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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
174
og
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 174, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180), 2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180)2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180). Without gum as issued, intense color and proof-like impression, full and intact perfs all around without any scissors-separation

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CARMINE VERMILION CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. ONLY 24 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 180 published in the Zoellner catalogue (and updated at our website at: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/census/180/180.htm) records 24 examples of this rare Special Printing, one of which is in the New York Public Library collection.

Census No. 180-UNC-04. With 1948, 1965 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

80,000
95,000
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