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Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 135-144, 134A-139A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
147
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 147, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 135-144, 134A-139A)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Intense shade and impression, unusually clear grill points, far better centering than normally seen with wide margins, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS TO OBTAIN IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

The 30c National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue is normally seen with small margins, or is off-center. If one sees a centered copy, it more often than not turns out to have a small flaw. The stamp offered here is truly the exception to the rule.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

4,000
4,750
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