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1873-1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue

Lots 1588-1597

Lot 1588 S   

1873, 2¢//90¢ issues, C.B.N.C. printing, perfin "5" specimens, 6 values; 2¢, 3¢, 7¢, 14¢, 30¢ & 90¢, no gum, strong colors, couple trivial flaws, still F.-V.F., believed to be some type of unidentified specimen, offered here "as is".
Scott Nos. 157//166    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Realized: $525

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Lot 1589    

1873, 2¢ brown, C.B.N.C. printing, o.g., rich vivid color, well balanced margins, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 157    $325.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1590    

1873, 10¢ brown, C.B.N.C. printing, o.g., deep rich color on bright paper, F.-V.F.; with 1993 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott Nos. 161    $800.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1591    

1873, 30¢ gray black, C.B.N.C. printing, grilled, full o.g., wide margins and rich distinctive color, strong well formed grill impression, a slight vertical bend which the certificate describes as a light vertical crease, Very Fine; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott Nos. 165c    Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.

ONE OF TWO CERTIFIED EXAMPLES OF THE 1873 30¢ CONTINENTAL BANKNOTE "J" GRILL ISSUE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE BEARING FULL ORIGINAL GUM.

All Continental Banknote issues except for the 24¢ & 90¢ cent values can be found with the J grill. It is believed these were experimental and are quite scarce to extremely rare. The J grill is distinguished by it's 7x9.5mm grill. The 30¢ issue is the rarest of these grill issues with only two examples certified to date. The other example similarly bears a light vertical bend or fold.

Realized: $20,000

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Lot 1592 o   

1873, 90¢ rose carmine, C.B.N.C. printing, horizontal strip of 3, segmented cork cancels, rich vibrant color, Fine; with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 166    $950 for pair and single.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1593 ()   

1875, 6¢ dull rose, C.B.N.C. "Hard Paper" Special Printing, without gum as issued, well centered amid wide margins, with usual scissor clipped perfs well outside margins, certificate mentions paper is slightly yellowed as many other special printings of this denomination appear, Very Fine appearance; with 1965 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 170    $20,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 6¢ SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.

The Siegel census records 36 examples with approximately half having trimmed perfs on at least one side and others having small faults or poor centering.

Realized: $7,000

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Lot 1594 ()   

1875, 7¢ reddish vermilion, C.B.N.C. "Hard Paper" Special Printing, without gum as issued, typical trimmed perfs, well centered with rich bold color on bright paper, small thin at top, Extremely Fine appearance, it is believed that approximately 75 examples of this Special Printing exist; with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott Nos. 171    $4,000.

Realized: $3,500

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Lot 1595 ()   

1875, 10¢ pale brown, C.B.N.C. "Hard Paper" Special Printing, without gum as issued, scissor separated with intact perforations on three sides, centered to top with wide nicely balanced margins around, rich bright color, Very Fine, an extremely rare special printing issue, approximately 38 examples recorded with many bearing small flaws; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 172    $19,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND FULL MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 10¢ CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.

Realized: $7,250

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Lot 1596    

1875, 2¢ vermilion, C.B.N.C. printing, grilled, o.g., lightly hinged, natural s.e., strong grill impression which breaks the paper (a common occurrence for this), rich color, F.-V.F.; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 178c    $900.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1597 ()   

1875, 2¢ carmine vermilion, C.B.N.C. "Hard Paper" Special Printing, without gum as issued, deep intensely rich color on bright paper, some typically scissor separated perfs showing at left and bottom, some extremely shallow thinning which is not mentioned on accompanied certificate, Fine appearance; with 1959 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 180    $70,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE 1875 2¢ CONTINENTAL BANKNOTE SPECIAL PRINTING WITH ONLY TWENTY FOUR EXAMPLES RECORDED.

Realized: $20,000

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