Lot 568 o1870, 6¢ carmine, quadruple split H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, strong color, cork cancel, tiny corner margin crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, a scarce grill variety; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 137 var. $850.
Lot 569 o1870, 15¢ orange, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, vibrant color on bright paper, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 141 $2,500.
Lot 570 o1870, 30¢ black, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, rich color, cork cancels, small crease ending in a tiny tear at top, Fine appearance; with 1979 and 2015 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 143 $3,750.
Lot 571 o1870, 2¢ red brown, quadruple split I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, tall margins, bright color, Fine and rare I grill variety; with 2001 & 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 135A var. $300 as normal.
Lot 572 o1870, 6¢ carmine, I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, strong color on bright paper, pretty Chicago blue cancel, tiny corner perf crease top left, Fine appearance, unpriced blue cancel premium.
Scott No. 137A $950.
Lot 573 o1871, 7¢ vermilion, I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, well centered within balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, partial NYFM cancel, Very Fine; with 2005 P.F. (as 138) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 138A $800.
Lot 574 o1870, 10¢ brown, I. grill, incomplete inking variety, left portion of design not printed, face-free cork cancel, Fine and rare 10¢ I. grill; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 139A var. $10,000 as normal.
A STRIKING PRODUCTION VARIETY FOR THE BANK NOTE SPECIALIST.
Lot 5751870, 15¢ bright orange, N.B.N.C. printing, top "National Bank Note Co." imprint block of four, thick o.g., hinge remnant, vibrant color, faulty with tear in lower right, tone spot in top selvage, minor separations, Fine appearance, a rare imprint multiple as no plate blocks are known.
Scott No. 152 $17,500+.
Lot 5761873, 6¢ dull pink, C.B.N.C. printing, bottom imprint block of 8, o.g., lightly hinged, exceedingly well centered, strong color on bright paper, bottom stamps with faint horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine and scarce imprint multiple; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 159 $4,500.
Lot 577 o1873, 10¢ brown, C.B.N.C. printing, partly unprinted, the left 40% of the stamp unprinted, the right side normal, neat segmented cork cancel, Very Fine. A unique and quite striking printing variety; with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 161 var. Estimate $200 - 300.