Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021

Category — 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1388
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Sale 1245, Lot 1388, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, lightly hinged, huge Jumbo margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2006 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00)

240
600
1389
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Sale 1245, Lot 1389, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered with wide margins, fresh color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

240
275
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1390
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Sale 1245, Lot 1390, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., intense shade, choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. (XF 90) and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

225
425
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1391
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Sale 1245, Lot 1391, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Blue Green (207). Mint N.H., vivid color, well-centered with balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), only six Mint N.H. grade higher (all at 95)

250
900
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1392
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Sale 1245, Lot 1392, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208). Original gum, barely hinged, radiant color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1882 RE-ENGRAVED 6-CENT ROSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS EXCEPTIONAL STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE GRADES HIGHER.

Despite being the major Scott listing, the Rose shade is far scarcer than the Brown Red sub-shade, Scott 208a. Power Search located only one Mint N.H. example offered in our sales since 1993, and that is off-center with perfs almost touching the design. We have offered no multiples with Mint N.H. stamps. The online records of The Philatelic Foundation contain only two in Mint N.H. condition, but we doubt they would even grade 90. For the collector who values centering, a hinged copy is all there is, and this lightly hinged example is very desirable.

With 1982 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,525.00). Only one grades higher (at 98, realized $7,500 in our April 2016 "Hanover" sale) and only six others share this desirable grade.

825
2,600
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1393
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Sale 1245, Lot 1393, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, rich color and a detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

600
350
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1394
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Sale 1245, Lot 1394, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

160
225
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1395
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Sale 1245, Lot 1395, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)10c Brown (209). Original gum, excellent centering, wide margins, strong rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates

160
180
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1396
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Sale 1245, Lot 1396, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00)

135
425
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1397
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Sale 1245, Lot 1397, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., bright color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, ex "Silver Lake", with 1984 and 2004 P.F. certificates

135
400
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1398
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Sale 1245, Lot 1398, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

225
475
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1399
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Sale 1245, Lot 1399, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncommonly wide margins, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

225
225
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1400
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Sale 1245, Lot 1400, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Original gum, small h.r. and light pencil "Special Print" notation, rich color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $500.00)

400
475
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1401
S
1c-90c 1887-88 American Bank Note Issue, "Sample." and "Sample A." Ovpts. (212S-K-191S-K, 211S-L-216S-L). Two groups on album pages, Type K ovpts. complete, Type L ovpts. include 4c, 6c, 10c, 15c and 5c Garfield with red manuscript "Sample A", also includes four Ty. D "Specimen" ovpts. (6c, 10c, 15c and 30c), original gum, h.r., decent centering, some small flaws to be expected, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott value approximately $1,700.00

E. 400-500
600
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1402
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Sale 1245, Lot 1402, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, pretty pastel shade, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

290
700
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1403
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Sale 1245, Lot 1403, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

120
650
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1404
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Sale 1245, Lot 1404, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., excellent centering, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

120
350
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1405
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Sale 1245, Lot 1405, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)3c Vermilion (214). Mint N.H., vivid color, well-centered with nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $475.00)

190
325
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1406
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Sale 1245, Lot 1406, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., vibrant color and sharp proof-like impression, beautifully centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 4-CENT CARMINE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,250.00). Only two grade higher (at 98) and six others share this grade

525
2,200
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1407
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Sale 1245, Lot 1407, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)4c Carmine (215). Original gum, choice centering, gorgeous rich color in a deep shade, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

180
450
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1408
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Sale 1245, Lot 1408, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, wide margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00)

210
750
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1409
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Sale 1245, Lot 1409, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, beautiful rich color on pristine white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

210
275
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1410
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Sale 1245, Lot 1410, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1978 and 1980 P.F. certificates

1,075
600
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1411
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Sale 1245, Lot 1411, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, narrow h.r., vibrant color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1985 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00), only three hinged examples grade higher

300
750
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1412
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Sale 1245, Lot 1412, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, strong rich color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

300
250
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1413
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Sale 1245, Lot 1413, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color on fresh paper, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00), this beautiful stamp will probably re-grade at XF 90 Jumbo

800
2,000
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1414
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Sale 1245, Lot 1414, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, detailed impression, exceedingly well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1987 and 2003 P.F. certificates

800
800
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