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1873-1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
281 o    165 image1873, 30¢ gray black (165), virtually perfectly centered, bright color, face-free brown cancel, Extremely Fine, a choice stamp. SMQ $240.
Scott $170 (Image)
Scott $170
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
282 *    166 image1873, 90¢ rose carmine (166), virtually perfect centering with bright color and full barely hinged original gum, Extremely Fine. SSV $4,500.
Scott $2,250

A TRULY REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS KEY MINT BANKNOTE.

Expertization: 2006 P.F. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $2,250
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
283 o    166 image1873, 90¢ rose carmine (166), virtually perfectly centered with extra wide margins, bright color, and a neat "5" barred elipse cancel, Extremely Fine, the only 90J awarded by the PSE, with only 5 graded higher (95). SMQ $550 for normal 90.
Scott $300

Expertization: 2000 P.F., 1993 and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the last graded XF 90J, despite noting "shorter perf at upper right". (Image)
Scott $300
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1875 "Hard Paper" Special Printings
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
284 *    167 image1875 Special Printing, 1¢ ultramarine (167), beautifully centered with bright, vibrant color on crisp white paper; usual scissor-trimmed but relatively intact perforations; without gum as issued, small thin spot at top, fresh Very Fine appearance.
Scott $17,500

ONE OF ONLY ABOUT 50 EXAMPLES OF THE 1¢ CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING RECORDED.

Expertization: 2001 APS and 2002 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $17,500
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
285 *    168 image1875 Special Printing, 2¢ dark brown (168), scissor-separated but with full, intact perforations, rich, dark brown color, without gum as issued, exceptionally fresh and F.-V.F. for this.
Scott $8,000

FEWER THAN 75 EXAMPLES OF THE 2¢ CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Expertization: 1980 & 2006 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Little, "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $8,000
SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
286 *    169 image1875 Special Printing, 3¢ blue green (169), exceptionally well centered with brilliant color and paper, without gum as issued, normal scissor-trimmed perforations, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $27,500

AN OUTSTANDING 3¢ CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING, NO MORE THAN 40 OF WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Expertization: signed Stein with 1949, 1969, 1989 & 2008 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $27,500
SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
287 *    170 image1875 Special Printing, 6¢ dull rose (170), incredibly fresh color and paper and with the perforations fully intact, without gum as issued, Fine and choice.
Scott $24,000

A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE SPECIAL PRINTING, OF WHICH LESS THAN 40 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST, AND ONLY ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THESE HAVE FULLY INTACT PERFORATIONS.

Expertization: 1991 and 2004 P.F. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $24,000
SOLD for $9,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
288 *    171 image1875 Special Printing, 7¢ reddish vermilion (171), without gum as issued, very well centered with exceptionally brilliant color, neatly scissor-separated leaving perforations intact on three sides, fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $5,250

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE STAMP, LESS THAN 75 BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Expertization: 1957 and 2003 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Chapin. (Image)
Scott $5,250
SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
289 *    171 image1875 Special Printing, 7¢ reddish vermilion (171), brilliant color, quite well centered, without gum as issued, pulled perforations and a few reduced at top after certificate, Very Fine.
Scott $5,250

ONLY ABOUT 75 OF THIS RARE SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Expertization: 1955 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $5,250
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
290 *    172 image1875 Special Printing, 10¢ pale brown (172), remarkably well centered with rich color, without gum as issued, normal scissor-trimmed perforations, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $22,500

A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE SPECIAL PRINTING, OF WHICH ONLY 35-40 EXAMPLES OF THE 10¢ CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Expertization: 1973 & 2003 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: "Country Gentleman", Chapin, Hoffman, "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $22,500
SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
291 *    173 image1875 Special Printing, 12¢ dark violet (173), unusually well centered, stunning deep color and with fully intact perforations, without any bluntness from scissor separation, without gum as issued, a Very Fine gem.
Scott $7,500

AN ESPECIALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE SPECIAL PRINTING OF WHICH LESS THAN 75 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST, THIS BEING ONE OF THE VERY FEW THAT SHOW NO PERFORATIONS HAVING BEEN TRIMMED OR EVEN BLUNTED BY THE SCISSOR SEPARATION, AS IS THE CASE WITH A VAST MAJORITY OF THESE HARD PAPER SPECIAL PRINTINGS.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $7,500
SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
292 *    174 image1875 Special Printing, 15¢ brown orange (174), without gum as issued, bright color on fresh paper, scissor separation, as most always, Very Fine and rare. Only about 40 examples are believed to exist.
Scott $20,000

A BRIGHT FRESH EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Expertization: signed Stern, 1949, 1969 and 1989 P.F. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $20,000
SOLD for $7,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
293 *    175 image1875 Special Printing, 24¢ dull purple (175), near perfect centering and lovely, warm color with essentially fully intact perforations, without gum as issued, choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,500

EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE 100 OR SO EXTANT, WITH OUTSTANDING CENTERING AND NONE OF THE BLUNTNESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USUAL SCISSOR SEPARATION.

Expertization: 1997 and 2004 P.F. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $4,500
SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
294 *    176 image1875 Special Printing, 30¢ greenish black (176), fresh and nearly perfectly centered, scissor separated as almost always, with intact perfs on three sides, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Scott $16,000

AMONG THE BETTER CENTERED AND MOST DESIRABLE EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Expertization: 1990 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Isleham.

Fewer than 10% of the 50-60 or so copies extant have intact perforations on four sides.
(Image)
Scott $16,000
SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
295 *    176 image1875 Special Printing, 30¢ greenish black (176), rich and fresh color on bright paper, quite well centered, scissor separated as usual but perforations visible on all four sides, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $16,000

EASILY AMONG THE FINER OF THE 50-60 SURVIVING EXAMPLES.

Expertization: 1989 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $16,000
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1879-1888 American Bank Note Co. Issues
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
296 **    182 image1879, 1¢ dark ultramarine (182), exceptionally fresh, original gum, never hinged, nearly Very Fine.
Scott $775

Expertization: 1992, 2004 P.F. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $775
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
297 o    184 image1879, 3¢ green (184), cancelled by a clear strike of a Skull and Crossbones in Circle fancy cancel, fresh and Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400

Expertization: 2002 P.F. Certificate. (Image)

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
298 **    185 image1879, 5¢ blue (185), exceptionally well centered and bright color, original gum, never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,500

A CHOICE NEVER HINGED SINGLE OF THE 5¢ AMERICAN IS QUITE SCARCE IN THIS PREMIUM QUALITY.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,500
SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
299 **    185 image1879, 5¢ blue (185), remarkably fresh with bright color and paper, full never hinged original gum, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,500

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate for a strip of four. (Image)
Scott $1,500
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
300 *    186 image1879, 6¢ pink (186), quite well centered within large margins, fresh pastel color, original gum, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, a choice mint single.
Scott $900

Expertization: 1990 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $900
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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