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Sale 1094 — The Curtis Collection: Back of Book and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Category — Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
159
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 159, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)5c Dark Blue, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR1), 5c Dark Blue, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR1)5c Dark Blue, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR1). Pane of ten from the bottom half of the sheet, imprint and plate no. 38 at bottom, without gum as issued, selvage on three sides, perfs mostly intact at top except where trimmed on two stamps at upper left, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, few minor flaws

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS INTACT PANE OF TEN IS REPORTEDLY UNIQUE.

Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two singles

9,000
5,500
160
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 160, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)5c Dark Blue, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR1), 5c Dark Blue, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR1)5c Dark Blue, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR1). Without gum as issued, selvage at left, rich paper color, faint trace of a bend at bottom, Fine

750
225
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161
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 161, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)10c Blue Green, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR2), 10c Blue Green, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR2)10c Blue Green, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR2). Strong color, blue "P" brushstroke cancel, typical faults including a couple small tears and trimmed perfs at bottom right, otherwise Fine, an example with far better appearance than usually seen, ex Braceland and Collier, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,000
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162
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 162, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)25c Orange Red, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR3), 25c Orange Red, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR3)25c Orange Red, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR3). Without gum as issued, selvage at left and bottom, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, this large-format stamp is scarce in sound condition

400
700
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163
 
Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 163, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)25c Orange Red, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR3), 25c Orange Red, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR3)25c Orange Red, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR3). Blue brushstroke cancel, defective as usual including light crease, small internal tear and small pieces missing at bottom, a rare used example, ex Collier, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,500
180
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164
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 164, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)5c-25c Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing (PR5 var- PR7 var), 5c-25c Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing (PR5 var- PR7 var)5c-25c Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing (PR5 var- PR7 var). Without gum as issued, each with huge to large margins all around, brilliant colors, 5c with two trivial soil spots, 10c with diagonal crease, 25c with small crease, 10mm closed tear and small soil spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE SET OF THE 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING OF THE FIRST NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

According to the Scott Catalogue, Continental Bank Note Co. made a second special printing from new plates, which did not have the colored border. They exist both perforated and imperforate, and were not regularly issued.

Each with 2006 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail for the set

3,750
1,000
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165
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 165, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5), 5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5)5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5). Pane of ten from the top half of the sheet, imprint and plate no. 38 at top and selvage at sides, without gum as issued, perfs intact at bottom, few trivial flaws, Fine-Very Fine, scarce intact pane, ex Kotanchik, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two singles

2,450
1,000
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166
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 166, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5), 5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5)5c Dull Blue, 1875 Reprint (PR5). Top imprint and plate no. 38 horizontal pair, without gum as issued, right stamp with vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive pair

450
375
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167
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 167, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)10c Dark Bluish Green, 1875 Reprint (PR6), 10c Dark Bluish Green, 1875 Reprint (PR6)10c Dark Bluish Green, 1875 Reprint (PR6). Bottom imprint and plate no. 39 horizontal pair, without gum as issued, wonderfully fresh, Very Fine

500
750
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168
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 168, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)10c Dark Bluish Green, 1875 Reprint (PR6), 10c Dark Bluish Green, 1875 Reprint (PR6)10c Dark Bluish Green, 1875 Reprint (PR6). Pane of ten from the top half of the sheet, with imprint and plate no. 39 at top and selvage at sides, natural s.e. at bottom, without gum as issued, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, scarce, ex Kotanchik, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two singles

2,650
2,100
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169
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 169, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1865 Issue and 1875 Reprints (Scott PR1-PR7)25c Dark Carmine, 1875 Reprint (PR7), 25c Dark Carmine, 1875 Reprint (PR7)25c Dark Carmine, 1875 Reprint (PR7). Bottom imprint and plate no. 40 horizontal pair, without gum as issued, bold color, Very Fine

600
650
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