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1870-1879 Bank Note Co. Issues




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Lot 4484

1870, 1¢ ultramarine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 134), o.g., hinged, in stunning color with crisp lines and pristine paper, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 4485

1870, 3¢ green, H. grill (Scott 136), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh and bright, proof-like impression, large margins, a marvelous stamp, rare thus, Very Fine, unpriced in the Scott catalog for this Post Office fresh, never hinged quality! with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $575 as hinged.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,200
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Lot 4486
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1870, 3¢ green, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 136), clean with vibrant color and a light target cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, take aim, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $425.
Scott $33.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4487

1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill (Scott 138), slightly disturbed o.g., vivacious color printed on clean white paper; colossal margins unlike anything we have ever seen; despite being reperforated, a most impressive appearing example of this elusive grilled stamp; reperforated at right, otherwise Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,000.
Current Bid $2,200
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Lot 4488

1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill (Scott 138), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, off the market for over 50 years, with brilliant fresh appearance and great grill impressions, may be the finest in existence, Very Fine choice, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott $24,000.
Estimate $18,000 - 22,000.
Current Bid $15,000
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Lot 4489
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1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 138), in bold color fresh as the day it was printed; paper bright with clear grill plus sound perforations and full margins all around; light, unobtrusive cork cancel, Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 4490

1870, 10¢ brown, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 139), large part disturbed o.g., fresh with sharp lines and clean color; very nicely centered for this issue, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2019 P.F. certificate for vertical pair, this the top stamp.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,700
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Lot 4491

1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 144), o.g., previously hinged, in lavish color with clean detail; paper fresh with three nicely balanced margins; reperforated at left, Fine, with 1952 and 2019 P.F. certificates.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,600
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Lot 4492
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1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 144), a lovely example with clean color and sound paper; segmented cork cancel lightly struck, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, conservatively graded, in our opinion, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $3,350.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 3,500.
Current Bid $2,900
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Lot 4493
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1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 144), with crisp color and detail, the cancel almost entirely face-free; a few shorter perforations along bottom, nearly Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4494
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1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 135A), bottom left corner margin vertical pair, unused without gum, pretty pair with solid color and crisp detail; paper fresh with well-defined grills (particularly on top stamp); selvage perforation separations hinge-reinforced; stamps sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,000 as singles.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4495
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1870, 2¢ red brown, split I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 135A var.), perfectly centered in bold color with clean lines, the grill split at center left and right, Extremely Fine to Superb, a condition rarity variety, PSE's Population Report notes just one stamp at this grade, with two 98s higher, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,100 as normal.
Scott $95.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4496
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1870, 3¢ green, I. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 136A), a spectacular stamp (most probably under-graded) with exceptional color and freshness, plus a light cancel that detracts not one jot, Extremely Fine, this item is seriously under-valued and much scarcer than indicated, just six stamps at this grade, with two higher, in PSE's Population Report, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate as #136 (I grill), graded XF 90, plus 2020 P.F. certificate as #136A.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Scott $90.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4497

1870, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 145), o.g., never hinged (!), with beguiling color on amazingly fresh paper (we hope we look this good at 151); reperforated at left, Very Fine, seldom seen never hinged, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $650 as hinged.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 4498
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1870, 15¢ bright orange, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 152), unused without gum, in bright color (just a hint of oxidation at top right), near-perfectly centered on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,450.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $1,100
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Lot 4499
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1870, 90¢ carmine, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 155), unused without gum, strong color and sharp lines; fresh and sound paper; light vertical crease at right, Very Fine, with 2019 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 4500
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1870, 90¢ carmine, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 155), a magnificent jumbo on eye-popping paper; color soft with a circle-of-wedges fancy, Extremely Fine to Superb, only three stamps attain this grade, with one higher, in PSE's Population Report, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $3,500.
Scott $325.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,600
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Lot 4501
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1870, 90¢ carmine, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 155), a phenomenal stamp with strong color, clean detail, a light cancel, and near-flawless centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a top-notch item, just ten stamps receive this grade, with four higher, in PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,500.
Scott $325.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,100
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Lot 4502
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1873, C.B.N.C. Issue, 1¢ to 90¢ complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 156P4-160P4, 162P4-166P4, 209P4), the 10¢ is the 1882 American Bank Note Co. re-engraving, the 12¢ is the National Bank Note Co. printing on India paper (151P3), Very Fine.
Scott $524.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4503

1873, 1¢ ultramarine, C.B.N.C. printing (Scott 156), o.g., never hinged, a sensational item with clean color, immaculate paper, and well-balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, oddly, SMQ does not value never hinged stamps, but the PSE's Population Report lists them—and only three never hinged 90s grade higher there, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350 as o.g.
Scott $200 as o.g.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $700
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Lot 4504
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1873, 1¢ ultramarine, C.B.N.C. printing (Scott 156), block of 4, unused without gum, an eye-arresting block, perfectly printed in incredible color on the whitest paper you could hope to find, Fine to Very Fine, Scott prices an o.g. block of four at $1000, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $360 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4505

1873, 6¢ dull pink, C.B.N.C. printing (Scott 159), slightly disturbed o.g., a great looker with soft color centered well on immaculate paper, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate for block of four, this position 4.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $190
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Lot 4506
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet, C.B.N.C. printing (Scott 162), cleanly printed in magnificently deep color, showing off all the design's detail; nice blue cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, a grand stamp, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $750.
Scott $138.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4507
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1873, 30¢ gray black, C.B.N.C. printing (Scott 165), unused without gum, Post Office fresh with alluring color, razor-sharp detail and immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 4508

1873, 90¢ rose carmine, C.B.N.C. printing (Scott 166), o.g., previously hinged, in shining color on immaculate paper, solidly margined, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4509
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1875, 3¢ blue green, C.B.N.C. "Hard Paper" Special Printing (Scott 169), without gum as issued, Post Office fresh with clean color and sharp impression; three solid margins, perforations just clear to just touching at right; perforations scissors-cut and clipped, Fine, as bright as they come, with 1993 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $21,500.
Estimate $12,000 - 15,000.
Current Bid $10,000
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Lot 4510

1875, 5¢ blue, C.B.N.C. printing (Scott 179), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, with fully infused color providing rich detail; paper fresh with firm perforations; top right stamp with a small crease at top left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4511

1875, 5¢ blue, C.B.N.C. printing, grilled (Scott 179c), o.g., previously hinged, with bold color and crystal-clear lines, wonderfully centered; "freckles" are tiny grill pinpricks; reperforated at right, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4512
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1877, 3¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), frame only, group of five (Scott 184-E1b), die on proof paper, including two shades of violet, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4513
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1877, 6¢ & 7¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), group of ten different (Scott 186-E1b), frames only, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, horizontal pairs, fresh assembly, each with glowing color and full detail; a few with small facial marks or hinge/adhesive staining, Fine to Very Fine, imaged in full online.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4514
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1879, 10¢ brown, A.B.N.C. printing, with and without secret mark (Scott 187-188), horizontal combination pair, the secret mark at left; clean with enticing color, cancelled by 1880 New York duplex postmarks, Fine to Very Fine, a neat combination, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4515

1879, 10¢ brown, A.B.N.C. printing, without secret mark (Scott 187), o.g., previously hinged, in deep color with deeply incised lines and near-perfect centering; spot of post-certificate soiling at upper right corner; reperforated at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4516
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1879, 10¢ brown, A.B.N.C. printing, without secret mark (Scott 187), unused without gum, with proof-like detail in luxuriant color with mathematical centering; top margin slightly dingy, still Extremely Fine, with 1971 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4517

1879, 10¢ brown, A.B.N.C. printing, with secret mark (Scott 188), o.g., previously hinged, a stellar stamp flawlessly executed, with clean lines and massive, precise margins; reperforated at bottom, Superb appearance, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4518

1879, 15¢ red orange, A.B.N.C. printing (Scott 189), o.g., never hinged, with clear impression in warm color; paper fresh and sporting nigh-on perfect margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, just four stamps grade higher in PSE's Population Report, with 1977 P.F. and 2019 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $4,450.
Scott $600.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 4519

1879, 15¢ red orange, A.B.N.C. printing (Scott 189), o.g., hinged, a juicy jumbo, the design in flashy color and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine to Superb, SMQ values a "98" at $1600, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $825 as a "95".
Scott $180.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4520
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1879, 30¢ full black, A.B.N.C. printing (Scott 190), Post Office fresh with solid color, clean paper, and a light, almost face-free cancel, all nearly perfectly centered amid large margins, Extremely Fine, a big stamp, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Scott $90.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 4521
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1889, 1¢ to 90¢ carmine, overprinted "Sample A", nine different (Scott 212S//191S), 212S, 213S, 214S, 211S, 208S, 209S, 189S, 190S-191S, o.g., previously hinged to paper hinge remnants, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4522
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1879, 90¢ carmine, A.B.N.C. printing (Scott 191), a handsome Perry with solid color and better margins; paper fresh; cancel by black New York duplex, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $525.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $250
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