Sale 1247 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
295
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Sale 1247, Lot 295, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, scissors-separated as almost always but with perfs intact on three sides, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 167 contains 49 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 48 available to collectors. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations all around.

Census no. 167-UNC-29. Ex Wingate. With 1948 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

14,000
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296
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Sale 1247, Lot 296, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, rich color and detailed impression, reperfed at right and bottom

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

Our census of Scott 167 contains 49 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 48 available to collectors. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations all around.

Census no. 167-UNC-49. With 1943 A.P.S. and 2019 P.F. certificates.

Bid on this lot

14,000
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297
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Sale 1247, Lot 297, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with intact perforations on all four sides, rich color on bright paper

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

Our census of Scott 168 contains 62 examples. Many have perfs scissors-trimmed on at least one side and many have perforations into the design.

Census no. 168-UNC-11. 1982 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2015 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

6,000
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298
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Sale 1247, Lot 298, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, rich color, perfs at bottom and left scissors-separated affecting some at bottom

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT DARK BROWN 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 168 contains 62 examples. Many have perfs scissors-trimmed on at least one side and many have perforations into the design.

Census no. 168-UNC-33. Ex Humphrey. 1957 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 1988 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

6,000
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299
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Sale 1247, Lot 299, 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 intact on two sides, wide margins, small central thin spot

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

Our census of Scott 168 contains only 62 examples. 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-19. Ex Wingate. With 1957 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

6,000
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300
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Sale 1247, Lot 300, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, huge margins, full and intact perforations at top and right, scissors-separation at left and bottom, fresh and bright color

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

Our census of Scott 169 contains 37 examples, including one on cover and one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 35 unused stamps available to collectors. Of these, only three have perforations all around and are confirmed as sound. The example offered here, in sound condition with balanced margins, is very desirable.

Census no. 169-UNC-16. Ex Curtis. With 1967 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

21,500
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301
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Sale 1247, Lot 301, 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 36 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 35 available to collectors. Approximately half have scissors-trimmed perfs on at least one side. Most others are either off-center or have small faults.

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

Bid on this lot

20,000
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302
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Sale 1247, Lot 302, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated leaving full and intact perfs on three sides, brilliant color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 171 contains 76 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 75 available to collectors. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side.

Census no. 171-UNC-15. Ex Chapin. With 1957, 2003 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

Bid on this lot

4,000
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303
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Sale 1247, Lot 303, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, brilliant color, perfs scissors-separated but intact on all sides

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

Our census of Scott 171 contains 76 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 75 available to collectors. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side.

Census no. 171-UNC-73. With 2005 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

4,000
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304
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Sale 1247, Lot 304, 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, accompanying certificate notes reperfed at bottom and right but we are not convinced, Very Fine appearance, our census of Scott 171 contains 76 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 75 available to collectors, most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side, Census no. 171-UNC-44, with 1970 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

4,000
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305
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Sale 1247, Lot 305, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, scissors-separated as usual with full perforations on three sides, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 172 contains 39 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 wide margins, has better centering than most.

Census no. 172-UNC-37. With 2009 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

19,000
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306
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Sale 1247, Lot 306, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, rich color, scissors-separated as usual with mostly full perforations, also a few short at top, minute perf hole tear at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 172 contains 39 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.

Census no. 172-UNC-39. With 1999 A.P.S. certificate.

Bid on this lot

19,000
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307
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Sale 1247, Lot 307, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, rich color, scissors-separated as usual but with almost all perfs intact

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 173 contains 73 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 72 available to collectors. Many are scissors-separated on at least one side.

Census no. 173-UNC-37. With 1948 and 1994 P.F. certificates.

Bid on this lot

5,500
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308
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Sale 1247, Lot 308, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, choice centering with unusually wide margins, scissors-separated as usual but leaving perfs on three sides and extra wide margin at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED AND BEST-CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE.

Our census of Scott 173 contains 73 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 72 available to collectors. Many are scissors-separated on at least one side. This wide-margined sound example with mostly complete perfs is very desirable.

Census no. 173-UNC-26. Ex "Bayou" and "Laila". With 1970, 2002 and 2010 P.F. certificates.

Bid on this lot

5,500
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309
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Sale 1247, Lot 309, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, full perforations all around, three wide margins, pulled perf at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. RARE WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS.

Our census of Scott 173 contains 73 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 72 available to collectors. Many are scissors-separated on at least one side. Very few have margins as wide as this example.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

5,500
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310
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Sale 1247, Lot 310, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, full perfs on three sides and three wide margins

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 174 contains 40 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 39 available to collectors. Of these, an overwhelming majority have the perforations scissors-separated on at least one side. Only five or six have intact perforations, and of those perhaps half are faulty.

Census no. 174-UNC-19. Pencil initials on back. With 1993 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

19,000
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311
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Sale 1247, Lot 311, 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 110 examples. Few show complete perfs as seen on the stamp offered here.

Census no. 171-UNC-104. With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

3,500
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312
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Sale 1247, Lot 312, 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, the intact perfs at top give the stamp the appearance of very choice centering

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

Our census of Scott 175 contains approximately 110 examples. Many are scissors-separated on one or more sides.

Census no. 175-UNC-106. With 2009 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

3,500
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313
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Sale 1247, Lot 313, 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 110 examples.

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

Bid on this lot

3,500
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314
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Sale 1247, Lot 314, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated perfs as usual with complete perfs on three sides and partially complete at bottom, intense shade and impression, outstanding centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 176 contains 50 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by the New York Public Library. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations on all four sides. This example, with nearly full perforations and choice centering is very desirable.

Census no. 176-UNC-50. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VG 50). The grade on this stamp is affected by the scissors-separation and is not reflective of the centering.

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
176
30c
NGAI
6
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
176
30¢
NGAI
-
-
-
-
-
$10,500
-
$19,500
-
$24,000
-
$30,000
-
$35,000
-
$40,000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

12,000
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315
og
Sale 1247, Lot 315, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, bright color, outstanding centering, expertly reperfed at right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1875 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 177 contains 48 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 47 available to collectors. Only 17 have perforations intact on all four sides, and of these only nine are confirmed as sound. Many have poor centering. The example offered here has superb appearance, despite the reperfed right margin.

Census no. 177-UNC-41. Ex Geisler. Signed E. Stern. With 2000 P.S.E. and 2010 P.F. certificates.

Bid on this lot

18,000
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