Sale 962 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008
Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
Ex Vineyard. With 2003 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $3,000.00)
FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE RARITY.
With 1949 Brookman and 1983 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. THE 90-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE IS RARE IN THIS CHOICE SOUND CONDITION.
With 1985 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR IS RARELY SEEN IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
With 1988 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,050.00 as 90, $3,600.00 as 95). This is the only 5c Continental printing to receive this grade, with none higher. The wider side margins do not fit with P.S.E. criteria for 95, but in our opinion this is essentially perfectly centered.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1887 10-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH SECRET MARK.
With 2004 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT 1882 RE-ENGRAVED ISSUE.
Scott Catalogue lists this as both a plate block of ten and a plate block of twelve. We have sold just one of the latter in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records, and it is unpriced as Mint N.H. in Scott. Scott Catalogue assigns a three-times premium for Mint N.H. singles versus hinged. We would think that for a plate block the premium should be even higher. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS WIDE-MARGINED LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
With 1999 and 2006 P.F. certificates (latter graded XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00)