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 1163, Lot 121, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 122, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 123, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)3c 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 1163, Lot 124, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 125, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 126, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 127, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 128, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 129, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 130, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 131, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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 1163, Lot 132, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)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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