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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 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 166, 161 or 185
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19th Century Issues
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2019-10-22
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1160°
PF 90
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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
5,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1161
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1161, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

1960 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2003 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $5,000.00), only seven grade higher (with four of those at 95)

2,100
4,000
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2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1164, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 and 1997 P.F. certificates

1,400
1,100
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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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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 124, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), One of three recorded strips of Scott 166 showing the full imprint and plate number--no full plate blocks are known

DESCRIPTION

90¢ Rose Carmine (166), horizontal strip of five from top of right pane with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 23" plate number, right stamp Mint N.H., others original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on fresh paper

PROVENANCE

John W. Kaufmann sale, 5/28/1988, lot 349, described as Scott 155 (incorrectly)

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

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 381A as Scott 155 (incorrectly)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; two stamps natural gum skips

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$14,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

This is one of only three recorded complete imprint and plate number strips of the 90¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue. One of the others is offered in lot 125; the third comes from the bottom position (Curtis collection, Sale 1084, lot 3436). No complete plate blocks are known of the 90¢ National or Continental issues. The Chapin book records the unique plate number block of four without imprint (2012 Rarities of the World, lot 172). There is also a block of four with imprint only (Whitman collection, Sale 968A, lot 202). As this strip beautifully demonstrates, Continental Bank Note Co. used the National plate to print 90¢ stamps in 1873.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
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2019-05-08
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 125, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), One of three recorded strips of Scott 166 showing the full imprint and plate number-- no full plate blocks are known

DESCRIPTION

90¢ Rose Carmine (166), horizontal strip of five from top of right pane with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 23" plate number, original gum, hinge remnants, bright color

PROVENANCE

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

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 431B (1984 supplement)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; light creases in selvage, center stamp has small faint thin spot

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$14,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

This is one of only three recorded complete imprint and plate number strips of the 90¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue. One of the others is offered in lot 124; the third comes from the bottom position (Curtis collection, Sale 1084, lot 3436). No complete plate blocks are known of the 90¢ National or Continental issues. The Chapin book records the unique plate number block of four without imprint (2012 Rarities of the World, lot 172). There is also a block of four with imprint only (Whitman collection, Sale 968A, lot 202). As evidenced by this imprint and plate number strip, the National plate was used by Continental Bank Note Co. to print 90¢ stamps in 1873.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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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 130, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)The finer of two recorded plate blocks of the 5¢ Taylor American Bank Note Co, The finer of two recorded plate blocks of the 5¢ Taylor American Bank Note CoThe finer of two recorded plate blocks of the 5¢ Taylor American Bank Note Co. Issue, and the only one known from the top position

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Blue (185), block of twelve from top of left pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY" imprint, "No. 325" plate number and guide arrow, original gum, few small hinge remnants, one or two may be Mint N.H., phenomenal centering is especially evident on the bottom row, remarkably deep rich color

PROVENANCE

Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1964; Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

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

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 485 (illustrated on page 20). The 1984 supplement to the census notes this is ex Wunderlich, but we are unable to find any confirmation#

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine-Extremely Fine; few small hinge slivers mostly added as preventive measure to stabilize the block, few trivial perf separations

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$12,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Only two plate blocks of Scott 185 are known. The only recorded top position plate block is offered here. The other plate block, a bottom position from Plate 325, was offered in the 1998 Wampler sale held by Shreves Philatelic Galleries.

E. 10,000-15,000
19,000
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19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1256, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Well-centered with wide margins, fresh color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

245
300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
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
3,000
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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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