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1873-1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue
 
 
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Lot 447
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1873, 3¢ green (158), choice centering, incredibly intense color with strong strike Blue Shield within frame fancy cancel, an Extremely Fine gem.
Scott $1

Expertization: with 2000 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 448
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1873 3¢ green (158 var.), "ribbed paper" with fine strike of "used up" cancel from Traverse City Mich, couple short perfs, otherwise a Very Fine single of this scarce variety with attractive fancy cancel.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 449
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1873, 3¢ green (158), near perfect centering, stunning deep color with blue "3 leaf clover" fancy cancel of Chicago (Berg CL-1), faint diagonal crease (invisible), Superb appearing.
Scott $1

Expertization: with 2005 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 450
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1873, 3¢ green (158), well centered single, couple trivial perf flaws, tied on small cover by blue negative "OK" cancel, matching blue "Elyria O." c.d.s., cover opened at right, F-VF.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 451
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1873, 3¢ green (158), showing dramatic offset of 4 stamps on reverse, perf faults, F.-V.F., ideal for exhibition.
Estimate 75 - 100
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Lot 452
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1873, 6¢ dull pink (159), perfectly centered, bright color, fine strike NYFM (A20) and a trace of red transit marking, Extremely Fine.
Scott $20

Expertization: with 1998 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 453

1873, 30¢ gray black (165), with 6¢ dull pink (159) both fine, 30¢ showing light perf tip toning (trivial), tied together by grid cancels on registered cover to Constantinople, red "New York Registered" 5/12 cds, red London Registered 5/22/75 oval transit, various ms accountancy markings and rates, red "Constantinople Registered" 5/31/75 backstamp, light edge soiling, Fine and rare usage of a 30¢ Banknote to Turkey.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 454
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1875, 5¢ blue (179), horizontal pair, choice centering, bright color, with complimentary blue crossroads cancels, trivial flaws (couple barely toned perf tips, tiny thin), Extremely Fine appearance with great visual appeal.
Scott $52
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