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1870-1888 Bank Note Co. Issues
 
 
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Lot 2594

1870, 3¢ green, H. grill (Scott 136), bottom margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom stamps appear nearly never hinged), fresh appearance; light vertical crease on right stamp, otherwise Fine, with photocopy of 1991 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2595
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1870, 30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), beautiful etched impression with beautiful jet black color and boldly impressed grill, Fine to Very Fine, with 1953 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 2596
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1870, 30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), neatly struck black cancellation, decent example of this difficult grilled stamp; beautiful color and an easily identifiable grill impression; tear at left; horizontal crease, Very Good, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2597
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1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 144), bright fresh color; reperforated at right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2598

1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill (Scott 135A), o.g., lightly hinged, the freshest example of this scarce I grill obtainable, as it looks like it was just broken off a pristine sheet even though it was issued 148 years ago, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2599
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1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill (Scott 135A), beautiful wide bar blue grid cancellation, phenomenal large margined example with dazzling color; a flawless top quality stamp, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2600

1870, 2¢ red brown (Scott 146), block of 4, disturbed o.g., bright fresh color; small thins and minor perf separations, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2601
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1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), black NYFM (RE-S1) cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2015 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2602
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1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), neat black cancellation, extraordinary top quality example of this stamp; wide natural straight edge at right showing small portion of arrow from pane divider line at bottom right; an extraordinary JUMBO with brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2603
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1870, 15¢ bright orange (Scott 152), grid of small squares cancel, gorgeous bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2604
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1870, 24¢ purple (Scott 153), horizontal strip of 3, NYFM cancels, great bright color, unusual large multiple for such a high denomination; straight edge at left, creases on right two stamps, otherwise Fine.
Scott $695.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2605
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1870, 90¢ carmine (Scott 155), absolutely gorgeous NYFM cancellation, glowing rich shade; among the most appealing examples obtainable; reperforated at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2606

1873, 7¢ orange vermilion (Scott 160), o.g., hinged, a splendid example with scintillating color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2607

1873, 7¢ orange vermilion (Scott 160), disturbed o.g., remarkably choice example with alluring rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2608
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1873, 7¢ orange vermilion (Scott 160), faint trace of cancellation, huge boardwalk margins and vivid color; simply amazing, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $140.
Scott $85.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2609

1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), o.g., hinged, deep rich post office fresh color, Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2610
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), intriguing bright red cancel, a remarkable example with a crisp impression, deep colors and exceptional centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an extraordinary stamp, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $165.
Scott $135.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2611
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1875, 2¢ vermilion and 5¢ blue (Scott 178-179), selection on two album pages comprising twelve used 2¢, including a strip of 3, and nine 5¢, including a used pair and an unused single; nice variety of cancels; mixed condition but F-VF appearing.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2612
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1875, 5¢ blue, large die proof (Scott 179P1), large die "Hybrid" proof, mounted on India & die sunk on 5½ x 8½ card, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2613
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1879, 2¢ vermilion (Scott 183), vertical pair, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom stamp never hinged), bright fresh color; light bend at top and tiny thin from paper irregularity at bottom (only visible in fluid), otherwise Fine, with 2015 Weiss certificate for block.
Scott $470 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2614

1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, deep proof like color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2615
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1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), cancelled by negative 1880 Worcester MA "North-South Handshake" fancy cancel, fairly complete, uncommon and attractive; thinned lower right corner, Fine to Very Fine.
Cole HF-6.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2616

1879, 15¢ red orange (Scott 189), o.g., never hinged, brightly emblazoned color and steep impression; remarkably choice, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F.C. and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $675.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2617
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1881, 3¢ blue green, re-engraved, essay (Scott 207 var.), block of 12, showing a six hole linear cut out to prevent reuse, shows double paper & mutilation of stamp, o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 2618

1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved (Scott 209), o.g., hinged, choice centering and vibrant color; reperforated at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 2619

1883, 2¢ red brown, on horizontally laid paper (Scott 210 var.), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants to reinforce perforations, Fine.
Scott $230 as normal block.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2620
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1883, 2¢ red brown (Scott 210), South Hanson, MA Locomotive fancy cancel, strong strike; four tiny thin spots and faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance, the centerpiece of any fancy cancel collection, one of the rarest and most desirable of fancy cancels; only a few known, including one on cover, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Cole Pi-67.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2621

1883, 4¢ blue green (Scott 211), o.g., very lightly hinged, outstanding rich color in full "bloom"; a handsome top quality example of this tough stamp, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2622
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1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), unused without gum, fiery rich color and impression; an appealing well centered example, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 and 1986 P.F. certificate.
SMQ XF 90; $145.
Scott $80.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2623

1888, 30¢ orange brown, imperf. (Scott 217a), horizontal pair, o.g., previously hinged, an intriguing imperforate pair with alluring deep color; a small corner crease and gum soak at bottom left, otherwise Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2624

1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), disturbed o.g., radiantly rich color and razor sharp impression; a few thins and gum soaked perfs noted for accuracy, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2625
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1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), light double oval cancel, deep rich color, Superb, SMQ value is for XF-Sup 95J (the highest used value published by the SMQ), with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $2,300.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2626
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1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), rich vibrant color and impression which is so often not the case, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $225.
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