Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
183
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Sale 1159, Lot 183, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Mint N.H., rich color and sharp proof-like impression, attractive centering and margins

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH SECRET MARK.

Unlike other values of the 1879 Issue, there are virtually no 10c stamps in Mint Never-Hinged condition. A thorough review of auction catalogues, including sales of the Caspary, Close, Sinkler, Col. Green, Lilly, Braus, Wunderlich and Klein collections, among others, produced no Mint N.H. singles and no blocks containing Mint N.H. stamps. We doubt much more than half a dozen copies exist in total.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

6,500
4,500