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Sale 1010 — 2011 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 18 June, 2011

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
67
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 67, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine, Grill (144), 90c Carmine, Grill (144)90c Carmine, Grill (144). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill points easily visible just below Commodore Perry's chin, intense shade and impression

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. THE 90-CENT IS THE THIRD MOST DIFFICULT OF THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Considering original-gum examples only, after the extremely rare 12c and 30c and non-existent 24c, the 90c is the rarest of the 1870 National Grilled Issue.

With 1973 and 2011 P.F. certificates

25,000
17,500
68
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 68, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Horizontal block of eight, beautifully centered, deep rich color, cork cancels, tiny corner crease at upper left of top left stamp

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST USED BLOCK OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Ex "Mercedes". With 2006 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two blocks of four

4,500
6,750
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69
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 69, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Block of eight, rich color, four neat strikes of Philadelphia registry oval cancels, few expertly rejoined perf separations at top left

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST USED BLOCK OF THE 1879 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, SCOTT 191.

Ex "Mercedes". With 1990 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates

4,000
3,500
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70°
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 70, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193), 2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found less than 50 certified examples of Scott 193.

Our comprehensive census records for Scott 193 contains 47 copies. Of these, only 26 are potentially sound -- eight of the 26 have not been examined in decades and may no longer be sound.

Unpublished Census No. 193-UNC-30. Ex "Newport". With 1949 and 2008 P.F. certificates

27,500
12,000
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71°
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 71, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, intense impression, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING, AND EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. ONLY 30 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 197 contain 32 certified examples. Of these, nine have faults, leaving only 23 sound or potentially sound examples (seven have not been examined in many years). Very few are as well-centered as the one offered here.

Unpublished Census No. 196-UNC-29. With 1999 and 2010 P.F. certificates

55,000
40,000
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72°
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 72, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200), 24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 66 certified copies of Scott 200.

Unpublished Census No. 200-UNC-59. With 1955 and 1998 P.F. certificates

14,000
6,000
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73°
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 73, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Without gum as issued, stitch watermark at right, rich color on crisp paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. RANKED BY CENTERING AND CONDITION, THIS STAMP PLACES AMONG THE TOP FIVE IN EXISTENCE.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 45 certified copies of Scott 201. Sound and centered examples are extremely rare -- 15 have faults and of the sound copies very few compare favorably to the example offered here.

Unpublished Census No. 201-UNC-07. Ex Frank B. Allen. With 1950 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

30,000
19,000
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74°
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 74, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Without gum as issued, bright color and detailed impression, two small thins, single shortish perf at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 201 contain approximately 45 certified examples.

Unpublished Census No. 201-UNC-23. With 1947 and 2008 P.F. certificates

30,000
0
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75
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 75, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Two large multiples, each on similar gray pieces, first is block of 18 tied by New York registry ovals and blue crayon registry marking, second piece contains a block of 24 and a pair similarly tied and with part of Baring Brothers & Co. printed address, the second piece also bears a single 10c Brown (209), few faults incl. creases and two stamps with piece missing

IMPRESSIVE USED MULTIPLES OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Scott Retail as used singles is $10,500.00

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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