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Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012

Category — 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3280
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3280, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Massive Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color on bright paper, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $590.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only three other examples have achieved this desirable grade with none higher

6
500
3281
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3281, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Jumbo margins, choice centering, deep color on bright paper, bold cancel leaves most of design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $180.00 as 95, $590.00 as 98)

6
160
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3282
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3282, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Wide nicely balanced margins, sharp Glen Allen Star precancel on piece of cover with most of "Glen Allen Virginia June 2, 1880" printed datestamp, just the left part of the rim of the datestamp missing, which also has a small tear at left, stamp is fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
200
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3283
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3283, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, fresh color, neat strikes of cork and town cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F., 2001 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $165.00 as 95, $530.00 as 98), only four have graded higher

5
160
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3284
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3284, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, rich color, target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only three have graded higher

1
800
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3285
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3285, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Bold Worcester Mass. Negative North-South Shaking Hands fancy cancel, heavily inked but identifiable, stamp with Jumbo margins and nice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo)

E. 200-300
130
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3286
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3286, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Wide margins and perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, part of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2010 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $960.00), only one has graded higher and only one other shares this grade

17
650
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3287
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3287, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Jumbo well-proportioned margins, deep shade, part of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $315.00 as 95, $490.00 as 98)

17
225
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3288
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3288, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Beautifully balanced wide margins, bright color, perfect strike of fancy geometric cancel (Cole Ty. GCR-2), Extremely Fine Gem, a superb and stunning stamp, with 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $420.00 as normal cancel), only one has graded higher and only three others share this grade, the higher-grade example has a standard duplex cancel

30
800
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3289
FC
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3289, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)6c Dull Pink (186), 6c Dull Pink (186)6c Dull Pink (186). Beautifully clear Worcester Mass. Negative North-South Shaking Hands fancy cancel, stamp with wide margins and bright color, Very Fine strike on a sound stamp, scarce and especially desirable and appropriate on the Lincoln Issue, with 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
1,400
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3290
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3290, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Perfect centering with wide margins, gorgeous deep color, artfully struck grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY 10-CENT WITHOUT SECRET MARK IN EXISTENCE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP -- WITH CENTERING, COLOR AND CANCEL THAT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO IMPROVE UPON. THIS GEM HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,650.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others. Only two other stamps have graded as high as 95

42
2,600
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3291
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3291, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Uncommonly wide margins and choice centering, faint secret mark, blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp made more desirable by the colored cancel, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $365.00 as 95, $1,150.00 as 98), only two have graded higher and only three others share this grade

33
1,100
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3292
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3292, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Choice wide and balanced margins, cork cancel at top leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $365.00)

32
300
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3293
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3293, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With and Without Secret Mark (187-188), 10c Brown, With and Without Secret Mark (187-188)10c Brown, With and Without Secret Mark (187-188). Horizontal pair, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, fresh color, bold blue quartered cork cancels leave secret mark areas clearly visible, perfs between mostly separated and reinforced with hinge slivers, Extremely Fine, with 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates

725
550
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3294
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3294, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Jumbo margins and exceptionally well-centered, beautiful glowing color, face-free part strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $340.00 as 95, $960.00 as 98), only three have graded higher

27
500
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3295
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3295, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Huge Jumbo margins, face-free strike of "Springfield" oval cancel, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $340.00 as 95, $960.00 as 98), only three have graded higher

27
550
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3296
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3296, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Wide margins and perfect centering, bright shade on crisp white paper, light cancel leaves full design completely visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00). Only three examples have achieved this desirable grade with none higher

100
1,500
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3297
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3297, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)30c Greenish Black (190 var), 30c Greenish Black (190 var)30c Greenish Black (190 var). Precise centering with well-proportioned margins, lovely Greenish Black shade, light duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IN THE GREENISH BLACK SHADE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00). Only three examples have achieved this desirable grade with none higher

100
1,300
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3298
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3298, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Choice centering and margins, bright color, neat strike of oval registry cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with copies of 2010 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $850.00), only four have graded higher

375
650
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3299
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3299, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Radiant color, unusually wide margins, New York oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2010 P.F., 1999 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $850.00), only four have graded higher

375
750
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