EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB 84-CENT CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER ISSUE.
With 2003 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMPLETE PANE OF 50 OF THE 2-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.
As an indication of the rarity of multiples, Scott Catalogue lists but does not price a block of four. With 1977 P.F. certificate which states that "it is a genuine special printing". Scott Retail as singles
EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 36-CENT 1875 SPECIAL PRINTING. A SUPERB STAMP IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.
Only 330 were sold. With 2003 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE $6.00 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING IN OUR RECORDS. ONLY FOURTEEN WERE SOLD, AND ONLY SIX HAVE EVER BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE. ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.
According to official figures for sales of the 1875 Newspaper Special Printings, 500 of the $6.00 were printed and received by the Post Office in 1875. On July 16, 1884, they were withdrawn from sale and the remaining supply was destroyed. Official records state that only fourteen were sold during this nine-year period.
Our records contain only five copies certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. An additional copy was recently certified by P.S.E., for a total of six known copies. The example offered here is the finest contained in our records.
With 2003 P.F. certificate.