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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 806, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)2c Vermilion, Imperforate (178a), 2c Vermilion, Imperforate (178a)2c Vermilion, Imperforate (178a). Horizontal pair, original gum, large margins to clear, small thin spot at top of left stamp, Very Fine appearance, with 1976 P.F. certificate

Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 807, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)5c Blue, With Gill (179c), 5c Blue, With Gill (179c)5c Blue, With Gill (179c). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, very strong grill impression which causes a few tiny pinholes (a normal occurrence for these grills), Fine and scarce, 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

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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 808, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)5c Blue, End Roller Grill (179c var), 5c Blue, End Roller Grill (179c var)5c Blue, End Roller Grill (179c var). Original gum, strong grill covers left third of the stamp, rich color, few short perfs, one pulled perf at upper left, otherwise Fine, the end roller grill is extremely rare -- none were located with Power Search -- ex Braus, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
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