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Unpublished Census No. 169-UNC-16.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
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
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Unpublished Census No. 173-UNC-26.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.
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Unpublished Census No. 176-UNC-19.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