Lot 185 o1870, 30¢ Black, H. Grill, nicely centered, strong color, neat cork cancel, Very Fine and rare in sound condition; with 1985 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 143 $4,000.
Lot 186 E1870, 1¢ C.B.N.C. Numeral Essay on India, in Black, die on India paper cut close and mounted on 26x29mm card, bright and fresh, an Extremely Fine and rare essay.
Scott No. 145-E1Ce var. $1,500.
Lot 1871870, 6¢ Carmine, o.g., exceptionally well centered, strong color on bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine; with 2015 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $2,350).
Scott No. 148 $1,000.
Lot 1881870, 12¢ Dull Violet, large margin single, in combination with 1870, 6¢ carmine + 2¢ red brown, horizontal pair paying the 22¢ rate on fresh cover to Callao, Peru, leaf cork cancels and matching "Bristol, R.I., Apr 28" cds alongside, red "New York, 12, Apr 30" exchange cds, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 151+148+146 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A MAGNIFICENT GEM THREE-COLOR FRANKING USAGE TO CALLAO, PERU.
Lot 1891870, 15¢ Bright Orange, full o.g., fresh with rich bold color, well centered amid nicely balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, an attractive example of this scarce mint Banknote issue; with 2014 P.F. Graded certificate (VF 80).
Scott No. 152 $3,000.
Lot 1901870, 24¢ Purple, o.g., fairly light hinging, exceptional centering amid large beautifully balanced margins, stunning rich color and crisp detailed impression which is often lacking on this issue, Extremely Fine to Superb, with one of only four examples to obtain this grade with only one higher; with 2004 P.F. and 2005 & 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the later Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $9,250).
Scott No. 153 $1,800.
A MAGNIFICENT GEM MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24¢ NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
Lot 1911870, 24¢ Purple, full o.g., small hinged remnant, uncommonly wide margins, detailed impression enhanced by deep rich color not normally encountered on this issue, Very Fine and attractive; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 153 $1,800.
AN EYE-ARRESTING MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24¢ BANKNOTE ISSUE.
Lot 1921870, 24¢ Purple, in combination with 1873, 2¢ brown + 10¢ brown, horizontal strip of three on 1874 cover to Ahmednugger, India, all tied by segmented cork cancels, red "Boston, Paid, Aug 5" exchange cds, red "London, Paid, 17 Au 74" transit cds and red "2d" credit handstamp, reverse with Sea Post Office and receiving postmarks, Extremely Fine; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 153+157+161 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST THREE COLOR FRANKING COVERS TO INDIA FROM THE FAMOUS BISSELL CORRESPONDENCE.
Lot 193 o1870, 90¢ Carmine, cork cancel, exceptional centering with large even margins all around, strong bright color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2010 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,500).
Scott No. 155 $350.
A GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90¢ NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
Lot 1941873, 7¢ Orange Vermilion, Post Office fresh o.g., barest trace of hinge, precision centering within evenly balanced margins, rich bright color and remarkable freshness, an Extremely Fine gem; with 1988, 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 160 $1,150.
A SUPERB MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7¢ BANKNOTE ISSUE AND ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.