Lot 21541870, 1¢ ultramarine, N.B.N.C. printing, o.g., lightly hinged, choice centering, fresh with strong bright color, Extremely Fine; with 1984 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $2,000).
Scott No. 145 $650.
Lot 21551870, 10¢ brown, N.B.N.C. printing, horizontal strip of three, in combination with 1870, 2¢ red brown (146) on double rate cover from Yokohama, Japan to London, England, all canceled by cork handstamps with strip tied through perfs, "Yokohama, Japan, Apr 23" cds and manuscript via San Francisco & New York routing endorsement, red New York, May 23 transit and London entry cds's; cover wrinkling and couple small flaws in right 10¢ pair, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 150 Estimate $500 - 750.
This 32¢ prepayment includes the double 10¢ transpacific rate from Japan to the United States plus the double 6¢ transatlantic rate to England. Only two such double rates are known to us. The other bearing a 1869 Pictorial issue franking.
Lot 21561870, 90¢ carmine, N.B.N.C. printing, block of 4, full o.g. (light pencil notation on bottom right stamp), rich vibrant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, a bit in at bottom, strong intact perfs throughout block, fresh and Fine.
Scott No. 155 $25,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT ORIGINAL GUM MULTIPLE OF THE 1870 90¢ NATIONAL BANKNOTE ISSUE.