Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

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

Category — 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1369
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Sale 1245, Lot 1369, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Mint N.H. with natural slightly uneven brownish gum, brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 ONE-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, SCOTT 182.

With 2002 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

675
1,300
1370
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Sale 1245, Lot 1370, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Original gum, well-centered, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

350
300
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1371
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Sale 1245, Lot 1371, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H., brilliant color, precise centering with wide margins on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00).

370
2,000
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1372
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Sale 1245, Lot 1372, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184). Original gum, rich color, precise centering, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00), only two hinged stamps grade higher

90
425
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1373
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Sale 1245, Lot 1373, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, enormous margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 and 2000 P.F. certificates

90
200
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1374
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Sale 1245, Lot 1374, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185). Original gum, barely hinged, strong color and outstanding centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

500
800
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1375
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Sale 1245, Lot 1375, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185). Original gum, wide margins, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1985 and 2002 P.F. certificates

500
750
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1376
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Sale 1245, Lot 1376, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Original gum, excellent centering with well-balanced margins, pretty pastel color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 6-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00). Only two original-gum stamps grade higher (highest is 98J) and one shares this grade

900
3,250
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1377
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Sale 1245, Lot 1377, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, wide margins, fresh pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

900
1,400
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1378
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Sale 1245, Lot 1378, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous rich color in a dark shade, proof-like impression, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
4,500
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1379
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Sale 1245, Lot 1379, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY PRINTING WITH SECRET MARK.

With 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates

1,800
3,500
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1380
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1380, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Jumbo margins and well-centered, rich color, face-free cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00)

30
200
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1381
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Sale 1245, Lot 1381, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, essentially perfect centering, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

This issue is often found in Mint N.H. condition, as several sheets have been broken in the past. However, most of the stamps in these sheets are somewhat off-center, and examples such as this, with wide margins and precise centering, are very rare.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,250.00). Only one stamp grades higher (at 100, offered in our Whitman sale), and only two others share this grade -- statistics that have not changed since at least 2009

600
5,000
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1382
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Sale 1245, Lot 1382, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

180
350
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1383
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Sale 1245, Lot 1383, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptional centering, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, with 1969 A.P.S. and 2007 P.F. certificates

180
275
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1384
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Sale 1245, Lot 1384, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, precise centering, intense shade, small purple backstamp does not show thru on an album page, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,350.00), undoubtedly downgraded for the ink backstamp

850
900
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1385
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Sale 1245, Lot 1385, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1989 P.F. certificate for a block, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

850
600
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1386
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Sale 1245, Lot 1386, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, wide margins, lovely bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1987, 1999, and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded three at 90, with only three higher

2,100
3,250
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1387
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Sale 1245, Lot 1387, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191). Part original gum which covers more than half the back, near perfect centering with balanced margins, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH LARGE-PART ORIGINAL-GUM.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (POG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,500.00 for original gum and $1,400.00 for no gum). Scott value for original gum

2,100
2,000
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