Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
560
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 560, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)1c Gray Blue (145 var), 1c Gray Blue (145 var)1c Gray Blue (145 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color in this distinctive and scarce sub-shade on bright paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE IN THE GRAY BLUE SHADE.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

700
1,600
561
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 561, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, bright shade, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

400
900
Back to Top
562
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 562, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally wide margins and handsomely centered, vivid color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

400
700
Back to Top
563
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 563, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and attractive centering, lovely bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

400
325
Back to Top
564
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 564, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $910.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date (a total of eight OG copies have been graded)

325
700
Back to Top
565
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 565, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, fresh, bright color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate for block

325
400
Back to Top
566
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 566, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, h.r., extraordinarily rich color, attractive centering, tiny scuff at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,200
375
Back to Top
567
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 567, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Deep rich color on bright paper, well-struck circle of V's cancel, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $125.00 as 90, $355.00 as 95)

35
180
Back to Top
568
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 568, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, single slightly shorter perf at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,300
750
Back to Top
569
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 569, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Vibrant color and wonderfully well-centered, faint face-free cancel at left, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

95
140
Back to Top
570
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 570, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Well-centered with crisp color, neat circle of diamonds cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

95
150
Back to Top
571
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 571, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright color, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $345.00), only one has graded higher to date and only five others share this grade

30
850
Back to Top
572
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 572, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, unusually choice centering for this issue, Extremely Fine appearance, this stamp was the second from the left in the bottom row of the ex-Caspary/Lilly block of eight, it was expertly reperfed at left and bottom to balance margins, but received clear 1992 and 2007 P.F. certificates

3,000
1,500
Back to Top
573
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 573, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Attractive centering, light New York Foreign Mail cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $315.00)

200
250
Back to Top
574
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 574, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Brilliant color on bright paper, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

200
170
Back to Top
575
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 575, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with wide margins, well-struck Hollow Star fancy cancel, bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE WITH ENORMOUS MARGINS, PERFECT CENTERING, VIVID COLOR AND A STAR FANCY CANCEL.

The 15c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues are rarely encountered in superb used condition. Even if the initial hurdles of centering and soundness are overcome, the cancellations on this high value are almost invariably heavy and unsightly. The stamp offered here offers the best of all elements.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

200
3,750
Back to Top
576
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 576, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Well-centered, deep color, light target cancel, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

200
250
Back to Top
577
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 577, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Part original gum, uncommonly wide margins and handsomely centered, strong color, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate which does not mention the reperfing

2,300
1,900
Back to Top
578
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 578, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Beautifully centered, strong color with an attractive blue cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $265.00)

205
325
Back to Top
579
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 579, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Choice margins and centering, bright color complemented by a red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 1990 P.S.E. certificates

215
425
Back to Top
580
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 580, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Exceptionally well-centered, light pastel color, bold crossroads cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

200
160
Back to Top
581
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 581, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Uncommonly wide margins and excellent centering, classic Intense Black shade of the 1870 National Bank Note Co. printing, attractive red face-free cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an outstanding example of this challenging Bank Note issue, with 1988 P.F. certificate

325
2,200
Back to Top
582
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 582, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Lovely margins and exceptional centering, attractive color, circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

350
800
Back to Top
583
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 583, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Well-centered, wonderful deep rich color, faintly cancelled at bottom, appears unused at a glance, Very Fine, pretty stamp, with 1988 P.F. certificate

350
350
Back to Top