Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
753
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Sale 913, Lot 753, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, full perforations all around and without the usual scissors-separations, selvage at bottom with part imprint, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 3-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. FROM THE EARL OF CRAWFORD STRIP. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

Our recently updated records for Scott 169 contain 34 examples that have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. The Earl of Crawford owned a bottom selvage strip of four, with plate no. at right and part of the imprint on the left two stamps (photo accompanies). This strip was evidently spared the usual fate of scissors-separation, probably due to its location at the bottom of the sheet.

Ex Earl of Crawford. With 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

17,500
37,500
754
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Sale 913, Lot 754, 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 three sides and part of the fourth, remarkably choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP AND VERY RARE IN THIS CONDITION.

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 Matthies. With 1998 P.F. certificate.

16,000
21,000
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755
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Sale 913, Lot 755, 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

VERY FINE AND CHOICE 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.

Ex Bingham. With 1938 A.P.S. and 2000 P.F. certificates.

5,500
10,000
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756
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Sale 913, Lot 756, 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 LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 15-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

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

Ex West. With 1957 P.F. certificate

17,000
17,000
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757
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Sale 913, Lot 757, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, intense shade and proof-like impression, intact perforations all around, natural paper inclusion in vignette

VERY 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 1986 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,800
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758
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Sale 913, Lot 758, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, well-centered with mostly complete perfs all around, beautiful deep color and nice impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1875 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING. SCARCE IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found only 44 certified examples of Scott 177.

Ex Caspary. With 1957 and 1984 P.F. certificates.

16,000
14,000
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759
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Sale 913, Lot 759, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression, full and intact perfs all around without any scissors-separation

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CARMINE VERMILION CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. ONLY 24 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 180 published in the Zoellner catalogue (and updated at our website at: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/census/180/180.htm) records 24 examples of this rare Special Printing, one of which is in the New York Public Library collection.

Census No. 180-UNC-04. With 1948, 1965 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

60,000
42,500
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