VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.92 1875 CONTINENTAL NEWSPAPER 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. The stamp offered here is included in that count (1993 Rarities).
Ex Lyons. Signed Bartels. With 1991 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY ELEVEN EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS ISSUE ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND ONLY TWO ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.
Our recently updated census of PR100, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR100 , contains only eleven copies. Only two are confirmed as sound -- Census numbers 3 and 6 -- but number 6 has perfs touching the design at right. Many others also have perforations touching the design. The example offered here, with a small fault and with perforations clear on three sides and partly clear at top, is quite desirable.
Census No. PR100-OG-08. With 1973 and 2003 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $6.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, PR101. ONLY FIFTEEN UNUSED AND ONE USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, AND ONLY SIX HAVE ORIGINAL GUM. A GREAT RARITY.
Our recently updated census of PR101, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/PR101 , contains fifteen unused and one used copy of this rarity. Only six have original gum, and of these only two (Nos. OG-03 and OG-04) are confirmed as sound. One is repaired and one is reperfed. The example offered here, with original gum, choice centering and a negligible flaw, is highly desirable.
Census No. PR101-OG-15. Ex Lyons. With 1960 P.F. certificate