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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3125
ogbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3125, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, block of four, original gum, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., other three stamps lightly hinged, fresh color on bright paper, unusually clear and well-defined grill

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM, FEATURING ONE MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP.

The vast majority of multiples have been broken to satisfy the demand for singles. This block, with one stamp Mint N.H., is a rare survivor.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,500
5,250
3126°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3126, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)2c Red Brown, Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, Grill (135)2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, block of four with imprint at top, original gum, bottom pair small h.r., top pair lightly hinged with top left stamp with short gum at top, fresh color and sharp impression

FINE ORIGINAL-GUM IMPRINT BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 2-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Very few imprint blocks are known.

5,500
0
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3127
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3127, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)90c Carmine, Grill (144), 90c Carmine, Grill (144)90c Carmine, Grill (144). H. Grill, original gum, clearly-defined grill points easily visible on face of stamp, deep rich color, light diagonal crease

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. THE 90-CENT IS THE THIRD MOST DIFFICULT OF THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Considering original-gum examples only, after the extremely rare 12c and non-existent 24c, the 90c is the rarest of the 1870 National Grilled Issue.

With 1999 P.S.E. certificate

15,000
12,500
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3128°
ogbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3128, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Top right corner block of six, original gum, bright color, fresh and intact

FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL ISSUE WITH TOP RIGHT CORNER SELVAGE.

Scott Retail as a pair and a block of four

14,750
4,500
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3129°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3129, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Block of four, original gum, top pair small h.r., bottom pair lightly hinged, bright color and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

21,000
0
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3130°
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3130, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, (157, 159), 2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, (157, 159)2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, (157, 159). Vertical pair of 2c, natural s.e. at left, tied by "Yokohama Japan Feb. 23" circular datestamp, 6c tied by cork cancel on fresh cover to Washington D.C., sender's routing "Via San Francisco", Carrier backstamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover from Yokohama

E. 1,500-2,000
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3131
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3131, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)Two Covers Paying 15c Rate to Benjamin Lyman in Japan, Two Covers Paying 15c Rate to Benjamin Lyman in JapanTwo Covers Paying 15c Rate to Benjamin Lyman in Japan. First with 10c Brown (161) and horizontal pair of 3c Green (158), tied by quartered cork cancels and overpaying 15c rate, Washington D.C. circular datestamp on cover to Tokyo, Japan, "Yokohama Japan Nov. 28" receiving datestamp on back, 1876 pencil docketing at left, second with horizontal pair and single of 3c Green (147) and 1c Ultramarine (145), overlapped by 2c Red Brown and 3c Green (146 and 147, latter natural s.e. at left) affixed over ms. "Due 5", all tied by cork cancels, "Salem Mass. Feb. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Yokohama Japan, ms. 1875 docketing and "Via San Francisco" routing instructions, blue "Yokohama Mar. 28 8AM" receiving datestamp on back, former with opening tear at top left, both with tears in top backflap, otherwise Very Fine covers

E. 750-1,000
675
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3132
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3132, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense vibrant color and detailed impression with clear secret mark, remarkably choice centering with nicely balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM 7-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,300
3,250
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3133°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3133, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Original gum, well-centered with wide even margins, intense dark color and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT INCLUDING COLOR, CENTERING, AND FRESHNESS.

With 1999 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

750
2,900
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3134°
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Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3134, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 135 to 165)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful bright color on fresh paper, top stamps almost perfectly centered, bottom stamps with extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM BLOCK OF THE 90-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY PRINTING.

Most of the well-centered blocks have been broken into singles. This block is an extremely rare survivor.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

12,000
0
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