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)
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
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