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Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 538, 1870-1888 Bank Note Company Issues2¢ 1873 Issue used from the U.S, 2¢ 1873 Issue used from the U.S2¢ 1873 Issue used from the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai

2¢ Brown (157), horizontal pair and single, cancelled by circle of small wedges and tied by "U.S. Postal Agc'y Shanghai, Dec. 13" (ca. 1875) circular datestamp on cover to Chicago, neat "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 25" transit datestamp, blue "Chicago Ill. Carrier CA2 Feb. 2" backstamp, left stamp with small margin tear at right, small sealed tear at bottom of cover, Very Fine, a beautiful cover from the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, overpaying the 5¢ U.P.U. rate by 1¢, ex Drucker

E. 400-500
Future Sale
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
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 118, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), A magnificent plate block of 20 of the 2¢ Brown 1873 Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Brown (157), block of 20, the complete two bottom rows of the right pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, "No. 241." plate number and guide arrow, original gum, most stamps in bottom row Mint N.H., few hinge remnants in top row and selvage, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

As part of complete pane of 100: 1982 Siegel sale (Sale 592, lot 55)

As plate block of 20: John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 397

CONDITION NOTES

Fine-Very Fine; perf separations most prominent between the two horizontal rows at right

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$12,325.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 2¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue is scarce in plate block form. We have offered only two others since keeping computerized records--one from the bottom and one from the top of the pane, and both smaller than the block offered here.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1244
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1244, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Perfectly centered with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unobtrusive cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade

22
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1803
PSE 95J
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1803, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum, single hinge mark with gum covering the entire back of the stamp, deep rich color and proof-like impression, near perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 2-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it. By way of comparison, the highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. example is a 90J (one copy).

325
2,200
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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 1270, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Pair, used with pair 3c Green (158), tied by "New York Paid All Sep. 2" (1873) circular datestamp and indistinct numeral handstamps on overall lithographed attorney corner card cover to Bucharest, Romania, Bucharest receiving backstamp, opening tears at top not affecting stamps, still Very Fine cover to a rare destination during this period, sent via North German Union Closed Mail, ex dos Passos and Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2334, 1870 and Later Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Used with 2c Brown and pair 3c Green (157-158), tied by cork cancels and by "Portland Maine Mar. 18" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to Bern, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Via Bremen Apr. 1" circular datestamp, receiving backstamps, couple cover edge nicks, Very Fine, underpaid by 1c for double 8c Swiss Closed Mail rate via Bremen but accepted as fully prepaid (much scarcer than the 10c rate via England)

E. 200-300
130
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
ngbl
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 254, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Block of six with part imprint and part plate no. in top selvage, unused (no gum), bright color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, top left stamp small toned spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance, scarce multiple, ex Frelinghuysen, Scott Retail as six no gum singles, Scott Catalogue assigns a 25% premium for a block of four versus four singles

840
200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 255, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Horizontal block of eight, original gum, right block of six with h.r. between horizontal perfs reinforcing perf separations, rich color, Fine, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

3,300
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 209, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Block of four, original gum, bottom right stamp barest trace of hinging, other stamps lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering, top stamps light horizontal crease at top, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,650
1,100
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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
122
PF 90
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 122, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum, bright color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ)

350
800
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