Sale 1100 — United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Monday, 22 June, 2015
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue thru 1870-90 Bank Notes (Scott 113-229)
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE TOP POSITION IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF 12 OF THE 2-CENT 1869 ISSUE WITH FOUR MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CLASSIC UNITED STATES PLATE BLOCKS.
Apart from a block of 70, we have offered only two other plate number blocks of Scott 113 since we began keeping computerized records in 1992 -- both were blocks of six without the imprint and had only Very-Good-Fine centering.
With 2012 P.F. certificate. A plate block of ten is listed in Scott but is unpriced. This format of 12 is unlisted
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
Only 1,406 were sold. With 2001 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF 80)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
With 1996 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80)
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
With 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)
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
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
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Unpublished Census No. 175-UNC-37.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.
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