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Sale 105: The Peter Iwate Collection

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1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue

Lots 3248-3257 Lots 3258-3263

Lot 3248 o   

1879, 5¢ blue, A.B.N.C. printing, exceptionally well centered within large even margins, bright color and paper, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail circle of wedges cancel, a Superb gem; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $1,025).
Scott No. 185.

A SUPERB GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ BLUE AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE, ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES EXISTING.

Only two grade higher (at 98J and 100) and two others share this lofty grade.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 3249    

1879, 5¢ blue, A.B.N.C. printing, well centered, tied by "New York, Jan 13, 1881" duplex datestamp on cover from the Foster correspondence the U.S.S. Monocacy at Yokohama, Japan, endorsed "Via San Francisco", with original enclosure; receipt docketing at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 185    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lot 3250    

1879, 5¢ blue, A.B.N.C. printing, horizontal pair, tied by "New-York, Sep 17 '80" duplex on cover to Sydney, New South Wales, matching "N.Y.P.O./One Rate/Short Paid" three-line handstamp and blue crayon "Due 2" rating, partial "New York, D.L.O." cds backstamp, letter returned to sender; left 5¢ couple nibbed perfs, Very Fine.
Scott No. 185    Estimate $300 - 400.

Provisions of postal treaty for mail franked at less than one rate (12¢) was to be returned for postage - if unable to find sender, mail would be sent to the dead letter office.

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Lot 3251 o   

1879, 6¢ pink, A.B.N.C. printing, exceedingly well centered within even margins, full perfs all around, bold Star within Circle fancy cancel, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2004 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (XF 90).
Scott No. 186    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 3252 o   

1879, 10¢ brown, with secret mark, neat oval cancels, near perfect centering amid evenly balanced margins, beautiful rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $425).
Scott No. 188    $33.

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Lot 3253 o   

1879, 15¢ red orange, A.B.N.C. printing, beautifully centered with large even margins, radiant color on crisp paper, neat four-ring target cancel, an Extremely Fine gem; with 1998 P.F., 2006 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates, the P.S.E. Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $375).
Scott No. 189    $28.

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Lot 3254    

1879, 15¢ red orange, A.B.N.C. printing, well centered single tied by "New York, Reg" oval, pink "Registered, Aug., New York" three-line postmark on 1883 registered cover to London, England, New York "City" Registry label affixed, red London Registered (8.18) arrival oval, Very Fine and choice, ex-Provera.
Scott No. 189    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 3255 o   

1879, 30¢ full black, A.B.N.C. printing, exceedingly well centered within unusually large even margins, intense shade and impression, bold registry oval cancel, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Morton; with 2020 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates, both Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $825).
Scott No. 190    $90.

A REMARKABLE USED EXAMPLE WITH STUNNING LARGE MARGINS, INTENSE COLOR AND OUTSTANDING CENTERING.

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Lot 3256 o   

1879, 90¢ carmine, A.B.N.C. printing, extraordinarily well centered within beautiful large and balanced margins, deep rich color on bright paper, bold oval cancel, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Bowman, Morton; with 1992 and 2001 P.F., 2008 and 2020 P.S.E. certificates, both P.S.E. Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 191    $375.

A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90¢ AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. ISSUE THAT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

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Lot 3257    

1879, 90¢ carmine, A.B.N.C. printing, right s.e., pulled perf and couple tiny tears, tied by "Boston Mass." oval, purple "Boston, Mass, Feb 16, 1888, Reg. No." framed postmark on legal-size cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, endorsed "Per S.S. "Advance" at top left, reverse with "New York N.Y., Reg.'y Div., 2-17, 1888" oval and New York (FX-NY1a) registry label affixed, blue Rio de Janeiro (3.22) arrival backstamp; cover slightly reduced and open at top and right, Very Fine appearance, ex-Krug, Martin, Gross; with 1955 and 2019 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 191    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED 90¢ BANK NOTE USES TO BRAZIL.

The 90¢ stamp pays the 10¢ registry fee plus 16-times the 5¢ Universal Postal Union rate.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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