Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
274
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Sale 1107, Lot 274, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)3c Green (158). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, this issue is far more difficult to obtain in choice condition than the later Bank Note issues, with 2000 P.F. certificate

110
170
275
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Sale 1107, Lot 275, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, brilliant color, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

400
250
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276
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Sale 1107, Lot 276, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)10c Brown (161). Original gum, rich color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

900
1,500
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277
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Sale 1107, Lot 277, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce in this condition, ex "J & J", with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,200
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278
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Sale 1107, Lot 278, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)12c Blackish Violet (162). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color and well-balanced margins, natural paper inclusion in bottom margin, appears Very Fine, ex Laehder, with 1999 P.F. certificate

2,400
325
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279
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Sale 1107, Lot 279, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins all around, tiny corner perf thin at top right is barely noticeable

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING.

With 1972 and 2014 P.F. certificates, the former as sound

3,250
2,000
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280
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Sale 1107, Lot 280, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate for block of four

350
1,000
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281
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Sale 1107, Lot 281, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)2c Vermilion (183). Fiery color on bright paper, exceptional centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

100
550
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282
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Sale 1107, Lot 282, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)5c Blue (185). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and detailed impression, unusually wide margins at top and bottom, Extremely Fine, with 1984 and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

450
475
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283
 
Sale 1107, Lot 283, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)5c Blue (185). Jumbo well-proportioned margins, bright color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00 as 95, $1,050.00 as 98)

17
650
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284
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Sale 1107, Lot 284, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, attractive shade and crisp impression

FRESH AND VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

Ex "Laila" and "Hampshire". With 2005 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,100
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285
 
Sale 1107, Lot 285, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, intense shade and impression, neat strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine, the 1879 10c American Bank Note Co. issue without secret mark is far more difficult to obtain in sound and centered condition than its secret mark counterpart (only 5 have graded higher than 90 in the P.S.E. Population Report versus 42 graded higher than 90 for Scott 188), ex Natalee Grace, with 1992 P.S.E. and 2012 P.F. certificates

42
160
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286
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Sale 1107, Lot 286, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum (see note re certificates), well-centered, uncharacteristically wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates as "previously hinged", with 2013 P.F. certificate stating "previously hinged, but with a coating of gum added to the bottom of the stamp subsequent to the issuance of the original certificate in 2003" no longer accompanies

1,800
950
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287°
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Sale 1107, Lot 287, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., choice centering, fiery color, post office fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,650.00)

675
1,900
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288
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Sale 1107, Lot 288, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)30c Full Black (190). Block of four, intense shade and impression, bold New York oval registry cancels, few flaws including bottom stamps with creases and top left stamp scuff, still Fine and scarce block

575
0
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289
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Sale 1107, Lot 289, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GARFIELD 1882 SPECIAL PRINTING IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL THE BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. THIS SUPERB EXAMPLE IS ONE OF ONLY 21 RECORDED.

This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in the Chronicle (February 1992). His research provides strong evidence that the stamps recognized as Scott 205C are a small part of the 2,463 sold as Special Printings through the Third Asst. PMG, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield.

Our census of Scott 205C is available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/205C/205C.pdf , and illustrates the 21 recorded examples (only three have faults).

Census No. 205C-UNC-07. Ex Floyd. P.F. certificate nos. 410 and 254720 no longer accompany. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $105,000.00). Only two have graded higher (at 95) and four others share this grade.

70,000
40,000
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290
ogbl
Sale 1107, Lot 290, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)1c Gray Blue, Punched with 8 Small Holes in Circle (206 var). Block of eight with top plate no. 361 selvage, natural s.e. with part arrow at right, original gum, h.r. with left four stamps barely hinged, Very Fine, extremely rare with the plate number, Scott Retail as singles

1,600
750
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291
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Sale 1107, Lot 291, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)4c Carmine (215). Original gum, single hinge mark, radiant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00)

190
800
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292
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Sale 1107, Lot 292, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)4c Carmine, 5c Indigo (215-216). Mint N.H. blocks of four, both centered to right with perfs touched or just in on one side, still an attractive and scarce pair of blocks, Fine

5,000
750
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293
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Sale 1107, Lot 293, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

250
200
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294
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Sale 1107, Lot 294, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)90c Purple (218). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00)

900
900
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295
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Sale 1107, Lot 295, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

900
700
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296
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Sale 1107, Lot 296, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)90c Purple (218). Original gum, wide margins and choice centering, fresh color, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh)

900
950
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297
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Sale 1107, Lot 297, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H. with wide bottom left corner selvage, rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

200
1,100
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298°
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Sale 1107, Lot 298, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)10c Green (226). Mint N.H., choice centering with balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995 P.F. (for block) and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

525
1,400
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299
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Sale 1107, Lot 299, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)30c Black (228). Original gum, strong shade, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

325
225
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300
 
Sale 1107, Lot 300, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)90c Orange (229). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, three wide margins, fresh and Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

475
0
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