Lot 21451870, 1¢ ultramarine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., very lightly hinged, centered high with evenly balanced margins around, strong vibrant color on fresh bright paper, and a strong well defined grill, Very Fine and choice; with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 134 $2,000.
Lot 21461870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, full o.g., rich brilliant color and strong detailed impression on bright paper, small covered thin spot, otherwise F.-V.F., an attractive mint example of this scarce grilled Banknote issue; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 137 $5,000.
Lot 2147 o1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, neat cork cancel, precision centering amid evenly balanced margins, strong bold color and a well defined grill impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, one of seven to grade as such with only two grading higher (both a 98); with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 138 $525.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 7¢ BANKNOTE H. GRILL ISSUE.
Lot 2148 o1870, 12¢ dull violet, end roller H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, showing well defined grill on the right fourth of the stamp, neat target cancel, strong vibrant color and crisp detailed impression, Fine and attractive; with 1994 A.P.S. & 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 140 var. $7,500.
THE FINER OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 12¢ NATIONAL BANKNOTE ISSUE WITH END ROLLER GRILL - A GREAT BANKNOTE ISSUE RARITY.
The other example, which is the listing example, is faulty with the cancellation removed.
Lot 2149 o1870, 12¢ dull violet, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, strong bold color complimented by a neat red grid cancel, discernible grill impression, F.-V.F. and attractive; with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 140 $4,125.
A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12¢ GRILL ISSUE.
Lot 2150 o1870, 24¢ purple, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, neat town and segmented cork cancels, strong bold color and impression not often seem on this issue, beautifully centered amid well balanced margins, well defined grill impression, horizontal crease at bottom, Very Fine and attractive appearance; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 142 $6,500.
A STUNNING AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24¢ BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.
Lot 2151 o1870, 24¢ purple, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, neat circle of wedges cancel, bright pastel-like color, Fine, a very rare key grill issue and a tough stamp in sound condition; with 1996 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 142 $6,500.
Lot 21521870, 30¢ black, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, block of 4, full o.g., centered a bit in at right with full to wide margins around, strong bold color and crisp detailed impressions, with grill impressions discernible from reverse, completely sound, Fine and attractive; with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143 $100,000.
CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINEST MINT ORIGINAL GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 30¢ NATIONAL BANKNOTE GRILL ISSUE - THIS BEING THE LARGEST RECORDED MINT MULTIPLE WITH ONLY TWO OTHERS RECORDED.
Only three mint multiples are recorded to date. One which sold in the R.A. Siegel "1998 Rarities of the World" auction which has comparable centering and a natural s.e. at right. Another was mentioned in that description as creased, thinned and quite off centered.
Lot 21531870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, o.g., neatly hinged once, rich color on bright paper, Fine, a very rare sound original gum example of the 1870 90¢ grill issue; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 144 $25,000.