Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1325
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Sale 1090, Lot 1325, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H., beautiful bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), Scott Retail as hinged

225
650
1326
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Sale 1090, Lot 1326, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)2c Brown (157). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins, rich color, certificate notes a tiny natural paper inclusion at top right, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

350
400
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1327
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Sale 1090, Lot 1327, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)2c Brown (157). Original gum, lightly hinged, extra wide top and bottom margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.F. certificate

350
250
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1328
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Sale 1090, Lot 1328, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)3c Green, Silk Fibers (158 var). Mint N.H., showing clear silk fibers, intense color and impression, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (VF 80), Scott Retail as normal hinged

110
225
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1329
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Sale 1090, Lot 1329, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

400
550
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1330
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Sale 1090, Lot 1330, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, intense color and impression, choice centering with huge margins all around, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
550
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1331
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Sale 1090, Lot 1331, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Brown, Silk Fibers (161 var). Original gum, wide margins all around, rich fresh color, Extremely Fine, an attractive and wide-margined example of this elusive variety, with 2003 and 2011 P.F. certificates

1,200
1,000
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1332
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Sale 1090, Lot 1332, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, wonderful depth of color in the distinctive shade of the Continental printing, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

2,400
4,000
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1333
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Sale 1090, Lot 1333, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)15c Yellow Orange (163). Original gum, rich color, Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,250
425
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1334
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Sale 1090, Lot 1334, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)30c Gray Black (165). Unused (no gum), choice centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00), this is the highest grade awarded to an unused example of this issue (also two original-gum stamps graded 95)

1,300
2,700
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1335
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Sale 1090, Lot 1335, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)90c Rose Carmine (166). Large part original gum, wide and balanced margins, fresh color, most recent certificate notes "a few perforations enlarged at upper right", Extremely Fine appearance, with 1982 and 2013 P.F. certificates

2,250
1,300
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1336
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Sale 1090, Lot 1336, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, bright color, scissors-separated as usual but showing part of perfs on three sides

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 171 contain 70 certified examples. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side.

With 1948 and 2002 P.F. certificates

4,750
1,600
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1337
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Sale 1090, Lot 1337, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, rich color, scissors-separated at top as usual but other three sides with full perforations, wide margins, tiny hinge thin

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 173 contain 71 certified examples.

With 1993 P.S.E. and 2013 P.F. certificates

6,750
3,250
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1338
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Sale 1090, Lot 1338, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper full perforations on all four sides, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 examples. This is certainly one of the finest.

Unpublished Census No. 175-UNC-37. Ex T. Charlton Henry and Gorham. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

4,500
6,750
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1339
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Sale 1090, Lot 1339, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)5c Blue (179). Lightly hinged, deep intense color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

700
700
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1340
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Sale 1090, Lot 1340, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering, exceedingly fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

225
425
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1341
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Sale 1090, Lot 1341, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)2c Vermilion (183). Mint N.H., fresh color, well-centered, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

370
325
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1342
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Sale 1090, Lot 1342, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)5c Blue (185). Original gum, h.r., wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

450
225
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1343
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Sale 1090, Lot 1343, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

900
700
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1344
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Sale 1090, Lot 1344, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate

3,250
2,200
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1345
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Sale 1090, Lot 1345, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong rich color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

1,800
900
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1346
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Sale 1090, Lot 1346, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Original gum (see note re certificates), well-centered amid uncharacteristically wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates as 'previously hinged" but 2013 P.F. certificate states "previously hinged, but with a coating of gum added to the bottom of the stamp subsequent to the issuance of the original certificate in 2003"

1,800
950
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1347
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1347, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Intense shade and detailed impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2008 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,350.00 as 98), only one has graded higher and this is the only example at this grade

32
1,100
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1348
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Sale 1090, Lot 1348, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., choice centering, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, a select post-office fresh stamp, with 2004 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,650.00)

675
1,400
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1349
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Sale 1090, Lot 1349, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H., Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $450.00)

675
200
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1350
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Sale 1090, Lot 1350, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade, Very Fine, with 1984 and 2013 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75)

900
375
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1351
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Sale 1090, Lot 1351, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive fresh color, Very Fine, with 1998 and 2013 P.F. certificates (F-VF 75)

2,000
1,300
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1352
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Sale 1090, Lot 1352, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)90c Carmine (191). Block of eight, rich color, multiple strikes of New York registry oval cancels, couple hinge reinforcements, few short perforations, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce large used multiple, Scott Retail as blocks of four

4,000
0
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1353
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Sale 1090, Lot 1353, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, rich color and sharp impression, reperfed at bottom and trivial corner perf tear

FRESH AND FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 24-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found 67 certified copies of Scott 200, 24 of which have faults (usually a thin spot). A few exist outside of that population, including the example offered here.

With 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate

10,500
2,000
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1354
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Sale 1090, Lot 1354, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)5c Yellow Brown (205). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $400.00)

240
400
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1355
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Sale 1090, Lot 1355, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)6c Rose (208). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

775
500
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1356
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Sale 1090, Lot 1356, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $525.00)

550
400
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1357
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Sale 1090, Lot 1357, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)6c Rose, Deep Brown Red (208, 208a). Three used blocks of four, first two Rose with Wilmington N.C. and Chicago Ill. cancels, third Deep Brown Red with indistinct duplex cancel, nice color variation, small flaws, Fine appearance

3,050
160
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1358
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Sale 1090, Lot 1358, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Brown (209). Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

475
400
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1359
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Sale 1090, Lot 1359, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Brown (209). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncommonly wide margins, bright color (called the Orange Brown shade on earlier certificate), Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), we are surprised a Jumbo designation was not included in the grade

160
225
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1360
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1360, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Black Brown (209b). Light target cancel, rich color and a deeply etched impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

350
425
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1361
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Sale 1090, Lot 1361, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)10c Black Brown (209b). Deep rich color, used with 2c Red Brown (210), tied by cork cancels, "Trenton N.J. Jan. 31, 1887 10 PM" circular datestamp on registered cover to Philadelphia street address, handstamp and ms. registry nos. at left, purple Registered datestamp, Philadelphia receiving backstamp, Very Fine, the Black Brown is very scarce on cover, with 2013 P.F. certificate confirming Scott 209b

550
275
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1362
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Sale 1090, Lot 1362, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., rich color on bright white paper, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

130
375
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1363
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Sale 1090, Lot 1363, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., choice centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

130
425
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1364°
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Sale 1090, Lot 1364, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, flawless centering, rich color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00), this is the highest grade awarded to any original gum Scott 211, only one other shares this grade

250
3,250
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1365
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Sale 1090, Lot 1365, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)4c Blue Green (211). Original gum, lightly hinged, proof-like color in a dark shade, exceedingly wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

250
140
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1366
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Sale 1090, Lot 1366, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)1c Ultramarine (212). Wide selvage at top, described as previously hinged by the P.F. but in our opinion the gum is absolutely pristine, bright color, exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

90
275
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1367
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Sale 1090, Lot 1367, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)2c Green (213). Mint N.H., fresh color on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, ex Drucker, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ)

120
350
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1368
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Sale 1090, Lot 1368, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)4c Carmine (215). Mint N.H., excellent centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

550
600
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1369
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Sale 1090, Lot 1369, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)5c Indigo (216). Mint N.H., bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

700
550
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1370
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Sale 1090, Lot 1370, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Mint N.H., part imprint top selvage, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

900
475
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1371
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Sale 1090, Lot 1371, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)30c Orange Brown (217). Original gum, very lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

250
475
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1372
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Sale 1090, Lot 1372, 1873-83 Continental & American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00)

900
2,000
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