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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
790°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 790, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, huge margins, full and intact perforations at top and right, scissors-separation at left and bottom, fresh and bright color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CONTINENTAL HARD-PAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated records for Scott 169 contain 35 examples that have been certified as genuine by The Philatelic Foundation (including one on cover). Of these, only three have perforations all around and are confirmed as sound.

Unpublished Census No. 169-UNC-16. Ex Curtis. With 1967 P.F. certificate

23,500
9,000
791°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 791, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172), 10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, scissors-separated as often with full perforations on three sides, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 172 contains 37 certified examples. A majority of these are scissors-separated into the perforations on at least one side. The example offered here, with wide margins, has better centering than most.

Census No. 172-UNC-37. With 2009 P.F. certificate

19,000
7,000
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792°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 792, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173), 12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, choice centering with unusually wide margins, scissors-separated as usual but leaving perfs on three sides and extra wide margin at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED AND BEST-CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE.

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

Unpublished Census No. 173-UNC-26. Ex "Bayou" and "Laila". With 1970, 2002 and 2010 P.F. certificates.

6,250
2,800
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793°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 793, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-175)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, crisp impression on fresh paper, scissors-separated as unusual but with virtually intact perforations, unusually choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Many examples of the Continental Bank Note special printings were separated by scissors, and so are often found with perforations partly missing or entirely trimmed away. Our recently updated census records for Scott 176 contain 50 copies. Of these, only three or four have perforations on all four sides.

Unpublished Census No. 176-UNC-19. Ex "Laila". With 1972, 2000 and 2010 P.F. certificates

13,500
7,500
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