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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
180
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 180, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Mint N.H, 6c Pink (186). Mint N.H6c Pink (186). Mint N.H., rich color, well-centered for this difficult issue with wide and nicely balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 6-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

A review of our past auctions plus the records of the P.F. and P.S.E. demonstrates how rare this issue is in Mint N.H. condition. We have offered only three other singles, plus a block of nine with mixed centering. The P.F. has only certified a handful of singles stating Mint N.H.

With 1978 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

3,100
4,250
181
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 181, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

With 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

3,250
1,600
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182
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 182, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187), 10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, wide to Jumbo margins, deep rich color

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

This is a striking "tall" stamp. With 1975 and 2000 P.F. certificates

3,250
2,000
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183
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 183, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Mint N.H, 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Mint N.H10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Mint N.H., rich color and sharp proof-like impression, attractive centering and margins

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH SECRET MARK.

Unlike other values of the 1879 Issue, there are virtually no 10c stamps in Mint Never-Hinged condition. A thorough review of auction catalogues, including sales of the Caspary, Close, Sinkler, Col. Green, Lilly, Braus, Wunderlich and Klein collections, among others, produced no Mint N.H. singles and no blocks containing Mint N.H. stamps. We doubt much more than half a dozen copies exist in total.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

6,500
4,500
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