Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4294
nh
Sale 967, Lot 4294, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)2c Vermilion (178). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, magnificent deep fiery color on crisp white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. 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 90 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,650.00)

425
2,900
4295
nh
Sale 967, Lot 4295, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)5c Blue (179). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, enormous margins on three sides

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE HIGH-GRADE MINT NEVER-HINGED 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR PRINTED BY CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY.

Although large multiples of the 5c Taylor American printing on soft paper (Scott 185) have provided Mint Never-Hinged singles, the 1875 Continental is very scarce in Mint Never-Hinged condition and rare in this grade. We have only offered offered four other Mint N.H. examples since keeping computerized records, the last of which realized $3,750 hammer in our Scarsdale sale (Sale 924).

With 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged

800
2,200
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