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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1243
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1243, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156), 1c Ultramarine (156)1c Ultramarine (156). Beautifully centered, dark color on bright white paper, perfectly struck blue circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate for vertical pair, this being the bottom stamp

6
950
1244
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1244, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Perfectly centered with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unobtrusive cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade

22
850
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1245
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1245, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Mint N.H. with "No, 3c Green (158). Mint N.H. with "No3c Green (158). Mint N.H. with "No. 17" top part plate number selvage, deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, desirable with the plate number selvage, 2004 P.F. certificate for strip of three no longer accompanies, Scott Retail as hinged

110
600
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1246
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1246, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Deep rich color, tied by "Used Up" fancy cancel, "Traverse City Mich. Jan. 21" circular datestamp on cover with attorney's corner card to Leland Mich., Very Fine and attractive, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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1247
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1247, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Cancelled by "KKK" in circle fancy cancel, "Beloit Wis. Sep. 15" circular datestamp on cover to Rockford Ill., tied by blue circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
100
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1248
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1248, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). S.e. at left, rich color, tied by well-struck Maple Leaf fancy cancel (Rohloff L-7), "Waterbury Conn. Apr. 26 10AM" circular datestamp on cover to Plymouth Conn., Very Fine strike and an attractive cover, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

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E. 400-500
500
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1249
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1249, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, bright color, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric and French transit markings, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate

19
400
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1250
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1250, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Superior centering with wide margins, rich color, perfect strike of New York Foreign Mail Star in Geometric cancel (Weiss ST-MP3), Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and no others share this grade

18
650
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1251
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1251, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Wide even margins, rich color, bold strike of large red open grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Morris, with 1987 P.F. certificate

95
275
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1252
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1252, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

85
160
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1253
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1253, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Deep rich color on bright paper, nicely complemented by red New York Foreign Mail cancel, additional black cancel at top right, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with great eye appeal, with 1998 P.F. certificate

150
325
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1254
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1254, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163), 15c Yellow Orange (163)15c Yellow Orange (163). Rich color nicely complemented by bold strike of blue Four Triangles fancy cancel (similar to Maltese Cross), additional red cancel at lower left, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. certificate

155
800
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1255
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1255, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Bright shade, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, neat strikes of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00), only one has graded higher (at 98) and two others share this desirable grade

130
1,100
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1256
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1256, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Well-centered with wide margins, fresh color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

245
300
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