Lot 21611879, 1¢ dark ultramarine, A.B.N.C. printing, canceled by black Glen Allen Star pre-cancel on "International Printing Label Establishment" corner card cover to Grand Rapids, Mich., reverse with illustrated ad showing Factory in blue, printed "Glen Allen, Virginia, Mar. 19, 1881" cds, accompanied by 1¢ Postal Card (UX5) with preprinted order notice with matching International Printing Label Establishment imprint; cover with small piece out of backflap, Extremely Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 182 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE DISTINCTIVE GLEN ALLEN STAR PRECANCEL.
Lot 21621879, 3¢ green, A.B.N.C. printing, tied by purple "Randolph, Ohio, Mar 11, 1879" cds on 1879 cover to Tokio, Japan, "New York, F.D., Mar 13" exchange backstamp and matching "T" in circle handstamp with blue crayon "15" centimes (3¢) below stamp; Yokohama (4.13.79) arrival backstamp and "Due 7" in circle handstamp with pencil rating, Japan 1s black, 2s brown, 4s green (56-58) tied by red manuscript "X" cancels; reduced at right, fancy manuscript doodle around 3¢ stamp and within "T" handstamp, Very Fine and attractive short-paid use; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 184 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 2163 ()1879, 10¢ brown, A.B.N.C. printing, without secret mark, no gum, precision centering amid wide margins, rich vibrant color on bright fresh paper, an Extremely Fine gem; with 1991 & 2010 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SSV $1,500).
Scott No. 187 $1,000.
Lot 21641879, 10¢ brown, A.B.N.C. printing, with secret mark, o.g., lightly hinged, precision centering amid large beautifully balanced margins all around, deep rich color, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful gem; with 2019 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $6,850).
Scott No. 188 $1,800.
AN TRULY EXCEPTIONAL MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 10¢ AMERICAN BANKNOTE ISSUE WITH SECRET MARK.
Lot 2165 o1879, 30¢ full black, A.B.N.C. printing, exceptionally well centered within balanced margins, bright and fresh, neat New York Foreign Mail oval cancel, choice and Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-SUP 95, SMQ $825).
Scott No. 190 $90.
Lot 21661888, 90¢ purple, bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., lightly hinged, choice centering amid wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely position single; with 1993 (for block) & 2016 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90 XQ, SSV $1,750 for 90).
Scott No. 218 $800.