Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1396
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1396, 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

675
1,900
1397
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1397, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Wide balanced margins and essentially perfectly centered, bright color, red and black cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, very conservatively graded considering both the centering and the cancels, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $215.00)

20
475
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1398
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1398, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Bright shade nicely complemented by strike of red New York Foreign Mail cancel, choice centering with wide, balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful example of the ungrilled 12c National Bank Note Company Issue with a face-free NYFM cancel, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00 with ordinary cancel), only one example has graded higher to date and only three others share this desirable grade

200
1,100
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1399
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1399, 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, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

200
300
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1400
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1400, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Part original gum, rich color, unusually wide margins, Very Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as with original gum

2,200
750
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1401
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1401, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Attractively centered with wide margins, light face-free cancel on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2004 A.P.S. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $210.00)

200
225
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1402
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1402, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Vertical pair, original gum, top stamp barely hinged if at all, reperfed at left, otherwise Fine, rare multiple

16,000
1,400
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1403
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1403, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Beautiful wide even margins, intense shade on bright white paper, bold strike of cross cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,700.00), only four have graded higher to date

275
950
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1404
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1404, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum, beautiful rich color and detailed impression, choice centering, expertly reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce with original gum and choice centering, with 2001 (not mentioning reperf) and 2009 P.F. certificates

5,500
1,400
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