Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
537
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Sale 1140, Lot 537, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)3c Green (158). Mint N.H., vivid color, outstanding centering and margins, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition), Scott Retail as hinged

110
700
538
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Sale 1140, Lot 538, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)6c Dull Pink, With Grill (159b). Original gum, small h.r., clear grill, centered slightly in at bottom as are nearly all known examples, small thin spot, Fine appearance, a scarce and seldom seen variety

1,800
275
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539
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Sale 1140, Lot 539, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)6c Dull Pink, With Grill (159b). Original gum, centered to bottom, pinholes in grill characteristic of the heavy Continental Grill impressions (essentially all examples show holes or small thin), horizontal crease, Fine, a scarce and seldom seen variety, with 1986 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates

1,800
350
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540
 
Sale 1140, Lot 540, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Vivid color, huge margins and outstanding centering, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail geometric fancy cancel, (Weiss ST-MP3), Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp and highly desirable with a perfect NYFM cancel, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $975.00 for normal cancel)

90
1,800
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541
 
Sale 1140, Lot 541, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Jumbo margins and well-centered, bright color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00)

90
150
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542°
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Sale 1140, Lot 542, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)10c Brown (161). Mint N.H., beautiful deep rich shade, attractive centering and margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 10-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

We have offered only a handful of others in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records.

With 1978 and 2016 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged

900
2,700
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543
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Sale 1140, Lot 543, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)10c Brown (161). Original gum, deep rich color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

900
1,200
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544
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Sale 1140, Lot 544, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)10c Brown (161). Bottom right corner selvage block of six, original gum, few appear Mint N.H., bright color, centered to top, Fine, an attractive and rare corner position multiple, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

7,000
0
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545
 
Sale 1140, Lot 545, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)30c Gray Black (165). Bright shade, choice centering with wide margins, quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

140
275
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546
 
Sale 1140, Lot 546, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)90c Rose Carmine (166). Brilliant color, wide and well-balanced margins, neat cancels including circle of small wedges, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

300
475
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547
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Sale 1140, Lot 547, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, rich color, scissors-separated as usual but with almost all perfs intact

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

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

Unpublished Census No. 173-UNC-37. With 1948 and 1994 P.F. certificates.

6,750
2,000
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548
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Sale 1140, Lot 548, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, scissors-separated as usual but perfs intact on three sides

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 examples. With 2005 P.F. certificate.

4,000
2,700
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549
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Sale 1140, Lot 549, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)5c Blue (179). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, Fine, Scott 179 is much scarcer as an original-gum block than its later soft paper counterpart, Scott 185

3,750
425
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