Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008
Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 10-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others have achieved this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 15-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.
Ex Scarsdale. With 1992, 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST BANK NOTE ISSUES WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. A STAMP OF TRULY ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS.
With copy of 2002 and with 2004 P.S.E. certificates (DOG, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $20,300.00 as previously hinged). This is the highest rating received by any example of Scott 166 (used or original gum) to date.