Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006
Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.