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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
505
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 505, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Huge Jumbo margins and beautifully centered, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, an eye-catching used single, with 2002 P.F., 1998 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $260.00 as 90, $780.00 as 95), only one has graded higher to date (at 95) and only one other shares this grade -- a remarkably thin population for a relatively common used stamp

110
325
506
P
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 506, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c-90c 1883-88 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (210P2-218P2), 1c-90c 1883-88 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (210P2-218P2)1c-90c 1883-88 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (210P2-218P2). Intact page from a Roosevelt presentation album, with four yeardate labels, rich colors, minor edgewear, Very Fine, scarce as only approximately 85 were produced and many have been broken up

1,740
1,100
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507
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 507, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color and detailed impression, Fine and attractive, Scott Retail as singles

520
160
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508
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 508, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c-90c 1887-90 Bank Note Issue (211-216, 219/229), 1c-90c 1887-90 Bank Note Issue (211-216, 219/229)1c-90c 1887-90 Bank Note Issue (211-216, 219/229). Original gum, couple Mint N.H., 1890 Issue includes Nos. 219, 221-224 and 229, brilliant colors and wide margins throughout, few small faults incl. couple reperfed, appear Very Fine-Extremely Fine, two P.F. certificates accompany

2,690
600
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509
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 509, 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., deep rich color, reperfed at right (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine appearance, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,050
450
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510
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 510, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Top imprint and plate no. 576 block of twelve, original gum, left eight stamps Mint N.H., few reinforced perf separations in selvage, bright color, Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps

2,000
850
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511
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 511, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Bottom imprint and plate no. 421 block of twelve, original gum, two stamps hinged almost entirely in selvage, other ten Mint N.H., some perfs reinforced at lower left, otherwise Very Good-Fine, Scott Retail for a hinged plate block is $1,500.00 vs. $2,130.00 as hinged and never-hinged singles, with 2010 Weiss certificate

2,130
400
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512
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 512, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., deep color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

675
375
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513
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 513, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, bright color, expertly reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1994 P.F. certificate that does not mention the reperfing

675
375
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514
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 514, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate for block of four

1,100
450
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515
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 515, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate for pair

1,100
425
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516
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 516, 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 with bottom selvage (mostly complete double row of perfs), handsomely centered and rich color, New York duplex cancel, top pair essentially "face-free", Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

700
1,100
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517
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 517, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,000
2,400
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518
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 518, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with wide balanced margins, lovely shade, bold strikes of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

275
325
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519
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 519, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Wide margins and nice centering, deep rich color, oval numeral grid cancel, Extremely Fine

275
140
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