Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996
Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues
A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE STAMP USED ON A SMALL COVER.
This combination franking is unique
THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR DOUBLE TRANSFER IN A BLOCK, AND ONE OF THE FINEST-QUALITY MULTIPLES OF THIS BANK NOTE STAMP EXTANT.
Very few examples of this and other double transfers on the 5c Taylor plates are known.
A VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY STAMP USED ON A SMALL COVER.
Virtually all other examples of the 90c Purple on cover are affixed to package fronts or large covers. This is believed to the only known example of this stamp on a small cover. With 1976 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. FEWER THAN TEN COMPLETE COVERS ARE KNOWN WITH THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE.
Unpriced in Scott. With 1993 P.F. certificate