VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
With 1996 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. A MARVELOUS STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only one other shares this grade. A Mint N.H. example has also been graded Superb 98, which was offered (ungraded) in the Scarsdale sale.
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING.
With 2004 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL IS AMONG THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE REGULAR BANK NOTE ISSUES IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
Although defined by a secret mark, the 15c Continental, Scott 163, is very difficult to distinguish from its National counterpart, Scott 152. Certain shades and impressions of the 15c Continental closely match certain National printings, and the secret mark is often undetectable. However, the stamp offered here has what we believe are characteristics unique to Continental's work. The shade is very bright and yellowish. The secret mark in the upper left triangle is also prominently featured in this impression. There is simply no question that this is a 15c Continental. Off-center stamps are the norm, and original gum is a rare commodity in this issue.
With 1990 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
Among the various Bank Note issues, the 30c 1873 Continental printing deserves special note. 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.
Ex Drucker and "J & J". With 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
With 2002 P.S.E. certificate