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1890 FOUR CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. ESSAYS, PROOFS & SPECIMENS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
281 E 222-E2 222-E2, 4c Black brown, large die essay on India, with Lincoln vignette facing left, die sunk on full size card measuring 131x224mm, with C - 226 and American Bank Note Co.
N.Y. imprints at bottom of India, exceptionally fresh and clean, ext#222-E2, 4c Black brown, large die essay on India, with Lincoln vignette facing left, die sunk on full size card measuring 131x224mm, with "C - 226" and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprints at bottom of India, exceptionally fresh and clean, extremely fine; an important and striking Small Bank Note Company essay, being the finer of only two reported. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
282 E 222-E3 222-E3, 4c Black brown, large die essay on India, Lincoln now facing right but still incomplete with no wart on face and no lines on shirt, die sunk on full size card measuring
142x191mm, with American Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint at bottom of I#222-E3, 4c Black brown, large die essay on India, Lincoln now facing right but still incomplete with no wart on face and no lines on shirt, die sunk on full size card measuring 142x191mm, with "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint at bottom of India, very fine; one of only two reported. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
283 P 222TC 222TC, 4c Lincoln, trial color imperforate plate proofs on gummed stamped paper, two horizontal pairs in Brown and Yellowish brown, a top sheet-margin partial imprint block of
four in Brownish claret (trivial wrinkle), plus a bottom margin Impri#222TC, 4c Lincoln, trial color imperforate plate proofs on gummed stamped paper, two horizontal pairs in Brown and Yellowish brown, a top sheet-margin partial imprint block of four in Brownish claret (trivial wrinkle), plus a bottom margin Imprint, letter "J" and plate "No. 55" strip of five, each well margined, o.g., h.r., very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
284 P 222P1 222P1, 4c Dark brown, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 74x76mm, showing full die sinkage, with American Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint at bottom of India, fresh
and clean, extremely fine.#222P1, 4c Dark brown, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 74x76mm, showing full die sinkage, with "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint at bottom of India, fresh and clean, extremely fine. (Image) $225.00

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
285 P 219P2-229P2 219P2-229P2, 1890-93 1c-90c Small Bank Note issue, small die proofs on wove paper, cplt set of all eleven values, the 2c represented by the Carmine color, each well margined
and with strong colors, 90c with really trivial thin speck at top edge,#219P2-229P2, 1890-93 1c-90c Small Bank Note issue, small die proofs on wove paper, cplt set of all eleven values, the 2c represented by the Carmine color, each well margined and with strong colors, 90c with really trivial thin speck at top edge, overall a very fine and handsome set of small die proofs prepared for a Roosevelt presentation album, of which only 85 sets were produced, many of which have been broken up. (Image) $2,090.00

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
286 Pbl 222P3 222P3, 4c Blackish brown, plate proof on India, an especially handsome and choice full bottom margin imprint and plate No. 53 block of twelve, mounted on card, rich luxuriant
and distinctive color, exceptionally well margined, extremely fine a#222P3, 4c Blackish brown, plate proof on India, an especially handsome and choice full bottom margin imprint and plate "No. 53" block of twelve, mounted on card, rich luxuriant and distinctive color, exceptionally well margined, extremely fine and quite scarce. (Image) $650.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
287 Pbl 222P4 222P4, 4c Brown, plate proof on card, attractive block of twenty (5x4), rich distinctive Brown color, large margins, choice very fine.#222P4, 4c Brown, plate proof on card, attractive block of twenty (5x4), rich distinctive Brown color, large margins, choice very fine. (Image) $540.00+

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
288 S 219S-229S 219S-229S, 1890-93 1c-90c Small Bank Note issue, each with diagonal SPECIMEN. handstamp in purple, cplt set of all eleven values, the 2c represented by the Carmine color, all
affixed to three small portions of old German stamp album, this set#219S-229S, 1890-93 1c-90c Small Bank Note issue, each with diagonal "SPECIMEN." handstamp in purple, cplt set of all eleven values, the 2c represented by the Carmine color, all affixed to three small portions of old German stamp album, this set which is believed to be unique was prepared at the Natal Post Office, after receiving the stamps from the U.P.U. office in Bern, Switzerland, the Natal postal officials then applied this distinctive "SPECIMEN." handstamp (Samuel type NA2) to each value, very fine; an important set for the specialist or exhibitor of the 1890-93 Small Bank Note series. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1890 FOUR CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
289 nh 222 222, 4c Dark brown, choice mint single, exceptionally well centered and margined, o.g., n.h., extremely fine 2001 PF certificate ex-Mann.#222, 4c Dark brown, choice mint single, exceptionally well centered and margined, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; 2001 PF certificate; ex-Mann. (Image) $340.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
290 nh 222 var. 222 var., 4c Blackish brown, deep luxuriant color in a most distinctive Blackish brown shade which is listed in Scott as a shade variety, nicely centered amid especially large
margins, o.g., n.h., very fine 2004 PF certificate specifically iden#222 var., 4c Blackish brown, deep luxuriant color in a most distinctive Blackish brown shade which is listed in Scott as a shade variety, nicely centered amid especially large margins, o.g., n.h., very fine; 2004 PF certificate specifically identifying this as the Blackish brown shade; ex-Mann. (Image) $340.00

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
291 ogPB 222 222, 6c Dark brown, full top margin imprint, letter MM and plate No. 200 block of ten, rich luxuriant color and impression on bright paper, exceptionally well centered, o.g.,
six stamps n.h., others l.h., some separated perforations sensibly#222, 6c Dark brown, full top margin imprint, letter "MM" and plate "No. 200" block of ten, rich luxuriant color and impression on bright paper, exceptionally well centered, o.g., six stamps n.h., others l.h., some separated perforations sensibly rejoined in first vertical row, bottom right stamp with minute tear, still very fine. (Image) $3,500.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1890 FOUR CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
292 c 222 222, 4c Dark brown, postal history collection, the mounted exhibit collection of 23 covers, both domestic and foreign usages, all selected for being a bit out of the ordinary
either for its usage, franking, cancellation or destination, interesti#222, 4c Dark brown, postal history collection, the mounted exhibit collection of 23 covers, both domestic and foreign usages, all selected for being a bit out of the ordinary either for its usage, franking, cancellation or destination, interesting domestic usages include a 5c stamp from the same series with a cutout of the 4c vignette, diagonal bisect accepted as postage, couple of Indian Territory usages, registered covers with additional stamps, foreign destinations include Egypt, Italy and Transvaal (front), fine-very fine; a handsome and scarce group perfect for the 1890 Small Bank Note specialist. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
1894-98 FOUR CENT FIRST BUREAU ISSUE PROOFS & SPECIMENS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
293 P 254P1 254P1, 4c Dark brown, large die proof on India, die sunk on large card 151x198mm, showing full die sinkage, very fine.#254P1, 4c Dark brown, large die proof on India, die sunk on large card 151x198mm, showing full die sinkage, very fine. (Image) $250.00

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
294 S 264SE-278SE 264SE-278SE, 1895 1c-$5.00 Second Bureau issue, handstamped Specimen. in purple, a complete set of all thirteen values, the $1.00 represented by the Ty. II, a much better
quality set than typically seen, as many are found with faults or with s#264SE-278SE, 1895 1c-$5.00 Second Bureau issue, handstamped "Specimen." in purple, a complete set of all thirteen values, the $1.00 represented by the Ty. II, a much better quality set than typically seen, as many are found with faults or with straight edges, strong fresh colors, o.g., some values with h.r., $5.00 with faint trace of a thin spot, overall fine-very fine; quite scarce as only 200 sets were produced. (Image) $1,935.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
295 S 264SO-278SO 264SO-278SO, 1895 1c-$5.00 Second Bureau issue, overprinted UniversalPostalCongress in blue, a complete set of all thirteen values, the $1.00 represented by the Ty. II,
produced in 1897 and distributed to the delegates of the Universal Posta#264SO-278SO, 1895 1c-$5.00 Second Bureau issue, overprinted "Universal/Postal/Congress" in blue, a complete set of all thirteen values, the $1.00 represented by the Ty. II, produced in 1897 and distributed to the delegates of the Universal Postal Congress held in Washington, D.C., only 125 such sets were distributed, deep rich colors throughout (50c bit oxidized), o.g., fine-very fine; quite rare and undercataloged. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1894-98 FOUR CENT FIRST BUREAU ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
296 nh 254 254, 4c Dark brown, impressive jumbo-margined top sheet-margin plate no. 51 single, possessing margins of exceptional size and being wonderfully well centered within them, deep
luxuriant color, o.g., n.h., extremely fine 1994 PF certificate.#254, 4c Dark brown, impressive jumbo-margined top sheet-margin plate no. 51 single, possessing margins of exceptional size and being wonderfully well centered within them, deep luxuriant color, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; 1994 PF certificate. (Image) $525.00

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
297 ogPB 254 254, 4c Dark brown, bottom margin imprint and plate no. 92 block of six, quite fresh, strong color and a crisp impression on bright paper, attractively centered, o.g., l.h., a
very fine example of this scarce plate block.#254, 4c Dark brown, bottom margin imprint and plate no. 92 block of six, quite fresh, strong color and a crisp impression on bright paper, attractively centered, o.g., l.h., a very fine example of this scarce plate block. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
298 ogPB 254a 254a, 4c Dark brown, imperforate, an incredibly rare full top margin imprint and plate no, 50 block of six, being one of only two possible top plate blocks in existence, even
margins all around, deep rich color, small facial rub at far right#254a, 4c Dark brown, imperforate, an incredibly rare full top margin imprint and plate no, 50 block of six, being one of only two possible top plate blocks in existence, even margins all around, deep rich color, small facial rub at far right center, o.g., some small thin spots, still of extremely fine appearance and an important Bureau issue plate block rarity; ex-Todd, Wampler. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
299 nh 269 269, 4c Dark brown, gem top sheet-margin plate no. 104 single, flawlessly centered amid extravagantly large margins, prooflike color and impression, o.g., n.h., extremely fine
a stamp for the perfectionist 1997 PF certificate.#269, 4c Dark brown, gem top sheet-margin plate no. 104 single, flawlessly centered amid extravagantly large margins, prooflike color and impression, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; a stamp for the perfectionist; 1997 PF certificate. (Image) $150.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
300 nhPB 269 269, 4c Dark brown, full top margin imprint and plate no. 458 block of six, incredibly fresh and crisp, gorgeous intense color and impression, well centered, pristine o.g.,
n.h., very fine and exceedingly choice an especially scarce and desirab#269, 4c Dark brown, full top margin imprint and plate no. 458 block of six, incredibly fresh and crisp, gorgeous intense color and impression, well centered, pristine o.g., n.h., very fine and exceedingly choice; an especially scarce and desirable plate block in this premium never hinged condition. (Image) $1,650.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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