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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
576
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 576, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, scissors separated as always, outstanding color and very sharp impression

FINE. LESS THAN 40 OF THE 1875 3-CENT CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

The Scott catalogue notes that "Although perforated, these stamps were usually cut apart with scissors. As a result, the perforations are often much mutilated and the design is frequently damaged." This stamp has white margins all around and displays beautifully on an album page.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

22,500
27,000
577
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 577, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs trimmed by scissors as are many, thin spots, Very Good appearance

5,000
1,100
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