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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
170
og
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 170, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174), 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174)15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, vibrant color and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, choice centering, perforations intact

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation produced only 38 certified examples of Scott 174. Of these, an overwhelming majority have the perforations scissors-separated on at least one side. Only five or six have intact perforations, and of these perhaps half are faulty.

Ex Lessin. With 1958 and 2002 P.F. certificates

21,000
12,500
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