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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
208
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 208, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H, 1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H1c Ultramarine (156). Mint N.H., lovely pastel shade, perfectly centered with wide even margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Ex Raymond Fox. With 1996 P.F. certificate for a pair. Scott Retail as hinged

200
6,000
209
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 209, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Block of four, original gum, bottom right stamp barest trace of hinging, other stamps lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering, top stamps light horizontal crease at top, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,650
1,100
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210
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 210, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159) Mint N.H, 6c Dull Pink (159) Mint N.H6c Dull Pink (159) Mint N.H., fresh color on bright paper, nice margins and centering

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 6-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL IS EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged

375
800
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211
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 211, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Block of twelve, slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal described on accompanying certificate as just "previously hinged", brilliant color, almost perfect centering throughout the multiple, very faint vertical crease affects left stamps

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 6-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE PRINTING. ESPECIALLY RARE THIS WELL-CENTERED.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two pairs.

6,100
0
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212
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 212, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, well-centered, proof-like impression and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. SELDOM SEEN IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,100
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213
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 213, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown, Silk Fiber variety (161 var), 10c Brown, Silk Fiber variety (161 var)10c Brown, Silk Fiber variety (161 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered with immense margins, rich color, sharp proof-like impression on bright fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE, WHICH IS RARE AS A NORMAL STAMP IN THIS CONDITION, BUT AS A SILK-PAPER VARIETY, IT IS PROBABLY THE FINEST KNOWN.

This variety is identified by its tiny dark silk fibers throughout the paper, visible under magnification. It is also found on most of the other Continental printings, including the 1875 Issue, but not among the National and American printings. Experienced and educated collectors will understand and appreciate the rarity of the paper and condition of this stamp.

With 1984 and 1997 P.F. certificates

1,400
3,250
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214
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 214, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Vertical block of six with right sheet selvage, original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

This issue is found in block form but is rarely encountered as fresh as the example offered here.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a block of four and a pair.

6,550
0
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215
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 215, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, well-centered, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate for a block of four (top right)

2,200
1,800
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216
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 216, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Block of four, original gum, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, few faults not noted on accompanying certificate

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 12-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE PRINTING.

The largest recorded multiple of this issue is a block of six, ex Lilly, Klein and our 1990 Rarities sale. The last unused block we offered in our auctions was in 2001, when Mr. Wingate purchased the example offered here.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

12,000
2,900
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217
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 217, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Original gum, extraordinarily choice centering with well-balanced margins, bright yellowish shade, fine impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL IS ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE BANK NOTE ISSUES IN THIS HIGH-GRADE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Although defined by a secret mark, the 15c Continental, Scott 163, is very difficult to distinguish from its National counterpart, Scott 152. Certain shades and impressions of the 15c Continental closely match certain National printings, and the secret mark is often undetectable. However, the stamp offered here has what we believe are characteristics unique to Continental's work. The shade is very bright and yellowish. The secret mark in the upper left triangle is also prominently featured in this impression. There is simply no question that this is a 15c Continental. Collectors who have searched for a well-centered Scott 163 with original gum know how rare it is in such condition. Off-center stamps are the norm, and original gum is a rare commodity in this issue.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,000
3,250
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218
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 218, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive charcoal gray shade, fine impression on fresh paper, perfect centering with wide and evenly-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare -- for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six -- which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples. It is also difficult to distinguish from its National Bank Note Co. counterpart (Scott 154). Many philatelists, even intermediate and advanced collectors, have difficulty classifying Scott 165.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,750
9,000
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219
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 219, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Large part original gum, outstanding centering and margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as original gum (no gum price is $700.00)

2,100
1,600
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220
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 220, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Vermilion (178), 2c Vermilion (178)2c Vermilion (178). Original gum, choice centering with wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine, ex Raymond Fox, with 2001 P.F. certificate

350
475
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221
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 221, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around, incredibly rich color on bright white paper, sharp and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE CONTINENTAL 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The addition of a 5c value was made necessary by the creation of the General Postal Union in 1874, which specified a rate of 5c between member countries, effective July 1, 1875. Of the two regular-issue 5c Taylor stamps -- Scott 179 (Continental) and Scott 185 (American) -- the former is much more difficult to obtain in this superb original-gum condition because comparatively few multiples have ever been available to feed the demand for singles.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

700
3,000
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