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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2357, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Horizontal strip of four and horizontal pair, cancelled by segmented cork, "Cornwall-on-Hudson N.Y. May 25" circular datestamp on cover to Constantinople, Turkey, red "New York Paid All May 26" circular datestamp, partial strike of German Post Office in Constantinople backstamp, fresh and Fine, ex Dr. Burrows

E. 200-300
180
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2361, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Horizontal strip of four, choice centering, vivid color, straight edge at right, tied by bold strikes of target cancel, "Auburn N.Y. Oct. 18" circular datestamp on ca. 1875 cover to Moradabad, India, sender's routing "Via Brindisi", red "New York 1.10 Oct. 20" credit datestamp (110 centimes = 22c), red London "Paid" transit datestamp and "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp both tie strip, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL FRANKING TO INDIA, BEARING A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

This was prepaid for the 28c rate but credited in accordance with the 27c rate during the GPU/UPU period (the credit in centimes replaced old U.S. currency credit markings). Overall a spectacular cover in pristine condition.

Ex "Andromeda". With 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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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
700
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 213, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, choice centering with unusually wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Odeneal and "Hampshire", with 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates

1,000
0
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U.S. Stamps
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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 214, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Disturbed original gum, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,000
950
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
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2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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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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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 121, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178)The unique plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co, The unique plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note CoThe unique plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue

DESCRIPTION

7¢ Orange Vermilion (160), block of twelve from bottom of right pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 22" plate number, original gum, lightly hinged with narrow hinge remnant at right and in selvage, vibrant color

PROVENANCE

John C. Chapin (acquired in Siegel Sale 821, lot 560, Chapin collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 421

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; some sensibly reinforced perf separations, inconsequential small scrape in selvage

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$14,500.00 for this unique plate block

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 7¢ denomination was dropped from the Bank Note series after the 1875 General Postal Union rates took effect. This is the only recorded plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Issue.

E. 7,500-10,000
15,500
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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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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1251, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Wide even margins, rich color, bold strike of large red open grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Morris, with 1987 P.F. certificate

95
275
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1252, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

85
160
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