Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5619
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Sale 997, Lot 5619, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, dark color, tiny gum soak from couple rejoined perfs at right (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), right stamps with light natural gum creases, appears Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,300
375
5620
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Sale 997, Lot 5620, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206). Horizontal strip of four with left imperf. half-arrow and bottom plate no. 531 selvage, original gum, h.r., wide margins and handsome centering, Extremely Fine

320
300
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5621
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Sale 997, Lot 5621, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, top right slight crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

425
160
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5622
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Sale 997, Lot 5622, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206). Block of fifteen with selvage at left, center row Mint N.H., few adherences at top and lightly hinged at bottom, few trivial natural inclusions and minor perf separations, light corner crease affects bottom left stamp, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, attractive large multiple

2,100
950
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5623
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Sale 997, Lot 5623, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue, 10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., wide margins and beautiful colors, Fine-Very Fine, 1c with 2008 P.F. certificate, 10c with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

785
300
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5624
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Sale 997, Lot 5624, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Blue Green (207). Block of four with wide bottom selvage, original gum described by the P.F. as previously hinged but we see nothing, deep rich color and sharp impression, bottom right stamp with small vertical crease, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

425
225
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5625
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Sale 997, Lot 5625, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Blue Green, Punched and Plugged Holes (207 var). Original gum. with top selvage, eight punched and plugged holes in two vertical rows of four each across the stamp and selvage, Fine, scarce essay designed to prevent re-use, with photocopy of 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
0
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5626
 
Sale 997, Lot 5626, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208). Horizontal strip of three, exceptionally well-centered, rich color, quartered cork cancels, left stamp minor edge thin spot, otherwise Extremely Fine

340
170
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5627
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Sale 997, Lot 5627, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, choice margins and exceptional centering, beautiful deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)

600
1,000
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5628
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Sale 997, Lot 5628, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 548 strip of four, well-centered with extra wide margin at bottom, lovely color, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

2,100
1,200
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5629
 
Sale 997, Lot 5629, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209). Incredibly huge Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, rich color, bold target with dot in center cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, spectacular

6
550
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5630
 
Sale 997, Lot 5630, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Dark Brown (209). Enormous Jumbo margins and well-centered, rich color, light quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.F. certificate

6
300
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5631
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Sale 997, Lot 5631, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED JUMBO-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1883 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

1,050
3,750
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5632
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Sale 997, Lot 5632, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

1,050
750
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5633
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Sale 997, Lot 5633, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 and 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

1,050
400
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5634
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Sale 997, Lot 5634, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 1995 and 2005 P.F. certificates

1,050
375
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5635
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Sale 997, Lot 5635, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep color, uncommonly wide margins, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

300
275
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5636
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Sale 997, Lot 5636, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Horizontal pair with selvage with second row of perforations at bottom, original gum, lightly hinged, few perf separations expertly reinforced at top, otherwise Very Fine

625
130
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5637
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Sale 997, Lot 5637, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). With top selvage and part imprint, well-centered, fresh and crisp, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 P.F. certificate

375
650
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5638
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Sale 997, Lot 5638, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H. horizontal block of six, fresh, bright pastel color, perf separations between pos. 4 and 5, left pair Fine-Very Fine, right block Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,860
950
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5639
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Sale 997, Lot 5639, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Green (213). Mint N.H. with top sheet selvage, vivid color on crisp paper, almost perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

130
350
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5640
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Sale 997, Lot 5640, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214). Two Mint N.H. singles, vivid color in slightly different shades, fresh and Very Fine

400
160
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5641
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Sale 997, Lot 5641, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 421 strip of five, partial double row of perfs in selvage, insignificant tiny thin and gum disturbance in selvage at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, an attractive and scarce strip, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as five Mint N.H. singles

1,000
325
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5642
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Sale 997, Lot 5642, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215). Block of four, original gum, slightly oxidized, few sensibly reinforced perf separations not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,050
0
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5643
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Sale 997, Lot 5643, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., balanced margins, particularly wide at sides, strong color and sharp impression, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $760.00)

775
425
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5644
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Sale 997, Lot 5644, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo, Imperforate (216a). Horizontal pair, original gum, full margins, intense color on fresh paper, Very Fine, a scarce Bank Note imperforate pair, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
550
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5645
 
Sale 997, Lot 5645, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Jumbo margins, deep rich color, target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

130
190
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5646
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Sale 997, Lot 5646, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered, magnificent color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine

1,000
0
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5647
 
Sale 997, Lot 5647, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat strikes of New York oval registry cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $540.00 as 90, $1,500.00 as 95)

275
650
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