Sale 1107 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015
Category — Newspapers and Periodicals
FINE AND SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 84-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.
Only 164 sold. With 2015 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 96-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING, OF WHICH ONLY 141 WERE SOLD.
With 2015 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE SECOND EXAMPLE OF THE 36-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. ONLY NINE ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS, AND NONE ARE SOUND.
Our recently updated census of PR97 (available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/PR98/PR97.pdf ) contains nine unused examples, all with original gum. None are sound -- most have thin spots or creases. The only other example we sold was in 2014 in the George A. Schwenk Collection -- it was reperfed and had a small thin spot, and it realized $57,500 hammer.
Census No. PR97-OG-02. Ex Engel. With 1969 and 1992 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue values this issue in the grade of Very Good-Fine