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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 241, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192), 1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192)1c Dark Ultramarine, Special Printing (192). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, three wide margins, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 26 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CLASSIC UNITED STATES STAMPS.

Our census of Scott 192, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/192 , contains a total of 26 copies. Of these, half or fewer are reported to be sound.

Census No. 192-UNC-12. Ex West and Golin. With 1943 A.P.S. and 1973 P.F. certificates

57,500
25,000
242
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 242, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193), 2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, trivial natural inclusion at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 193 contain 48 certified examples, of which almost half have faults (mostly thins, which are endemic to this soft porous paper). Of the sound examples, nearly all are centered to top or one side. The example offered here, with well-balanced margins, is very desirable.

Census No. 193-UNC-03. With 1994 P.F. certificate

17,000
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243
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 243, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (194), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (194)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (194). Without gum as issued, rich color, two pulled perfs at upper left, few unpunched perfs at lower left

FINE APPEARANCE. THE 3-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SOFT-PAPER SPECIAL PRINTING IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL SPECIAL PRINTINGS -- OUR CENSUS RECORDS ONLY FOURTEEN EXAMPLES.

Our census of Scott 194, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/194 , contains only fourteen examples. Its rarity matches or exceeds the most valuable Special Printings, such as Scott Nos. 180 (24 known), 203 (20 known), 204 (18 known), 205C (21 known) and 211D (25 known). In fact, it is the rarest of any Bank Note Special Printing among the Scott-listed "sets" (167-177 and 192-202).

Census No. 194-UNC-14. With 1998 P.F. certificate.

120,000
30,000
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244
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 244, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (195), 6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (195)6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (195). Without gum as issued, radiant color, long and full perforations, tiny natural inclusion at top of head (a normal characteristic of this Special Printing)

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 27 ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 195 contains 26 certified examples, an oddly low number. Some of the stamps submitted as the Special Printing, but certified as the regular issue, Scott 186, could in fact be Special Printing stamps (the two are difficult to tell apart). We record another three stamps which we feel are possibly Scott 195, despite previous P.F. certification. Although most examples of this rarity are sound (or potentially sound), many are off center.

Census No. 195-UNC-09. With 1954 P.F. certificate

67,500
18,500
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245
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 245, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196), 7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, wide and balanced margins, vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 196 contains 81 examples. It is difficult to find with such choice centering.

Census No. 196-UNC-05. Ex Kantor and Golin. With 1950 and 1963 P.F. certificates

6,750
5,750
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246
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 246, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (197). Without gum as issued, intense shade and impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, single nibbed perf at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 32 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census records for Scott 197 contain 32 certified examples. Of these, nine have faults, leaving only 23 sound or potentially sound examples (seven have not been examined in many years). Several of these have poor centering.

Census No. 197-UNC-05. With 1948 P.F. certificate

34,500
15,000
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247
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 247, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198), 12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, intense shade and impression

FRESH AND VERY FINE 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-46. Ex Seymour. With 1966 and 1984 P.F. certificates

9,500
5,750
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248
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 248, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)15c Orange, Special Printing (199), 15c Orange, Special Printing (199)15c Orange, Special Printing (199). Without gum as issued, vivid color, three wide margins

A FINE AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 37 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 199 contains 37 certified examples. Of these, only 12 are confirmed as sound, 10 have faults and 15 need to be reexamined according to current methods and standards. Many of the stamps, regardless of condition, are off center.

Census No. 199-UNC-29. Ex Colonel Green. With 1948 P.F. and 1997 P.S.E. certificates

29,000
8,000
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249
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 249, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200), 24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, central thin

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 200 contains approximately 67 certified examples.

Census No. 200-UNC-62. With 1966 P.F. certificate

9,000
2,400
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250
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 250, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Without gum as issued, intense shade and impression, thin spot, reperfed at right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census records for Scott 201 contain approximately 45 certified examples. Only ten are confirmed as sound and only seven of those have decent centering. Another 18 need to be reexamined for condition, but only a handful of these have nice centering.

Census No. 201-UNC-43. With 1997 P.F. certificate

20,000
6,000
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251
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 251, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202), 90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202)90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, three wide margins

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.

Our census of Scott 202 contains approximately 41 certified copies. The 90c 1880 Special Printing on soft paper is notorious for its condition. Thins or more serious faults affect about half of the known examples.

Census No. 202-UNC-08. With 1951 P.F. and 1995 P.S.E. certificates. Signed in pencil by Edward Stern

29,000
12,000
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252
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 252, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)2c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (203), 2c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (203)2c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (203). Without gum as issued, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 2-CENT SCARLET VERMILION 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. OUR CENSUS CONTAINS ONLY 20 EXAMPLES.

Our census of Scott 203, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/203 , contains only 19 stamps which are available to collectors. The 20th copy is in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library.

Census No. 203-UNC-09. Ex Lilly and Hewitt. With 1979 and 2002 P.F. certificates

100,000
40,000
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 253, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)5c Deep Blue, Special Printing (204), 5c Deep Blue, Special Printing (204)5c Deep Blue, Special Printing (204). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANBY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 18 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

The 5c 1880 Special Printing on soft paper is one of the most elusive of all the Bank Note Special printings. Our census of Scott 204 is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/204 . We record only 18 copies of this stamp, including one example in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. About one-third of the known stamps have minor faults.

Census No. 204-UNC-14. Ex "Troy" and Lessin. Signed Spencer Anderson. "W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp. With 1983, 1989 and 2002 P.F. certificates

240,000
190,000
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254
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 254, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)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, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT GARFIELD 1882 SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 21 ARE RECORDED, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST.

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 Assistant Postmaster General's office, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield.

Our census of Scott 205C, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/205C , illustrates the 21 recorded examples. Only three have faults. Several are centered to one side.

Census No. 205C-UNC-10. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Accompanied by 1944 typed note with photograph affixed and tied by signature from noted dealer Edwin Mueller guaranteeing this stamp and a Scott 204.

55,000
30,000
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255
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 255, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-205C, 211D)4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D), 4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D)4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D). Without gum as issued, with right sheet selvage, deep rich color on crisp paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT 1883 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 26 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of the 4c 1883 Special Printing,, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/211D , contains 26 stamps offered as No. 211D, of which 25 have been certified by The Philatelic Foundation. Post Office Department records indicate that only 26 were sold. Of the known copies, at least five have small faults. Very few are as well centered as the example offered here.

Census No. 211D-UNC-23. Ex Colonel Green, Dr. Test (“Concord”) and Lyons. With 1984 and 1998 P.F. certificates. Eugene Klein handstamp on back of selvage

47,500
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