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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Category — Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
198
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 198, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR33), 2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR33)2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR33). Without gum as issued, bold color, well-centered, fresh and crisp, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

650
325
199
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 199, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)3c Gray Black, Special Printing (PR34), 3c Gray Black, Special Printing (PR34)3c Gray Black, Special Printing (PR34). Without gum as issued, bright shade, wide margins, Very Fine and choice

650
170
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200
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 200, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR33), 2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR33)2c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR33). Pane of 50, without gum as issued, imprint and plate no. 2 at top, natural s.e. at bottom, crisp impression, few perf faults including toned spots and small repair at right

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMPLETE PANE OF 50 OF THE 2-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

As an indication of the rarity of multiples, Scott Catalogue lists but does not price a block of four. With 1977 P.F. certificate which states that "it is a genuine special printing". Scott Retail as blocks of four and singles

39,000
3,750
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201
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 201, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing, Horizontally Ribbed Paper (PR34a), 3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing, Horizontally Ribbed Paper (PR34a)3c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing, Horizontally Ribbed Paper (PR34a). Without gum as issued, bold impression, Fine, only the 2c, 3c and 4c are known on this paper, with 2003 P.F. certificate

500
110
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202
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 202, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)4c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR35), 4c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR35)4c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR35). Without gum as issued, strong color and impression, unusually well-centered, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

700
250
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203
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 203, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)6c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR36), 6c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR36)6c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR36). Without gum as issued, well-centered, strong impression on white paper, minute perf tip crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

900
275
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204
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 204, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37), 8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37). Without gum as issued, beautiful wide margins and exceptional centering, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

975
1,100
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205
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 205, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37), 8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37). Without gum as issued, detailed impression, P.F. certificate notes "natural paper flaw" at top left, which is really just a natural straw inclusion, Very Fine appearance, with 2004 P.F. certificate

975
325
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206
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 206, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37), 8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37)8c Gray Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR37). Without gum as issued, attractive margins and centering, couple thin specks not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

975
150
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207
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 207, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)9c Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR38), 9c Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR38)9c Black, 1875 Special Printing (PR38). Without gum as issued, bright shade, single pulled perf at bottom center, otherwise Very Fine, only 1,795 were sold, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,050
350
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208
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 208, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40), 12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, wonderful centering, warm color, light corner crease (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), appears Extremely Fine, one of the best centered examples we have seen, 1,313 sold, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,500
550
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209
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 209, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41), 24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41)24c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR41). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, fresh and Fine, only 411 sold, with 2003 P.F. certificate

2,100
500
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210
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 210, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42), 36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42)36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42). Without gum as issued, well-centered, pretty pastel shade, full perforations not often seen on this issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 36-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 330 sold. With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,800
2,700
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211
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 211, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42), 36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42)36c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR42). Without gum as issued, bright color, single pulled perf at bottom right, otherwise Fine and scarce, only 330 sold, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,800
375
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212
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 212, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43), 48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43)48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43). Without gum as issued, brilliant color

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 48-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 268 sold. Ex Weisman. With 1991 P.S.E., 1991 P.F. and 2002 P.F. certificates.

4,000
1,100
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213
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 213, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43), 48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43)48c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR43). Without gum as issued, bright color, accompanying certificate notes a small surface scrape at bottom right, which we fail to detect, appears Fine, only 268 sold, with 2000 P.F. certificate

4,000
400
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214
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 214, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)60c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR44), 60c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR44)60c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR44). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 60-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING. ARGUABLY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Only 222 sold. Ex Vineyard. With 1977 A.P.S., 1987 P.F. and 2002 P.F. certificates

4,000
5,750
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215
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 215, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)60c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR44), 60c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR44)60c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR44). Without gum as issued, bright shade, natural s.e. at top, partly reperfed at top right, otherwise Fine, only 222 sold, with 2003 P.F. certificate

4,000
450
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216
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 216, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45), 72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45)72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright paper, natural s.e. at bottom including part of stamp in adjoining pane and part arrow at right

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 72-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Only 174 sold. With 1985 P.F. certificate

4,500
2,600
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217
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 217, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45), 72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45)72c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR45). Without gum as issued, margins clear of design all around, few tiny tears between perfs at right, appears Very Fine, only 174 sold, with 1987 P.F. certificate

4,000
750
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218
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 218, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46), 84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46)84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46). Without gum as issued, lovely shade, well-centered within balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 84-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING. RARELY FOUND IN SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED CONDITION.

Only 164 sold. With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,500
3,750
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219
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 219, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46), 84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46)84c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR46). Without gum as issued, bright color, pulled perf at top, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce stamp, only 164 sold, with 1987 P.F. certificate

5,500
1,100
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220
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 220, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47), 96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47)96c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR47). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, nicely centered, light horizontal crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 96-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING, OF WHICH A MERE 141 WERE SOLD.

With 1975 P.F. certificate

8,500
4,000
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221
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Sale Number 1094, Lot Number 221, Newspapers & Periodicals: 1875 Continental Special Printing (Scott PR33-PR48)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48), $1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48)$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Special Printing (PR48). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, accompanying certificate notes "small black ink mark" which we see only using magnification at upper left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.92 NEWSPAPER CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

22,500
6,750
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