Sale 953 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
613
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Sale 953, Lot 613, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)2c Vermilion (178). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT VERMILION CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

A search of our computerized records indicates that the 2c 1875 Issue is exceedingly difficult to find in high-grade Mint N.H. condition, despite its modest Scott Catalogue value. The example offered here is certainly one of the finest extant.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade (it was last sold in our auction of the Scarsdale Collection, Sale 924).

475
10,000
614
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Sale 953, Lot 614, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, faintly hinged, choice margins and almost perfectly centered, incredibly beautiful rich fiery color, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

475
1,700
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615
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Sale 953, Lot 615, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, almost perfect centering with beautiful glowing color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

475
550
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616
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Sale 953, Lot 616, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, outstanding Jumbo margins and essentially perfectly centered, deep rich color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MASSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR CONTINENTAL ISSUE.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

850
1,600
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617
 
Sale 953, Lot 617, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)5c Blue (179). Rich color, wide and balanced margins, cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $340.00), only three have graded higher to date

25
350
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