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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
173
og
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 173, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177), 90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177)90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated but with intact perfs on two sides, bright shade, small corner crease at top right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 90-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. APPROXIMATELY 50 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation found only 44 certified examples of Scott 177. With 1948 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates

21,000
9,500
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