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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2388
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2388, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and bright, lovely color, Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

300
325
2389
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2389, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, enormous Jumbo margins all around and nearly perfect centering, a few blunt perfs at left, otherwise Extremely Fine Gem

300
700
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2390
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2390, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown, Ribbed Paper (157), 2c Brown, Ribbed Paper (157)2c Brown, Ribbed Paper (157). Wide balanced margins and superb centering, lovely deep rich color, bright red circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00 as ordinary used stamp on normal paper and without premium for colored cancel)

50
2,000
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2391
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2391, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Beautiful margins and centering, rich color, perfect bold New York Foreign Mail Pinwheel cancel (Weiss GE-C3), Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00 for ordinary cancel)

22
1,300
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2392
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2392, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and centering, fresh, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

140
300
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2393
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2393, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Block of four, original gum, slight disturbance from hinge removal and reinforcement along perfs, dark rich color, Fine-Very Fine and fresh

625
200
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2394
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2394, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, lightly hinged, precise centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

475
275
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2395
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2395, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, stunning fiery color, wide margins, fresh bright paper

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

Our sale records contain approximately a half-dozen examples of the 7c 1873 Issue with original gum and comparable margins/centering.

1,500
1,700
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2396
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2396, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, very attractive margins and centering, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN UNUSUALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00)

1,300
2,500
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2397
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2397, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, deep shade, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, a lovely example of this scarce Continental issue, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,300
700
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2398
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2398, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Perfectly centered, rich color, neat New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $340.00)

25
375
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2399
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2399, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Almost precisely centered, strong color and neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $340.00)

25
350
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2400
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2400, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, beautiful dark Continental shade, three balanced margins but centered a bit low, still Fine and well above the usual quality for this difficult issue, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,750
750
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2401
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2401, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Original gum, incredibly vibrant color in the distinctive Continental shade, fresh and Very Fine, the 15c 1873 Issue is extremely scarce in this choice original-gum condition, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,300
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2402
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2402, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, charcoal gray shade, fine impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

When it comes to naming the most elusive Bank Note stamps in choice original-gum condition, the 30c 1873 is often overlooked. However, go to any serious collection and look for this stamp, and most of the time it is missing or represented by something that compromises quality. The 30c 1870 is frequently found filling the space for Scott 165. The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare -- for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six — which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples. We hope that collectors who still have a tendency to overlook the 30c Continental will be awakened to its rarity in Extremely Fine original-gum condition by our comments and recent realizations.

3,500
3,500
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2403
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2403, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Enormous Jumbo margins, incredibly well-centered, bold bluish black St. Louis Mo. balloon-type circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00 as 95, $3,100.00 as 98), one other shares this grade and only one has graded higher (98) according to the P.S.E. Population Report

130
3,500
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2404
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2404, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only three have graded higher to date

130
800
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2405
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2405, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, gorgeous bright color and proof-like impression, unusually fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY HIGH VALUE.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

2,750
4,000
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2406
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2406, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, very slight disturbance from removal of large hinge, bright shade, exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine and choice

2,750
1,500
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2407
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2407, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, lovely color, light vertical bend and reperfed at left, Fine appearance

2,750
375
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