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Continental Bank Note Issues

Scott Catalog Nos. 156 - 176

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Essays

182-E4c 233A
1c Black, blue, and brown, die essays pulled on ivory glazed paper, typical size. Scarce. Ex-Pacetti SCV: $750.00 Net $500.00 Each

184-E8b 1879 Harris coupon essay
3c Black engraved on ivory paper and probably unique or one of two known. Ex-Brazer
$1,000.00

184-E8a
3c Black coupon, dated, on bond paper, imperforate. Very rare. $350.00

184-E8c
3c Blue-green single coupon, dated, on bond paper, gummed and perforated.
$125.00 each

184-E8d
3c Blue-green single coupon, undated, on bond paper, gummed and perforated.
$50.00 each

184-E10b
3c Gray-black “Goodall” die essay pulled on proof paper. Rare.
$350.00

184-E10b
3c Dull blue “Goodall” die essay pulled on proof paper. Rare.
$350.00

184-E10c
3c Black-brown die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$600.00

184-E10c
3c Blue die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$600.00

184-E10c
3c Blue die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$600.00

184-E10c
3c Black die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$475.00

184-E10c
3c Scarlet die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$600.00

184-E10c
3c Scarlet die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper. The largest we have seen.
$750.00

184-E11c
3c Black-brown die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper. The smaller example is
$500.00 the larger is $750.00

184-E12b
3c Scarlet die essay pulled on white glazed paper. Full size for this. Rarely found full size as most have been cut down
$750.00

184-E12b
3c Blue die essay pulled on white glazed paper. Full size for this. Rarely found full size as most have been cut down
$750.00

184-E12b
3c Blue die essays pulled on white glazed paper. These were cut down and mounted in ABNCo. director’s books as evidenced by the glue spots on the back.
$350.00 each

184-E12b
3c Black and Black-brown die essays pulled on white glazed paper. Ex-Finkelburg.
$350.00 each

184-E12c
3c Black and green plate essays on India paper.
$100.00 each

184-E13b
3c Black die essay pulled on white glazed paper. Full size for this. Rarely found full size as most have been cut down
$750.00

184-E13b
3c Blue die essay pulled on white glazed paper and somewhat reduced in size.
$600.00

184-E13c
3c plate essays on India paper. Four colors available: Brown, Green. Black and Scarlet.
$100.00 each

184-E13c
3c Brown plate essay pair India paper. Ex-Barwis and still mounted on a portion of his exhibit page.
$200.00

184-E14b
3c Blue die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper, somewhat reduced in size.
$350.00

184-E14b
3c Scarlet die essay pulled on white glazed paper. Full size for this. Rarely found full size as most have been cut down
$500.00

184-E14b
3c Blue die essay pulled on white glazed paper. Full size for this. Rarely found full size as most have been cut down
$500.00

184-E14b
3c Black-brown die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper, somewhat reduced in size.
$400.00

184-E15c
3c Blue die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$750.00

184-E15a Variety
3c Green die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter and trimmed to just inside the die sinkage. This is the “Portage” error and is only listed as a hybrid which this is not. Quite scarce!
$1,000.00

184-E15c
3c Blue die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper. Full size and rare thus!
$1,000.00

190-E3b
3c Black die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$750.00

190-E3b
3c Black, Black-brown and Blue die essays pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$750.00 each for the first two and $300.00 for the third
 

Experiments
 

Laid Papers00


Patents

158-E2 Blocks Schnoble patent
3c Green Schnoble patent. Impression lays on top of pink varnish coated paper, OG.
$400.00 each

158-E Massey patent – Part sheet of 80
3c Green double paper with nine holes (in a circle) in the top layer. The sheet is defaced with pen strokes. The bottom row is cut off midway through the stamps.
$5,250.00
 

Chemical Papers

165-E
30c Black on chemical paper. Very rare in this condition. Most examples known are very close to black which makes it all but impossible to make out the design. Ex-Finkelburg $250 each The black one on the bottom is
$50.00

166-E
90c Carmine on chemical paper. Very rare in this condition. Most examples known are very close to black which makes it all but impossible to make out the design.
$300.00

 

Die Proofs

156P1
1c Ultramarine die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Somewhat reduced from full size.
$450.00
 

Goodall Die Proofs

 

Roosevelt Small Die Proofs


Plate Proof on Stamp Paper

162Pa
12c Blackish violet plate proof on stamp paper, NG, small thin spot, with PF certificate. Quite possibly unique!
$1,200.00
 

Trial Color Plate Proofs0

156TC4a 228
1c Black, trial color plate on card, right sheet margin block of four. $140.00

156TC3
1c Black trial color plate on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. Pair.
$30.00

156TC3 Block of four
1c Black trial color plate on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. Block of four.
$75.00

157TC3
2c Black trial color plate on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$15.00

158TC3
3c Black trial color plate on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$12.00

158TC3
3c Black trial color plate on India paper, block of four.
$55.00

179TC3
5c Black trial color plate on India paper.
$25.00

India Plate Proofs

156P3 Block of four
1c Ultramarine plate proof on India paper, block of four, sound. $250.00

157P3
2c Brown right sheet margin single plate proof on India paper, still affixed to the original card blotter.
$40.00

158P3 Block of four
3c Green plate proof on India paper, block of four, sound.
$220.00

161P3 Position singles and block of four
10c Brown plate proofs on India paper, singles and block of four. Corner sheet margin single
$60.00, plate number pair $150.00, block of four $300.00

161P3 Block of eight
10c Brown plate proof on India paper, block of eight, sound.
$600.00

162P3 Block of four
12c Blackish violet plate proof on India paper, lower right corner block of four still affixed to the original card blotter.
$190.00

163P3 Block of four
15c Yellow-orange plate proof on India paper, lower right corner block of four still affixed to the original card blotter.
$250.00

163P3 Block of four
15c Deep red-orange plate proof on India paper, block of four. Ex-Finkelburg and still mounted on a portion of his exhibit page.
$250.00

163P3 Block of four
15c Red-orange plate proof on India paper, block of four. Ex-Finkelburg and still mounted on a portion of his exhibit page.
$250.00

164P3 Strip of five
24c Violet plate proof on India paper horizontal strip of five and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$250.00

164P3 Block of four
24c Violet plate proof on India paper, block of four, sound.
$225.00

165P3 Sheet margin pair
30c Gray-black plate proof on India paper, bottom right corner pair, and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$100.00

165P3 Block of four
30c Gray-black plate proof on India paper, block of four, sound. $200.00 each

165P3 Block of seven with plate number
30c Gray-black plate proof on India paper, top part imprint and plate number block of seven, couple of small faults.
$250.00

 

Cardboard Plate Proofs

156P4 – 166P4
The Continental card proof is the toughest to assemble because the 1, 3, 6c and 10c values only came from the first printing. This is a set of exceptional condition. One rarely will find a 6c value that is not rather faded. The 6c value in this set is a gem!
$1,500.00

 

1881 Atlanta Trial Color Card Proofs

158TC4a-e
3c Complete set of five colors of the 1881 Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card. $300.00

162TC4a-e
12c Complete set of five colors of the 1881 Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card. $275.00

 

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