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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1273
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1273, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40), 1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40)1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40). Without gum as issued, bright color and paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

575
450
1274
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1274, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40), 1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40)1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40). Without gum as issued, wide margins, fresh color, single nibbed perf at top, otherwise Very Fine

575
250
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1275
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1275, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)3c Scarlet, Reprint (41), 3c Scarlet, Reprint (41)3c Scarlet, Reprint (41). Without gum as issued, bright color and fresh

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 RE-ISSUE.

The Continental Bank Note Company made a new plate for the 3c 1857 Reprint, consisting of 100 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 479 of the 3c were sold, and the remaining 9,521 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.

A review using Power Search shows that virtually all are off center to some degree, and many have perforations touching on one or more sides due to the narrow spacing on the original plate. The example offered here is one of the rare exceptions.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

2,750
3,500
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1276
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1276, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42), 5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42)5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42). Without gum as issued, bright shade, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 5c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 878 were sold; the remaining 9,122 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General. Due to the narrow spacing between subjects, many have perforations touching the design at either top or bottom. The example offered here, with perfectly balanced margins, is a remarkable stamp.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

1,200
4,000
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1277
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1277, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)10c Blue Green, Reprint (43), 10c Blue Green, Reprint (43)10c Blue Green, Reprint (43). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

The Continental Bank Note Company made a new plate for the 10c 1857 Reprint, consisting of 100 subjects, using an original transfer roll. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). All are Type I stamps. 516 of the 10c were sold, and the remaining 9,484 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,500.00)

2,500
2,900
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1278
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1278, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44), 12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44). Without gum as issued, intense shade and impression

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

Only 489 sold. With 1995 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,750
1,800
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1279
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1279, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44), 12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44). Without gum as issued, crisp shade, couple tiny thin specks visible only in fluid, otherwise Fine, only 489 sold, with clear 1973 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,400
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1280
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1280, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44), 12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44). Without gum as issued, pretty shade, reperfed at left, Fine appearance, only 489 sold, with 2012 P.F. certificate

2,750
900
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1281
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1281, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45), 24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45)24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45). Without gum as issued, crisp impression, long and full perforations

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 24c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 479 were sold; the remaining 9,521 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General. Due to the narrow spacing between subjects, many have perforations touching the design at either top or bottom. The example offered here, with unusually choice centering, is a remarkable stamp.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate.

2,750
4,250
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1282
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1282, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46), 30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46)30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright fresh paper, exceptionally choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1857 REPRINT. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 30c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 480 were sold; the remaining 9,520 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.

The 30c is one of the tightest-margined of the series. This is an extraordinary stamp, by virtue of its choice centering.

With 1965 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $8,000.00). Only two have graded higher (both at 95) and only five others share this grade.

3,000
4,250
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1283, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47), 90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47)90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 90c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 454 were sold; the remaining 9,546 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General. Few surviving copies exist with the precise centering of this stamp.

With 1984 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

4,000
3,250
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