Sale 982 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5473
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Sale 982, Lot 5473, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, wonderfully fresh color, scissors separated with intact perforations

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our records indicate there are only approximately ten examples known with intact perforations.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate

20,000
8,500
5474
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2c-15c 1875-79 Bank Note Issues (178-179, 189). Two each, most original gum, few small faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine appearance

2,050
300
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5475
 
2c-90c 1875-79 Bank Note Issues (178-179, 185, 190-191). One each last three, four and three respectively of first two, some original gum, mixed condition and trivial flaws, Very Good-Fine appearance

4,790
600
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5476
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Sale 982, Lot 5476, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, Jumbo margins, especially at top and bottom, excellent centering, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $540.00 as 85, $780.00 as 90), this is the only one in this grade with only two higher

390
425
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5477
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Sale 982, Lot 5477, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c). Original gum, bright color, wide bottom margin showing tiny part of imprint, Fine, scarce variety, with 2009 P.F. certificate

900
225
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5478
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Sale 982, Lot 5478, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)5c Blue (179). Block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, Fine

4,000
700
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5479
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Sale 982, Lot 5479, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)5c Blue, With Gill (179c). Original gum, rich color and clear impression, couple blind perfs and tiny thin spot, Fine appearance, scarce Continental grill

4,500
850
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5480
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1c-15c 1879-81 Bank Note Issues (182-183, 185, 189, 205). Original gum, mixed condition, otherwise mostly Fine, a No. 145 thrown in for good measure

3,410
325
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5481
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Sale 982, Lot 5481, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Mint N.H., fresh and crisp, beautiful color, Fine and attractive, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
400
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5482
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Sale 982, Lot 5482, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Block of four, original gum, small h.r. at center, Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,500
130
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5483
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Sale 982, Lot 5483, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)2c Vermilion (183). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, attractive light pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $465.00 as 95, $930.00 as 98)

110
550
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5484
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Sale 982, Lot 5484, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)2c Vermilion (183). Block of 20, original gum, several stamps Mint N.H., short or toned gum on others, bright color, rough perfs at bottom, separations and some paper bunching between 2nd and 3rd rows, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce large multiple which is the largest we found using Power Search, Scott Retail as hinged blocks and pairs

2,760
1,700
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5485
 
Sale 982, Lot 5485, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)3c Green (184). Wide balanced margins, rich color with very light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $470.00), according to the P.S.E. Population Report this is the only one in this grade with only six higher

1
325
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5486
 
Sale 982, Lot 5486, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)3c Green (184). Jumbo margins and beautifully centered, deep rich color and clear impression, face-free target cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $135.00 as 95, $470.00 as 98)

1
120
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5487
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Sale 982, Lot 5487, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)5c Blue (185). Mint N.H., rich color, wide right margin, Very Fine, very scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,600
550
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5488
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Sale 982, Lot 5488, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, lovely color and impression, Fine

3,500
200
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5489
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Sale 982, Lot 5489, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh, beautiful clear impression, Fine and attractive, with 1989 P.F. certificate for a block

2,000
600
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5490
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Sale 982, Lot 5490, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, expertly reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,000
300
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5491
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Sale 982, Lot 5491, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, almost mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

This issue is often found in Mint N.H. condition, as several sheets have been broken in the past ten years. However, most of the stamps in these sheets are somewhat off-center, and examples such as this are very rare.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $8,400.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 100, offered in our Whitman sale), and only two others share this grade

925
4,000
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5492
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Sale 982, Lot 5492, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)15c Red Orange (189). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $790.00), only one hinged and four Mint N.H. have graded higher to date

275
375
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5493
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Sale 982, Lot 5493, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)15c Red Orange (189). Original gum, attractive margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $440.00)

275
225
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5494
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Sale 982, Lot 5494, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)15c Red Orange (189). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

275
0
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5495
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Sale 982, Lot 5495, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, intense shade and clear impression, nice margins and centering, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $840.00)

950
700
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5496
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Sale 982, Lot 5496, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, wide margins, intense color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

950
500
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5497
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Sale 982, Lot 5497, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, intense shade, nicely balanced margins, faint vertical crease through vignette, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

950
225
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5498
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Sale 982, Lot 5498, 1875-79 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-191)30c Full Black (190). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, intense shade, light horizontal crease, tiny thin speck at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

950
225
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