Sale 959 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008
Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)
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.
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)
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.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY HIGH VALUE.
With 2007 P.F. certificate