3¢ Green (184), block of fourteen from top of left pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, "No. 267" plate number and guide arrow, right two stamps and some selvage hinge remnants, virtually all others Mint N.H., deep rich color
H. R. Harmer sale, 6/25/1975, lot 383
John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)
Chapin census no. 469
Fine; few minor perf separations in selvage sensibly reinforced
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
HISTORY AND COMMENTARY
When the American Bank Note Co. took over Continental in 1879, some of the Continental plates were used before new plates with American imprints were made. The American printings from Continental plates can be distinguished by the soft porous paper and shade. This is one of six top plate blocks of Scott 184 listed in the Chapin census with the old Continental imprint.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 3-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
Ex Whitman. With 1992, 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,450.00). Only three stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report have graded higher