Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
558
 
Sale 1172, Lot 558, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)30c Black (154). Well-centered, blue "W" initial cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

280
425
559
 
Sale 1172, Lot 559, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)90c Carmine (155). Horizontal strip of ten, bright color, cork cancels, couple faults on right two stamps and crease in fourth stamp, multiple h.r. reinforcing some perf separations, Fine appearing and very rare large used multiple, U.S. Stamp Facts states that the largest known used multiple is a block of ten, Scott Retail as five pairs

3,375
850
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560°
og
Sale 1172, Lot 560, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)15c Yellow Orange (163). Original gum, vivid color of exceptional depth, wide margins and outstanding centering, fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH EXCEPTIONAL COLOR.

Original-gum examples of the 15c 1875 Continental Issue with choice centering and vivid color are very seldom encountered. The stamp offered here combines all attributes one could hope for and is easily one of the finest we have encountered.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

2,000
6,500
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561°
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Sale 1172, Lot 561, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)5c Blue (179). Original gum, lightly hinged, enormous Jumbo margins all around, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A MASSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR CONTINENTAL ISSUE.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

700
2,000
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562
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Sale 1172, Lot 562, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, centered to right, faults including paper split and thins, otherwise Fine and affordable example of this scarce Special Printing, our unpublished census of Scott 196 contains fewer than 85 examples, Census No. 196-UNC-82, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate

6,750
950
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563
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Sale 1172, Lot 563, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, rich color, centered to top left but perfs clear of design on all sides, small thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 12-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 198 contains 63 certified examples. Of these, at least one-third have small flaws. Many have poor centering.

Census No. 198-UNC-63. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

9,500
2,000
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564
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Sale 1172, Lot 564, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)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
650
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565
 
Sale 1172, Lot 565, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)2c Green (213). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly superb stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00 as 100, unpriced in 100 Jumbo grade), this is the highest grade possible and the only example to achieve it, coincidently we recently offered the only Mint N.H. Scott 213 in Gem 100 grade in our Sale 1166, this gem was featured on the front cover of P.S.E.'s Fall 2015 Stamp Market Quarterly

0
1,200
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566
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 566, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)1c-90c 1890 Issue (219-229). Complete set in bocks of four, original gum, h.r., couple slightly disturbed, bright colors, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, 1c thin spot at top, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive and scarce complete set of blocks of four of the 1890 Small Bank Notes, ex Frelinghuysen

7,005
2,700
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567
nh
Sale 1172, Lot 567, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)4c Dark Brown (222). Mint N.H., deep shade and crisp impression, outstanding centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1890 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Only five others in the P.S.E. Population Report share this superior grade with only one higher (at 98)

310
1,600
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568
nh
Sale 1172, Lot 568, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)6c Brown Red (224). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1890 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,900.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J and 100) and three others share this grade.

160
4,500
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569
nh
Sale 1172, Lot 569, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)8c Lilac (225). Mint N.H., deep rich color on pristine paper, choice centering and wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

150
1,100
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570
nh
Sale 1172, Lot 570, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-228)15c Indigo (227). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color, essentially perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1890 ISSUE.

With 1998 P.F., 2006 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95J)

550
4,750
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