Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5458°
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Sale 982, Lot 5458, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredible Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE THAT APPEARS ALMOST LIKE A PERFORATED SMALL DIE PROOF.

With 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,350.00 as 95, $2,650.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date, and no other examples share this grade

275
1,600
5459
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Sale 982, Lot 5459, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Mint N.H., rich color and crisp paper which is as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

This stamp has every quality one could ask for -- pristine Mint Never-Hinged gum, beautiful color, perfect centering, wide margins and a detailed impression.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Only one has graded higher to date, and this is the only example to achieve this grade. Scott Retail as hinged does not even begin to approach its value in today's marketplace

130
3,750
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5460
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Sale 982, Lot 5460, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, faintly hinged, handsome centering, pastel shade, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $640.00)

425
550
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5461
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10c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Plate Proofs on India Paper (161P3-166P3). Blocks of four, fresh colors and large margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,415
425
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5462
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Sale 982, Lot 5462, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Original gum, deep rich color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine

1,150
1,100
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5463
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Sale 982, Lot 5463, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Block of four, disturbed original gum, repaired top right corner, otherwise Fine

6,000
425
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5464
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Sale 982, Lot 5464, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, h.r., beautiful dark Continental shade, fresh and Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

2,500
350
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5465
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Sale 982, Lot 5465, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Unused (no gum), almost perfectly centered, intense color on bright paper, clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (NG, XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00)

850
850
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5466
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Sale 982, Lot 5466, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Unused (no gum), exceptionally wide margins, especially at top where it shows a trace of the imprint frame line, incredibly beautiful intense color, on bright white paper, single slightly shorter perf at right, otherwise Very Fine

850
425
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5467
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Sale 982, Lot 5467, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderful intense color, reperfed at bottom, Fine appearance with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,500
350
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5468
 
1879-81 Bank Note Issue Multiples. Eight items, incl. Nos. 165, 179, 182-183, 185, 189 and 205, last unused (no gum), others part to full original gum, also incl. No. 165 strip of three with faint cancel, slightly mixed condition and minor faults, Very Good-Fine appearance

E. 500-750
550
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5469
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Sale 982, Lot 5469, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Disturbed original gum, attractively centered, perf tear and reperfed right and bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

3,250
500
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5470
 
Sale 982, Lot 5470, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Choice centering, intense shade, clear strike of red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Ty. ST-MP3), tiny thin spot, Extremely Fine strike, ex Mercedes

E. 200-300
275
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5471
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Sale 982, Lot 5471, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, handsome margins and attractive centering, rich color, slightly shorter perf bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,400
900
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5472
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Sale 982, Lot 5472, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, vivid color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

2,400
800
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