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1870-71 SIX CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
201 c 148, 150 148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (150), a vertical pair of the former and a single of the latter, paying the correct 22c rate, tied to neat 1870 cover to Lima, Peru by
small circle of Vs NYFM cancels, New York21 Jul c.d.s. as#148, 6c Carmine, along with 10c Brown (#150), a vertical pair of the former and a single of the latter, paying the correct 22c rate, tied to neat 1870 cover to Lima, Peru by small circle of "V's" NYFM cancels, "New York/21 Jul" c.d.s. as well as red New York exchange c.d.s., Lima bkst., one 6c stamp with pulled perf., a very fine example of this scarce destination. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
202 c 148, 113 148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (113), a single of the former and a vertical pair of the latter, each with just fine centering, tied to petite
clean cover to Basle, Switzerland by light red cork cancels, re#148, 6c Carmine, used in combination with 2c Brown 1869 Pictorial (#113), a single of the former and a vertical pair of the latter, each with just fine centering, tied to petite clean cover to Basle, Switzerland by light red cork cancels, red "Baltimore, Md./Jun 13" originating c.d.s. alongside, New York exchange c.d.s. also in red ties 2c pair to cover as well, Basel arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine; a striking mixed-issue combination cover prepaying the 10c closed mail rate. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
203 c 148, 146 148, 6c Carmine, along with 2c Red brown (146), tied to an immaculate small sized 3c Green Reay stamped envelope to Constantinople, Turkey by two strikes of blue North Woburn,
Mass.Nov 23 1874 c.d.s., 2c stamp additionally tied by red N#148, 6c Carmine, along with 2c Red brown (#146), tied to an immaculate small sized 3c Green Reay stamped envelope to Constantinople, Turkey by two strikes of blue "North Woburn, Mass./Nov 23 1874" c.d.s., 2c stamp additionally tied by red "New York/Nov 24/Paid All" c.d.s., German Offices in Turkey backstamp, very fine; a scarce North German Union closed mail usage and destination. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1873 SIX CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
204 TC 159TC var. 159TC var., 6c Black and Greenish black, large die die trial color proofs on India, both in a hybrid format, die sunk and mounted on cards measuring approximately 74x89mm,
unlisted in Scott in this format, the Greenish black version with small f#159TC var., 6c Black and Greenish black, large die die trial color proofs on India, both in a hybrid format, die sunk and mounted on cards measuring approximately 74x89mm, unlisted in Scott in this format, the Greenish black version with small faults to reverse of card, the other being very fine. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
205 TC 159TC 159TC, 6c Continental Bank Note, Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card, complete set of all five colors, each brilliantly fresh and wonderfully well margined, very
fine-extremely fine these proofs were displayed at the International Cotton#159TC, 6c Continental Bank Note, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, complete set of all five colors, each brilliantly fresh and wonderfully well margined, very fine-extremely fine; these proofs were displayed at the International Cotton Exposition held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1881, only one sheet of one hundred was printed in each of the five different colors. (Image) $305.00

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
206 TC 159TC 159TC, 6c Continental Bank Note, Goodall small die trial color proofs on India, complete set of all five colors in Black, Deep green, Deep brown, Dull red and Dull gray blue,
each with large margins and lovely brilliant colors, two (Deep green#159TC, 6c Continental Bank Note, "Goodall" small die trial color proofs on India, complete set of all five colors in Black, Deep green, Deep brown, Dull red and Dull gray blue, each with large margins and lovely brilliant colors, two (Deep green and Dull red) with very small thin spots, overall a very fine and rare set. (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
207 P 159P1 159P1, 6c Pink, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 72x83mm and showing dull die sinkage, with National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint at bottom of India, fresh
and very fine.#159P1, 6c Pink, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 72x83mm and showing dull die sinkage, with "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint at bottom of India, fresh and very fine. (Image) $750.00

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
208 TC P 159TC, 159P2, 159P3 159TC, 159P3, 159P4, 6c Continental Bank Note trial color and proof group, including a single and a corner sheet-margin block of four of the 6c Black trial color plate proof on
India (the block card mounted), two plate proof blocks of four on In#159TC, 159P3, 159P4, 6c Continental Bank Note trial color and proof group, including a single and a corner sheet-margin block of four of the 6c Black trial color plate proof on India (the block card mounted), two plate proof blocks of four on India (in Brown rose and Dull pink shades), plus two plate proof singles on card, one with rare "Specimen" overprint which is unlisted in Scott, all well margined, couple with normal trivial India paper irregularities, very fine; a desirable group of elusive items. (Image) $1,730.00+

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1873 SIX CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
209 ogbl 159 159, 6c Dull pink, a most impressive top right corner sheet-margin mint block of twelve, with full sheet selvages, remarkably fresh for a multiple of this early era, deep rich
color and impression on bright fresh paper, centered a bit to right,#159, 6c Dull pink, a most impressive top right corner sheet-margin mint block of twelve, with full sheet selvages, remarkably fresh for a multiple of this early era, deep rich color and impression on bright fresh paper, centered a bit to right, full o.g., several stamps are n.h., top two stamps in top right corner with natural production creases, and top left stamp with a couple of pulled perfs., nevertheless a fine and important multiple. (Image) $6,500.00+

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
210 ogPB 159 159, 6c Dull pink, a striking full top margin imprint and plate No. 18 block of twelve, possessing a marvelous overall freshness not expected on a multiple of this vintage,
gorgeous rich color and impression on crisp paper, unusually well cent#159, 6c Dull pink, a striking full top margin imprint and plate "No. 18" block of twelve, possessing a marvelous overall freshness not expected on a multiple of this vintage, gorgeous rich color and impression on crisp paper, unusually well centered for such a large multiple, o.g. (natural short gumming at top of top row), several stamps are n.h., some sensibly reinforced separated perforations in second vertical row from the right, very fine; a wonderfully choice and handsome example of this plate block rarity; Chapin records ten plate blocks in his census, two of which are in panes of fifty. (Image) $16,000.00

SOLD for $20,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
211 O 159 159, 6c Dull rose, a gorgeous gem used example, perfectly centered amid extravagantly large margins, fresh color and paper, superbly postmarked with a perfect central strike of
a fancy rosette of Waterbury, Ct., few slightly nibbed perforati#159, 6c Dull rose, a gorgeous gem used example, perfectly centered amid extravagantly large margins, fresh color and paper, superbly postmarked with a perfect central strike of a fancy rosette of Waterbury, Ct., few slightly nibbed perforations at right, extremely fine. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
212 O 159 159, 6c Dull rose, wonderful used example postmarked with a central strike of a most unusual fancy Maxey star in circle cancel, with Maxey lettering surrounding five-point
star, the first such example we have seen, fresh and bright, very#159, 6c Dull rose, wonderful used example postmarked with a central strike of a most unusual fancy "Maxey" star in circle cancel, with "Maxey" lettering surrounding five-point star, the first such example we have seen, fresh and bright, very fine. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
213 O 159 159, 6c Dull rose, used, rich color, beautifully postmarked with a perfect central strike of a fancy negative 76 within solid star cancel, nicely centered, perfs. at bottom
slightly blunted, very fine a gem example of this fancy patriotic#159, 6c Dull rose, used, rich color, beautifully postmarked with a perfect central strike of a fancy negative "76" within solid star cancel, nicely centered, perfs. at bottom slightly blunted, very fine; a gem example of this fancy patriotic cancellation. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
214 Obl 159 159, 6c Dull rose, an eye-arresting used block of four, wonderfully cancelled with blue fancy shield within an octagonal frame, one superb central strike, along with large
portions of two additional strikes in bottom pair, bright fresh color#159, 6c Dull rose, an eye-arresting used block of four, wonderfully cancelled with blue fancy shield within an octagonal frame, one superb central strike, along with large portions of two additional strikes in bottom pair, bright fresh color, rather well centered, small faults to block including a couple of small edge tears at left, nevertheless a very fine and lovely block; 1982 PF certificate. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
215 og 159b 159b, 6c Dull pink, Continental J grill, a seldom seen mint example of this distinctive J grill impression, wonderfully fresh, strong color, centered a bit to bottom as the
vast majority of known examples are found, full o.g., which shows th#159b, 6c Dull pink, Continental "J" grill, a seldom seen mint example of this distinctive "J" grill impression, wonderfully fresh, strong color, centered a bit to bottom as the vast majority of known examples are found, full o.g., which shows the grill well (grill punctures paper in a few places as as typical of this), mild horizontal bend, fine and choice for this. (Image) $1,800.00

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1875 SPECIAL PRINTING OF THE 1873 SIX CENT
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
216 og 170 170, 6c Dull rose special printing, without gum as issued, a wonderfully fresh and sound example of this rare stamp, being one of the most difficult values of the series to
find sound and in collectible quality, well centered within large margin#170, 6c Dull rose special printing, without gum as issued, a wonderfully fresh and sound example of this rare stamp, being one of the most difficult values of the series to find sound and in collectible quality, well centered within large margins, scissor separated as found on the vast majority of known examples, rich color on bright paper, very fine for this rarity of which approximately 35 to 40 are believed to exist; signed Ward and accompanied by a 1953 APS certificate. (Image) $24,000.00

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1873 SIX CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
217 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, well centered single, used on attractive Adams Express CompanyNew EnglandDivision. imprinted cover, with cork postmark, partial West Meriden, Ct. c.d.s.
alongside, addressed to Brooklyn, N.Y. and backstamped there, very fi#159, 6c Dull rose, well centered single, used on attractive "Adams Express Company/New England/Division." imprinted cover, with cork postmark, partial West Meriden, Ct. c.d.s. alongside, addressed to Brooklyn, N.Y. and backstamped there, very fine; 2001 APS certificate. (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
218 c 159 159, 6c Dull rose, nicely centered single tied to clean white cover by an absolutely superb strike of fancy Waterbury maple leaf cancel (Rohloff L-8 rated RRR), with matching
Waterbury, Conn.Apr 22 c.d.s. alongside, addressed to Bellows#159, 6c Dull rose, nicely centered single tied to clean white cover by an absolutely superb strike of fancy Waterbury maple leaf cancel (Rohloff L-8; rated RRR), with matching "Waterbury, Conn./Apr 22" c.d.s. alongside, addressed to Bellows Falls, Vt., couple of neatly repaired edge tears at top right (not affecting stamp or fancy cancel), very fine; an especially eye-appealing and desirable Waterbury cover; the only recorded example on the Six Cent Bank Note. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
219 c 159b 159b, 6c Dull pink, diagonal bisect used as 3c, choice right half with huge margins, well tied to an immaculate orange buff colored cover by blue grid cancel, light matching
Lawrenceville, N.Y. c.d.s. to left, with local druggist return senders#159b, 6c Dull pink, diagonal bisect used as 3c, choice right half with huge margins, well tied to an immaculate orange buff colored cover by blue grid cancel, light matching Lawrenceville, N.Y. c.d.s. to left, with local druggist return sender's imprint, addressed to Boston, extremely fine; a highly important Bank Note bisect cover in gem condition (catalogs $4,000.00 in Scott); the finer of only two reported bisect usages of the Six Cent 1873 Bank Note; 1974 PF certificate; ex-Braus, "Halbiert". (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
220 c 159 159, 6c Dull pink, used on a Wells, Fargo & Co.Victoria, Vancouver Island. imprinted cover from Victoria to London, England, originally franked with Canada 1c Yellow
imperforate and 3c Vermilion Small Queens (35b, 41) which are tied#159, 6c Dull pink, used on a "Wells, Fargo & Co./Victoria, Vancouver Island." imprinted cover from Victoria to London, England, originally franked with Canada 1c Yellow imperforate and 3c Vermilion Small Queens (#35b, 41) which are tied by partial blue Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria handstamp, carried to San Francisco where the 6c Bank Note stamp pays the U.S. postage to London, quartered cork postmark on stamp, "San Francisco, Cal./Jul 24" (1880) c.d.s. also tied Canadian stamps, strong red London Paid transit c.d.s., 3c Canadian stamp's color is oxidized, very fine; a lovely and rare usage; ex-Carnegie Museum, Albert. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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