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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1741
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1741, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174), 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, perfs trimmed on three sides

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 174 contain 39 certified examples. Of these, an overwhelming majority have the perforations scissors-separated on at least one side.

Census No. 174-UNC-39. With 2012 P.F. certificate

20,000
4,500
1742
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1742, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on two sides

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 examples.

With 1971 A.P.S. certificate.

4,750
2,500
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1743
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1743, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Part original gum with some trivial soiling on back, huge Jumbo margins and almost precisely centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine

350
190
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1744
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1744, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, choice centering, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced and expertly reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, left pair is Extremely Fine, the 5c 1875 Continental is very scarce in this choice original-gum condition, with 2012 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,700
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1745
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1745, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c), 2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c)2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c). Original gum, h.r., rich color, Fine and scarce

900
325
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1746
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1746, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

225
425
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1747
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1747, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Bright color, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around, unobtrusive face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $425.00 as 98), this is the only example to achieve this grade and only two have graded higher

1
400
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1748
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1748, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188), 10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188). Block of four, top left stamp without secret mark, bright color, neat strikes of "2" duplex cancel, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, top right stamp light corner crease, Fine appearance, scarce in block form

790
275
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1749
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1749, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, wide to huge margins and well-centered, tiny thin speck and reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

1,800
160
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1750
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1750, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-balanced margins, pristine vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2001 P.F. certificate for block of four

675
450
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1751
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1751, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00)

200
400
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1752
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1752, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, beautifully centered, marvelous intense shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 P.F. certificate

900
550
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1753
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1753, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192), 1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192)1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192). Without gum as issued, radiant color on crisp paper, new P.F. certificate describes two tiny thin spots and tiny corner perf crease at bottom left -- the "thin spots" are typical paper mesh airholes along the side of the stamp, and the "perf crease" could be eliminated simply by removing the excess paper from the bottom left, leaving an intact corner -- in our opinion this is a sound stamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 25 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CLASSIC UNITED STATES STAMPS.

Our comprehensive census of Scott 192 (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/192/192.pdf ) contains a total of 25 copies of Scott 192. Of these, thirteen are reported to be sound.

Census No. 192-UNC-24. With 2012 P.F. certificate

75,000
22,000
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1754
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1754, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193), 2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, perfs trimmed at right (possibly a natural straight edge), deep rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. APPROXIMATELY 50 ARE KNOWN.

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

Unpublished Census No. 193-UNC-43. With 1968 P.F. certificate

25,000
6,125
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1755
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1755, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196), 7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, radiant color, centered to top right, thinned at top, trivial corner perf crease at lower right, still appears Fine, this poor dog would make a good companion at an affordable price, approximately 80 are known

8,750
1,500
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1756
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5c Yellow Brown (205). Three bottom selvage singles, two with part imprint, all original gum, one Mint N.H., another small thin spots, otherwise Fine, each with 2012 Weiss certificate

1,300
150
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1757
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1757, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, crisp impression, light strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $650.00 as 98), this is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded

12
500
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1758
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1758, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Radiant color, excellent impression of Glen Allen Star precancel, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this stamp and precancel, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
475
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1759
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1759, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate for pair

240
350
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1760
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1760, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)3c Blue Green, Douglas Patent Punch, Double Paper and Punched with Eight Small Holes in a Circle (207 var), 3c Blue Green, Douglas Patent Punch, Double Paper and Punched with Eight Small Holes in a Circle (207 var)3c Blue Green, Douglas Patent Punch, Double Paper and Punched with Eight Small Holes in a Circle (207 var). Bottom imprint and plate no. 367 block of ten, original gum, h.r., rich color, each stamp with the eight patent punches in a circle, few trivial perf separations, a few surface flaws endemic to this patented paper

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT RE-ENGRAVED WITH DOUGLAS PATENT PUNCH APPLIED TO THWART CANCELLATION REMOVAL.

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.

3,000
3,000
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1761
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1761, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, choice margins and exceptional centering, beautiful deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. (for block) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only two have graded higher

525
1,300
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1762
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1762, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)2c Red Brown, 4c Blue Green (210-211), 2c Red Brown, 4c Blue Green (210-211)2c Red Brown, 4c Blue Green (210-211). Original gum, former Mint N.H., latter h.r., exceptionally well-centered, 4c particularly wide margins, Extremely Fine

405
250
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1763
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1763, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., attractively balanced margins, fresh and crisp, lovely color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

950
800
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1764
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1764, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H. horizontal block of six, fresh, bright pastel color, perf separations between pos. 4 and 5, left pair Fine-Very Fine, right block Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

1,740
750
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1765
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1765, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Top imprint and plate no. strip of six, original gum, h.r., some toning along top edge and in left stamp, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

940
350
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1766
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1766, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., fresh color on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, ex Drucker

130
350
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1767
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1767, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 421 strip of five, partial double row of perfs in selvage, insignificant tiny thin and gum disturbance in selvage only at right, stamps are unaffected, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, an attractive and scarce strip, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as five Mint N.H. singles

1,000
325
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1768
ogbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1768, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Bottom imprint and plate no. 421 block of twelve, natural s.e. with part arrow at left, original gum, h.r. where some perf separations sensibly reinforced, radiant color, Fine-Very Fine

1,500
275
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1769
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1769, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Bright shade and paper, neat strike of target cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $680.00), only one has graded higher (at 100J and offered in our recent Natalee Grace sale) and none share this grade

17
850
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1770
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1770, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Bottom imprint and plate no. 405 strip of five, original gum, bright color, few minor perf separations, small thin spot affects two right stamps, Fine appearance

2,200
1,100
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1771
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1771, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Warm shade, well-balanced margins, neat strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

250
300
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