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1870-1890 Bank Note Co. Issues
 
 
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Lot 114

1870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (137), original gum hinge remnant, beautifully centered, lovely rich color. Very Fine, choice.
Scott $5,000

Expertization: with 1984 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 115

1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (135A), original gum, beautifully centered, exquisite color, fine impression, and a strong grill. Extremely Fine. SSV $4,750 (SMQ $5,750).
Scott $2,000

A REMARKABLE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE RARE I GRILL. IT IS THE HIGHEST GRADED, SHARING THIS HONOR WITH ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE GRADED BY THE PF. THE PSE HAS NOT GRADED ANY MINT EXAMPLES WHATSOEVER.

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 116

1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (135A), original gum never hinged, post office fresh with bright rich color. F.-V.F., exceedingly rare never hinged.
Scott $2,000 (for o.g.)

Expertization: with photocopy of 1985 P.F. certificate for block of 6 of number 135, the "H" grill.
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Lot 117

1870, 6¢ carmine, N.B.N.C. printing (148), original gum, brilliant color, sharp impression. F.-V.F., lovely stamp.
Scott $900
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Lot 118

1870, 15¢ bright orange, N.B.N.C. printing (152), original gum light hinge remnant, very well centered, bright color. Upper right corner perf tip added. Very Fine.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 119
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1870, 30¢ black, N.B.N.C. printing (154), unused, no gum, well centered, crisp color and impression. Very Fine.
Scott $2,600

Expertization: with 1994 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 120
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1870, 30¢ black, N.B.N.C. printing (154), used, very well centered, crisp color and paper. Face-free town postmark. Very Fine, choice.
Scott $275

Expertization: with 1993 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 121
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1870, 90¢ carmine, N.B.N.C. printing (155), unused, regummed, bright fresh color and paper. Fine and attractive.
Scott $1,800
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Lot 122
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1870, 90¢ carmine, N.B.N.C. printing (155), excellent centering, beautiful rich color. Cork cancel. Fresh Extremely Fine. SSV $700 (SMQ $750).
Scott $325

Expertization: with 1986, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
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Lot 123

1873, 7¢ orange vermilion, C.B.N.C. printing (160), original gum (a bit of gum loss from hinge removal, not noted on certificate), brilliant color, excellent impression. Fine.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: with clear 2001 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 124

1873, 12¢ blackish violet, C.B.N.C. printing (162), part original gum, disturbed, very well centered, rich color. Small thin spots. Choice Very Fine appearance.
Scott $2,200

Expertization: with 2005 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 125
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet, C.B.N.C. printing (162), perfectly centered, deep rich color. Cork cancel. An Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $775 (SMQ $750).
Scott $135

Expertization: with 1997, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 126

1873, 15¢ yellow orange, C.B.N.C. printing (163), original gum, attractive centering, rich color. Horizontal crease barely noticable. Otherwise fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $1,900
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Lot 127
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1873, 30¢ gray black, C.B.N.C. printing (165), unused regummed, well centered, crisp color and paper. Trifling thin under regumming. Otherwise F.-V.F.
Scott $1,200
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Lot 128
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1873, 90¢ rose carmine, C.B.N.C. printing (166), excellent centering within ultra-wide margins, lovely color. Light cancel. Extremely Fine, pretty. SSV unpriced as 90J, $750 as regular 90 (SMQ $950).
Scott $300

Expertization: with 1999, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
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Lot 129

1879, 5¢ blue, A.B.N.C. printing (185), original gum, beautifully centered, lovely color. Couple minor thin spots. Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $500
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Lot 130
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1879, 5¢ blue, A.B.N.C. printing (185), beautifully centered within positively huge margins. fresh intense color. Extremely Fine, a fantastic used jumbo. SSV unpriced as a jumbo, $300 for a regular 95 (SMQ $525).
Scott $16

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 131

1879, 6¢ pink, A.B.N.C. printing (186), original gum, wonderful centering within ultra-wide margins, fresh pastel shade. Extremely Fine, the only 95J graded by either body, and only a combined total of three higher, the highest being 98J, SSV unpriced as 95J, $3,150 as regular 95 (SMQ unpriced as 95J, $3,350 as regular 95).
Scott $900

Expertization: with 1989, 2022 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 132
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1879, 10¢ brown, A.B.N.C. printing, without secret mark (187), unused without gum, choice centering, pretty color leaning toward yellow brown. Fresh Extremely Fine, a bit undergraded in our opinion, SSV $1,500 (SMQ $1,600).
Scott $1,000

Expertization: with 2021 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 133

1879, 30¢ full black, A.B.N.C. printing (190), original gum lightly hinged, well centered, rich color. Fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $850

Expertization: with 1992 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 134
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1879, 30¢ full black, A.B.N.C. printing (190), perfectly centered within wide balanced margins, rich color. Light town postmark. Extremely Fine, a choice used gem. SMQ $825.
Scott $90

Expertization: with 2022 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 135

1883, 2¢ pale red brown, Special Printing (211B), top imprint single, original gum, well centered, bright color. Very Fine.
Scott $400

Expertization: with 1989 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 136
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Lot 137

1888, 30¢ orange brown (217), original gum lightly hinged, choice centering within ultra wide margins, exquisite color. Fresh, an Extremely Fine jumbo, which deserves a higher grade in our opinion. SMQ $325.
Scott $300

Expertization: with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
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Lot 138

1888, 90¢ purple (218), original gum, well centered, wide margins, rich color. Very Fine.
Scott $800

Expertization: with 1983 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 139

1890, 1895 Imperforate pairs (227a//273a), comprised 223a, 227a, 264a, 272a, 273a, original gum, 272a part original gum, thin. Otherwise fresh Very Fine.
Scott $1,850

Expertization: 227a with 1991 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 140

1890, 90¢ orange (229), original gum lightly hinged, nicely centered, rich fresh color. Very Fine.
Scott $475

Expertization: with 1985 P.F. certificate.
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