Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
377
 
Sale 1062, Lot 377, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1873-75 Continental Bank Note Company Issues, New York Foreign Mail Cancels. 42 stamps, each with a neat strike of a New York Foreign Mail geometric cancel, mounted on small cards with an illustration of the full cancel below, more than 10 with red cancels, wonderful range of strikes with very little if any duplication, denominations from 1c through 90c (no 24c), a few minor flaws to be found but overall Very Fine group with many choice strikes and stamps, a few stamps are Extremely Fine, worth review or a scan request, seven certificates accompany with three graded XF 90

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
378
 
Sale 1062, Lot 378, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Enormous Jumbo margins, bright color, neat purple Washington D.C. datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp of massive proportions, almost like a perforated Roosevelt small die proof

6
2,100
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379
 
Sale 1062, Lot 379, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Deep rich color, clear strike of red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-C7), fresh and Very Fine

9
750
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380
 
Sale 1062, Lot 380, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Fresh color, with red Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, attractive margins and centering, two pulled perfs at right, appears Very Fine, this precancel is much scarcer in red than in black, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
500
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381
 
Sale 1062, Lot 381, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Bright color, with green Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, stamp with few small faults, Very Fine strike, very rare in green

E. 750-1,000
350
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382
 
Sale 1062, Lot 382, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Rich color, Glastonbury, Conn. "G." precancel, light horizontal crease, appears Fine, scarce precancel

206
300
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383
 
Sale 1062, Lot 383, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157). Jumbo balanced margins, rich color, bold strike of Shield fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $95.00 as 90, $260.00 as 95)

25
110
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384
 
Sale 1062, Lot 384, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown, Ribbed Paper (157 var). Wide balanced margins and superb centering, lovely deep rich color, bright red circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ on this paper or with red cancel)

65
950
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385
 
Sale 1062, Lot 385, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Bright color, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Fouled Anchor in Circle cancel (Weiss RE-E4), Fine, nice strike

E. 150-200
250
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386
 
Sale 1062, Lot 386, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Vivid color, outstanding centering with balanced margins, red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-C7), Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

100
600
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387
 
Sale 1062, Lot 387, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Balanced margins, bold strike of deep purple grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate

27
170
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388
 
Sale 1062, Lot 388, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Deep rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, choice centering, neat blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo)

142
350
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389
 
Sale 1062, Lot 389, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Gorgeous depth of color with complementary magenta New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter calling the cancel red (XF 90; SMQ $270.00), Scott Retail as magenta cancel

340
350
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390
 
Sale 1062, Lot 390, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Well-proportioned margins, neat strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

155
325
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391
 
Sale 1062, Lot 391, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Beautifully balanced margins, deep shade, red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Extremely Fine

155
150
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392
 
Sale 1062, Lot 392, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163). Choice centering, bright color, vibrant purple target cancel, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, ex Dr. Morris and Senchuck, with 1996 P.F. certificate

170
850
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393
 
Sale 1062, Lot 393, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Wide margins, neat strike of blue circular grid cancel, Very Fine

140
425
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394
 
Sale 1062, Lot 394, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Jumbo margins and choice centering, deep shade, neat New York "2" oval grid used on Supplementary Mail, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

140
225
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395
 
Sale 1062, Lot 395, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Crisp shade and impression, neat strike of red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Very Fine

165
900
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396
 
Sale 1062, Lot 396, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Vivid color, well-proportioned margins, light strike of purple cancel, Very Fine, small backstamp, with 1979 P.F. certificate

340
300
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