Lot 4155 o1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill, very light segmented cork cancel, well centered amid wide margins, gorgeous deep rich color, Extremely Fine and attractive, a jumbo example of this rare 1870 Grilled issue; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 144 $2,250.
Lot 4156 o1870, 6¢ carmine, I. grill, quartered cork cancel, choice centering amid wide margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine, a wonderful example of this difficult grill issue, rarely encountered so nice; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (85, SSV $1,325).
Scott No. 137A $950.
Lot 4157 o1870, 10¢ brown, I. grill, star cancel, beautifully centered amid wide margins, rich color on bright paper, an Extremely Fine and choice jumbo; with 1954 & 2019 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90 XQ denoting Extraordinary Quality) plus 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90J, SMQ $21,000).
Scott No. 139A $10,000.
CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10¢ I. GRILL ISSUE - A GREAT BANKNOTE RARITY WITH APPROXIMATELY 15 EXAMPLES KNOWN IN ANY CONDITION.
Lot 41581870, 2¢ red brown, tied by "Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 11" cds and segmented cork duplex on "Fire Association of Philadelphia" postal card forerunner depicting fire hose and hydrant, addressed to local street address, 1872 dating, Very Fine.
Scott No. 146 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST FORERUNNERS OF U.S. POSTAL CARDS.
This is one of the earliest used examples of a private business post card. The Fire Association of Philadelphia used them for mailings to policy holders informing them of the upcoming policy expiration date. They were written up by Charles A. Fricke in Postal Stationery, Jan-Feb 1976 on pages 27-30.
Lot 4159 o1870, 10¢ brown, neat five bar grid cancel, attractively centered maid huge margins all around, rich vibrant color, an Extremely Fine jumbo, a striking used gem, ex-Hinrichs; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 150 $33.
Lot 4160 o1870, 24¢ purple, neat New York Foreign Mail crossroads cancellation, exceptional centering within beautifully balanced margins, strong vibrant color, Extremely Fine to Superb, an choice gem; with 2020 Crowe certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SSV $1250). Weiss No. TR-C1.
Scott No. 153 $210.
Lot 41611873, 6¢ dull pink, bottom margin block of 8 with imprint, o.g., hinged, attractively centered amid wide margins, fresh with bright color, bottom stamps with a faint horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, a very attractive and rare multiple, one of two or three blocks of 8 known; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 159 $4,500.
Lot 4162 o1873, 7¢ orange vermilion, socked-on-the-nose target cancel, perfectly centered amid large beautifully balanced, Superb, one of four used examples to grade as such with only two grading higher; with 2001 P.F. & 2019 P.S.E. and Crowe certificates, the latter two Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $1,750).
Scott No. 160 $85.
Lot 41631873, 7¢ orange vermilion, horizontal strip of four, well centered with deep color, natural s.e. at right, tied by target cancels with matching "Auburn N.Y., Aug 24" origin cds on 1876 cover to Moradabad, India, red "New York, 110, Aug 25" exchange cds, red London transit cds and 1d credit handstamp tying strip, reverse with Sea Post Office transit and receiving cds's, Extremely Fine and choice, a stunning & rare usage, ex-Newbury; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 160 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL FRANKING TO MORADABAD, INDIA BEARING A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 7¢ CONTINENTAL BANKNOTE ISSUE.
Lot 4164 o1873, 12¢ blackish violet, unusually vivid blue geometric cancels, beautiful intensely rich color, precision centering amid well balanced margins, an Extremely Fine gem, a truly eye-arresting stamp; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 162 $135.