Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
283
og
Sale 1187, Lot 283, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, rich color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.F. certificate

700
550
284
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Sale 1187, Lot 284, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 178-179)5c Blue, With Gill (179c). Original gum, deep rich color, choice centering, very strong grill impression which causes a few tiny pinholes (not mentioned on certificate since this is a normal occurrence for these grills)

VERY FINE AND SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH GRILL.

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.

Ex Fekete. With 2012 P.F. certificate

4,500
2,600
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