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Sale 992 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 24-25 June, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2251
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2251, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Mint N.H., exceptionally wide margins and almost perfectly centered, fresh and crisp, tiny natural inclusion speck and trivial perf thin, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate that does not mention the perf thin speck

900
500
2252
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2252, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, handsomely centered, fresh and crisp with lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $670.00 as 90, $1,700.00 as 95)

260
600
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2253
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2253, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, pretty pastel color, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

260
150
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2254
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2254, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice wide margins and lovely soft pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

80
160
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2255
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2255, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright rose color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

800
550
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2256
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2256, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., beautiful warm shade with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT RE-ENGRAVED, SCOTT 209.

Ex Morris and Westchester. With 1990 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

525
1,900
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2257
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2257, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Two, both with deep rich colors, wide balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; combined SMQ $1,540.00)

1,050
700
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2258
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2258, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful margins and almost perfectly centered, handsome color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

175
275
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2259
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2259, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H. block of 21, Positions 53-59/63-69/73-79, bright and fresh, crisp impressions

FINE-VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF 21 OF THE 1882 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

11,025
2,400
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2260
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2260, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, brilliant color, bold strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $510.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade

6
750
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2261
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2261, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Black Brown (209b), 10c Black Brown (209b)10c Black Brown (209b). Dark shade, exceptionally well-centered, oval cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

350
650
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2262
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2262, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00 as 85, $620.00 as 90)

300
350
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2263
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2263, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Extraordinarily wide margins (even for this issue), lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to a used example, there are no 95 Jumbos (the next highest Jumbo grade is 90 with four reported)

27
5,500
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2264
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2264, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Two singles (originally horizontal pair), original gum, lightly hinged, bright color on fresh paper, one with exceptionally wide margins, Fine-Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate as horizontal pair

450
375
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2265
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2265, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, strong color on crisp paper, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

250
350
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2266
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2266, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, small hinge mark, choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, a very attractive original-gum example of the 90c 1888 Color Change, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,000
1,700
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2267
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2267, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, barely hinged, almost perfectly centered, pristine color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,000
950
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2268
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2268, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, slightest trace of hinging, attractively centered, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,000
800
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2269
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2269, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,000
600
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2270
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2270, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Wide balanced margins, attractive color, oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice

275
300
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2271
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2271, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of four, rich color, neat New York oval registry cancels, Fine

1,500
300
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2272
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Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2272, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of four, rich color, bold New York oval registry cancels, Fine

1,500
225
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2273
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90c Purple (218). Three blocks of four, couple different shades, New York oval registry cancels, one very light, one with small hinge reinforcement, other two have one stamp each with relatively minor thin spot, overall Fine appearance

4,500
625
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