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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
401
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 401, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Bottom imprint and plate no. 298 strip of five, small part of selvage at right completes the imprint, original gum, h.r., bright color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, right stamps couple toned spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as two pairs and a single with no premium for the position

1,175
1,100
402
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 402, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Two blocks of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, few perf separations, one with few toned spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,700
600
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403
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 403, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, choice centering, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, Very Fine, attractive block

2,300
1,950
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404
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 404, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Block of four, original gum, h.r., few adherences at top left, rich color, right stamps light vertical crease, Fine-Very Fine appearance

2,300
550
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405
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 405, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, few minor perf separations, small toned spot along few perfs at bottom, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,300
550
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406
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 406, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine

900
325
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407
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 407, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, small h.r., brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine

900
300
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408
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 408, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Block of four, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an attractive original-gum block

4,500
600
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409
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 409, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Block of four, original gum, rich color, left stamps natural inclusions, Very Fine

4,500
1,100
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410
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 410, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, bright color and crisp impression, Very Fine

3,250
750
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411
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 411, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Block of four, original gum, h.r., top left stamp has a tiny trace of secret mark but probably not enough to qualify as a combination, bright color, few small perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

Brookman notes that "blocks of the Type I are extremely rare". A review using Power Search shows we offered one with double paper in 2002 and one centered strongly to bottom in 2001. Prior to that, one has to go to our 1990 Rarities sale to find one.

Ex Col. Green

15,000
5,250
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412
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 412, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Block of four, original gum, bottom left stamp Mint N.H., top stamps tiny h.r., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,275
500
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413
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 413, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Block of six, original gum, few small h.r., radiant color, Very Fine and attractive block, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

1,650
650
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414
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 414, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Block of eight with top imprint selvage, original gum, h.r., vibrant color, left vertical pair separated and reattached, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as block of four and two pairs

2,100
550
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415
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 415, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Top imprint and plate no. 31 strip of seven, original gum, stamps lightly hinged, small h.r. in selvage, natural s.e. at right, some double perfs at top, few trivial natural inclusions, Fine, Scott Retail as three pairs and a single

1,475
1,100
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416
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 416, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Large part original gum, intense shade and impression, unpunched perf and some perf stains, otherwise Very Fine

900
375
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417
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 417, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, deep shade, small toned spot on back, Fine appearance

900
110
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418
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 418, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Block of six, original gum, h.r., deep shade and proof-like impression, choice centering, few trivial perf separations, some minor soiling at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1879 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Virtually all blocks with decent centering have been broken to feed collector demand for singles. This is the first block we have offered in just over a decade, and the last we offered had perforations cutting into the designs of all four stamps. The block offered here should be considered a condition rarity.

Undercatalogued in Scott. Scott Retail as block of four and pair.

6,400
5,500
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419
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 419, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Block of four, original gum, h.r., intense shade and proof-like impression, few light gum soaks along perfs at center and at right

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1879 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

A review using Power Search indicates this is the first block we have offered in over a decade. The last example we sold, in 2001, was strongly centered to right with perforations into the design.

Undercatalogued in Scott as a block.

4,500
1,200
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420
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 420, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 strip of five, original gum, h.r., bright color, few trivial perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE-VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 1879 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The Chapin book records imperforate strips of five and six with imprint and plate number, but none is recorded for the issued stamp with perforations. Power Search does not even contain a plate number single.

Scott Retail as two pairs and a single, with no premium for the position.

11,000
10,000
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421
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 421, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, rich color, three wide margins, single shortish perf at left, Very Fine

2,000
650
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