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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3135
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3135, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167), 1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, intense shade and sharp proof-like impression, scissors-separated as almost always but leaving intact perfs on three sides, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Approximately 35-40 examples of Scott 167 are believed to exist. The typical centering is quite poor.

Ex Golin. With 1958 and 1989 P.F. certificates

12,500
13,500
3136
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3136, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168), 2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, trace of captured imprint at bottom, deep shade and proof-like impression, without scissors-trimmed perfs (a few short or nibbed)

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Probably fewer than 75 examples have survived.

Ex Caspary, Hetherington and Golin. With 1957 P.F. certificate

5,750
3,750
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3137
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3137, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, huge margins, beautiful intense color, natural s.e. at left with part of arrow at bottom, scissors-separated leaving intact perforations, trivial faint diagonal crease at center, certificate mentions "lightly toned" which refers to the barest traces of brownish adhesive frequently found on Special Printings

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. LESS THAN 40 OF THE 3-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

With 1973 and 2001 P.F. certificates. The former certificate states "it is genuine."

15,000
10,000
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3138
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3138, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, bright color, scissors-separated as usual but leaving intact perforations on three sides, short perf at top

FRESH AND VERY FINE. APPROXIMATELY 50 OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

With 1949 and 1979 P.F. certificates

3,500
2,150
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3139
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3139, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172), 10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, full perfs on three sides incl. enormous margin at right, bright color, few pulled perfs at top

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. LESS THAN 40 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

14,500
6,250
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3140
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3140, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174), 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, scissors-separated as are most but leaving full and intact perfs on three sides

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our Levi records of Scott 174 contain fewer than 40 examples. With 1951 P.F. certificate

14,500
9,000
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3141
og
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3141, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual leaving intact perfs on two sides and many perfs on a third, rich color

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

Approximately 80-90 are believed to exist. With 1987 P.F. certificate

3,500
1,700
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3142
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3142, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, beautiful deep shade, well-centered with wide margins all around, scissors-separated as almost always leaving full perfs at top and intact perfs at left

EXTREMELY FINE. APPROXIMATELY 40 EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

With 1948 P.F. certificate

12,000
8,000
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3143
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3143, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printings90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177), 90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, beautiful bright color on fresh paper, scissors-separated as usual but leaving full and intact perfs on three sides

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. APPROXIMATELY 40 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Ex Lilly. With 1966 P.F. certificate

14,000
12,000
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