Sale 1247 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021

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Category — 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
324
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Sale 1247, Lot 324, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, intense shade, three wide margins, central thin spot not mentioned on older certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 193 contains 51 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 50 available to collectors. 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.

Census no. 193-UNC-09. With 1955 and 2018 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

16,000
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325
og
Sale 1247, Lot 325, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, rich color

FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 196 contains approximately 86 examples. It is the most common of the soft-paper Special Printings because the 7c was no longer in production in 1880 and, probably to some degree, because it can be easily identified since there is no regular issue on soft paper.

With 2006 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (F 70; SMQ $5,850.00)

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
196
7c
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
196
NGAI
-
-
-
-
-
$3,500
-
$5,850
-
$7,000
-
$8,750
-
$12,750
-
$19,500
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

6,750
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326
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Sale 1247, Lot 326, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, three wide margins

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 196 contains approximately 86 examples. With 2012 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

6,750
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327
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Sale 1247, Lot 327, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)7c Scarlet Vermilion, Special Printing (196). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, choice centering, small tear not mentioned on certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 196 contains approximately 86 examples. The centering of this stamp is above average.

Census no. 196-UNC-18. With clear 1979 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

6,750
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328
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Sale 1247, Lot 328, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)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 33 ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

Our census of Scott 197 contains 34 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 33 available to collectors. Of these, ten 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. Ex Wingate. With 1948 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

37,500
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329
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Sale 1247, Lot 329, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)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 65 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 64 available to collectors. Of these, at least one-third have flaws. Many have poor centering.

Census no. 198-UNC-46. Ex Seymour and Wingate. With 1966 and 1984 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

9,500
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330
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Sale 1247, Lot 330, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, pulled perf and thin spot at top

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

Our census of Scott 198 contains 65 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 64 available to collectors. Of these, at least one-third have flaws. Many have poor centering.

Census no. 198-UNC-64. With 1947 P.F. certificate issued to Roger Weill

Bid on this lot

9,500
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331
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Sale 1247, Lot 331, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)15c Orange, Special Printing (199). Without gum as issued, vivid color, three wide margins

FINE AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 37 ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

Our census of Scott 199 contains 38 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 37 available to collectors. Of these, only 12 are confirmed as sound, at least 11 have faults and 14 need to be reexamined according to current methods and standards. This sound example is very desirable.

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

Bid on this lot

30,000
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332
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Sale 1247, Lot 332, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, centered to top

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

Our census of Scott 200 contains approximately 67 examples, about a third of which have thins or small faults.

Census no. 200-UNC-37. With 1989 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

9,000
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333
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Sale 1247, Lot 333, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, thin spot at top, faint horizontal crease

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

Our census of Scott 200 contains approximately 67 examples, about a third of which have thins or small faults.

Census no. 200-UNC-20. Ex Lilly. With 1966 P.F. certificate not mentioning any faults.

Bid on this lot

9,000
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334
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Sale 1247, Lot 334, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (201). Without gum as issued, intense shade, centered to bottom

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 45 ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS AND FEW ARE SOUND.

Our census of Scott 201 contains 46 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 45 available to collectors. Only approximately 11 are confirmed as sound and only seven of those are well-centered. Another 16 need to be reexamined for condition, but only a handful of these have better than Fine centering.

Census no. 201-UNC-36. With 1950 and 2019 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

20,000
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335
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Sale 1247, Lot 335, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)90c Dull Carmine, Special Printing (202). Without gum as issued, bright color, reperfed at right and tiny thin spot at left

FINE. APPEARANCE. ONLY 41 EXAMPLES OF THE 90-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

Our census of Scott 202 contains 42 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 41 available to collectors. 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. Most of the sound examples are centered to the right.

Census no. 202-UNC-24. With 1993 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

30,000
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336
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Sale 1247, Lot 336, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Soft Paper Special Printing (Scott 192-202, 211D)4c Deep Blue Green, Special Printing (211D). Without gum as issued, rich color and proof-like impression, centered to bottom but perfs clear of design

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT 1883 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL SPECIAL PRINTINGS. ALL 26 SPECIAL PRINTING STAMPS SOLD 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 Scott 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 six have small faults and several others have not been examined for condition in many years.

Census no. 211D-UNC-03. Ex Sheriff (Siegel Sale 655). Small pencil "EK" initials (Eugene Klein). With 1971 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates

Bid on this lot

47,500
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