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Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015

Category — 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
358
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 358, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Mint N.H., wide margins and much better centering than typically encountered, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00), only two have graded higher

775
1,700
359
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 359, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Block of four, original gum, bottom stamps barely hinged (almost appear Mint N.H.), rich color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a very attractive block, with 1988 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,150
1,700
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360
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 360, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Bottom imprint and plate no. 530 block of fourteen with natural s.e. and part arrow at right, original gum, pos. 9 small h.r., other eleven stamps Mint N.H., unusually choice centering, rich color and sharp impression, few perfs expertly reinforced at bottom of ungummed part of selvage, Extremely Fine plate block, with 1990 and 1992 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail $2,685.00 as singles with Mint N.H. premiums, value as a hinged plate bock of 12 without extra two stamps

2,000
3,625
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361
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 361, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Bottom imprint and plate no. 530 block of twelve, natural s.e. with part arrow at right, seven stamps Mint N.H., five h.r., radiant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as plate block of ten and two singles

1,940
600
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362
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 362, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue, 3c Blue Green (206-207), 1c Gray Blue, 3c Blue Green (206-207)1c Gray Blue, 3c Blue Green (206-207). Blocks of four, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

450
275
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363
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 363, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, brilliant color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1989 P.F. certificate

775
700
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364
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 364, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

2,900
1,200
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365
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 365, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Block of four, disturbed original gum, rich color, gum soaks, Very Good

875
0
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366
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 366, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Top imprint and plate no. 550 block of ten, bottom left and bottom right stamps Mint N.H., others mostly h.r., crisp shade, Very Fine and attractive plate block

3,750
1,300
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367
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 367, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Bottom imprint and plate no. 525 block of 18, natural s.e. and part arrow at left, several stamps Mint N.H., bright color, some toning on back, small thin spots in selvage, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as plate block of ten and singles

1,390
600
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368
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 368, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, minor toned specks on gum, Very Fine appearance

375
400
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369
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 369, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c 1883 Issue, 1c-30c 1887-88 Issue (210, 212-217), 2c 1883 Issue, 1c-30c 1887-88 Issue (210, 212-217)2c 1883 Issue, 1c-30c 1887-88 Issue (210, 212-217). 2c Red Brown block of nine, eight stamps Mint N.H., bottom right lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine, others blocks of four, 1c and 3c bottom stamps Mint N.H., 2c Green Mint N.H., 5c unused (no gum), 30c original gum, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, 30c with 1984 P.F. certificate

4,402
1,200
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370
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 370, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate for plate block of twelve

900
1,600
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371
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 371, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Block of four with left sheet selvage, original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, top right stamp small natural inclusion, Extremely Fine

1,200
450
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372
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 372, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

290
450
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373
ngbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 373, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Top imprint, plate no. 575 and letter "R" block of fourteen, unused (regummed), bright color, pos. 3 translucency at top, few sensibly reinforced perf separations, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as with original gum

2,030
950
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374
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 374, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 656 block of ten, radiant color, choice centering, Very Fine, scarce in such pristine condition

2,250
1,100
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375
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 375, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Bottom imprint and plate no. 421 block of ten, left pair and bottom right stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, vibrant color, inclusion in bottom left selvage, Fine-Very Fine

1,300
300
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376
nhbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 376, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 546 and letter "L" block of ten, deep rich color and detailed impression, few natural gum creases at left, inclusion in bottom left stamp

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 1888 4-CENT CARMINE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Scott Retail $5,500.00 as Mint N.H. singles, value as a hinged plate block

4,500
3,750
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377
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 377, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, thin speck, reperfed at top, neither noted on accompanying certificate, looks Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

900
1,000
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378
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 378, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, nicely centered

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1888 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THE TOP RIGHT STAMP IS A SUPERB GEM.

We are surprised this block is still intact.

4,750
3,750
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379
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 379, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 block of ten, original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, few double perforations at bottom, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, light creasing in selvage only

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

This plate block appears to be the fifth on record.

22,500
3,750
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380
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 380, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Jumbo margins, brilliant color, unobtrusive duplex cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce with such enormous margins, with 1983 and 1989 P.F. certificates

250
1,200
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381
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 381, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple, Imperforate (218a), 90c Purple, Imperforate (218a)90c Purple, Imperforate (218a). Part original gum, large margins to full, tiny thin spot at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare imperforate issue, only one vertical pair is contained in Power Search (from our 1978 Rarities sale), with 1971 P.F. certificate, unpriced in Scott as a pair or single (the more common 30c catalogues $1,750.00 as a pair)

E. 400-500
1,800
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382
S
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 382, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)(1890 Contract) 1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-191S-K), (1890 Contract) 1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-191S-K)(1890 Contract) 1c-90c 1889 American Bank Note Issue, "Sample." Ovpts. (212S-191S-K). Complete set of 13 pairs, covering the various values from the 1879-87 Bank Notes plus the three additional 2c Trial Colors, unused (no gum), one 90c with light crease, one 30c with thin spot, few other light creases and minor perf separations, overall Fine-Very Fine set of pairs, these were prepared for the contract to print the 1890 Issue, Scott Retail as singles

1,950
600
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