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Sale 100: Gems of Philately

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1873-1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue

Lots 2157-2160

Lot 2157    

1873, 6¢ dull pink, C.B.N.C. printing, horizontal pair, used with 3¢ green (158), tied by targets on cover to Yokohama, Japan at the 15¢ treaty rate, red "New-York, Jun 8" exchange cds on reverse, brilliant red "Yokohama, Paid All, Jul 22" arrival double circle postmark; some light perf toning, Very Fine.
Scott No. 159    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 2158 o   

1873, 12¢ blackish violet, C.B.N.C. printing, NYFM and red transit cancels, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced margins, strong bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a lovely used gem; with 2002 P.F. & 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $750).
Scott No. 162    $135.

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Lot 2159    

1873, 12¢ blackish violet, C.B.N.C. printing, horizontal pair, used with 3¢ green (158), tied by corks duplexed with "Richmond Va. Dec 27, 1875" cds on cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red "New York '1.10' Dec 29" credit exchange cds, red London Paid (1.10) transit also ties stamps, large blue crayon "10" for Argentine centavos due; right 12¢ pulled perf at top, missing top flap, trivial edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Gibson, Starnes.
Scott No. 162    Estimate $500 - 750.

Argentina did not join the U.P.U. until April 1, 1878, the "1.10" in the U.S. marking states the credit in centimes (equivalent to 22¢).

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Lot 2160    

1873, 15¢ yellow orange, C.B.N.C. printing, bright color, canceled by cork duplexed with "Dover, O. Feb 16" cds on cover with pretty purple address to Hon. Jon. A. Bingham, U.S. Minister, Tokio, Japan at the 15¢ treaty rate, "Yokohama, Japan, Nov 1" arrival backstamp; reduced a bit at left and small flap tear, Very Fine; with 1990 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 163    Estimate $300 - 400.

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