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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
550
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 550, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Enormous Jumbo margins, almost mathematically perfect centering, rich color, cork and circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00), this is the highest grade awarded

6
500
551
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 551, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182), 1c Dark Ultramarine (182)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Astonishingly wide margins at the sides, neat magenta target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $90.00), the grade on this stamp does not adequately convey its enormous proportions or its beautiful cancel

6
120
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552
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 552, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogPH)

100
200
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553
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 553, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Jumbo margins and precise centering, bright color, perfect strike of "11" in four-concentric-circles cancel with part of circular datestamp cancel at left edge, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00), only six have graded higher, none we have offered at or above this grade are as attractively cancelled

5
600
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554
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 554, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Enormous margins and outstanding centering, fresh color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00), only six have graded higher

5
225
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555
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 555, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Exceptional Jumbo margins and beautifully centered, deep rich color, large "X" in circle handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a massive stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00), accompanied by a note from former master grader William Litle stating "95J hardly does this justice", a sentiment with which we agree

1
650
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556
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 556, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color, bold open bars cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $525.00)

17
550
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557
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 557, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, rich color, reperfed at left, Fine appearance

3,250
375
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558
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 558, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., attractively centered with nicely balanced margins, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates

675
700
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559
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 559, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Jumbo margins and exceptionally well-centered, glowing color, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00), only five have graded higher

30
325
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560
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 560, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Wide margins and precise centering, classic intense color of this 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2005 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

95
250
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561
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 561, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Jumbo margins and well-centered, barely cancelled, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00)

12
190
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562
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 562, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196), 7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, bright color, two small thin spots at center and top left

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our unpublished census of Scott 196 contains 81 examples. Census No. 196-UNC-38. With 1972 and 2008 P.F. certificates

8,000
2,000
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563
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 563, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200), 24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 24-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found 67 certified copies of Scott 200, 24 of which have faults (usually a thin spot). Perhaps a few exist outside of that population.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

10,500
2,500
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564
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 564, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C), 5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C)5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, few thin spots

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 5-CENT GARFIELD SPECIAL PRINTING, SCOTT 205C. ONLY 21 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in Chronicle 153 (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 (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/205C/205C.pdf ) illustrates the 21 recorded examples.

Census No. 205C-UNC-06. Ex Robert B. Greenes (Siegel Sale 395, May 1971) where acquired by the current owner. With 1969 and 2016 P.F. certificates

70,000
17,000
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565
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 565, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, small target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00)

1
170
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566
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 566, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Mint N.H., well-proportioned margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

225
325
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567°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 567, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, bright color, outstanding centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1882 RE-ENGRAVED 6-CENT ROSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Despite being the major Scott listing, the Rose shade is far rarer than the Brown Red sub-shade, Scott 208a. Power Search located only one Mint N.H. example offered in our sales since 1993, and that is off-center with perfs almost touching the design. We have offered no multiples with Mint N.H. stamps. The online records of the Philatelic Foundation contain only two in Mint N.H. condition, but we doubt they would even grade 90. For the collector who values centering, a hinged copy is all there is. The example offered here, with choice centering, is a true condition rarity.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

775
3,250
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568
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 568, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

525
650
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569
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 569, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., deep rich color, extra wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00)

130
550
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570
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 570, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., rich color, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

120
400
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571
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 571, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Huge margins and well-centered, neat quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00)

0
325
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572
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 572, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Jumbo margins on all sides, precise centering, rich color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00)

0
200
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573
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 573, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H. half-pane of 50 with imprint and plate no. 421 selvage at bottom and selvage at left, brilliant color, pos. 12 and 13 light soiling, otherwise a fresh and Fine-Very Fine Mint N.H. multiple, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

10,200
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574
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 574, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and well-centered, intense dark shade on bright paper, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $145.00)

17
140
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575
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 575, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)30c Orange Brown, Imperforate (217a), 30c Orange Brown, Imperforate (217a)30c Orange Brown, Imperforate (217a). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., large margins all around, fresh and Very Fine, the imperforate 30c Orange Brown American Bank Note Co. Issue is very rare in sound condition, we have offered only four pairs in the last 16 years and none were sound, with 1975 and 2016 P.F. certificates (latter as new No. 217P5)

1,750
750
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576
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 576, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Beautiful rich color, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one used Scott 218 has been graded higher (at 95J)

250
1,200
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