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Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5571
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5571, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful bright shade, precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

275
275
5572
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5572, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Bright color, with green Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, stamp with few small faults, Very Fine strike, rare struck in green

E. 750-1,000
850
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5573
nh
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5573, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Mint N.H, 3c Green (158). Mint N.H3c Green (158). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2010 P.S.E. certificate for block, Scott Retail as hinged

130
0
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5574
nh
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5574, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Mint N.H, 3c Green (158). Mint N.H3c Green (158). Mint N.H., wide margins and attractive centering, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of 2010 P.S.E. certificate for block, Scott Retail as hinged

130
170
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5575
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5575, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, barely hinged, beautiful centering and lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

425
650
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5576
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5576, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with wide margins, strong color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

425
475
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5577
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5577, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Jumbo margins with wide straddle-pane margin at left showing bit of stamp in adjacent pane and guide arrow at top, delightful color, bold circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1987 P.F. certificate

20
350
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5578
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5578, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, precise centering with balanced Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 1998 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,300.00 as 95, $10,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. The next-highest grade is a 90

1,400
8,000
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5579
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5579, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally wide margins with natural s.e. at right, choice centering with fiery color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
750
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5580
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5580, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Deep rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, face-free cancel at upper right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

140
300
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5581
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5581, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Large part original gum, bright color, Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

2,750
450
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5582
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5582, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Jumbo margins and well-centered, bold large blue grid cancel (probably Chicago), Extremely Fine, this is the among the two largest examples of this stamp we could find in Power Search, and from an issue that is not known for having wide margins, with 1995 P.F. certificate

145
0
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5583
ng
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5583, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Unused (regummed), fabulous wide margins and perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. certificate

800
600
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