FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 12-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE PRINTING.
The largest recorded multiple of this issue is a block of six, ex Lilly, Klein and our 1990 Rarities sale. The last unused block we offered in our auctions was in 2001, when Mr. Wingate purchased the example offered here.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90). This is one of only three original-gum examples of Scott 162 graded 90 by the Philatelic Foundation, with none higher. By way of comparison, P.S.E. has awarded only three a grade of 90 (one of the three is 90J), with none higher
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR AND CENTERING.
The 12c Continental Bank Note Co. printing is very rare in choice original-gum condition with wide margins.
With 2003 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates