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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 = 178
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Date
Lot#/
Grade
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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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 126, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), The unique top plate block of the 2¢ Vermilion 1875 Continental Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Vermilion (178), block of 20, top two rows of left pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, "No. 162" plate number and guide arrow, plate block is Mint N.H. as are other stamps except for some strengthening between selvage and top left stamp

PROVENANCE

Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/7/1968, Sale 327, lot 163

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

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 445

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; bottom row with natural horizontal gum creases, minor perf separations, small nick in selvage at upper left

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$9,325.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

We record only four complete imprint and plate number blocks of the 2¢ Vermilion 1875 Issue (the Chapin census records only three), with this the only block from the desirable top position. The other three, including one plate block of 14 and two plate blocks of 27, are all from the bottom positions.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1812
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1812, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, vivid color, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), this is the highest grade awarded to an original gum Scott 178 and the only hinged example to achieve this grade (two Mint N.H. are also graded 95)

325
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1128, Caribbean2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Two, used with 1c Ultramarine and two 3c Green (156, 158) tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Nov. 6 4PM" (1877) duplex datestamp and grid cancels on steam carvers' corner card cover to Jamaica, forwarded to Havana, Cuba with Jamaica 1871 6p Lilac (11) tied by "AO1" in barred oval cancel, "Kingston Jamaica No. 21 '77" circular datestamp ties 3c stamps, left 3c with a tear, 1c and left 2c with crease from file fold virtually unnoticeable, barely reduced at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE BANK NOTE ISSUE AND JAMAICA COMBINATION FRANKING, PAYING POSTAGE FROM THE U.S. TO JAMAICA AND FORWARDING POSTAGE TO CUBA.

Ex Albert

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1248, France (including Algeria and Corsica)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Tied by slightly oxidized strike of red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. Le Havre 7 Feb. 77" octagonal transit datestamp, clear strike of unusual New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel on 1877 3c Centennial entire (U219) to Paris, France, Paris receiving backstamp, a bit less than half of backflaps missing, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
225
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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 220, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, choice centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine, ex Raymond Fox, with 2001 P.F. certificate

350
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
131
PF 95
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 131, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, beautiful bright color, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1997 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95), this is the highest grade awarded by The Philatelic Foundation to an original-gum Scott 178 and it is shared by no others, P.S.E. has graded three at 95 (two are Mint N.H.) with none higher

350
1,800
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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
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Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3221, 1870-75 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-179)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Block of four, original gum, vibrant color, current certificate notes nibbed perfs on bottom stamps, Fine-Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates

1,750
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 280, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate for block of four

350
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 309, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

350
600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1870-88 Bank Note Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
ogbl
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 310, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Block of four, original gum, vibrant color, Fine-Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,750
650
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