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Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
292
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 292, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, beautiful deep shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, outstanding quality for the 6c 1870 National Bank Note Co. issue

1,000
1,600
293
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 293, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Unused (regummed), vibrant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine

320
325
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294
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 294, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Original gum, small h.r., bright shade, wide margins, Very Fine

2,250
0
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295
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 295, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Large part disturbed original gum, deep rich color, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

2,750
650
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296
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 296, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Disturbed original gum, rich color, Very Fine

1,800
850
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297
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 297, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Unused (no gum), wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, intense shade with proof-like impression on white paper, Extremely Fine, unused examples of the 30c National Bank Note Co. printing in this extraordinary quality are few and far between, with 1974 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,800
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298
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 298, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum, small h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, single short perf at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $7,250.00). We are sure this would have graded much higher were it not for the single short perforation

5,000
3,250
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299
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 299, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color, bold "4" in target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $125.00 as 95, $425.00 as 98)

1
300
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300
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 300, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, h.r., radiant color, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful stamp

400
300
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301
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 301, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

400
250
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302
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 302, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Radiant color, Jumbo margins, neat red circular datestamp and blue target cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00 as 95, $800.00 as 98), only two have graded higher and one other shares this grade, this is the highest-graded example we have offered in one of our auctions

28
650
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303
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 303, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, paper h.r., incredible deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

A pretty stamp.

2,400
6,000
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304
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 304, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Lost among the 1870 National Grilled and Ungrilled Issues, 1875 Continental and 1880 American Bank Note Special Printings, and the 1879 and 1888 American Issues is the 30c 1873 Continental printing. Scott 165 is distinguished from its National counterpart by shade and the shape of the perforations, and from its 1879 American counterpart by paper. Many philatelists -- even intermediate and advanced collectors -- have difficulty classifying Scott 165. When it comes to naming the most elusive Bank Note stamps in choice original-gum condition, the 30c 1873 is often overlooked. However, go to any serious collection and look for this stamp, and most of the time it is missing or represented by something that compromises quality. The 30c 1870 is frequently found filling the space for Scott 165. The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare -- for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six -- which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples. We hope that collectors who still have a tendency to overlook the 30c Continental will be awakened to its rarity in Extremely Fine original-gum condition by our comments and recent realizations.

With 1972 P.F. certificate

3,250
0
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305
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 305, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, intense shade and impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 30-CENT CONTINNTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

As explained in the previous lot description, the 30c Continental is rarely encountered in choice original-gum condition. This stamp has not been on the market for more than 50 years.

3,250
2,300
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306
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 306, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins, bold blue cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

145
300
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307
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 307, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, intense shade, reperfed at top, Fine appearance

2,250
600
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308
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 308, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167), 1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as almost always but with full perforations on two sides, bright color and paper, small expert repair at lower right not readily apparent

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 167 contain 45 certified examples.

Unpublished Census No. 167-UNC-30. With 1973 A.P.S. certificate. PFC no. 36353 which states "genuine, slightly toned and with a small piece out at bottom" no longer accompanies.

17,500
3,500
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309
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 309, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168), 2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with intact perforations on all four sides, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 168 contain only 56 copies certified as genuine.

Census No. 168-UNC-11. With 1982 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,300
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310
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 310, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, radiant color, scissors-separated as usual but with intact perforations on all sides

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 171 contain 70 certified examples. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side and in some cases two or three sides. The stamp offered here, with virtually intact perforations on all sides, superb centering, and remarkably vibrant color is, in our opinion, a great condition rarity.

Unpublished Census No. 171-UNC-29. With 1976 and 2013 P.F. certificates.

5,250
2,200
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311
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 311, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, full perforations on all sides

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.

Unpublished Census No. 175-UNC-06. With 1971 P.F. certificate.

4,500
2,700
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312
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 312, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, exceptionally wide margins and vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

350
225
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313
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 313, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Intense shade nicely complemented by blue circle of V's cancel, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $65.00 as 90, $325.00 as 95)

15
250
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314
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 314, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

100
550
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315
og
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 315, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Original gum, deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine

450
600
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316
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 316, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, choice centering with well-balanced margins, reperfed at right (and possibly at bottom), Extremely Fine appearance

900
0
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317
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 317, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188-188), 10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188-188)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188-188). Horizontal strip of three, left stamp without secret mark, right stamps clearly showing secret mark, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM COMBINATION MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH AND WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

Scott Retail as pair and single of No. 188

11,050
0
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318
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 318, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188), 10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188). Horizontal pair, left stamp without secret mark, tied by Supplementary Mail duplex on piece, Very Fine, a scarce combination pair

725
400
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319
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 319, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)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 six, bottom left and bottom right stamps with secret marks, others without, bold New York duplex cancels, some faults, still Fine-Very Fine and scarce combination multiple

1,450
1,600
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320
og
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 320, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, deep shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, nibbed perf at lower left, still Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

900
325
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321
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 321, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Unused (regummed), intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as no gum

325
350
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322
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 322, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, brilliant color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice

2,000
2,100
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323
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 323, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)90c Rose (191), 90c Rose (191)90c Rose (191). Original gum, minor disturbance from hinge removal, lovely pastel color, Very Fine, with 1973 P.F. certificate

2,000
650
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324
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 324, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193), 2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and detailed impression, thin spots and short perf at top

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 193 contain 48 certified examples, of which almost half have faults.

Unpublished Census No. 193-UNC-13. Small blue backstamp. With 1990 P.F. certificate

22,500
3,750
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325
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 325, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

225
375
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326
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 326, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, h.r., radiant color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp

775
0
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327
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 327, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, well-centered, bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1979 A.P.S. certificate as 6c Rose No. 208

525
450
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328
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 328, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1994 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,250.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to an unused example in any gum category and only one other shares it. The highest grade for an unused example we have previously offered in one of our auctions is a 95.

160
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329
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 329, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., deep rich color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

475
325
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330
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 330, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

600
500
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331
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 331, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)5c Indigo, Imperforate (216b), 5c Indigo, Imperforate (216b)5c Indigo, Imperforate (216b). Horizontal pair, minor h.r. and slight gum disturbance, handsome nearly perfectly balanced margins, intense color, Extremely Fine, ex Grunin, with 1971 P.F. certificate

1,400
550
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332
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 332, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, very lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 30-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

325
0
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333
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 333, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, h.r., detailed impression, tiny thin spot at top center, Very Fine appearance

900
425
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334
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 334, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Unused (regummed), deep rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

275
275
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335
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 335, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Deep rich color, neat New York registry oval cancel, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. and 1995 P.S.E. certificates

250
190
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336
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 336, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., choice centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00 as 90, $1,750.00 as 95)

200
900
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337
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 337, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)6c Brown Red (224), 6c Brown Red (224)6c Brown Red (224). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color, perfectly centered margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $325.00 as 95), this is the only example to achieve this grade which is the highest awarded

65
2,400
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338
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 338, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H. with wide sheet margin at right, post-office fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

150
160
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