Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
584
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Sale 953, Lot 584, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, small h.r., brilliant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $490.00)

300
350
585
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Sale 953, Lot 585, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright, exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

300
300
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586
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Sale 953, Lot 586, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, beautiful margins and centering, fresh, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate

300
400
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587
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Sale 953, Lot 587, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. certificate

300
180
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588
 
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0
0
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589
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Sale 953, Lot 589, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157). Original gum, virtually precise centering, incredible depth of color and with a sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

450
350
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590
 
Sale 953, Lot 590, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157). Bright shade, unobtrusive cancel, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), only two have graded higher to date

22
500
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591
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Sale 953, Lot 591, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Mint N.H., rich color and crisp paper which is as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

This stamp has every quality one could ask for -- pristine Mint Never-Hinged gum, beautiful color, perfect centering, wide margins and a detailed impression.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Only one has graded higher to date, and this is the only example to achieve this grade. Scott Retail as hinged does not even begin to approach its value in today's marketplace.

140
3,750
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592
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Sale 953, Lot 592, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed on crisp paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition).

475
4,250
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593
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Sale 953, Lot 593, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, attractive pastel color, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

475
400
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594
 
Sale 953, Lot 594, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Brilliant color, neat strike of grid cancel, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00), only one has graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

20
500
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595
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Sale 953, Lot 595, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, fresh, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,400
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596
 
Sale 953, Lot 596, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Incredibly well-centered and unusually dark shade, almost face-free bold crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

90
170
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597
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Sale 953, Lot 597, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Mint N.H., choice margins with attractive centering, magnificent color and incredible freshness that defies description

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

This is the third Mint N.H. single of Scott 161 we have offered since keeping computerized records.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,250.00), Scott Retail and SMQ prices are as hinged.

1,300
5,000
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598
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Sale 953, Lot 598, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Original gum, balanced margins, rich color, reperfed at left and few perf tip gum soaks at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,300
300
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599
 
Sale 953, Lot 599, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Balanced margins and near-perfect centering, intense color with a light cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

125
500
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600
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Sale 953, Lot 600, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Slightly disturbed original gum, well-centered, Very Fine and attractive, very scarce, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
800
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601
 
Sale 953, Lot 601, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, crisp shade beautifully complemented by blue Cincinnati circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $385.00)

135
1,600
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602
 
Sale 953, Lot 602, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Perfectly centered, strong color and with a light purple cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate for a horizontal pair (right stamp)

140
395
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603
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Sale 953, Lot 603, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, faintly hinged, attractive margins and centering, vivid glowing color on crisp paper, Very Fine, a delightful example of the top value of the 1873 Continental Issue, with 1980 and 1997 P.F. certificates for blocks of four (top right stamp)

2,750
1,600
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604
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Sale 953, Lot 604, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and near-perfect centering, vivid color and proof-like impression on crisp white paper, single misaligned perf at top right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate for block of four (bottom right stamp)

2,750
1,500
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605
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Sale 953, Lot 605, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

2,750
550
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606
 
Sale 953, Lot 606, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Rich color, choice centering for this difficult issue, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $435.00)

275
325
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607
 
Sale 953, Lot 607, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Almost perfectly centered, attractive color, red circular datestamp (not often seen on this value), Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

315
550
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608
 
Sale 953, Lot 608, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Choice margins and handsomely centered, strong color and beautifully cancelled by a sharp strike of blue Cincinnati target duplex, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

285
550
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609
 
Sale 953, Lot 609, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Wide margins, rich color and odd grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

275
225
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610
 
Sale 953, Lot 610, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Deep rich color, bold grid of diamonds cancel, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

275
200
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611
 
Sale 953, Lot 611, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Part of Supplementary Mail Ty. F duplex cancel, exceptionally wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

305
300
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