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The “Laila” Collection of United States Stamps continued...

1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-181)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
3168 og 1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167).> Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as almost always but leaving intact perfs on three sides<><>^VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL
PRINTING.^<><>Our recently updated census r1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as almost always but leaving intact perfs on three sides

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 167 contain 44 certified examples. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations all around (including two with either imprint or plate no. at bottom). Very few are centered as well as this stamp.

Unpublished Census No. 167-UNC-25. Ex Hetherington, Caspary and Bayou. With 1957 and 2002 P.F. certificates (Image)

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20,000.00

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
3169 og 2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168).> Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with <full perforations all around,> deep rich color<><>^VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE
COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. SCARCE WITH2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with full perforations all around, deep rich color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. SCARCE WITH FULL PERFORATIONS.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 168 contain only 55 copies certified as genuine. Of these, 22 have straight edges on at least one side and several are faulty. In fact, almost all known examples of the 2c 1875 Special Printing are off center.

Unpublished Census No. 168-UNC-17. Ex T. Charlton Henry. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates. (Image)

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10,000.00

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
3170 og 3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169).> Without gum as issued, full perforations on three sides, straight edge at right is apparently natural as we detect a trace of the arrow at bottom right, dark color on
fresh paper, wide margins<><>^EXTREMELY F3c Blue Green, Special Printing (169). Without gum as issued, full perforations on three sides, straight edge at right is apparently natural as we detect a trace of the arrow at bottom right, dark color on fresh paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. FEWER THAN 40 OF THE 1875 3-CENT CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Our recently updated records for Scott 169 contain 35 examples that have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation (including one on cover). The example offered here, with its wide margins and perforations intact on three sides, is one of the finest known examples of this rarity.

Unpublished Census No. 169-UNC-17. With 1967 and 2001 P.F. certificates (Image)

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25,000.00

SOLD for $14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
3171 og 6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170).> Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but leaving <full perforations on all sides,> beautiful centering, radiant color on bright paper<><>^EXTREMELY FINE
EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 6-CENT CONTINENTAL BAN6c Dull Rose, Special Printing (170). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but leaving full perforations on all sides, beautiful centering, radiant color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 6-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 170 contain 33 certified examples. Of these, approximately half have full perforations on all sides, including several which are faulty.

Unpublished Census No. 170-UNC-17. Ex T. Charlton Henry. With 1975 and 2005 P.F. certificates. (Image)

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24,000.00

SOLD for $19,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
3172 og 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171).> Without gum as issued, scissors-separated but with <nearly intact perfs on all four sides,> radiant color<><>^VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PHENOMENAL EXAMPLE OF THE
7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated but with nearly intact perfs on all four sides, radiant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PHENOMENAL EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 171 contain 70 certified examples. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side and in some cases two or three sides. The stamp offered here, with virtually intact perforations on all sides, superb centering, and remarkably vibrant color is, in our opinion, a great condition rarity.

Unpublished Census No. 171-UNC-11. Ex West. With 1991 P.F. certificate (Image)

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6,250.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
3173 og 10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172).> Without gum as issued, incredibly bright color, wide margins, scissors-separated as usual but leaving almost full intact perfs on three sides<><>^VERY FINE AND CHOICE
EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, incredibly bright color, wide margins, scissors-separated as usual but leaving almost full intact perfs on three sides

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 172 contain 36 certified examples. A majority of these have been scissors-separated into the perforations on at least one side. Of the eleven copies with full perforations, most have either pulled perforations or are not centered. The example offered here should be considered highly desirable.

Unpublished Census No. 172-UNC-36. With 1986 P.F. certificate (Image)

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23,000.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
3174 og 12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173).> Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, choice centering with unusually wide margins, scissors-separated as usual but leaving perfs on three sides and extra
wide margin at bottom<><>^EXTREMELY FI12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, choice centering with unusually wide margins, scissors-separated as usual but leaving perfs on three sides and extra wide margin at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED AND BEST-CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 173 contain 70 certified examples.

Unpublished Census No. 173-UNC-26. Ex Bayou. With 1970 and 2002 P.F. certificates. (Image)

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8,000.00

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
3175 og 15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174).> Without gum as issued, vibrant color and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, scissors-separated as usual but leaving most perfs on three sides and wide
margin at left<><>^VERY FINE AND CHOI15c Bright Orange, Special Printing (174). Without gum as issued, vibrant color and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper, scissors-separated as usual but leaving most perfs on three sides and wide margin at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.

#Our recently updated census records for Scott 174 contain 39 certified examples. Of these, an overwhelming majority have the perforations scissors-separated on at least one side. Only five or six have intact perforations, and of those perhaps half are faulty.

Unpublished Census No. 174-UNC-31. Ex Bayou. With 2002 P.F. certificate (Image)

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23,000.00

SOLD for $10,500.00
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3176 og 24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175).> Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, scissors-separated but with <intact perforations on all four sides,> much better centering than usually found on
this issue<><>^EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAU24c Dull Purple, Special Printing (175). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, scissors-separated but with intact perforations on all four sides, much better centering than usually found on this issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 175 contain approximately 100 unused examples.

Unpublished Census No. 175-UNC-101. With 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

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5,500.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
3177 og 30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176).> Without gum as issued, crisp impression on fresh paper, scissors-separated as unusual but with <virtually intact perforations,> unusually choice centering<><>^VERY
FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, crisp impression on fresh paper, scissors-separated as unusual but with virtually intact perforations, unusually choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING. EASILY OF OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Many examples of the Continental Bank Note special printings were separated by scissors, and so are often found with perforations partly missing or entirely trimmed away. Our recently updated census records for Scott 176 contain 50 copies. Of these, only three or four have perforations on all four sides.

Unpublished Census No. 176-UNC-19. With 1972 and 2000 P.F. certificates (Image)

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19,000.00

SOLD for $10,000.00
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3178 og 90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177).> Without gum as issued, beautiful bright color on fresh paper, scissors-separated as usual but leaving <full and intact perfs on all four sides><><>^EXTREMELY FINE
EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, beautiful bright color on fresh paper, scissors-separated as usual but leaving full and intact perfs on all four sides

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 177 contains 44 certified examples, many of which have faults. Only 16 have perforations on all four sides, and few of those are as well-centered as the example offered here.

Unpublished Census No. 177-UNC-12. Ex Vineyard. With 1986 and 2000 P.F. certificates. (Image)

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30,000.00

SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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