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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
121°
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 121, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178)The unique plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co, The unique plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note CoThe unique plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue

DESCRIPTION

7¢ Orange Vermilion (160), block of twelve from bottom of right pane with "PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 22" plate number, original gum, lightly hinged with narrow hinge remnant at right and in selvage, vibrant color

PROVENANCE

John C. Chapin (acquired in Siegel Sale 821, lot 560, Chapin collection sold privately to Mr. Gross through Shreves, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 421

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; some sensibly reinforced perf separations, inconsequential small scrape in selvage

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$14,500.00 for this unique plate block

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 7¢ denomination was dropped from the Bank Note series after the 1875 General Postal Union rates took effect. This is the only recorded plate block of the 7¢ 1873 Issue.

E. 7,500-10,000
15,500
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