FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.
Our recently updated census records for Scott 174 contain 39 certified examples. Of these, an overwhelming majority have the perforations scissors-separated on at least one side.
Census No. 174-UNC-39. With 2012 P.F. certificate
FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.
Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 examples.
With 1971 A.P.S. certificate.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 25 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CLASSIC UNITED STATES STAMPS.
Our comprehensive census of Scott 192 (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/192/192.pdf ) contains a total of 25 copies of Scott 192. Of these, thirteen are reported to be sound.
Census No. 192-UNC-24. With 2012 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. APPROXIMATELY 50 ARE KNOWN.
Our comprehensive census records for Scott 193 contains 47 copies. Of these, only 26 are potentially sound -- seven of the 26 have not been examined in decades and may no longer be sound.
Unpublished Census No. 193-UNC-43. With 1968 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT RE-ENGRAVED WITH DOUGLAS PATENT PUNCH APPLIED TO THWART CANCELLATION REMOVAL.
The Douglas Patent was designed to prevent the re-use of stamps through printing on two thin layers of paper, which would break apart when removed from a cover. It is reported that some were sold at the Washington D.C. post office.