US Stamps Value Scott 165: 1873 30c Alexander Hamilton Continental Bank Note. Page 3

Price of US Stamps Scott Catalog 165 - 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2014, Sale 652, Lot 303

1873, 30¢ gray black (Scott 165), disturbed o.g., brilliant color with razor sharp impression, a very elusive and undervalued stamp; tiny perf thin mentioned strictly for accuracy, otherwise Fine, 2014 P.S.E. certificate. Scott $3,250. Estimate $600 – 800.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2014, Sale 652, Lot 303

US$375.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Cat. # 165: 1873 30c Hamilton Continental. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 280

*    30¢ gray black (Scott 165), exceptionally fresh color, fine impression, original gum, fresh and Fine (photo). $3,250 Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 280

US$575.00
US Stamp Price Scott Cat. # 165: 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 281

o    30¢ gray black (Scott 165), virtually perfectly centered, bright color, face-free brown cancel, Extremely Fine, a choice stamp. SMQ value $240 (photo). $170

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 281

US$220.00
US Stamp Price Scott Cat. # 165: 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 279

*    30¢ gray black (Scott 165), near perfect centering, intense shade for this, original gum, Extremely Fine (photo). $3,250 A STUNNING 30¢ CONTINENTAL PRINTING WHICH IS QUITE RARE IN THIS SUPERB MINT CONDITION. Expertization: 1979 and 2000 P.F. Certificates.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 279

US$4,000.00
US Stamp Values Scott Catalogue #165: 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2014, Sale 1068, Lot 151

30c Gray Black (Scott 165). Disturbed original gum, Jumbo margins, detailed impression and crisp shade, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1976 P.F. certificate as sound and 2013 P.S.E. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2014, Sale 1068, Lot 151

US$850.00
Costs of US Stamp Scott Catalogue 165 - 1873 30c Hamilton Continental. Cherrystone Auctions, Mar 2014, Sale 201403, Lot 33

United States 1870-73 Banknote Issues 1870 30c gray black, wide margins, rich color, original gum, h.r., fine and rare stamp, with 1992 and 2004 PFCs

Cherrystone Auctions, Mar 2014, Sale 201403, Lot 33

US$1,800.00
US Stamp Values Scott Cat. 165: 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Spink Shreves Galleries, Jan 2014, Sale 146, Lot 275

Scott #165, 30c Gray black, an impressive jumbo example possessing exceptionally large balanced margins all around, strong fresh color, attractive black segmented cancel, an extremely fine used jumbo;1995 PF certificate.

Spink Shreves Galleries, Jan 2014, Sale 146, Lot 275

US$200.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Cat. 165: 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 394

30c Gray Black (Scott 165). Jumbo margins and choice centering, deep shade, neat New York “2” oval grid used on Supplementary Mail, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 394

US$225.00
US Stamps Price Scott #165 - 1873 30c Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 393

30c Gray Black (Scott 165). Wide margins, neat strike of blue circular grid cancel, Very Fine

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 393

US$425.00
Costs of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #165 - 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 395

30c Gray Black (Scott 165). Crisp shade and impression, neat strike of red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Very Fine

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 395

US$900.00
Price of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #165 - 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3610

30c Gray Black (Scott 165). Disturbed original gum, Jumbo margins, detailed impression and crisp shade, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, with 1976 P.F. certificate as original gum

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3610

US$1,200.00
Price of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #165: 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3611

30c Greenish Black (Scott 165). Original gum, almost perfectly centered, light horizontal crease and nibbed perfs, otherwise Extremely Fine

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3611

US$650.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Cat. # 165: 30c 1873 Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3287

30c Greenish Black, Handstamped Blue Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (165S-B). Original gum, h.r., Fine, Very Rare with only two or three believed known, undervalued in Scott, with 1979 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3287

US$700.00
US Stamp Prices Scott Catalog 165 - 1873 30c Hamilton Continental. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 747

30c Gray Black (165). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, unusually wide margins EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT. Lost among the 1870 National Grilled and Ungrilled Issues, 1875 Continental and 1880 American Bank Note Special Printings, and the 1879 and 1888 American Issues is the 30c 1873 Continental printing. Scott 165 is distinguished from its National counterpart by shade and the shape of the perforations, and from its 1879 American counterpart by paper. Many philatelists — even intermediate and advanced collectors — have difficulty classifying Scott 165. When it comes to naming the most elusive Bank Note stamps in choice original-gum condition, the 30c 1873 is often overlooked. However, go to any serious collection and look for this stamp, and most of the time it is missing or represented by something that compromises quality. The 30c 1870 is frequently found filling the space for Scott 165. The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare — for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six — which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples. We hope that collectors who still have a tendency to overlook the 30c Continental will be awakened to its rarity in Extremely Fine original-gum condition by our comments and recent realizations. Ex Scarsdale. With 1984 and 2000 P.F. certificates

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 747

US$6,750.00
Cost of US Stamps Scott #165 - 1873 30c Hamilton Continental. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 3278

1873, 30¢ gray black (165), bold blue cancellation, fabulous fresh example, completely sound and choice, Very Fine, 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott $165. Estimate value $100 – 150.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 3278

US$150.00