Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
422
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 422, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill, original gum, clear grill points, brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN UNUSUALLY WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM ONE-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE WITH REMARKABLY FRESH GUM, PAPER AND COLOR.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,200
4,750
423
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 423, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, original gum, easily discernible grill points, beautifully centered with wide and well-balanced margins, fresh color and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates

1,250
1,800
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424
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 424, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)3c Green, Grill (136), 3c Green, Grill (136)3c Green, Grill (136). H. Grill, original gum, clear grill points, bright color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. PROBABLY ONE OF THE FINEST UNUSED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 3-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

725
2,400
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425
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 425, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)6c Carmine, Grill (137), 6c Carmine, Grill (137)6c Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, original gum, incredibly deep rich color

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT GRILLED BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,750
2,500
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426
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 426, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)7c Vermilion, Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, Grill (138)7c Vermilion, Grill (138). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, vivid color and sharp impression, strong grill impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1984 and 1997 P.F. certificates

3,500
3,000
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427
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 427, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, original gum, fresh and bright color, detailed impression, clear grill points

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,000
3,000
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428
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 428, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)10c Brown, Double Grill (139 var), 10c Brown, Double Grill (139 var)10c Brown, Double Grill (139 var). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, two distinct grill impressions, deep rich color and detailed impression, exceptionally well-centered with extra wide margins at top and bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. PROBABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION WITH DOUBLE GRILL.

The double grill is listed but not priced in unused condition. The Scott Retail value for a used stamp with double grill is $1,200 compared with $650 for a used stamp with one grill (185%). Using this ratio, the unused stamp with double grill should be approximately $9,250. When the superb condition is factored into the equation, the current market value becomes much higher.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as normal

5,000
22,000
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429
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 429, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, choice centering with exceptionally wide margins, clear grill points, rich color on bright white paper nicely contrasted by well-struck blue target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE QUALITY.

With 1978 P.F. certificates

675
0
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430
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 430, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)15c Orange, Grill (141), 15c Orange, Grill (141)15c Orange, Grill (141). H. Grill, original gum, exceptionally well-centered, vibrant color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED AND FRESHEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM. AMONG THE RAREST STAMPS OF THE ENTIRE 1870 NATIONAL SERIES IN THIS SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

5,750
8,500
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431
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 431, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)15c Orange, Grill (141), 15c Orange, Grill (141)15c Orange, Grill (141). Block of four, H. Grill, vibrant color, manuscript cancel, vertical crease affects each stamp, top stamps some perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 15-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE MAY BE UNIQUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue lists but does not price a block in used condition. Scott Retail as two pairs does not adequately reflect its value.

5,200
4,000
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432
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 432, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)24c Purple, Grill (142), 24c Purple, Grill (142)24c Purple, Grill (142). H. Grill, deep rich color, easily discernible grill points, neat strike of NYFM cancel, small tears at top and bottom

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH DEEP COLOR AND WITH SUCH CLEAR GRILL POINTS.

Ex Karasch. With 1967 and 2003 P.F. certificates and accompanied by 1969 note from Lester Brookman.

6,250
3,500
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433
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 433, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)30c Black, Grill (143), 30c Black, Grill (143)30c Black, Grill (143). H. Grill, brownish original gum, few discernible grill points, sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE EXTANT.

With 1997 P.S.E. certificate

15,000
11,500
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434
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 434, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)90c Carmine, Grill (144), 90c Carmine, Grill (144)90c Carmine, Grill (144). H. Grill, part original gum, several easily noticeable grill points at top, intense color and proof-like impression on brilliant paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE GRILLED 90-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY STAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SOUND, ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1957 and 1995 P.F. certificates

15,000
0
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