1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

Sale 3021 - The "Argent" Collection of 1875-1901 Mint United States Stamps
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  • Lot# : 602 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 193
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    193, 1880 2c Black brown, Special printing, very well centered within large margins, intense color, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and attractive example being much better centered than most; according to the Siegel census, "there are just 47 certified examples, of which almost half have faults (mostly thins); of the sound examples, nearly all are centered to top or one side "; 2000 PSE certificate, 1947 and 2001 PF certificates (Scott $17,000)
    Start Price : 12,500 USD
    Current Opening : 12,500 USD
    Hammer price : 12,500 USD

    Lot# : 603 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 196
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    196, 1880 7c Scarlet vermilion, Special printing, exceptionally well centered for the issue with large margins especially at the right, vivid color, full perforations all around, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and one of the finest singles extant; 1947, 1989 and 2004 PF certificates; ex-Lyons (Scott $6,750)
    Start Price : 10,000 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000 USD
    Hammer price : 10,000 USD

    Lot# : 604 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 197
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    197 var., 1880 10c Deep brown, Special printing, Double transfer of top and bottom labels, the double transfer is easily seen in both labels, particularly well centered, beautiful color and crisp impression, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice being one of the finest examples of the approx 30 examples recorded and the only recorded example of the double transfer variety; 1957 and 2001 PF certificates
    Start Price : 20,000 USD
    Current Opening : 20,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 605 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 198
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    198, 1880 12c Blackish purple, Special printing, spectacular single with exceptional centering within well balanced margins, full perfs all around, deep rich color, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice, certainly one of the finest singles available; 1991 and 2002 PF certificates; ex-Golin (Scott $9,500)
    Start Price : 7,500 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500 USD

    Lot# : 606 1880-87 Special Printings (192-204, 205C, 211B-211D)

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    Catalog# : 205C
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    205C, 1882 5c Gray brown, Special printing, near perfect centering within lavish margins, beautiful color and a crisp impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine and choice in every respect;; just 21 examples recorded in the Siegel census, this being 205C-UNC-21; 1959 and 2004 PF certificates; ex-Engel, Klein, Hinrich (Scott $55,000)
    Start Price : 35,000 USD
    Current Opening : 35,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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