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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1870-88 Bank Note Issues, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 165, Symbol IN ("H")
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Date
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2782, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, soft charcoal gray shade, sharp impression, beautifully centered, top right corner perf crease strengthened, Very Fine appearance, the 30c 1873 Continental is very elusive with original gum

3,750
800
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
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
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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
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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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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 218, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive charcoal gray shade, fine impression on fresh paper, perfect centering with wide and evenly-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

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. It is also difficult to distinguish from its National Bank Note Co. counterpart (Scott 154). Many philatelists, even intermediate and advanced collectors, have difficulty classifying Scott 165.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,750
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 792, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Greenish Black (165), 30c Greenish Black (165)30c Greenish Black (165). Original gum, h.r., intense shade with a clear greenish cast, Fine

4,000
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2016-12-14
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 403, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black (165), 30c Greenish Black (165)30c Greenish Black (165). Original gum, h.r., intense shade with a clear greenish cast, Fine

4,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
91°
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 91, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)30c Greenish Black (165 var), 30c Greenish Black (165 var)30c Greenish Black (165 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, soft charcoal gray shade with a greenish cast that is unique to the Continental printing, crisp impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN THE GREENISH BLACK SHADE.

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.

With 1983 and 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $16,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade, a statistic that has not changed in half a decade.

4,000
16,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 88, 1870-88 Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Greenish Black (165), 30c Greenish Black (165)30c Greenish Black (165). Original gum, almost perfectly centered, light horizontal crease and nibbed perfs, otherwise Extremely Fine

4,000
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 279, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins all around, tiny corner perf thin at top right is barely noticeable

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING.

With 1972 and 2014 P.F. certificates, the former as sound

3,250
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2014-09-16
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 304, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 148-225)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins all around

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

Lost among the 1870 National Grilled and Ungrilled Issues, 1875 Continental and 1880 American Bank Note Special Printings, and the 1879 and 1888 American Issues is the 30c 1873 Continental printing. Scott 165 is distinguished from its National counterpart by shade and the shape of the perforations, and from its 1879 American counterpart by paper. Many philatelists -- even intermediate and advanced collectors -- have difficulty classifying Scott 165. 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.

With 1972 P.F. certificate

3,250
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