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Sale 1175 — The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 8 March, 2018

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
503
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 503, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)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, ex Hall, with 1988 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,150
1,000
504
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 504, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 530 and letter "I" block of twelve, strong color, natural gum creases, selvage slightly reduced

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1881 ONE-CENT RE-ENGRAVED ISSUE, SCOTT 206.

A Power Search review confirms that this is the only Mint N.H. plate block we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Unpriced as Mint N.H. plate block. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

2,700
850
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505
ngbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 505, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Top imprint and plate no. 418 block of 12, unused (no gum), some perf separations including in selvage thru imprint, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as original-gum plate block of 10

1,750
1,100
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506
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 506, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)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, ex Hall, with 1998 P.F. certificate

2,900
850
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507
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 507, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Top imprint, plate no. 547 and letter "M" strip of six, two center stamps Mint N.H., brilliant color, three left stamps small surface scuffs, right stamp thin spot at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, ex Frelinghuysen, Scott Retail as singles

1,590
475
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508
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 508, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)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, ex Hall, Scott Retail as hinged plate block of 12 and singles

1,555
900
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509
ngbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 509, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)4c Blue Green (211), 4c Blue Green (211)4c Blue Green (211). Top imprint, plate no. 542 and letter "L" block of 10, unused (regummed), deep rich color, selvage slightly reduced at top

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 4-CENT 1883 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Incredibly, this is the only plate block of Scott 211 in any size or gum condition we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Scott Retail as original gum plate block

5,250
7,500
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510
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 510, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)1c Ultramarine (212), 1c Ultramarine (212)1c Ultramarine (212). Bottom imprint and plate no. 576 block of 10, original gum, h.r. over two stamps at top and slivers in selvage reinforcing some perf separations, other eight stamps lightly hinged, bright color, top right stamp with inclusion, Fine-Very Fine

1,500
750
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511
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 511, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)2c Green (213), 2c Green (213)2c Green (213). Top imprint, plate no. 693 and "OO" block of 32, 28 Mint N.H., four hinged of which two are natural s.e., small reinforcement, small internal separations including top left corner selvage detached (not part of the plate block), couple light bends, otherwise Fine-Very Fine and scarce large plate block, ex Diamond, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

3,580
900
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512
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 512, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)3c Vermilion (214), 3c Vermilion (214)3c Vermilion (214). Top imprint and plate no. 421 block of 14, natural s.e. and half arrow at left, original gum, stamps Mint N.H. except one on bottom row small spot of gum disturbance (as a single it would be certified as hinged), small bit of hinging and perf reinforcement in ungummed portion of selvage, vibrant color, separations in selvage thru plate no., still Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,400
1,100
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513
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 513, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)4c Carmine (215), 4c Carmine (215)4c Carmine (215). Top imprint, plate no. 546 and letter "L", block of 10, original gum, positions 2-3 lightly hinged, other stamps Mint N.H., vivid color, some typical perf separations but block is strong and intact

FINE-VERY FINE AND SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1888 4-CENT CARMINE BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Scott Retail as singles

4,780
700
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514
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 514, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Top imprint, plate no. 538 and letter "K" block of 12, natural s.e. and half arrow at right, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, diagonal crease at extreme top of selvage, some pencil notations erased from selvage

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 1888 5-CENT INDIGO.

A Power Search review reveals that in the past 15 years we have offered only one other plate block of Scott 216 (bottom position from the Curtis sale which had reattached plate no. selvage). The last top plate block we offered was in 2003

8,750
2,600
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515
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 515, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Bottom imprint and plate no. 405 block of 10, unused (regummed), rich color, significant perf separations reinforced by the regumming so the block feels strong and intact, Fine, rare as a plate block in any condition, Scott Retail for original gum plate block $8,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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