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Sale 56: The Westpex Sale

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1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues

Lots 1857-1866

Lot 1857 o   

1879, 1¢ dark ultramarine, neat almost full strike of Worcester, Mass. Stars & Stripes in Large Shield fancy cancel, large margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 182    Estimate $75 - 100.

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Lot 1858 P   

1879, 5¢ blue, plate proof on India, three used singles, each canceled by "New York G" station oval registry handstamps, vibrant colors, some typical flaws, Very Fine and rare, There are two known pieces with 183P3 and 185P3 canceled by the same New York Station G ovals. These must have originated from the same correspondence.
Scott No. 185P3    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1859    

1879, 10¢ brown, without secret mark, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh with strong bright color, choice centering amid oversized margins, a Very Fine to Extremely Fine jumbo, the design clearly shows the absence of the secret mark; with 2008 P.S.E. Graded certificate for a Scott 188 (VF-XF 85J, SMQ $4,250 for a Scott 187).
Scott No. 187    $3,250.

Realized: $1,450

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Lot 1860    

1879, 15¢ red orange, o.g., never hinged, well balanced margins, strong bright color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful never hinged example of the 15¢ American Banknote issue; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $2,650).
Scott No. 189    $675.

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Lot 1861    

1879, 15¢ red orange, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid well balanced margins, fresh with strong bright color, Extremely Fine, an exceptional stamp in never hinged condition; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 189    $675 for o.g.

Realized: $1,500

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Lot 1862 o   

1879, 90¢ carmine, 1882 oval cancels, attractive centering and margins, rich vibrant color, Extremely Fine; with 2013 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $825).
Scott No. 191    $375.

Realized: $450

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Lot 1863    

1882, 6¢ deep brown red, re-engraved, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears n.h.), choice centering, rich deep color, Extremely Fine; with 1991 and 2003 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 208a    $525.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1864 o   

1882, 10¢ black brown, re-engraved, neat bar duplex cancel, intensely rich color, choice centering amid nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a choice used example of this scarce shade; with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 209b    $350.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1865 o   

1882, 10¢ black brown, re-engraved, duplex cancel, wide margins, rich deep color, Very Fine and choice; with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 209b    $350.

Realized: $150

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Lot 1866    

1883, 2¢ red brown, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid evenly balanced margins, strong bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a never hinged gem.
Scott No. 210    $130.

Realized: $400

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