Sale 1187 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018
Category — Newspapers and Periodicals
VERY FINE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 72-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.
Only 174 were sold. Most tend to be significantly off center on two sides. With 1992 and 2003 P.F. certificates
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 96-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING.
Only 141 were sold. A Power Search review shows that the centering on the example offered here is typical -- very few are known with decent centering and without faults.
With 1982 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.92 NEWSPAPER CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. ONLY 41 WERE SOLD.
The $1.92 value of the 1875 Continental Newspaper Special Printing marks the start of the rarities of the set. We have offered only ten unduplicated examples in all of our Rarities sales going back to 1964 and in our regular auctions going back to 1994.
Ex Curtis. With 2002 P.F. certificate
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 60-CENT 1894 NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS ISSUE. ONLY EIGHTEEN UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES CONFIRMED AS SOUND.
Our census of PR98, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR98 , contains eighteen unused and five used examples. Of the unused examples, only three are confirmed as sound, including the stamp offered here and one which has a straight edge at top.
Census No. PR98-OG-08. With 2005 P.F. certificate