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Sale 1200 — The William H. Gross Collection: U.S. Stamp Multiples

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 May, 2019

Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
118°
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 118, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178), A magnificent plate block of 20 of the 2¢ Brown 1873 Issue

DESCRIPTION

2¢ Brown (157), block of 20, the complete two bottom rows of the right pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, "No. 241." plate number and guide arrow, original gum, most stamps in bottom row Mint N.H., few hinge remnants in top row and selvage, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

As part of complete pane of 100: 1982 Siegel sale (Sale 592, lot 55)

As plate block of 20: John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 397

CONDITION NOTES

Fine-Very Fine; perf separations most prominent between the two horizontal rows at right

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$12,325.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 2¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. issue is scarce in plate block form. We have offered only two others since keeping computerized records--one from the bottom and one from the top of the pane, and both smaller than the block offered here.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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