Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
253
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Sale 895, Lot 253, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with full perforations all around, deep rich color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently completed review of records from the Philatelic Foundation found only 54 copies of Scott 168 certified as genuine. Of these, 21 have straight edges on at least one side and several are faulty.

Ex T. Charlton Henry. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

5,750
5,000
254°
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Sale 895, Lot 254, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual, reperfed at left, accompanying certificate notes small removed stain spot which must have been expertly done as we see no evidence of this

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 3-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated records for Scott 169 contain 34 examples that have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation.

With 1987 P.F. certificate.

15,000
7,500
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255
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Sale 895, Lot 255, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but leaving full perforations on all sides, beautiful centering, radiant color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 6-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

Our recent review of records from the Philatelic Foundation found 34 unduplicated examples of Scott 170. Of these, perhaps four others compare favorably to the example offered here.

Ex T. Charlton Henry. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

14,500
30,000
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256
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Sale 895, Lot 256, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, intact perforations on all sides and with wide margins, brilliant color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A VIBRANT AND WIDE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Our recent review of records of the Philatelic Foundation located only 70 examples of Scott 171.

With 1972 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

3,500
12,000
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257
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Sale 895, Lot 257, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but leaving full perforations on all sides, remarkably choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 172 contain 36 copies that have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. A majority of these have been scissors-separated into the perforations on at least one side. Of the eleven copies with full perforations, most have either pulled perforations or are not well-centered.

Ex Hetherington. With 1957 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

14,500
37,500
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258
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Sale 895, Lot 258, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, full perforations all around, almost perfectly centered, small shallow thin spot at top left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recent review of copies certified by the Philatelic Foundation found approximately 60 examples of Scott 173.

With 1970 and 2005 P.F. certificates, the former not mentioning the thin spot.

5,000
4,500
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259
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Sale 895, Lot 259, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright paper, scissors-separated as usual but leaving intact perforations on all sides, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 15-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation produced only 38 certified examples of Scott 174.

Ex T. Charlton Henry. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates

14,500
12,500
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260
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Sale 895, Lot 260, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, radiant color on bright paper, full perforations all around, almost perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENTLY-CENTERED FLAWLESS EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 24-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.

Our recent review of Philatelic Foundation records found 99 unused and two postally used copies of Scott 175 certified as genuine.

Ex T. Charlton Henry. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

3,500
11,000
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261
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Sale 895, Lot 261, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, intense shade and proof-like impression, scissors-separated as usual leaving intact perforations at top and right

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Approximately 80-90 examples are believed to exist. With 1950 P.F. certificate.

3,500
2,000
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262
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Sale 895, Lot 262, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, intense shade and proof-like impression, intact perforations almost all around

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. SCARCE WITH PERFORATIONS ON ALL SIDES.

Approximately 80-90 examples are believed to exist. With 1955 and 1986 P.F. certificates

3,500
2,400
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263
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Sale 895, Lot 263, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, radiant color, scissors-separated perforations as usual but leaving intact perforations on all sides, choice centering and unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST SPECIAL PRINTINGS IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found only 44 certified examples of Scott 177. Of these, most are either straight edge on one side from scissors-separation, are off-center or have small faults. Very few are in as pristine condition as the example offered here.

Ex Stephen Brown. With 1973 and 2005 P.F. certificates

14,000
18,000
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