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1870-1888 Bank Note Co. Issues




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Lot 1107

1870, 1¢ ultramarine, H. grill (Scott 134), large part o.g., gorgeous color and impression, well centered, very attractive example of this quite difficult stamp; faintly grilled, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 1108

1870, 1¢ ultramarine, H. grill (Scott 134), o.g., hinge remnant, excellent example of an H grill; reperforated at bottom, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1109
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1870, 2¢ red brown, H. grill (Scott 135), horizontal pair, nice blue Cleveland, Ohio duplex, large margins all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $160.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1110

1870, 3¢ green, H. grill (Scott 136), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh and bright, prooflike impression, large margins, a marvelous stamp, rare thus, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $575 as hinged.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 1111
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1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill (Scott 138), red transit and black cancel, ample to large margins all around, attractive color, impressive used example, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $550.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1112
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1870, 10¢ brown, H. grill (Scott 139), red cancel, complete color nand impression within largely balanced margins, Very Fine, with 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1113
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1870, 15¢ orange, H. grill (Scott 141), circle of "V's" cancel, fresh, bright color, sharp impression, very attractive, conservatively graded Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,400.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1114
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1870, 30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), light black cancel, nice looking used example, difficult stamp; small faults, Very Fine appearance, signed J. M. Bartels, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1115

1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 144), o.g., hinge mark, remarkably fresh, vibrant color, strong impression, large margins, outstanding example of this exceptionally difficult item especially with original gum, Very Fine, the scarcest of all the regularly issued 90¢ banknotes, with 2011 and 1973 P.F. certificates.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 1116
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1870, 3¢ green, I. grill (Scott 136A), light target cancel, fresh and attractive, well centered with large margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $100.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1117
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1870, 1¢-90¢ National issue complete, plate proofs on India (Scott 145P3-155P3), each mounted on card, Extremely Fine.
Scott $296.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1118
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1870, 6¢ carmine (Scott 148), fancy rosette cancel, huge margins all around, Extremely Fine Jumbo, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1119
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1871, 7¢ vermilion (Scott 149), segmented cork cancel, lovely shade, large centered margins, choice used example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ VF-SUP 95; $650.
Scott $90.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1120
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1871, 7¢ vermilion (Scott 149), blue segmented cork cancel, large margins, deep rich color beautifully complimented by lovely cancel, Extremely Fine.
Scott $90.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1121
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1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), unused without gum, bright colro and impression within neatly squared margins, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1122
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1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), crossroads cork cancel, well centered and attractive, Extremely Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1123
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1870, 24¢ purple (Scott 153), lovely unframed red grid cancel, rich full color and impression, extremely well centered with large margins, a striking example, Extremely Fine, with 2018 and 2003 P.F. certificates and 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $235.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1124
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1873, 1¢ black, trial color plate proof on card (Scott 156TC4), plate block of 20, without gum as issued, rare and attractive multiple, excellent exhibit showpiece, apparent plate scratches showing on a couple of stamps; minor creases in selvedge at right and some very slight toning at right only, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1125

1873, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 156), o.g., never hinged, very fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200 as o.g.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1126
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1873, 2¢-90¢ Continental issue nearly complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 157P4-160P4, 162P4-166P4), bright color with great impressions; small faults on 6¢, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $620.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1127

1873, 2¢ brown (Scott 157), o.g., previously hinged, bold richness in color and impression within nice borders, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1128

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh and bright, scarce thus, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $110 for hinged.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1129

1873, 6¢ dull pink (Scott 159), o.g., extremely lightly hinged, very fresh appearance; light and tiny tone spot at upper right corner, Fine to Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1130

1873, 6¢ dull pink (Scott 159), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), natural gum bend, fresh, large margins, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1131

1873, 7¢ orange vermilion (Scott 160), o.g., previously hinged, bright and fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1132
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), fairly light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $135.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1133
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1873, 15¢ yellow orange (Scott 163), unused without gum, brilliant fiery color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1134
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1873, 30¢ gray black (Scott 165), lightly canceled, massive jumbo margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $130.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1135
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1873, 30¢ gray black (Scott 165), partial face free geometric cork cancel, fresh, large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $130.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1136
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1873, 90¢ rose carmine (Scott 166), black smudge cancel, rich color, sharp impression, large margins, attractive example; minor short perforation at bottom, conservatively graded Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $200.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1137

1875, 2¢ vermilion (Scott 178), o.g., previously hinged, brilliant vibrant color, an awesome top quality example of this notoriously difficult stamp which is quite scarce when found in this wonderful condition, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1138

1875, 5¢ blue (Scott 179), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1139
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1879-1887, 1¢-90¢ American issue, plate proofs on card (Scott 183P4, 185P4, 205P4-211P4, 213P4-218P4), 8¢ is 208P4a brown red shade, bright color with great impressions, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $535.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1140

1879, 2¢ vermilion (Scott 183), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $370.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1141

1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, large margins, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $325.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1142

1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), o.g., never hinged, large margins, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $266.
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Lot 1143
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1879, 6¢ pink (Scott 186), black "3" in three circles cancel, enormous margins all around, outstanding, Extremely Fine Jumbo.
Scott $23.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1144
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1880 Special Printing, 2¢ black brown (Scott 193), without gum as issued, fresh, strikingly deep rich color and impression, marvelous example of this scarce special printing, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate and original 1947 P.F. certificate (#686).
Scott $16,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 12,000.
Realized $9,500.
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Lot 1145
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1880 Special Printing, 15¢ orange (Scott 199), without gum as issued, fresh, vibrant color, nicely centered for this exceptionally difficult stamp, an impressive example, Very Fine, among the finest of the 37 examples that are known to exist, with 2008 and 1999 P.F. certificates.
Scott $29,000.
Estimate $25,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 1146

1882, 5¢ yellow brown (Scott 205), o.g., never hinged, large margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1147

1882, 6¢ rose, re-engraved (Scott 208), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,350.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1148

1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved (Scott 209), o.g., very lightly hinged, amazingly fresh, deep rich color, prooflike impression, enormous balanced margins, a showstopper, Extremely Fine Jumbo, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $350.
Scott $160.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1149

1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), sensational freak perforations due to foldover, corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, rare and desirable freak, fresh and incredibly interesting; single diagonal crease causing all this chaos, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1150

1883 Special Printing, 2¢ pale red brown (Scott 211B), o.g., hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, about 1000 stamps delivered for sale, with 1960 and 1989 P.F. certificates and 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1151

1887, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 212), o.g., barest trace of hinge, huge margins, fresh and outstanding, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $90.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1152

1887, 2¢ green (Scott 213), o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh, large balanced margins all around, wonderful stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $120.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1153

1887, 2¢ green (Scott 213), top plate number and imprint strip of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, incredibly fresh and attractive, scarce strip, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $340.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1154

1887, 2¢ green (Scott 213), irregular plate number and partial imprint block of 10, o.g., never hinged, fresh and attractive, scarce and desirable position multiple, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1155

1888, 5¢ indigo (Scott 216), o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, rich color and impression, large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $625.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1156

1888, 5¢ indigo (Scott 216), o.g., hinge mark, large balanced margins, deep color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85 and 2002 P.F. certificate.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Scott $200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1157

1888, 5¢ indigo (Scott 216), a fresh, well centered horizontal pair, o.g., the right stamp barely hinged; left stamp with a thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1158

1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), o.g., never hinged, pristine, exceptionally fresh and bright, large margins all around, eye catching, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates graded VF-XF 85 and 1997 and 1981 P.F. certificates.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,500.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,250 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1159

1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh and bright, lovely color, large margins all around, marvelous stamp, Very Fine, vastly undervalued for a stamp in this quality, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,000.
Scott $900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 1160

1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), o.g., fresh and nicely centered with warm, rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1161
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1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), unused without gum, fresh and choice with large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $80.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1162
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Lot 1163

1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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