Lot 255 /1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill, horizontal block of six with left selvage, beautifully centered with deep vibrant color, positions 3, 5 & 6 without grill points, o.g., positions 1, 4 & 5 never hinged, rest lightly hinged, Very Fine and rare block; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 138 $15,750 as hinged singles.
THE LARGEST RECORDED MINT MULTIPLE OF THE 7¢ GRILLED 1870 BANK NOTE ISSUE.
This is one of two recorded blocks of six, the other ex-Lilly, Klein may have been broken for singles. We have cataloged this block as three #138 singles and three #149 singles, without never hinged premium.
Lot 256 o1871, 7¢ vermilion, grilled, neat light grid cancel, perfectly centered amid wide margins, rich brilliant color, full clear grill impression, Extremely Fine, ex-A. Richard Engel; with 1964, 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 138 $500.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 7¢ GRILL BANKNOTE ISSUE.
Lot 257 o1871, 7¢ vermilion, neat circle of wedges cancel, beautifully centered amid wide margins, rich brilliant color, Extremely Fine; with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2009 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $200).
Scott No. 149 $100.
Lot 2581870, 24¢ purple, full o.g., neatly hinged once at top, exceptional centering within well balanced margins, strong color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2003 and 2013 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $4,900).
Scott No. 153 $1,800.
A CHOICE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24¢ NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
Lot 259 o1870, 30¢ black, centered amid large beautifully balanced margins, rich color enhancing a sharp proof-like impression, face-free strike of red NYFM circle of wedges supplementary mail cancel, an Extremely Fine gem, a magnificent large margin example of the 30¢ National Banknote issue; with 1988 and 2008 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 154 $355.
Lot 260 P1873, 24¢ violet, small die proof ("Panama-Pacific"), rich bright color, Extremely Fine, choice and rare, with only 3-5 examples known; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 164P2a $1,200.