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2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2047, 1870-90 Bank Note Issues30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, charcoal gray shade, fine impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

When it comes to naming the most elusive Bank Note stamps in choice original-gum condition, the 30c 1873 is often overlooked. However, go to any serious collection and look for this stamp, and most of the time it is missing or represented by something that compromises quality. The 30c 1870 is frequently found filling the space for Scott 165. The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare -- for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six -- which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples. We hope that collectors who still have a tendency to overlook the 30c Continental will be awakened to its rarity in Extremely Fine original-gum condition by our comments and recent realizations.

Ex "Hampshire". With 2008 P.F. certificate

3,750
5,750
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
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 123, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), The unique imprint and plate number strip of the 30¢ 1873 Continental Issue

DESCRIPTION

30¢ Gray Black (165), horizontal strip of five from top of left pane with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 22" plate number, disturbed original gum, hinge remnants, intense shade

PROVENANCE

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

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 429

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; reinforced perf separations, one stamp tiny thin

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

Listed but unpriced

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

This is the only recorded complete imprint and plate number multiple of the 30¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue. No plate blocks are known, and the only other multiple with a plate number is a block of six without imprint (Siegel Sale 1014, lot 1411). This strip appeared in Siegel Sale 408 in 1972 (lot 282). As this strip vividly demonstrates, Continental Bank Note Co. used the National plate to print 30¢ stamps in 1873, leaving the National imprint unchanged.

E. 7,500-10,000
5,250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
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2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1255
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1255, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Bright shade, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, neat strikes of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00), only one has graded higher (at 98) and two others share this desirable grade

130
1,100
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1153, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with pair 2c Vermilion (178), tied by corks and 2c by "New Bedford Mass Nov. ?" (1877) circular datestamp on cover to the captain of the bark Mars at Talcahuano, Chile, red "New York 24 Nov. 15" credit datestamp, "10" centavos due handstamp, Boston and Valparaiso transits as well as Talcahuano arrival backstamps, New Bedford wharf corner card crossed out with matching original whaling letter enclosure dated Nov. 1, 1877, 2c stamps with blunted perfs from placement at edge, Very Fine, scarce use to a whaling ship off the coast of Chile, paying double the reduced 17c rate via American Packet and then British Packet via Colon, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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 1154, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with pair 2c Brown and 10c Brown (157, 161), tied by cork cancels with "New Bedford Mass. Jan. 25" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to the Captain of the bark Mars at Ancud, Chile, red "New York 24 Jan. 30" credit datestamp, red "Valparaiso Multada 20c" oval due handstamp and receiving backstamp (Feb. 27), stamps with a few small flaws including tiny tear on one and blunted perfs on another, a few expert cosmetic improvements to the cover, still Very Fine appearing and scarce use to a whaling ship off the coast of Chile, paying double the 22c rate via American Packet and then British Packet via Colon

E. 750-1,000
550
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1168, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with 1c Ultramarine (156) and pair of 10c Brown (161), 30c with very slight gum toning, tied by "New-York Mar. 31" (1877) duplex datestamps on folded letter to Lima, Peru, red "New York Mar. 31" circular datestamp, sender's directive "Str. Acapulco via Panama" in error as this was a discontinued route, sent by American Packet and then British Packet via Colon, red crayon "36/3" credit, back of cover with pair and single of Peru, 1874, 10c Orange, Postage Due (J3) stamps cancelled by Lima double-circle datestamps

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE TRIPLE-RATE COMBINATION WITH THE PERU POSTAGE DUE STAMPS -- DEPICTING THE S.S. ADRIATIC. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE AS A FOLDED LETTER WITH ALL THE STAMPS EASILY DISPLAYED.

The iconic James Smillie engraving of the Adriatic was the basis for the design of the 12c 1869 Issue as well as these 1874 Peru Postage Dues, which were also printed by National Bank Note Company. They also used the design on several bank notes and stock certificates of the period. This cover is particularly desirable as it is a folded letter and the top flap can be unfolded to display all the stamps on an album or exhibit page. Most others with the Peru Postage Dues are envelopes (usually with defective stamps from opening) and must be sliced open to achieve this.

With 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1171, South America30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with 15c Yellow Orange (163), tied by circle of wedges cancels and "New York Dec. 29" (1874) circular datestamp on cover to Lima, Peru, red "New York 12 Dec. 29" credit datestamp, reverse with Peru, 1874, 20c Blue, Postage Due (J4), tied by circular datestamp, blue crayon "2" rate, Very Fine and scarce, 1c overpayment of double the 22c rate, ex Weiss

E. 750-1,000
700
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1402, Africa30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with pair of 2c Vermilion (183) and two singles of 10c Brown (188), tied by cork cancels, "New Bedford Mass. Feb. 1" (1881) circular datestamp on cover to the care of Captain Smith of the bark Clarice at St. Helena, red "New York Feb. 1" circular datestamp, crayon "220/2" (centimes) credit, red London Paid transit backstamp, additional small datestamp ties one 10c

VERY FINE AND RARE. A COLORFUL BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER TO A WHALING SHIP AT ST. HELENA.

This three-color franking paid double the 27c rate by British Mail via England. With 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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2019-03-11
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1427, India and Afghanistan30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with pair 12c Blackish Violet (151), tied by segmented cork cancels, red "Boston Paid Nov. 23" (ca. 1875) circular datestamp on cover to Ahmednugger, India, red crayon "220/2" credit (44c expressed in centimes for double rate, applied in according with GPU/UPU requirements), red London Paid transit datestamp ties 12c pair, red crayon "2" Colonial rate, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, minor corner wrinkling, Very Fine, double 27c rate by British Mail via Brindisi, from the Bissell correspondence

E. 500-750
650
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1437, Australian States30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Used with two 2c Brown (157) and three 10c Brown (161), tied by segmented cork cancels with magenta "San Francisco Cal. Paid Aug. 17" (1874) circular datestamp on corner card cover to Melbourne, Australia, receiving backstamp of Sep. 28, 30c and right 10c stamps with tear, some edgewear and minor perf toning, otherwise Fine and scarce use, quadruple 16c rate for British Mail via Southampton

E. 500-750
325
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