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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
815°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 815, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, lightly hinged, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, detailed impression, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE. IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $6,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and it is the only example in any category to receive it.

240
4,000
816°
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 816, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)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 and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE 21 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT GARFIELD 1882 SPECIAL PRINTING.

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

Census No. 205C-UNC-13. Ex "Vineyard" and "Laila". Signed in pencil "SA" (Spencer Anderson). With 1993 and 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $120,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other.

60,000
37,500
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817°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 817, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Mint N.H. with "No." of plate no. at bottom, bright color, perfectly centered with wide margins at top and bottom, pencil notation on back in ungummed part of selvage, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with copy of 1984 P.F. certificate for strip of three and with 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates as this single

225
0
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818°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 818, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 10-CENT RE-ENGRAVED ISSUE IN THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 2004 P.F. certificate.

475
1,500
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819
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 819, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-218), 1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-218)1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes (212-218). 2c disturbed original gum, others original gum and mostly h.r., rich colors, few faults, appear Fine

1,705
275
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820°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 820, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1997 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00)

290
1,650
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821
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 821, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,200.00), only three have graded higher and no others share this desirable grade, we have offered only one graded higher in all of our past auctions (at 98J, in 2009)

180
1,800
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822
nhbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 822, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)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
1,200
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823
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 823, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, with 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,650.00), only nine have graded higher (seven at 95 and two at 98) and no others share this grade

550
1,900
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824°
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 824, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Bright color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bold duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a surprisingly difficult issue to obtain in the higher grades, with 2000 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one has graded higher (at 95J)

250
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