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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 117, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178)The largest recorded plate block of the 1¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co, The largest recorded plate block of the 1¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note CoThe largest recorded plate block of the 1¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Ultramarine (156), block of fourteen from bottom of left pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, "No. 307" plate number and guide arrow, original gum, hinge remnants, brilliant color

PROVENANCE

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 456, incorrectly listed as Scott 182b Gray Blue shade

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine; natural gum crease affects two stamps, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

Unlisted as a plate block of 14. Scott value as plate block of 12 is $6,250.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 1¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue is extremely rare in plate block form. We have offered only one since keeping computerized records--a plate block of 12 with full imprint from Plate 209. The block offered here, from the left pane of the sheet of 200, requires seven stamps across to show the full imprint, thus requiring 14 stamps to be a complete plate block. This plate block is an excellent companion to the one offered in lot 127, which is from the same plate number but printed by American Bank Note Co. after it acquired Continental.

E. 3,000-4,000
8,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1243, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Beautifully centered, dark color on bright white paper, perfectly struck blue circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate for vertical pair, this being the bottom stamp

6
950
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1801
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1801, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, outstanding centering with balanced margins, fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only one original-gum stamp grades higher (at 95J) and four others share this grade

200
1,200
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1802, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Fresh color, with red Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, this precancel is much scarcer in red than in black

E. 400-500
950
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1205, Great Britain and British Isles1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Strip of four and two singles, tied by five strikes of New York Foreign Mail Circle of Wedges cancel (Weiss TR-W13a) and by red New York circular datestamp on 1873 cover to London, England and forwarded back to Brooklyn, red London Paid datestamp (Nov. 30) and backstamp, upon receipt back in New York struck twice with "N.Y. Steamship 3 Nov. 16" circular datestamp, one ties the strip, two stamps with a small flaw, still Very Fine, illustrated in Weiss NYFM book on p. 431, ex Albert and Weiss

E. 400-500
225
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1360, Iceland1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Tied by blue "Minneapolis Minn. Feb. 8" (1877) duplex datestamp and target cancel on 1c Postal Card (UX5) to Reykjavik, Iceland, red "Paid Liverpool Packet 26 FE 1877" transit datestamp, receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, U.S. mail to Iceland is exceedingly rare, even into the 1890s -- this early Bank Note usage is outstanding

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
253
PSE 95J
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 253, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredible Jumbo margins and precise centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,600.00), since this stamp was certified by P.S.E. in 2009, it has stood alone as the only unused Scott 156 graded 95J in any gum condition, with none higher

200
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 129, Fancy Cancellations1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Bright color, tied by bold strike of large negative "PORTLAND ME" in oval handstamp on pink overall Publisher's illustrated advertising cover to Harrington N.C., Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
0
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 208, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H, 1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H., lovely pastel shade, perfectly centered with wide even margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Ex Raymond Fox. With 1996 P.F. certificate for a pair. Scott Retail as hinged

200
6,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
121
PF 90
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 121, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ)

225
1,300
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