Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2362
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Sale 959, Lot 2362, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)1c Ultramarine (145). Original gum, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

700
425
2363
 
Sale 959, Lot 2363, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)1c Ultramarine (145). Magnificent centering and color, bold crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $360.00)

20
1,700
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2364
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Sale 959, Lot 2364, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Original gum, barely hinged, spectacular Jumbo margins, exceptionally fresh with lovely color and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $580.00 as 85, $910.00 as 95)

325
550
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2365
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Sale 959, Lot 2365, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Original gum, lovely classic National shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate for block

325
150
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2366
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Sale 959, Lot 2366, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, rich color, fresh and Fine

1,200
250
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2367
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Sale 959, Lot 2367, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Horizontal pair, unused (regummed), Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

950
375
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2368
 
Sale 959, Lot 2368, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, strong color, negative numeral "14" cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $355.00)

35
375
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2369
 
Sale 959, Lot 2369, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Magnificent margins and centering, lovely color, negative "14" numeral cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

35
300
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2370
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Sale 959, Lot 2370, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149). Original gum, vivid color, well-centered, reperfed at top (not mentioned on certificate), appears Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,300
400
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2371
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Sale 959, Lot 2371, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149). Original gum, faintest trace of hinging, magnificent color, Fine, with photocopy of 1992 P.F. certificate for block of four (bottom left stamp)

1,300
200
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2372
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Sale 959, Lot 2372, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149). Block of four, original gum, vivid color, bottom pair light crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce block -- and getting scarcer (any better and it would have been broken long ago)

6,250
950
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Sale 959, Lot 2373, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)10c Brown (150). Unused (no gum), Jumbo margins and handsomely centered, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00 as 90, $1,600.00 as 95)

675
1,200
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2374
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Sale 959, Lot 2374, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Large part original gum, superb centering and margins, gorgeous color in the classic National shade, fresh and Extremely Fine, a wonderfully choice stamp, ideal for the collector who cares more about centering and freshness than the state of the gum

3,000
2,500
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2375
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Sale 959, Lot 2375, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Disturbed original gum, lovely fresh color, Fine, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate

3,000
0
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2376
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Sale 959, Lot 2376, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Original gum, vibrant color, choice centering with three extra wide margins, full perforations all around

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.

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 2001 P.F. certificate

3,250
3,250
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2377
 
Sale 959, Lot 2377, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Choice margins and bright color, nearly face-free blue quartered cork cancel with a trace of red transit in bottom margin, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

200
250
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2378
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Sale 959, Lot 2378, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Original gum, fresh and bright color, detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

2,300
2,000
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2379
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Sale 959, Lot 2379, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Original gum, distinctive dull shade, attractive centering, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

2,300
600
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2380
 
Sale 959, Lot 2380, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Beautifully centered with lovely strong color, neat circle of wedges cancel with a trace of another in red, a beautiful stamp exhibiting the three C's -- exceptional color, cancel, and centering -- an Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

200
2,400
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2381
 
Sale 959, Lot 2381, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Wide Jumbo margins and well-centered, incredible depth of color that almost defies description (not washed out or dull), unusual cork cancel and light circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00 as 85, $435.00 as 90)

200
400
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2382
 
Sale 959, Lot 2382, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Attractively centered and with vivid color, light red New York circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $265.00 with ordinary cancel)

215
325
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2383
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Sale 959, Lot 2383, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Original gum, crisp impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.

During the past few years, we have offered very few superb original-gum examples of the 30c 1870 National Bank Note printing. An example in our recent Hoffman sale realized $12,000 hammer.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

6,500
5,500
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2384
 
Sale 959, Lot 2384, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Remarkably wide margins, obviously Jumbo dimensions, excellent centering as well, intense color and neat segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00), we're mystified by P.S.E.'s choice not to make this a 95 Jumbo

275
2,400
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2385
 
Sale 959, Lot 2385, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Fabulous wide margins and excellent centering, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $430.00)

275
350
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2386
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Sale 959, Lot 2386, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum with selvage at right, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color and detailed impression, choice centering

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 2003 P.F. certificate

5,500
4,000
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2387
 
Sale 959, Lot 2387, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155). Wide margins and nearly perfectly centered, deep rich color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

350
700
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