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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 175
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1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 276, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, complete perfs all around without the usual scissors-separation, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING, WITH COMPLETE PERFORATIONS ON ALL FOUR SIDES.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates

3,400
3,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 277, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, full perforations on all four sides, light diagonal creases at bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING WITH PERFORATIONS ON ALL FOUR SIDES.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

Census No. 175-UNC-12. Signed Sloane and John Fox. With 1947 P.F. certificate. P.F. certificate no. 213859 no longer accompanies

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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 278, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on three sides, slightly blunted at bottom, fresh color and paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

With 1945 A.P.S. and 2012 P.F. certificates

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1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
65°
PSE 95J
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 65, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, 1890-93 Issue24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, with wide bottom selvage, deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, long and full perforations, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WIDELY REGARDED AS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. APPROXIMATELY 100 EXIST, AND THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST. IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE GREAT CONDITION RARITIES OF ANY DENOMINATION OF BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS -- THIS IS THE ONLY CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING TO ACHIEVE THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO.

Stamps from previous issues were printed for the 1875 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, and were intended both for sale and also to showcase examples of every U.S. stamp printed to date. Stamps which were no longer valid for postage were called Reprints (those with original issue dates prior to demonetization -- Scott Nos. 3, 4 and 40-47). Those still valid for postage were called Re-Issues. Those printed concurrently with contemporary designs were called Special Printings. The Post Office Department tried to get the original printing company to make them where possible; the Continental Bank Note Company printed Scott Nos. 40-47 and also Scott Nos. 167-177 and 180 and 181, while National Bank Note Company printed Nos. 102-111 and Nos. 123-132.

The ungummed Special Printing stamps were only available from the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General. The Bank Note regular issue, with the same design and gummed, could be obtained from any post office, so few were sold.

One of the characteristics of Scott 167-177 Continental Special Printings is that the stamps were scissor-separated. In Chronicle No. 183, William E. Mooz examines how the stamps may have been separated prior to sale, and theorizes sheets were stacked and cut apart in a time saving measure when making sets. Faster for the postal clerk, but surely unsatisfying to collectors who sent away for these special printings.

A review using Power Search shows how rare any of the denominations from Scott 167-177 are in better condition. Select all Special Printings and sort by price realized, and the first three from the set to appear are on the eighth page of results -- all are scissors-separated but with perfs intact. As another indicator, only five stamps of the entire set have graded above a 90.

A notable exception to the scissors-separating are the imprint and plate number strips of four (some say five) from the Earl of Crawford collection, which now exist as singles. These were spared scissors-separation, but unfortunately most are significantly off-center. The stamp offered here has far better centering than the others in the strip. One adjoining stamp has perfs almost touching at left, as is the part imprint copy. The plate number example, which is to the left of this stamp, is centered strongly to right.

Ex Earl of Crawford and Floyd. With 1993 and 2001 P.F. certificates. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $25,000.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others.

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1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 230, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180-181)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual with intact perforations on two sides, s.e. at right and bottom, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

Census No. 175-UNC-54. Ex Golin. Faint red backstamp. With 1952 P.F. certificate

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2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 175, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on three sides, the intact perfs at top give the stamp the appearance of very choice centering

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

3,750
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U.S. Stamps
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1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 176, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact at top and largely present on sides, rich color, nice centering, tiny natural straw inclusion in left margin

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

With 1970 P.F. certificate

3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 802, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on two sides, rich color

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 examples. Last offered to the market in Siegel Sale 388 (Jan. 1971).

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 548, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, scissors-separated as usual but perfs intact on three sides

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 examples. With 2005 P.F. certificate.

4,000
2,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1875-85 Bank Note Issue Special Printings
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
94°
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 94, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 24-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 examples. This is certainly one of the finest.

Unpublished Census No. 175-UNC-04. Ex Chapin. With 1953 and 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (NGAI, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $25,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no other stamp shares it.

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