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2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1160, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)10c Brown (161). Mint N.H, 10c Brown (161). Mint N.H10c Brown (161). Mint N.H., deep rich shade, extra wide and beautifully proportioned margins on post office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 10-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION AND EVEN FEWER WITH CENTERING THAT CAN BE DESCRIBED AS EXTREMELY FINE.

We have offered only approximately half a dozen single Scott 161's in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records. This example bears the highest numerical grade of any we have offered.

With copy of 2016 P.F. certificate for a block of four (this the top left stamp). With 2019 P.F. certificate (XF 90). Scott Retail as hinged

800
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United States
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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 122, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), The unique top plate block of the 10¢ 1873 Continental Issue

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Brown (161), block of twelve from top of right pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 23" plate number, most stamps are Mint N.H., hinge slivers in selvage, deep rich color, attractive centering

PROVENANCE

As pane of 100: Col. Edward H. R. Green, Part 23, Hugh C. Barr sale, 10/15-18/1945, lot 48

As pane of 100: Siegel Auction Galleries, 1974 Rarities of the World, 3/27/1974, Sale 448, lot 95

As plate block of 12: Siegel Auction Galleries, 1977 Rarities of the World, 3/23/1977, Sale 510, lot 125B

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

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 422

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; three stamps with minor surface disturbances on the face

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$21,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

This is the only recorded top plate block of the 10¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue. This block was originally part of a complete right pane of 100 when it was offered in Part 23 of the Colonel Green sales (Hugh C. Barr, 10/15-18/1945, lot 48). It remained a complete pane until it was broken up following the 1974 Rarities of the World sale, yielding this top plate block and a bottom plate block (last offered in the Curtis collection, Sale 1084, lot 3426). This top plate block of 12 was reoffered in the 1977 Rarities of the World sale before becoming part of the Chapin collection. Overall for Scott 161, the Chapin census records only three complete plate blocks--this the only top--but the third plate block is a bottom position without gum and with small surface scuffs (last offered in the Curtis collection, Sale 1084, lot 3427).

E. 7,500-10,000
15,500
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2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1808
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1808, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, exceptional depth of color, unusually choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00). Only four grade higher and only three others share this grade.

800
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2019-03-14
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1809, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Vertical block of six with right sheet selvage, original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

This issue is found in block form but is rarely encountered as fresh as the example offered here.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a block of four and a pair.

6,550
2,500
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1110, Caribbean10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by quartered cork cancel and used with Cuba 1875 50c Blue Green (65), tied by "P.C." in circle handstamp on black-bordered mourning cover from Cuba to France via the United States, "N. York Steamship Nov. 26" (1875) circular datestamp applied in transit, "PAID TO/ U.S. ONLY" two-line handstamp, blue French arrival datestamp of Dec. 10 and three transit and receiving backstamps, manuscript due rate, cover with seal on flap

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR MIXED-COUNTRY FRANKING FROM CUBA TO FRANCE, VIA THE UNITED STATES.

The 10c Bank Note paid only the incoming steamship rate from Cuba, with the Cuban stamp paying local postage. The unpaid U.S.-France treaty rate postage was due from the recipient.

Ex Gibson and from our 1974 Rarities sale

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1111, Caribbean10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by "N. York Steamship Mar. ?" circular datestamp on cover to Boston Mass. originating in Cuba with pair Cuba 1877 25c Dark Green (73), tied by blurry strike of Matanzas Mar. 23 (1877) double-circle datestamp, sender's directive "per S.S. 'Culumbus'" [sic], Cuban stamps with few minor nibbed perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE CUBA-UNITED STATES COMBINATION FRANKING ON AN INCOMING STEAMSHIP COVER TO BOSTON. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH BOTH COUNTRIES' STAMPS PAYING REGULAR POSTAGE INSTEAD OF FORWARDING OR POSTAGE DUE.

The sender in Cuba apparently had a supply of 10c U.S. stamps and used one when posting this cover in Matanzas. The New York exchange office cancelled the stamp and forwarded it on to Boston.

Ex Tows. With 1988 Francisco Graus and 2001 P.F. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1167, South America10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with pair 2c Vermilion (178) on 3c Green Centennial entire (U219), 2c pair tied by light cork cancels and faint town datestamp, 10c tied by "New York 12 Aug. 17" credit datestamp, addressed to Lima, Peru, reverse with pair Peru, 1874, 5c Vermilion, Postage Due (J2) cancelled by Lima circular datestamp, perfs of left Peru stamp torn away, some toning on back, still a Very Fine cover and wonderfully colorful combination of U.S. and Peru stamps for non-UPU rate, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1246, France (including Algeria and Corsica)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by crossroads cancel, red "New York PD 6 Jul. 21" (1874) credit datestamp on Cole & Comstock overall brown lithographed advertising cover to Paris, France, forwarded to Brussels, Belgium with France 1872 30c Brown on Yellowish (62) tied by dotted star cancel, Paris double-circle datestamp, forwarder's oval handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left where corner nicked, 10c stamp with corner creases at top right, Very Fine appearing and attractive forwarded use, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1247, France (including Algeria and Corsica)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by circle of wedges cancel with "Syracuse N.Y. Dec. 14 1PM" (1874) duplex datestamp, blurry strike of red New York circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, forwarded to Cairo, Egypt with France 1872 80c Rose on Pinkish (68) tied by "3" in diamond of dots handstamp, blue French entry datestamp (Dec. 26) struck underneath forwarding postage, red boxed "PD" handstamps, Paris forwarder's oval handstamp and Paris double-circle datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps including Cairo, U.S. stamp with light corner crease and small margin tear at bottom, cover with slight corner wear, still Very Fine and most attractive dual-franking forwarded cover

E. 500-750
950
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1260, Spain and Portugal10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Three, used with 2c Brown (157) and affixed artistically overlapping, tied by circle of wedges cancels and by red New York circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Ibiza, Spain, manuscript "Balearic Islands", 2c natural s.e. at left and small toned spot at top, one 10c with small edge tear, still Very Fine and attractive, ex Gibson

E. 400-500
425
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