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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

Category — 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1257
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1257, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Vibrant color, choice centering with wide margins, neat Philadelphia duplex datestamp and numeral target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $575.00), only four have graded higher (all at 98J) and only one other shares this grade

5
850
1258
og
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1258, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)3c Green (184), 3c Green (184)3c Green (184). Original gum, Jumbo margins and precise centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and superb stamp, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 98, unpriced in any higher grade), this is the highest grade awarded for any unused example of Scott 184 and is equaled by no other hinged examples (one Mint N.H. also grades 98J)

90
1,000
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1259
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1259, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Choice centering with wide margins, radiant color, perfect strike of Star in Circle fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. certificate

22
375
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1260
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1260, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Beautifully centered with nicely balanced margins, well-struck solid purple Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. certificate

22
650
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1261
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1261, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Gorgeous centering with wide margins, rich color nicely contrasted by blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,400.00), only three have graded higher (one at 98J and two at 100J, we have never offered either of the latter)

30
1,300
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1262
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1262, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Jumbo margins all around, bright shade, neat strike of Maltese Cross cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00), only four have graded higher and seven others share this grade

30
750
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1263
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1263, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Choice wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

30
300
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1264
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1264, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, perfect strike of Geometric fancy cancel of New Orleans, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

30
1,300
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1265
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1265, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)10c Brown, With Secret Mark, Double Transfer (188 var), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark, Double Transfer (188 var)10c Brown, With Secret Mark, Double Transfer (188 var). Wide margins, bright shade, neat strike of Star fancy cancel, double transfer clearly visible at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

47
275
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1266
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1266, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00)

27
475
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1267
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1267, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Unusually deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00)

27
250
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1268
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1268, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., radiant color, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1881 ONE-CENT RE-ENGRAVED ISSUE, SCOTT 206.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only seven others

225
1,500
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1269
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1269, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1881 3-CENT RE-ENGRAVED ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only five others

240
3,500
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1270
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1270, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)6c Dull Rose (208 var), 6c Dull Rose (208 var)6c Dull Rose (208 var). Gorgeous centering, attractive color in this scarce sub-shade, neat strike of "2" oval grid duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Saadi, with 1990 and 2002 P.F. certificates

100
950
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1271
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1271, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H. with letter "M" top selvage, rich color that really seems to stand out nicely from the paper, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 209 IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY NO OTHERS.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others.

475
11,000
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1272
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1272, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Perfectly centered, crisp impression, unobtrusive cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $550.00), only four have graded higher (all 98J) and two others share this grade

6
400
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1273
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1273, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98J) and only five others share this desirable grade

135
800
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1274
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1274, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Bright color, perfect strike of Locomotive fancy cancel of South Hanson Mass., light corner crease at lower left, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, accompanied by May 2003 Chronicle article describing the fancy cancel and listing examples known to the author, also illustrated in Willard's U.S. 2-Cent Red Brown on 1883-1887 (Vol. II, p. 8), with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
800
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1275
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1275, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Perfectly centered, tied by perfect strike of "1885" in Cross fancy cancel of Stoneham Mass., Extremely Fine in every respect, ex Saadi, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
1,000
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1276
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1276, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, perfect strike of Padlock and "U.S. Mail" fancy cancel of Stoneham Mass., Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,600
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1277
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1277, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Choice centering, rich color, well-struck large Skull and Crossbones fancy cancel of Stoneham Mass., Extremely Fine strike and stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
425
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1278
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1278, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, tied on small piece by Skull and Crossbones fancy cancel of Stoneham Mass., part of circular datestamp also struck at left, Extremely Fine strike, ex Takahashi, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
450
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1279
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1279, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Choice centering, tied by perfect strike of Star and Crescent fancy cancel, "Northampton Mass. May 5 4PM" circular datestamp on cover to North Hadley Mass., Extremely Fine, a superb cover in every respect, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
275
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1280
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1280, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-211)2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Choice centering, neatly tied by bold strike in purple of Lion's Head in Circle fancy cancel, remarkably detailed design with matching "Mount Vernon, Wash. Ter." double-line circular datestamp on cover to Callicoon N.Y., opened at right with small nick at middle and tiny corner nick, neither affecting stamp or cancel

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THIS REMARKABLE FANCY CANCEL. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST STRIKE IN EXISTENCE, SHOWING EVERY NUANCED DETAIL OF THE DESIGN. ONE OF THE GREATEST BANK NOTE ERA FANCY CANCELS.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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