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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
793
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 793, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167), 1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual with perfs virtually intact on two sides

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 167 contains 45 certified examples. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations all around.

Census No. 167-UNC-38. Ex Matthies (Siegel Sale 439, Nov. 1973) where acquired by the current owner. With 2017 P.F. certificate

15,000
6,250
794
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 794, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168), 2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, intact perfs on three sides and virtually intact at right

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 168 contains only 57 copies certified as genuine. Many have perfs scissors-trimmed on at least one side.

Census No. 168-UNC-02. Ex Greenes (Siegel Sale 395, May 13, 1971). With 1959 P.F. certificate.

6,750
1,700
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795
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 795, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169), 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, intense shade and impression, perfs scissors-separated but intact on three sides

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 3-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 169 contains 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. The example offered here, in sound condition, with balanced margins and full perforations on three sides, should be considered desirable.

Census No. 169-UNC-18. With 1957 P.F. certificate

23,500
7,500
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796
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 796, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170), 6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170)6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170). Without gum as issued, radiant color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but virtually intact on three sides

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 6-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 170 contains 35 examples.

Census No. 170-UNC-28. Ex Mielstrup. Signed Sloane. With 1960 P.F. certificate.

20,000
5,500
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797
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 797, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on three sides, accompanying certificate notes reperfed at bottom and right but we are not convinced

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 171 contains 70 certified examples plus one uncertified copy. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side.

Census No. 171-UNC-44. With 1970 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,200
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798°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 798, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)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 and detailed impression, intact perforations all around, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Our census records for Scott 172 contain 36 certified examples. A majority of these have been scissors-separated into the perforations on at least one side. Of the eleven copies with full perforations, most have either pulled perforations or are not centered. Only four qualify as having decent centering, one of which was offered in our 2012 sale of the David W. Gorham collection.

Unpublished Census No. 172-UNC-31. Ex Curtis. With 1947, 1989 and 2013 P.F. certificates (NGAI, XF 90)

19,000
17,500
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799
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 799, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172), 10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, rich color, perfs scissors-separated but intact on three sides

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 36 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS TO OBTAIN IN PRESENTABLE CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 172 contains 36 certified examples. Most have been scissors-separated into the perforations on at least one side. Of the eleven copies with full perforations, most have either pulled perforations or are not centered, limiting their desirability. The example offered here, with intact perforations on three sides and a tiny corner perf crease, should be considered desirable.

Census No. 172-UNC-05. Ex Mielstrup (Siegel Sale 431, May 1973) where acquired by the current owner. With 1957 P.F. certificate

19,000
6,000
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800
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 800, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)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, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on three sides, accompanying certificate notes reperfed at left, trivial corner perf crease at top right not mentioned on certificate

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

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

Census No. 173-UNC-45. With 1970 P.F. certificate

6,250
1,800
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801
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 801, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174), 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, perfs trimmed

FINE. EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 39 CERTIFIED EXAMPLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS.

Census No. 174-UNC-10. Last offered to the market in our Sale 500. Ebel backstamp. With 1952 P.F. certificate

17,000
5,000
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802
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 802, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175), 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on two sides, rich color

FRESH AND 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. Last offered to the market in Siegel Sale 388 (Jan. 1971).

3,750
2,100
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803
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 803, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176), 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, intense shade and impression, scissors-separated as almost always but leaving intact perfs at top and left

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 176 contain 50 copies. Of these, approximately a dozen have perforations on all four sides. Very few of those are well-centered.

Census No. 176-UNC-33. Last offered to the market in Siegel Sale 381 (Oct. 1970). P.F. certificate no. 23885 no longer accompanies.

13,500
5,250
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804
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 804, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177), 90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on at least two sides, unusual natural plate wash at lower left

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census records for Scott 177 contain 46 copies.

Census No. 177-UNC-21. Offered to the market for the first time since Siegel Sale 459 (Oct. 1974). With 1970 P.F. certificate

20,000
6,250
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805
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 805, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180), 2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180)2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, perfs scissors-separated causing straight edge at top and right, top right with tiny margin repair, pinhole and thin spot`

FINE-APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE VERMILION CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST SPECIAL PRINTINGS WITH ONLY 23 EXAMPLES RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 180, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/180/180.pdf , contains 23 examples of this rare Special Printing, one of which is in The New York Public Library collection.

Census No. 180-UNC-07. With 1952 P.F. certificate not mentioning any faults.

70,000
11,000
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