Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1582
 
Sale 976, Lot 1582, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c-12c 1873 Issue (156, 158, 160, 161, 162). Horizontal pairs, incl. two 10c, each with well-struck New York Foreign Mail cancel, 3c rejoined, others Very Fine, attractive and desirable group

E. 500-750
500
1583
 
Sale 976, Lot 1583, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Enormous Jumbo margins, extra wide at bottom, bright color, quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

5
90
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1584
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Sale 976, Lot 1584, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Mint N.H. block of four, beautiful color, fresh, small margin defect at left of bottom stamp, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged block of four

625
325
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1585
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Sale 976, Lot 1585, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, choice margins and centering, fresh, bright color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

475
350
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1586
 
Sale 976, Lot 1586, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Choice centering, rich color, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (ST-8P5), fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $240.00)

E. 200-300
500
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1587
 
Sale 976, Lot 1587, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Exceptionally wide margins and flawless centering, Pittsburgh Pa. Man in Coffin cancel, tear at left, still Very Fine strike, a rare and desirable fancy cancel on an exceptional stamp, exceedingly difficult to find this way, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F-70)

E. 200-300
550
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1588
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Sale 976, Lot 1588, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink, With Grill (159b). Original gum, centered slightly in at bottom, some trivial perf tip toning and some pinholes in grill characteristic of the heavy Continental Grill impressions, scarce and seldom seen variety

1,800
225
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1589
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Sale 976, Lot 1589, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, precise centering with even margins, small crease at bottom center, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,500
225
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1590
 
Sale 976, Lot 1590, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Double transfer at lower right, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, vibrant color on crisp paper, well-struck waffle grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, the Scott Catalogue lists a double transfer at lower left and so this one at lower right should be the basis for a future listing, with 1992 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $530.00 as 95, $1,700.00 as 98)

90
850
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1591
 
Sale 976, Lot 1591, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Vibrant color, perfect strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. TR-W5), Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $530.00), this spectacular stamp is graded purely on centering, in our opinion the cancel elevates this to Gem 100 status

E. 500-750
1,600
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1592
 
Sale 976, Lot 1592, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Radiant color, choice centering with wide margins, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Ty. GE-C7), Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $530.00)

90
1,000
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1593
 
Sale 976, Lot 1593, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Intense shade, perfectly-struck New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-8P5), Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and cancel

E. 200-300
1,800
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1594
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Sale 976, Lot 1594, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Unused (no gum), very wide, almost Jumbo margins, natural fiber inclusion left margin and slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine

450
160
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1595
 
Sale 976, Lot 1595, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Rich color, choice centering, bold strike of intricate New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-MP4), Extremely Fine, wonderful stamp and strike

E. 300-400
1,100
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1596
 
Sale 976, Lot 1596, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163). Perfectly centered, bright color, vibrant purple target cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Morris, with 1996 P.F. certificate

150
2,700
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1597
 
Sale 976, Lot 1597, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Wide margins, bright shade, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EP3), Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

130
140
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1598
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Sale 976, Lot 1598, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, handsome margins, well-centered and with vivid color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,700
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1599
 
Sale 976, Lot 1599, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Choice centering with exceptionally wide even margins, radiant color nicely contrasted by neat "5" in duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 1993 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates

275
450
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1600
 
Sale 976, Lot 1600, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Rich color, choice centering for this difficult issue, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00)

275
375
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1601
 
Sale 976, Lot 1601, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Choice centering, brilliant color, neat strike of New York oval registry cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

275
400
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1602
 
Sale 976, Lot 1602, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Choice centering, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EN5), Extremely Fine cancel and stamp, with 1986 P.F. certificate

275
400
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