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)
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)
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