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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
564
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 564, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, Very Fine

300
200
565
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 565, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Disturbed original gum, bright color, Fine

475
100
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566
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 566, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, bright color and detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,500
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567
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 567, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide and almost perfectly balanced margins, outstanding deep shade

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL IS SELDOM SEEN IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00)

1,300
3,250
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568
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 568, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and exceptionally handsome deep rich color, Very Fine, especially desirable for its color and gum state, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,000
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569
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 569, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Wide balanced margins, intense color with face-free bright red cork face-free cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MARVELOUS COMBINATION OF XF-SUPERB 95 QUALITY AND A RED CANCELLATION.

Ashbrook once defined stamp quality in terms of centering, color and impression, and cancellation. This extraordinary stamp brings together all of those elements.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $890.00)

140
3,250
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570
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 570, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color, Fine, signed E. Stern

3,000
375
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571
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 571, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, handsome margins, well-centered and with vivid color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,600
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572
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 572, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Large part disturbed original gum, bright color, huge margins at sides, few short perfs at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

2,750
400
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573
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 573, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Unused (regummed), bright color, reperfed at right, Fine appearance

1,250
275
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574
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 574, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Perfectly centered, light segmented cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. A SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE USED CONDITION.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,050.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade.

275
2,500
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575
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 575, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Incredibly deep rich color, attractive centering, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, nearly Gem quality, with 2004 P.F. certificate

275
600
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