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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
ogbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2778, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Block of four, original gum, bottom stamps lightly hinged, dark shade, Fine, a scarce block in sound original-gum condition

4,750
850
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 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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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
ogbl
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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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 214, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)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
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 791, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Bottom right corner selvage block of six, original gum, few appear Mint N.H., bright color, centered to top, Fine, an attractive and rare corner position multiple, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

7,000
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 544, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Bottom right corner selvage block of six, original gum, few appear Mint N.H., bright color, centered to top, Fine, an attractive and rare corner position multiple, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

7,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
ogbl
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3220, 1870-75 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Block of four, original gum, small h.r. at top and bottom, gorgeous fresh color, nice margins and centering

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1873 10-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

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

5,000
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
ogbl
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3426, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 block of 12, original gum, stamps Mint N.H. but with a few tiny gum disturbances, narrow h.r. in ungummed portion of selvage, centered slightly to top, deep rich color, bright and fresh

FINE. A GREAT RARITY OF CLASSIC PLATE BLOCK COLLECTING. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE FULL PLATE BLOCKS OF THE 1873 10-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

There are three recorded plate blocks of the 10c Continental Issue. This and the plate block offered in the following lot (without gum) are the only two bottom blocks. The block offered here was part of the unique pane of 100 from the Col. Green collection, which was last offered intact in our 1974 Rarities of the World sale. After the sale the pane was broken up, yielding this plate block and the unique top plate block.

Chapin Census no. 423. Ex Col. Green, Anderson and Wampler.

21,500
16,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1424, 1873-75 Bank Note Issue (Scott 156-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Block of fifteen, top row original gum, bottom two rows range from almost full original gum to part original gum, few h.r. where perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine, a scarce large multiple of the 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Scott Retail as two blocks of four, three pairs and a single $18,600.00

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2012-03-29
The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 386, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression, Fine-Very Fine, scarce and attractive block

5,500
1,500
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