Lot 1846 o1870, 3¢ green, double impression, blue target cancel, dramatic 5mm shift of design most notably in the "3" at left of bottom center, large well balanced margins, partly broken crease at top center extending just into head, otherwise Extremely Fine; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 147b $30,000.
THE FINEST CENTERED AND ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC DOUBLE IMPRESSION SHIFTS OF THE 1870 3¢ BANKNOTE ISSUE.
Only five examples of the 1870 3¢ Banknote Double Impression variety have been certified by the Philatelic Foundation, each bearing a distinctive doubling. Most have a slight shift between impressions with one other dramatic shift remarkably showing the plate number in the bottom tablet.
Lot 18471870, 6¢ carmine, full o.g., well centered, rich vibrant carmine color, Extremely Fine; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 148 $1,000.
Lot 1848 o1870, 6¢ carmine, four ring target cancel, near perfect centering amid beautifully balanced margins, radiant bright carmine color, Extremely Fine to Superb, remarkably choice; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $340).
Scott No. 148 $35.
Lot 1849 o1870, 15¢ bright orange, neat segmented cork cancel, choice centering amid large oversized margins, rich radiant color, an Extremely Fine jumbo; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 152 $220.
Lot 1850 o1870, 24¢ purple, segmented cork cancel, wonderfully well centered and encompassed by exceptionally large margins all round, gorgeous rich color and unusually detailed impression, an Extremely Fine jumbo, without a doubt, one of the largest choice examples extant.
Scott No. 153 $230.
Lot 1851 o1870, 24¢ purple, cork cancel, perfectly centered amid well balanced margins, strong color and impression, Extremely Fine; with 1987 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 153 $230.
Lot 1852 o1870, 24¢ purple, bright color, choice central strike of Circular Geometric (Weiss GE-EP3); some manuscript upper right with tiny tear, otherwise Very Fine and remarkable strike on the 24¢ value; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 153 Estimate $150 - 200.