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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
121
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 121, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ)

225
1,300
122
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 122, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum, bright color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ)

350
800
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123
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 123, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)3c Green (158). Mint N.H, 3c Green (158). Mint N.H3c Green (158). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF 90), Scott Retail as hinged

110
600
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124
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 124, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Original gum, choice centering, strong color, Extremely Fine, ex Curtis, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

400
800
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125
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 125, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, brilliant color, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Ex "Scarsdale" and "Hanover". With 1998, 2007 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,150
2,300
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126
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 126, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2002 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,600.00)

1,000
1,000
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127
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 127, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, paper h.r., incredible deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, outstanding centering

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90). This is one of only three original-gum examples of Scott 162 graded 90 by the Philatelic Foundation, with none higher. By way of comparison, P.S.E. has awarded only three a grade of 90 (one of the three is 90J), with none higher

2,400
8,500
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128
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 128, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Original gum, Jumbo margins and choice centering, vibrant color on bright white paper, insignificant short perf at top

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING JUMBO-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

From our 1992 Rarities sale and ex Floyd. 1991 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $4,850.00)

2,500
5,750
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129
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 129, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, deep greenish shade on crisp paper, New York Supplementary Mail Type F cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Merlin, with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only three have been graded higher

130
800
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130
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 130, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, vivid color on fresh paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $5,000.00). Only six examples have graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

2,250
2,500
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131
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 131, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, beautiful bright color, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1997 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95), this is the highest grade awarded by The Philatelic Foundation to an original-gum Scott 178 and it is shared by no others, P.S.E. has graded three at 95 (two are Mint N.H.) with none higher

350
1,800
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132
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 132, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Lightly hinged, deep intense color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

700
800
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