (138). H. Grill, unusually strong grill points clearly visible from front of the stamp, original gum, brilliant color

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

Ex Vineyard and Hoffman. With 1992 and 2003 P.F. certificates

4,500
1,600
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97
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 97, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, original gum, well-defined grill points at right, few lightly gum soaked perfs at bottom

FINE AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

7,000
1,800
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98
 
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 98, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet, End Roller Grill (140 var), 12c Dull Violet, End Roller Grill (140 var)12c Dull Violet, End Roller Grill (140 var). H. Grill, right third of the stamp with clearly-defined grill points, cancel removed, light horizontal crease and small tear at bottom, appears Fine, scarce grill variety, this is the listing copy, with 1980 P.F. certificate

7,250
1,100
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99
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 99, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Orange, Grill (141), 15c Orange, Grill (141)15c Orange, Grill (141). H. Grill, disturbed original gum with some light overall gum staining, bright color

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1984 and 2003 P.F. certificates

8,000
1,100
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100
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 100, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, radiant color, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, small natural spot on chin in printed ink mentioned only on most recent certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Ex Odeneal. With 1989, 1998 and 2007 P.F. certificates

1,100
950
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101
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 101, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1870 UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Ex Hoffman. With 1997 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,000
3,750
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102
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 102, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, ex Hoffman, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,000
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103
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 103, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Original gum, crisp impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.

In recent years, we have offered a few superb original-gum examples of the 30c Bank Note issues, including the Continental printing, Scott 165. Collectors have recognized the rarity of these stamps, bidding aggressively for the best stamps and often setting record prices. The Ungrilled National printing Scott 154 is particularly difficult to find in such choice condition.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

7,500
4,250
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104
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 104, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum with selvage at right, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color and detailed impression, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IS RARE IN CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 1870 90c National Ungrilled Issue, Scott 155, is somewhat overshadowed by its grilled counterpart, Scott 144. Collectors are also misled by the availability of Scott 166, the 90c 1873 Continental. Although the difference in shades is distinct, collectors have a tendency to confuse the two and under-rate the 1870 National printing. Only a few original-gum examples of Scott 155 have the centering, color and freshness of the stamp offered here.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,500
4,750
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105
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 105, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H, 1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition, SMQ $760.00 as hinged), this is the highest grade awarded to date to a Mint N.H. copy (two others share this grade), Scott Retail as hinged

275
1,800
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106
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 106, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum, virtually precise centering, incredible depth of color and with a sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

400
400
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107
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 107, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, fresh and crisp with extraordinary deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

130
550
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108
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 108, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green, With Grill (158e), 3c Green, With Grill (158e)3c Green, With Grill (158e). Block of four, original gum, Fine, difficult to find in multiples, Scott Retail as four singles

2,000
375
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109
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 109, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, barely hinged if at all, nicely centered, crisp pastel color, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

425
275
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110
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 110, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, choice centering with unusually wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Ex Odeneal. With 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates

1,400
1,600
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111
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 111, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, deep shade, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, a lovely example of this scarce Continental issue, with 1992 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,150
425
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112
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 112, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Block of ten, original gum, positions 6 and 7 Mint N.H., balance lightly hinged, deep rich color, faint horizontal bends not noted on accompanying certificate, top left stamp with tiny corner crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 1873 10-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two blocks of four and a pair with no premium for the two Mint N.H stamps.

14,500
3,250
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113
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 113, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, beautiful dark Continental shade, three balanced margins but centered a bit low, still Fine and well above the usual quality for this difficult issue, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,500
550
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114
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 114, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Original gum, radiant color, trivial natural inclusion

VERY FINE. THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL IS AMONG THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE REGULAR BANK NOTE ISSUES IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Although defined by a secret mark, the 15c Continental, Scott 163, is very difficult to distinguish from its National counterpart, Scott 152. Certain shades and impressions of the 15c Continental closely match certain National printings, and the secret mark is often undetectable. However, the stamp offered here has what we believe are characteristics unique to Continental's work. The shade is very bright and yellowish. The secret mark in the upper left triangle is also prominently featured in this impression. There is simply no question that this is a 15c Continental. Off-center stamps are the norm, and original gum is a rare commodity in this issue.

Ex Hoffman. With 1990 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,100
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115
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 115, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, charcoal gray shade, fine impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

When it comes to naming the most elusive Bank Note stamps in choice original-gum condition, the 30c 1873 is often overlooked. However, go to any serious collection and look for this stamp, and most of the time it is missing or represented by something that compromises quality. The 30c 1870 is frequently found filling the space for Scott 165. The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare -- for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six — which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples. We hope that collectors who still have a tendency to overlook the 30c Continental will be awakened to its rarity in Extremely Fine original-gum condition by our comments and recent realizations.

With 2008 P.F. certificate

3,250
4,250
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116
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 116, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c), 2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c)2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, clearly-defined grill, fresh and Fine, ex Geisler, with 1993 P.F. certificate

900
950
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117
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 117, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Hoffman, with 2004 P.F. certificate

300
275
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118
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 118, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering and vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

110
275
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119
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 119, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Original gum, choice margins and perfectly centered, fresh, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. certificate

95
250
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120
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 120, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, small h.r., almost perfectly centered, bright color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

475
350
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121
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 121, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, unusually well-centered, deep rich color and incredibly intense impression showing all of the engraving lines in sharp detail -- rarely seen on this issue, which is normally found with a weak mottled impression on yellowish paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

950
1,200
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122
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 122, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, attractive shade and crisp impression

FRESH AND VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

3,500
1,200
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123
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 123, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, h.r., exceptionally fresh, natural winkle and small inclusion, otherwise Fine and attractive

2,000
0
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124
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 124, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, small hinge mark, brilliant color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1882 LINCOLN ISSUE WITH ENORMOUS MARGINS.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 95, $3,700.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade in any category and only one has graded higher to date.

600
1,900
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125
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 125, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Yellow Brown (209 var), 10c Yellow Brown (209 var)10c Yellow Brown (209 var). Mint N.H., radiant color in the Yellow Brown sub-shade, Very Fine and choice, ex Hoffman, with 2003 P.F. certificate

525
425
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126
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 126, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate, also incl. Mint N.H. No. 210, Fine

430
275
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127
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 127, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., superbly centered with wide margins, beautiful pastel color, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. certificate

310
1,100
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128
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 128, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, ex Odeneal, with 2007 P.F. certificate

200
225
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129
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 129, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Most recent certificate states Mint N.H. with spots of gum glazing, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Odeneal, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

225
350
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130
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 130, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with tremendous visual appeal, with 2010 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

775
1,600
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131
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 131, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, part imprint selvage at top, wonderful dark color and sharp impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, eye-catching single in splendid condition, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,500
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