Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1434
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Sale 1040, Lot 1434, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Original gum, bright shade, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

225
190
1435
 
Sale 1040, Lot 1435, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of Cincinnati circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $590.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only four others have achieved this desirable grade with none higher

6
800
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1436
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Sale 1040, Lot 1436, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90)

370
550
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1437
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Sale 1040, Lot 1437, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Vermilion (183). Block of fifteen with selvage at left, fourteen stamps Mint N.H., Pos. 4 lightly hinged, brilliant color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

5,280
450
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1438
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Sale 1040, Lot 1438, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Blue (185). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, wide margins at sides, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

450
350
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1439
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Sale 1040, Lot 1439, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

With 2007 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair.

3,250
1,800
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1440
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Sale 1040, Lot 1440, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Unused (no gum), rich color, detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

625
375
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1441
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Sale 1040, Lot 1441, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)15c Red Orange (189). Original gum, h.r., unusual foldover causing wild perfs and wide top sheet margin, bright color, Very Fine, a very unusual and eye-catching freak

200
425
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1442
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Sale 1040, Lot 1442, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)15c Red Orange (189). Bottom left corner imprint and plate no. 31 block of 20, half arrow and natural s.e. at right, more than half the stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in selvage reinforcing a few perf separations, vibrant color, some light toning mostly confined to selvage

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE PRINTING -- COMPRISING THE BOTTOM TWO ROWS OF THE LEFT PANE.

This is the largest plate number multiple we have offered since our 1984 Rarities of the World sale. Scott Retail as hinged plate block, block of four and two pairs

10,600
2,600
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1443
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Sale 1040, Lot 1443, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, barely hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 and 2005 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

900
4,000
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1444
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Sale 1040, Lot 1444, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Carmine (191). Selvage at top, original gum, bright color, ample to wide margins, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,750
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1445
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Sale 1040, Lot 1445, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Carmine (191). Large part original gum, bright color, small thin spot, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance

2,000
550
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1446
 
Sale 1040, Lot 1446, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Carmine (191). Wide margins, rich color, New York registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

375
450
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1447
 
Sale 1040, Lot 1447, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Rich color and detailed impression, beautiful centering, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and none share this grade

12
1,100
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1448
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Sale 1040, Lot 1448, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Gray Blue (206). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade and paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $620.00 as 98)

70
900
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1449
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Sale 1040, Lot 1449, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)6c Rose (208). Original gum, radiant color, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

775
375
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1450
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Sale 1040, Lot 1450, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., bright shade, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

475
375
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1451
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Sale 1040, Lot 1451, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Red Brown (210). Top imprint and plate no. 471 block of 12, original gum, h.r. on two left and four right stamps as well as between stamps and selvage in those areas (reinforces few perf separations), other six stamps Mint N.H., rich color, couple minor internal perf flaws between pos. 1 and selvage, otherwise Very Fine

1,300
1,600
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1452
 
Sale 1040, Lot 1452, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)4c Blue Green (211). Extraordinarily wide margins (even for this issue), lightly cancelled, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $800.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it, the two next-highest grades are 95J (one) and 95 (one)

27
2,000
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1453
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Sale 1040, Lot 1453, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Top imprint, plate no. 664 and letter "J J" block of 12, natural s.e. and half arrow at left, original gum, h.r. reinforces perf separations throughout last vertical row at right, also few small h.r. in other places, five stamps Mint N.H., small thin spot at bottom between pos. 11 and 12, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,850
1,100
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1454
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Sale 1040, Lot 1454, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)3c Vermilion (214). Top imprint and plate no. 421 block of 14, part arrow and natural s.e. at left, 12 stamps Mint N.H., evidence of perf strengthening between pos. 12 and 13 would likely result in a previously hinged call for those two stamps, vivid color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged plate block of 10 and four Mint N.H. singles

2,100
550
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1455
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Sale 1040, Lot 1455, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

600
650
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1456
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Sale 1040, Lot 1456, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Indigo (216). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,050
650
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1457
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Sale 1040, Lot 1457, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, small h.r., bright color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

325
300
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1458
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Sale 1040, Lot 1458, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Slightly glazed original gum, top stamps h.r., rich color, Very Fine

1,700
750
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1459
 
Sale 1040, Lot 1459, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Perfectly centered with wide margins, rich color and fine impression on white paper, bold 1889 San Francisco duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

120
600
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1460
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Sale 1040, Lot 1460, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

900
550
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1461
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Sale 1040, Lot 1461, 1879-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, beautiful fresh color, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

900
325
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