Sale 857 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003
Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146 thru 155)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
With 1992 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IS RARE IN CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
The 1870 90c National Ungrilled Issue, Scott 155, is somewhat overshadowed by its grilled counterpart, Scott 144. Collectors are also misled by the availability of Scott 166, the 90c 1873 Continental. Although the difference in shades is distinct, collectors have a tendency to confuse the two and under-rate the 1870 National printing. Only a few original-gum examples of Scott 155 have the centering, color and freshness of the stamp offered here.
With copy of 1983 P.F. certificate for block of six, this being the bottom right stamp