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Date
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Grade
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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 2359, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Used with pair 1c Ultramarine and 3c Green (156, 158), cancelled or tied by targets with "North Ridgeway N.Y. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on cover to Vermillion O. with pink illustrated breeder's hen and rooster design, Geo. Resseguire of North Ridgeway proprietor and advertises "Choice Dark Brahmas and Partridge Cochins", on flap is an advertisement for the monthly magazine "Poultry World", 3c stamp with corner crease, Extremely Fine, an unusual and beautiful advertising design with a three-color Bank Note franking

E. 400-500
225
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 2360, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Used with horizontal pair of 2c Brown (157) and 3c Green (147), also used with 2c Internal Revenue, Orange (R15c), tied by bold grids, "Castroville Tex. Oct. 23" (1876) circular datestamp on light pink cover to Loire, France, red New York transit datestamp, Paris and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a colorful and unusual franking with the Revenue stamp accepted as postage, from a new find (see lot 2351), with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 29, 1861-88 Issues6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H, 6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate showing selvage at top which has been removed, Scott Retail as hinged

375
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1159, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H, 6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H., bright color, attractive wide margins and centering, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

375
800
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
212°
PF 95
og
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 212, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, exceptional centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1982 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

375
1,000
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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
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 120, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), The unique top plate number 305 block of the 6¢ 1873 Continental in the Brown Rose shade

DESCRIPTION

6¢ Brown Rose (159 variety), block of twelve from top of right pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 305" plate number, all but top two stamps at left Mint N.H., those two lightly hinged and hinged in selvage, wonderful color in Brown Rose shade, top row choice centering and wide margins

PROVENANCE

Col. Edward H. R. Green, Part 23, Hugh C. Barr sale, 10/15-18/1945, lot 32, as a block of 16

Benjamin D. Phillips (collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1974 Rarities of the World, 3/27/1974, Sale 448, lot 93, as a block of 16, from the Weills

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1977 Rarities of the World, 3/23/1977, Sale 510, lot 125A, as this block of 12

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

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 419

CONDITION NOTES

Fine-Extremely Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$17,500.00 as Dull Pink, unlisted as Brown Rose

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

This is the only recorded plate block of the 6¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue in the scarce Brown Rose sub-shade, which was printed only from Plate 305. Despite the Scott Catalogue assigning the same value to this shade as the normal Dull Pink shade, examples are very elusive. Power Search does not list even a single in our sales since 1995. This block was originally part of a block of 16 when it was offered in Part 23 of the Colonel Green sales (Hugh C. Barr, 10/15-18/1945, lot 32). It remained a block of 16 until it was broken into this block of 12 and a block of four following the Siegel 1974 Rarities of the World sale. This plate block was offered again in the 1977 Rarities of the World sale before entering the Chapin collection. Overall for Scott 159, the Chapin census records only nine complete plate blocks, this being the only one in Brown Rose.

Errata: Top two stamps at left are lightly hinged

E. 10,000-15,000
14,000
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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
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1249, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, bright color, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric and French transit markings, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate

19
400
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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
1250
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1250, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Superior centering with wide margins, rich color, perfect strike of New York Foreign Mail Star in Geometric cancel (Weiss ST-MP3), Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and no others share this grade

18
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1805
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1805, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, barely hinged, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a hinged Scott 159 and it is shared by only three others (one Mint N.H. is graded 95J)

375
1,400
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1806, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Block of twelve, slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal described on accompanying certificate as just "previously hinged", brilliant color, almost perfect centering throughout the multiple, very faint vertical crease affects left stamps

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 6-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE PRINTING. ESPECIALLY RARE THIS WELL-CENTERED.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two pairs.

6,100
1,700
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