Lot 1490 o1870, 1¢ ultramarine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, light grid cancel, large well balanced margins, bright color, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 134 $200.
Lot 14911870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, o.g., lightly hinged, rich bright color, reperfed at right, Fine appearance, still a very scarce mint original gum stamp; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 137 $5,000.
Lot 1492 o1870, 30¢ black, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, light geometric cancel, showing fairly strong well formed grill impression, small thin, Fine appearance.
Scott No. 143 $3,750.
Lot 1493 ()1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, no gum, deep rich color on bright paper, well defined portion of grill impression, Fine and attractive, a very scarce sound unused example of the 1870 90¢ grill issue; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate Graded (F 70).
Scott No. 144 $10,000.
Lot 14941870, 1¢ ultramarine, N.B.N.C. printing, block of 4, disturbed o.g., rich bright color, few reinforced perfs at left, Fine, a scarce mint multiple.
Scott No. 145 $3,500.
Lot 1495 o1870, 3¢ green, N.B.N.C. printing, printed on both sides, reverse inverted, reverse with strong inverted impression showing parts of three stamps and non-contemporary ms. "curiosity" in margin, front of stamp slightly dry print and with fancy four-petal cancel; bottom right corner faulty with hinge reinforcement, Fine appearance, a great Bank Note Issue rarity.
Scott No. 147a $17,500.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED OF THE 3¢ 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH THE DESIGN PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES.
The printed on both sides variety was probably occurred when a sheet was printed without proper moistening, producing dry prints. Engraved stamps printed on both sides usually have a poor impression on one side and a second, complete impression on the other. The upper part of the reverse impression shows very light dry printing. As in this case, the sheet was turned 180 degrees before being put on the press a second time, so the the two impressions are inverted in relation to each other.
Lot 1496 o1870, 12¢ dull violet, N.B.N.C. printing, horizontal strip of five, centered left, neatly cancelled by blue "Cincinnati, O." duplexes with four-ring target cancel; some light creases, Fine appearing and scarce used multiple.
Scott No. 151 $1,125.
Lot 14971870, 24¢ purple, N.B.N.C. printing, full o.g. (the slightest of disturbance), wide nicely balanced margins, bold color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2017 P.F. & 2019 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter Graded (85, SSV $2,850).
Scott No. 153 $1,700.
Lot 1498 ()1870, 24¢ purple, N.B.N.C. printing, no gum, attractively centered, strong bright color, Very Fine; with 2017 P.F. & 2019 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter Graded (80).
Scott No. 153 $650.
Lot 14991870, 30¢ full black, N.B.N.C. printing, o.g., small hinge remnant, strong bold color, wide margins, F.-V.F., a very scarce mint Banknote issue.
Scott No. 154 $7,000.