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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
260
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 260, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H, 1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

225
475
261
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 261, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)1c Pale Ultramarine (156 var). Mint N.H, 1c Pale Ultramarine (156 var). Mint N.H1c Pale Ultramarine (156 var). Mint N.H., radiant color in a decidedly paler shade than normal, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate for block of six, Scott Retail as hinged

225
475
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262
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 262, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with exceptionally wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a handsome example with Jumbo margins, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00)

350
850
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263
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 263, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)2c Dark Reddish Brown (157 var), 2c Dark Reddish Brown (157 var)2c Dark Reddish Brown (157 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color, fresh and Very Fine example of this unusual shade, with 1992 P.F. certificate

350
275
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264
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 264, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)3c Green (158). Mint N.H, 3c Green (158). Mint N.H3c Green (158). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, desirable in Mint N.H. condition, with 2001 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition, Scott Retail $400.00 as hinged in the same grade is not a useful comparison)

110
700
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265
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 265, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, well-balanced margins, tiny corner perf crease at bottom right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate

400
600
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266
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 266, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)6c Dull Pink, Silk Fibers (159 var), 6c Dull Pink, Silk Fibers (159 var)6c Dull Pink, Silk Fibers (159 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, silk fibers clearly visible throughout, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, this variety is listed but unpriced in Scott, ex Hansen, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal does not even approach a proper valuation

400
0
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267
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 267, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, intense color, essentially perfect centering with huge margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE PRINTING. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

Ex Golin. With 1991 P.F. certificate

1,150
1,800
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268
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 268, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)10c Brown, Silk Paper (161 var), 10c Brown, Silk Paper (161 var)10c Brown, Silk Paper (161 var). Original gum, deep rich color, few silk fibers clearly visible at upper right, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. (not mentioning the variety) and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $1,100.00 with no premium for the variety)

1,400
600
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269
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 269, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Unused (no gum), bright color, Very Fine, with 1980 and 2002 P.F. certificates

750
475
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270
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 270, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, fresh color, reperfed at right but not noted as such on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate

2,250
850
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271
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 271, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Unused (no gum), bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $750.00)

750
325
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272
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 272, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, rich color, the perfs are not scissors-trimmed but some are short or pulled at top and left, otherwise Very Fine, our records contain 70 certified examples, with 1978 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (G 30)

4,500
1,700
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273
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 273, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c), 2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c)2c Vermilion, With Grill (178c). Original gum, rich color, reperfed at right, Fine appearance

900
130
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274
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 274, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, deep rich color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

700
450
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275
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 275, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

700
275
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276
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 276, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Crisp impression, neat cork cancel, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00), only three are graded higher and four others share this grade

25
275
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277
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 277, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)5c Blue, With Gill (179c), 5c Blue, With Gill (179c)5c Blue, With Gill (179c). Original gum, rich color and clear impression, clearly-defined grill points

FINE AND SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH GRILL.

It is believed that the Continental grills were made experimentally in 1876, after a stamp-cleaning court trial renewed fears of stamp re-use, the primary source of the rare J Grills was the Worthington collection, which was dispersed in 1917, it is believed that most or all examples in collectors' hands came from the archive of Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling machines used between 1867 and 1873

4,500
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