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1870-1888 Bank Note Co. Issues
 
 
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Lot 1859

1870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 137), o.g., hinged, gorgeous color and fresh appearance; an impressive example of this notoriously difficult grilled stamp; two shorter perfs, otherwise Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $5,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,640.
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Lot 1860
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1870, 10¢ brown, H. grill (Scott 139), gorgeous circle of V's cancellation, a flawless example of this elusive grilled stamp; dazzling color and clearly etched impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1861

1870, 15¢ orange, H. grill (Scott 141), o.g., previously hinged, phenomenal example of this rarely offered grilled stamp; a superior example with impressive centering and captivating color; we cannot recall ever seeing a better copy of this stamp, Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate, 2002 P.F. certificate and 2013 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1862
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1870, 15¢ orange, H. grill (Scott 141), unused without gum, incredibly fresh and choice example with iridescent color; simply gorgeous, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 1863
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1870, 15¢ orange, H. grill (Scott 141), neat double struck target cancellation, wonderfully fresh and appealing example with a nice grill impression and dazzling bright color; choice copy of this tough stamp; small crease present at top right corner, otherwise Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded G-VG 40.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1864
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1870, 30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), extremely light black cancellation, bold rich shade; easily identifiable grill; a handsome example of this rarity; trivial light creases are of little consequence, otherwise Fine.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1865
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1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 144), black cork cancellation, tremendous grilled stamp, featuring boardwalk margins unlike anything we have ever seen on this issue, and electrifying color; an elite example of this challenging issue, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $3,950.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $4,200.
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Lot 1866
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1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill (Scott 135A), massive margins at top, left and right, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1867

1870, 6¢ carmine, I. grill (Scott 137A), large part o.g. (small fiber paper adherence on gum at top and bottom), impressive example of this rare and valuable I grill; with astounding rich color printed on clean white paper; of the handful of mint examples of this stamp that are known to exist, this is among the choicest obtainable, as this issue is seldom seen with such impressive color, Fine.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1868

1870, 6¢ carmine (Scott 148), o.g., hinged, gorgeous bright color with wide margins all around; a uniquely appealing Continental Printing that would greatly enhance any top quality collection, as we've never seen one with margins like this, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a very rare stamp, according to PSE's population report, only 1 stamp has received this lofty grade and only three stamps are graded higher, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $2,300.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,040.
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Lot 1869
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1871, 7¢ vermilion (Scott 149), New York Foreign Mail cancel, impeccably fresh example with strong color, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $100.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 1870
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1870, 90¢ carmine (Scott 155), light black cancellation, awesome example of this terribly difficult 90 cent Perry from the National Printing; equally balanced margins and smashing rich color; this is a tremendous stamp that would greatly enhance any top quality collection, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $720.
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Lot 1871
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1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), duplex cancel, massive margins all around, a conservatively graded stamp that should realize an impressive price, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $75.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $216.
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Lot 1872

1873, 6¢ dull pink (Scott 159), bottom single with part imprint, disturbed o.g. from heavy hinging, impressive margin single with strong color and choice centering, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1873
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1873, 7¢ orange vermilion (Scott 160), bold red NYFM cancel, awesome top quality example with enormous JUMBO margins and glamorous color; an amazing stamp especially with the outstanding cancel, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80J.
SMQ VF 80J; $100 without cancel premium.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1874

1873, 10¢ brown (Scott 161), o.g., never hinged, an astounding stamp in an incredible mint state; as fresh on the front as it is on the back, with full unblemished gum; impeccably fresh stamp with vivid color; unlisted in Scott catalog in never hinged condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900 for a hinged example.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,140.
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Lot 1875

1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), o.g., previously hinged, incredibly deep rich color and impression upon bright white paper, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1876
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), striking red cancellation, extraordinary top quality stamp with super intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $160.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1877
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), bold blue cancel, sharp impression and stunningly bold color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $148.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1878
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), black cork cancellation, deep rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $145.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $60.
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Lot 1879
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1875, Special Printing, 15¢ bright orange (Scott 174), without gum as issued, bright proof like color; an impressive example of the 15 cent 1875 Special Printing; much nicer than normally encountered; natural straight edge at left and usual scissor separated perforations, Fine, only 39 examples are known to exist, with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $18,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Realized $7,800.
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Lot 1880
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1875, 2¢ vermilion (Scott 178), regummed, extraordinary appearance; huge boardwalk margins and gleaming color; a real stunner, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $175 for no gum.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1881

1879, 5¢ blue (Scott 185), o.g., previously hinged, stunning large margined example with mouth-watering color; very elusive when found in this wonderful state of preservation, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 1882
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1879, 6¢ pink (Scott 186), neatly placed duplex cancellation, astounding—a rarely-encountered premium quality example, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $125.
Scott $25.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1883

1879, 90¢ carmine (Scott 191), o.g., previously hinged, tremendous example with oversized margins and tantalizing color; a true GEM and a condition rarity, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
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Lot 1884

1879, 90¢ carmine (Scott 191), o.g., previously hinged, Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1885

1881, 1¢ gray blue, re-engraved (Scott 206), o.g., never hinged, large jumbo margins; light natural gum wrinkle, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $144.
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Lot 1886

1882, 6¢ deep brown red, re-engraved (Scott 208a), o.g., lightly hinged, beautiful example with exuberant color; completely sound and quite choice, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1887

1882, 6¢ deep brown red, re-engraved (Scott 208a), o.g., hinge remnant, bright and fresh stamp with outstanding centering; natural straight edge at right, Very Fine appearing.
Scott $550.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $132.
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Lot 1888

1883, 4¢ blue green (Scott 211), o.g., never hinged, choice mint example with lovely rich color; inclusion spot present to the left of the vignette at neck level, otherwise Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $168.
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Lot 1889
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1883, 4¢ blue green (Scott 211), target cancel, massive margins of epic proportions; an astounding World Class GEM deserving placement in the finest collection, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1890

1883, Special Printing, 2¢ pale red brown (Scott 211B), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), good looking example of this 1883 Special Printing; a ridiculously undervalued stamp that should realize a good price—higher than its SMQ price of only $250, Fine to Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $250.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1891

1887, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 212), o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh and choice mint stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2016 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott $290.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 1892
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1887, 3¢ vermilion (Scott 214), lightly struck target cancellation, astounding used example, with virtually perfect centering, and splendid fresh color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $168.
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Lot 1893

1888, 4¢ carmine (Scott 215), o.g., previously hinged, sterling example with well proportioned margins and exuberant color, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1894

1888, 4¢ carmine (Scott 215), o.g., hinged, generous margins and dazzling color; a sterling top quality stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Scott $190.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1895

1888, 5¢ indigo (Scott 216), o.g., hinged, vivid and fresh example, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2003 P.F. certificate for block of 4 from which it came, lower left stamp.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1896

1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), o.g., never hinged, tall margins and vivid color; an incredibly fresh mint example, Fine, with photocopy of 2016 P.F. certificate for pair from which this stamp was taken, left stamp.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1897
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1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), bottom plate number and imprint strip of 5, o.g., lightly hinged (center stamp never hinged), phenomenal top quality imprint and plate # strip with bold prooflike color; a rare opportunity, as most nice multiples have been broken up into singles, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,680.
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Lot 1898

1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), o.g., hinged, nice appearing example with vivid color; reperforated at bottom—not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with clear 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1899

1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), o.g., hinge remnant; hinge thin specks, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1900
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1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), bright fresh color; lovely appearing 90 cent Perry; small thins, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $132.
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