Lot 1693 P1873, 1¢ black, trial color plate proof on card, top plate block of 16, generous margins and quite choice; top margin slightly modified, Very Fine, unpriced in Scott as plate block.
Scott No. 156TC4 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1694 o1873, 2¢ brown, double paper, neat central Maltese cross cancel, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced margins, rich deep color, an Extremely Fine gem, a search for certified examples of this variety revealed only a very small number of used examples exist, grossly undercataloged in Scott; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 157a $200.
CERTAINLY ONE THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1873 2¢ BANKNOTE ON DOUBLE PAPER.
Lot 1695 o1873, 10¢ brown, imperf between, bold cork cancel, bright color, negligible corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, a fresh and striking example of this Continental rarity, a tremendous exhibition piece, ex Isleham; with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 161d $17,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 10¢ CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IMPERFORATE BETWEEN.
It is the only known example of a Bank Note issue imperf between, other than the 3¢ Continental and the 2¢ Special Printing of 1883.
Lot 16961873, 90¢ rose carmine, o.g., fairly light hinging, beautiful rich bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, a striking stamp; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 166 $2,250.