Lot 15031873, 3¢ green, C.B.N.C. printing, top plate number "275" and "Continental Bank Note Co." imprint strip of seven, nat. s.e. at right, nicely centered; some separation and hinge reinforcing, flaws including two with thins, o.g., F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 158 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 15041873, 6¢ dull pink, C.B.N.C. printing, o.g., very lightly hinged, bright vibrant color, wide margins, Very Fine; with photocopy of 1985 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott No. 159 $375.
Lot 1505 P1873, 24¢ "Goodall" trial color small die proofs, set of four colors comprising brown, blue, green and red, latter remains on small card, bright colors, Very Fine and rare group.
Scott No. 164TC2 $2,400.
A BEAUTIFUL SET OF GOODALL TRIAL COLOR SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE 30¢ CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
In 1879, President Albert G. Goodall of the American Bank Note Company, successor to the Continental Bank Note Company, ordered sets of small die proofs for display purposes.
Lot 1506 P1873, 12¢ "Goodall" trial color small die proofs, deep brown and dull gray blue, bright colors, Very Fine and scarce pair.
Scott No. 162TC2 $1,200.
Lot 1507 o1873, 12¢ blackish violet, C.B.N.C. printing, horizontal pair, NYFM geometric cancels and small portion of red exchange date stamp, both stamps with choice centering amid wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and attractive; with 2009 P.F. certificate. Weiss No. GE-EP9.
Scott No. 162 $280.
Lot 15081873, 90¢ rose carmine, C.B.N.C. printing, large part o.g., nicely centered amid full margins, bright color, Very Fine, an attractive mint high value; with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 166 $2,100.
Lot 1509 ()1875, 10¢ pale brown, C.B.N.C. "Hard Paper" Special Printing, without gum as issued, scissor separated with intact perforations on three sides, centered to top with nicely balanced margins around, rich bright color, Fine, extremely rare with only 38 examples recorded; with 1946 A.P.S. & 2019 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 172 $17,000.
A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 10¢ CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.
Lot 15101875, 2¢ vermilion, C.B.N.C. printing, grilled, strong grill impression, vibrant fresh color, o.g., never hinged, Fine and rare Continental J. grill; with 1988 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 178c $900 as o.g.
Lot 15111875, 5¢ blue, o.g., neatly hinged once, rich vivid color, choice centering with evenly balanced margins, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 179 $700.
Lot 15121875, 5¢ blue, grilled, nicely centered, strong grill impression, rich color; small thin in grill with some grill points breaking through, pulled perf at right, o.g., hinge remnant, Fine appearance, a very rare Continental J. grill.
Scott No. 179c $4,500.