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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
370
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 370, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Block of 15, center stamp and center bottom stamp Mint N.H., others original gum, h.r., radiant color, trace of captured plate no. at top, two stamps at top light crease, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as two blocks of four, three pairs and a single

3,750
1,100
371
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 371, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Block of four, large part disturbed original gum, h.r., brilliant color, few perf separations at bottom sensibly reinforced, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,050
130
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372
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 372, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Horizontal strip of four, part original gum, rich color on bright paper, Fine, Scott Retail as pairs

950
130
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373
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 373, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum, small h.r., rich color, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice

350
300
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374
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 374, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Horizontal strip of four, original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as pairs

1,450
1,100
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375
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 375, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Block of four, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, few perfs trimmed at top left, small ink spots at right center, otherwise Fine-Very Fine block

1,750
475
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376
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 376, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Block of six with part imprint and part plate no. in top sheet selvage, unused (no gum), bright color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, top left stamp small toned spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance, scarce multiple, Scott Retail as six no gum singles, Scott Catalogue assigns a 25% premium for a block of four versus four singles

750
325
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377
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 377, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Block of 13, original gum, five stamps Mint N.H. (center horizontal row), others few h.r., s.e. at right, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, impressive multiple, Scott Retail as two blocks of four, two pairs and a single with no premium for the five Mint N.H. stamps

5,300
2,100
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378
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 378, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Bottom imprint and plate no. 222 strip of six, original gum, h.r. especially where some perf separations reinforced, bright color, single short perf at top of third stamp from left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

825
1,100
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379
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 379, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Block of four, original gum, rich color, few perf separations at top where also small gum soak, otherwise Very Fine

550
130
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380
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 380, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, light diagonal crease affects top stamps, Very Fine appearance

550
170
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381
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 381, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Top imprint and plate no. 304 strip of six, original gum, h.r., bright color, pre-printing paperfolds in selvage above position 3 and also affecting positions 1 and 2, few sensibly reinforced perf separations, Fine-Very Fine, scarce and desirable imprint and plate number strip, Scott Catalogue lists the strip for the 3c but not the 6c, a full plate block of 12 catalogues $18,500.00 (3.8-times premium versus singles), Scott Retail as three pairs with no premium for the position

2,550
4,500
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382
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 382, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Block of four, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, fresh and Fine

2,250
350
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383
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 383, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Block of four, original gum, h.r., radiant color, left stamps light vertical gum bend, few minor perf separations, Fine

2,250
350
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384
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 384, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, h.r., vibrant color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

1,150
1,500
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385
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 385, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Block of four, original gum, h.r., vibrant color, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, bottom right stamp small perf thin at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, a scarce original-gum block, we have offered only one other in the past decade

6,500
5,500
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386
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 386, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression, Fine-Very Fine, scarce and attractive block

5,500
1,500
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387
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 387, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Block of four, original gum, h.r., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1873 15-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

A review using Power Search found very few blocks. The last we offered was in 2001, which was regummed, and prior to that one has to go to our 1995 Rarities sale to find another.

14,000
13,500
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388
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 388, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Large part original gum, intense shade and impression, some gum soaked perfs, otherwise Fine

3,250
1,300
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389
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 389, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Block of six, unused (no gum), bright shade, selvage at right folded under, perf separations sensibly reinforced, otherwise Fine, a block of six is the largest recorded multiple for this issue, two others with gum are known, including one with selvage at left and one with selvage and plate number at top, Scott Retail as no gum singles

6,600
1,700
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390
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 390, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Unused (traces of original gum), brilliant color, Very Fine

750
900
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391
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 391, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Block of six, original gum, rich color, right stamps light natural gum bend

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1873 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Most well-centered blocks have been broken into singles. The block offered here is the exception.

Scott Retail as block of four and pair

18,250
9,500
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