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Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1286
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1286, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill, clear grill points, brilliant color, neat strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only four have graded higher to date

210
900
1287
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1287, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). I. Grill, clearly-defined grill points, bright shade, neat strike of Star in Circle fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $225.00), SMQ and Scott do not differentiate between H and I Grills

210
325
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1288
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1288, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, showing clear split grills on all stamps with grills overlapping the two vertical pairs in the block, original gum, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., rich color, centered to right, Fine example of this variety which is best seen in a multiple, with four 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates, Scott Retail for normal block

5,500
0
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1289
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1289, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, Choice centering, bright color, bold strike of rosette cancel, stronger grill points than normally seen, Extremely Fine, with analysis of the grill by Ronald Burns stating this is a late state H Grill, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

80
80
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1290
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1290, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140). H. Grill, classic 12c Bank Note Grill color, virtually face-free circle of wedges cancel, Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,400
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1291
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1291, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)15c Orange, Double Grill, One Split (141 var), 15c Orange, Double Grill, One Split (141 var)15c Orange, Double Grill, One Split (141 var). Double H. Grill, one vertically split, clearly-defined grills, vibrant color, neat strike of target cancel, Fine and rare, with 1995 A.P.S. certificate, accompanied by note with analysis from student Ronald A. Burns who notes vertically split grills are scarcer than horizontally split (Scott Catalogue does not distinguish between the two), this is the only example of the double grill we have encountered with one split, Scott Retail for double grill

4,000
600
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1292
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1292, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)30c Black, Grill (143), 30c Black, Grill (143)30c Black, Grill (143). H. Grill, unused (no gum), clear grill easily visible from front, margins to just clear at left, small thin spot and tiny closed tear at bottom, otherwise Fine, a scarce unused stamp in any condition, with 1968 P.F. certificate

7,500
900
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1293
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1293, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

225
325
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1294
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1294, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)7c Vermilion, Plate Crack (149 var.), 7c Vermilion, Plate Crack (149 var.)7c Vermilion, Plate Crack (149 var.). Clear plate crack extending from top of design to Stanton's beard, cork cancel, centered to bottom left, dramatic example of this variety, plate cracks on the Banknote issues are not often seen, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 300-400
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1295
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1295, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Beautifully balanced margins, warm color, barest trace of red ink most recent P.F. certificate calls a cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1979 (as unused) and 2011 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

220
425
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1296
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1296, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum, three unusually wide margins, sparkling fresh color, expertly reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance

5,000
550
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1297
og
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1297, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Disturbed original gum, h.r., deep color, centered to bottom, couple small thin spots, Very Good appearance, scarce unused with original gum

5,000
275
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1298
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1298, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (188-188-187-187-188), 10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (188-188-187-187-188)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (188-188-187-187-188). Horizontal strip of five, two without secret mark, bright color, neat strikes of target and matching Feb. 10, 1881 circular datestamps, s.e. at right, few flaws incl. thins, crease and scuff at right, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, despite some condition issues this is a scarce large combination multiple of the 10c with and without secret marks with attractive cancels, Scott Retail as two combination pairs and single

1,482
1,300
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1299
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1299, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, h.r., pretty shade, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

900
325
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1300
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1300, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a), 2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a)2c Carmine, Cap on Left "2" (220a). Mint N.H., vivid color, beautifully centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (95 ogNH)

400
900
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1301
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1301, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Top selvage strip of three with part imprint, plate no. 268 and letter "Z Z", stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage of right pair, rich color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

450
190
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1302
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1302, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)15c Indigo (227), 15c Indigo (227)15c Indigo (227). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1994 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

675
800
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1303
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1303, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)30c Black, 90c Orange (228-229), 30c Black, 90c Orange (228-229)30c Black, 90c Orange (228-229). Original gum, rich colors, Very Fine, 30c with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded VF- XF 85 (mentions paper h.r., since removed)

825
700
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1304
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1304, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Mint N.H., crisp shade and impression, beautifully balanced margins on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90)

1,050
1,200
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