Lot 1911873, 2¢ brown, o.g., very lightly hinged, wonderful deep rich color and a sharp proof-like impression, exceptional centering and margins, an Extremely Fine gem, a stunning mint stamp; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 157 $325.
Lot 1921873, 7¢ orange vermilion, o.g., hinge remnant, well centered with wide and balanced margins, vibrant color on bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90, SMQ $2,750).
Scott No. 160 $1,000.
AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7¢ CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
Lot 1931873, 30¢ gray black, o.g., lightly hinged, near perfect centering and evenly balanced margins, strong vibrant color, Extremely Fine to Superb, this is the highest grade and is one of two recorded; with 1991 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $16,000).
Scott No. 165 $3,750.
AN TRULY EXCEPTIONAL MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 30¢ CONTINENTAL BANKNOTE ISSUE.
Lot 194 o1873, 30¢ gray black, quartered cork cancel, beautifully centered within oversized and evenly balanced margins, rich vibrant color, a Superb jumbo gem, a truly stunning large margin Banknote issue; with 1996 & 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 165 $130.
Lot 1951875, 2¢ vermilion, grilled, o.g., very lightly hinged, well centered especially for this difficult issue, rich vibrant color, clear strong grill impression which does not break the paper, Very Fine and choice, a premium example of the 2¢ Continental grill issue; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 178c $900.
Lot 1961875, 5¢ blue, grilled, o.g., lightly hinged, outstanding centering amid wide well balanced margins which is unheard of on this issue, fresh with rich vibrant color, full clear grill impression which does not break the paper as this grill often does, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 179c $4,500.
WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1875, 5¢ CONTINENTAL GRILL ISSUE.
Lot 197 o1879, 1¢ dark ultramarine, light cork cancel, choice centering amid colossal margins all around, rich deep color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, a truly enormous gem, with only seven examples receiving this grade and only seven examples grading higher; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $325).
Scott No. 182 $6.
Lot 1981879, 2¢ vermilion, well centered with large margins, rich color, tied by bold "Chicago, Ill. Carrier, Jul 21 6 AM" cds on locally addressed cover with "National Printing Co." illustrated multicolor corner card in red, blue and gold leaf showing Lady Liberty holding a sword, original July 20th 1882 Western Union Telegraph Co. enclosure, Extremely Fine and choice, a stunning patriotic advertising cover; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 183 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1991879, 5¢ blue, full o.g., precise centering with large evenly balanced margins encompassing, rich bright color and a early detailed impression on fresh paper, an Extremely Fine gem, a wonderful mint gem; with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 185 $425.
Lot 2001879, 6¢ dull pink, o.g., near perfect centering amid wide margins, soft bright dull pink color, Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful mint example of this elusive and beautiful shade variety; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 186 $900.