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

1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 167-181) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
3179 og 2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180).> Without gum as issued, vibrant color on crisp paper, choice centering with wide margins<><>^AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CARMINE VERMILION
CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RARES2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180). Without gum as issued, vibrant color on crisp paper, choice centering with wide margins

AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 2-CENT CARMINE VERMILION CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. ONLY 23 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. THIS STAMP RANKS AMONG THE TOP QUARTILE IN TERMS OF CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 180 (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/180/180.pdf ) records 23 examples of this rare Special Printing, one of which is in The New York Public Library collection. Comparing this to others we would rank it among the top 25%, by virtue of its freshness of color, wide margins and intact perfs on all sides.

Census No. 180-UNC-13. Ex Lilly and Cole. With 1949 and 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75, SMQ $71,500 as 70, $110,000.00 as 80) (Image)

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80,000.00

SOLD for $77,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
3180 og 5c Bright Blue, Special Printing (181).> Without gum as issued, deep rich color on fresh bright paper, full and intact perfs all around, wide margins<><>^VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE
1875 5-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMP5c Bright Blue, Special Printing (181). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on fresh bright paper, full and intact perfs all around, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1875 5-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING ON HARD PAPER. THIS IS THE RAREST OF ALL SPECIAL PRINTINGS AND ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES STAMPS. ONLY TEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, INCLUDING ONE IN THE MILLER COLLECTION AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Our census of the 5c Continental Special Printing (Scott 181), updated at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/181/181.pdf, contains only nine examples which are available to collectors.

Census No. 181-UNC-04. With 1983, 1990 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF 80) (Image)

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450,000.00

SOLD for $475,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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