Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
264
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Sale 1187, Lot 264, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with wide margins, rich color on bright paper

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

Our census of Scott 167 contains 46 certified examples. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations all around.

Census No. 167-UNC-46. With 1991 P.S.E. certificate

14,000
5,750
265
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Sale 1187, Lot 265, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, deep color and proof-like impression, perfs scissors-separated as almost always leaving straight edge at top and right and full perfs on other sides

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

Our census of Scott 168 contains fewer than 60 copies certified as genuine. Many have perfs scissors-trimmed on at least one side and many have perforations into the design. The example offered here is very presentable.

Census No. 168-UNC-59. With 2002 P.S.E. and 2007 P.F. certificates

6,000
3,250
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266
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Sale 1187, Lot 266, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but visible on each side, rich color

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

Our census of Scott 168 contains fewer than 60 copies certified as genuine. Many have perfs scissors-trimmed on at least one side.

Census No. 168-UNC-58. With 1993 P.S.E. certificate

6,000
2,700
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267
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Sale 1187, Lot 267, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, rich color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on three sides and showing some perfs at left, faint horizontal crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 3-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 169 contains 36 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.

Census No. 169-UNC-22. With 1957 P.F. certificate

21,500
6,000
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268
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Sale 1187, Lot 268, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on two sides and discernible on the other two sides, paper slightly yellowed

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 6-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 170 contains 35 certified examples. Of these, approximately half have full perforations on all sides, but many have faults.

Census No. 170-UNC-02. With 1965 P.F. certificate

18,000
4,500
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269
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Sale 1187, Lot 269, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, bright color, scissors-separated as usual but leaving intact perforations on three sides

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

Our census of Scott 171 contains 71 certified examples plus one uncertified copy. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side.

Census No. 171-UNC-02. With 1950, 2002 and 2015 P.F. certificates

4,000
2,500
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270
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Sale 1187, Lot 270, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on three sides, small natural inclusion at left, small thin spots, appears Very Fine, our census of Scott 171 contains 71 certified examples plus one uncertified copy, most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side, with 1950 P.F. certificate, P.F. certificate 213862 no longer accompanies

4,000
1,400
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271
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Sale 1187, Lot 271, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, rich color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but virtually intact on three sides, unpunched perfs at left

A FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 38 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS TO OBTAIN IN PRESENTABLE CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 172 contains 38 examples. Most are 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 in sound condition is very desirable.

Census No. 172-UNC-38. Ex Beals. With 1946 A.P.S. certificate

17,000
5,250
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272
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Sale 1187, Lot 272, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with intact perfs on three sides, deep rich color, tiny thin spot at top, Very Fine appearing example of the 12c 1875 Continental Special Printing, only 71 are contained in our census, Census No. 173-UNC-42, Colson backstamp, with 1969 P.F. certificate, P.F. certificate No. 214596 no longer accompanies

5,500
2,300
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Sale 1187, Lot 273, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated but with complete perfs all around, intense color on bright paper

FRESH AND FINE 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-54. With 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates

5,500
2,400
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274
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Sale 1187, Lot 274, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright paper, scissors-separated as usual but leaving intact perforations on all sides, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

Our census of Scott 174 contains 39 certified examples.

Census No. 174-UNC-15. Ex T. Charlton Henry. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates

15,500
8,500
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275
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Sale 1187, Lot 275, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on two sides, light corner perf crease at top left not mentioned on certificates

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

Census No. 174-UNC-12. With 1993 P.S.E. certificate. P.F. certificate no. 23883 no longer accompanies

15,500
4,750
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Sale 1187, Lot 276, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, complete perfs all around without the usual scissors-separation, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING, WITH COMPLETE PERFORATIONS ON ALL FOUR SIDES.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates

3,400
3,000
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Sale 1187, Lot 277, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, full perforations on all four sides, light diagonal creases at bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING WITH PERFORATIONS ON ALL FOUR SIDES.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

Census No. 175-UNC-12. Signed Sloane and John Fox. With 1947 P.F. certificate. P.F. certificate no. 213859 no longer accompanies

3,400
1,700
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278
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Sale 1187, Lot 278, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on three sides, slightly blunted at bottom, fresh color and paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 100 examples.

With 1945 A.P.S. and 2012 P.F. certificates

3,400
2,000
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279
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Sale 1187, Lot 279, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated and intact on two sides, blunted at bottom, wide margins, lovely shade and impression

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

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 census records for Scott 176 contain 50 copies. Of these, few have perforations on all four sides.

Ex Hetherington. Census No. 176-UNC-06. With 1957 and 2016 P.F. certificates

12,000
4,500
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280
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Sale 1187, Lot 280, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated as usual but intact on two sides, light stain at top, tiny thin spot at top left corner

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our 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-27. With 1969 P.F. certificate. P.F. certificate no. 214599 no longer accompanies

12,000
3,500
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Sale 1187, Lot 281, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, perfs scissors-separated as often but intact on three sides

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 177 contains 46 certified examples.

Census No. 177-UNC-10. Ex Colonel Green (Sale XXI). P.F. certificate no. 17132 no longer accompanies. With 1993 P.S.E. certificate

18,000
4,500
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Sale 1187, Lot 282, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, radiant color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but mostly intact, small repaired tear at right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1873 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 177 contain 46 copies.

Census No. 177-UNC-30. With 1988 and 2015 P.F. certificates

18,000
5,000
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