Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
422
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 422, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Top imprint, plate no. 538 and letter "K" block of twelve, natural s.e. and part arrow at left, original gum, the four stamps in second and fifth vertical rows Mint N.H., others h.r., detailed impression, some perf separations incl. partly rejoined between third and fourth rows, position 10 diagonal crease, small thin spot in selvage at top right, light crease in selvage at left

FINE. THIS RECENTLY-UNVEILED PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 1882 5-CENT GARFIELD ISSUE. IT IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED PLATE BLOCKS OF THIS ISSUE.

The Chapin census lists a plate block of ten without gum and a strip of five. Prior to the emergence of the block offered here, the plate block of ten was the largest recorded unused multiple. The largest unused multiple we have offered since keeping computerized records is a block of four. The block offered here is superior to the other plate block, which has no gum.

6,500
8,500
423
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 423, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Blue Green, Douglas Patent Punch (207 var), 3c Blue Green, Douglas Patent Punch (207 var)3c Blue Green, Douglas Patent Punch (207 var). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., rich color, showing the eight patent punches in a circle, Very Fine, the Douglas Patent was designed to prevent the re-use of stamps through printing on two thin layers of paper, which would break apart when removed from a cover -- it is reported that some were sold at the Washington D.C. post office

220
130
Back to Top
424
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 424, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering, fresh and Extremely Fine

525
700
Back to Top
425
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 425, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Bottom imprint and plate no. 427 strip of five, original gum, h.r., rich color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine, scarce position multiple

3,650
1,800
Back to Top
426
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 426, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, some perf separations sensibly reinforced, top right stamp diagonal crease and thin spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance

2,900
400
Back to Top
427
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 427, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Top imprint, plate no. 547 and letter "M" strip of six, two center stamps Mint N.H., brilliant color, three left stamps scuffs, right stamp thin spot at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,590
800
Back to Top
428
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 428, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Two blocks of four, distinctly different shades with one approaching the Black Brown, original gum, h.r., Fine-Very Fine

1,750
450
Back to Top
429
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 429, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Block of twelve with imprint sheet selvage at bottom, bottom eight stamps Mint N.H., top stamps original gum, h.r., bright color, position 7 small natural inclusion, fresh and Fine, a scarce and attractive multiple with eight Mint N.H. stamps, Scott Retail as singles

8,700
1,400
Back to Top
430
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 430, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Two singles, original gum, h.r., one slightly disturbed, Very Fine, one with backstamp

375
275
Back to Top
431
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 431, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an attractive block

1,650
1,300
Back to Top
432
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 432, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (211Bc), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (211Bc)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (211Bc). Original gum, brilliant color, Very Fine, scarce and desirable pair

2,000
1,000
Back to Top
433
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 433, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Green, Imperforate (213a), 2c Green, Imperforate (213a)2c Green, Imperforate (213a). Disturbed original gum, large to full margins, rich color, Fine and scarce, Scott now lists this as a plate proof "unused" on stamp paper

2,000
900
Back to Top
434
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 434, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c-5c 1887-88 Bank Note Issue (212-214, 216), 1c-5c 1887-88 Bank Note Issue (212-214, 216)1c-5c 1887-88 Bank Note Issue (212-214, 216). Imprint and plate no. strips of five or six, the 1c and 5c of six, original gum, h.r., few flaws incl. some toning on 1c and 5c thins, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

3,625
750
Back to Top
435
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 435, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-218), 1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-218)1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-218). Blocks of four, original gum with few disturbed, h.r., rich colors, few flaws but nothing too severe, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce set of blocks of four

9,410
1,800
Back to Top
436
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 436, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Top imprint, plate no. 546 and letter "L" strip of six, two center stamps Mint N.H., others original gum, h.r., natural s.e. with part arrow at left, radiant color, left stamp and selvage universal band of toning, otherwise Fine and scarce position multiple, Scott Retail as singles

2,000
1,500
Back to Top
437
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 437, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Block of nine with selvage and part imprint at top, disturbed original gum, rich color, thinned in selvage at top right, bottom left stamp tear at bottom, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce multiple

3,475
1,900
Back to Top
438
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 438, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown, Imperforate (217a), 30c Orange Brown, Imperforate (217a)30c Orange Brown, Imperforate (217a). Horizontal pair, disturbed original gum, large to full margins including sheet margin at right, left stamp small flaw, right stamp light soiling at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

1,750
275
Back to Top
439
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 439, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of four, original gum, small h.r., bright color, top left stamp trivial natural inclusion, couple gum soaked perfs, Fine-Very Fine block

4,750
1,600
Back to Top
440
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 440, 1882-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of nine, original gum, h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, top right stamp tiny thin speck, few perf flaws at bottom, otherwise Fine, scarce block, Scott Retail as block of four, two pairs and a single

9,450
1,800
Back to Top
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy