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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-177)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2051
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2051, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-177)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168), 2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, deep color and proof-like impression, perfs scissors-separated as almost always leaving straight edge at top and right and full perfs on other sides

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

Our recently completed review of records found only 55 copies of Scott 168 certified as genuine. Of these, 22 have straight edges on at least one side and several are faulty.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

7,500
4,250
2052
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2052, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-177)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174), 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174)15c 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 15-CENT 1875 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

19,000
14,500
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2053
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2053, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, intense shade and proof-like impression, showing full and intact perfs all around

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

Approximately 80-90 examples are believed to exist. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

2,900
3,250
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2054
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2054, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Deep rich color, bold strike of registry oval cancels, small thin spot in forehead, tiny tear at top above "P" in "Postage"

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. LESS THAN FIVE USED EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

There are no known used examples of the soft paper American Bank Note Co. special printings. For the hard paper Continental Bank Note Co. special printings, the 3c and 24c are known used. The most spectacular example is of Scott No. 169 on a cover, cancelled at the Centennial Exposition.

With 2007 P.F. certificate. Undercatalogued in Scott.

5,000
17,500
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2055
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2055, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-177)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177), 90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177)90c 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

19,000
37,500
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