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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
127
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 127, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Original gum, paper h.r., incredible deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, outstanding centering

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90). This is one of only three original-gum examples of Scott 162 graded 90 by the Philatelic Foundation, with none higher. By way of comparison, P.S.E. has awarded only three a grade of 90 (one of the three is 90J), with none higher

2,400
8,500
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