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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
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2201, Philatelic History from the Trenchard Collection5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Used with two each 2c Vermilion and 3c Green (178, 158), tied by smudgy cork cancels with red "New York Registered Jul. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Chemnitz, Germany, with "M. Kottshofski Dealer in Foreign Postage Stamps" stamp dealer's corner card, additional purple dealer handstamp on back, 5c with a couple minor perf flaws, couple small cover nicks, still Very Fine and colorful early stamp dealer advertising cover to Germany

0
425
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
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
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2358, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues2c Vermilion, 3c Green, 5c Blue (158, 178, 179), 2c Vermilion, 3c Green, 5c Blue (158, 178, 179)2c Vermilion, 3c Green, 5c Blue (158, 178, 179). 2c and 3c on intermediate paper, tied by odd-shaped segmented cork cancel, red "Boston Paid Feb. 3" (1879) circular datestamp on cover to Satara, India, red London "Paid" transit datestamp, Sea Post Office, Brindisi and Satara backstamps, 3c nicked at top (visible only upon close examination), appears Very Fine, India joined the GPU in July 1876 but the rates were double those of regular GPU members until Apr. 1, 1879, this is an unusual combination for the 10c GPU rate, ex "Andromeda"

E. 300-400
375
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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
c
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
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 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
2019-05-01
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
og
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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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1813
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1813, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR, SCOTT 179, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE IT.

The 1875 printing, Scott 179, is often overlooked by collectors who put it into the same category as its 1879 counterpart, Scott 185, which is more readily available. For Mint N.H. copies, we have offered only five unduplicated since keeping computerized records. The example offered here, while hinged, has the best centering of any we have encountered.

Ex "Hanover". With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only one to achieve it. The SMQ value was never updated when this stamp realized $5,750 hammer in our 2016 sale of the "Hanover" collection

700
6,250
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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
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1114, Caribbean5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Two, affixed slightly overlapping and used with 3c Green (158), grid cancels with "Oxford Mass. Nov. 18" (1876) circular datestamp on cover to U.S. Navy ship at St. Thomas, West Indies, red "New York 8 Nov. 26" credit datestamp, St. Thomas backstamp (Dec. 14), forwarded to Port Royal S.C., lengthy tissue-paper letter accompanies but did not originate with the cover (dated 1872, may belong with the correspondence), 3c with small piece out at top, 5c stamps with light creases, Very Fine appearance, sent by British Mail via Havana (13c rate), with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
450
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
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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