EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE I GRILL.
In 2004 we started to distinguish between the H and I Grills in our catalogue descriptions and research, in an effort to establish relative scarcity. It is our opinion that Scott Catalogue should list the H and I Grills separately, as they do for the A, B, C, D, Z, E and F Grills of the 1867-68 Issue. According to Scott Catalogue, the H Grill is found on all values, and the I Grill is found only on the 1c, 2c, 3c, 7c, 10c and 15c. Certified copies of the 6c are also known, and the 24c and 90c are reported to exist as well. We have only offered two other unused 1c I Grill since we started keeping our detailed records.
Ex Morris. With 2991 and 2001 P.F. certificates not specifying the grill type.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE IS RARELY FOUND IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. ONLY A FEW EXIST IN THIS GRADE.
As an indication of rarity, P.S.E. has certified only one Mint N.H. copy of Scott 135 (VF 80). With 1991 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND FRESH. A VERY SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 3-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
As an indication of rarity, P.S.E. has certified only two Mint N.H. copies of Scott 136 (graded 75 and 80). With copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block of four, Scott Retail as hinged
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT AND FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1990 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
With 1989 and 1998 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
A review of our computerized records for the past 14 years found that we have only offered three other Mint N.H. examples, including one graded Fine only. The P.S.E. has not yet certified a single Mint N.H. example of Scott 149. This stamp comes from a block broken years ago.
With 1985 and 2007 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.
This was the second stamp from the top in the vertical strip of four in Caspary.
With copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for vertical strip of three (top stamp). Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE. RARE WITH SUCH STUNNING COLOR AND WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.
The 15c 1870 National Grilled Issue (Scott 141) is widely recognized as an extremely rare stamp in choice original-gum condition. Less well known is the fact that its ungrilled counterpart -- Scott 152 -- is comparably challenging to find in such condition.
With 1972 and 2000 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. ISSUE IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
With 1998 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 1984 and 2002 P.F. certificates