VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
Ex Vineyard. With 2007 A.P.S. and 2003 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF 80)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BRIGHT AND FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.
Ex Hoffman. With 2003 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.
Ex Vineyard and Hoffman. With 1992 and 2003 P.F. certificates
FINE AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.
With 2007 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1984 and 2003 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
Ex Odeneal. With 1989, 1998 and 2007 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1870 UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
Ex Hoffman. With 1997 and 2004 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.
In recent years, we have offered a few superb original-gum examples of the 30c Bank Note issues, including the Continental printing, Scott 165. Collectors have recognized the rarity of these stamps, bidding aggressively for the best stamps and often setting record prices. The Ungrilled National printing Scott 154 is particularly difficult to find in such choice condition.
With 2005 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 2003 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
Ex Odeneal. With 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 1873 10-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
With 2006 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two blocks of four and a pair with no premium for the two Mint N.H stamps.
VERY FINE. THE 15-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL IS AMONG THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE REGULAR BANK NOTE ISSUES IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
Although defined by a secret mark, the 15c Continental, Scott 163, is very difficult to distinguish from its National counterpart, Scott 152. Certain shades and impressions of the 15c Continental closely match certain National printings, and the secret mark is often undetectable. However, the stamp offered here has what we believe are characteristics unique to Continental's work. The shade is very bright and yellowish. The secret mark in the upper left triangle is also prominently featured in this impression. There is simply no question that this is a 15c Continental. Off-center stamps are the norm, and original gum is a rare commodity in this issue.
Ex Hoffman. With 1990 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1873 CONTINENTAL PRINTING. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
When it comes to naming the most elusive Bank Note stamps in choice original-gum condition, the 30c 1873 is often overlooked. However, go to any serious collection and look for this stamp, and most of the time it is missing or represented by something that compromises quality. The 30c 1870 is frequently found filling the space for Scott 165. The 30c Continental is extremely rare in any original-gum condition that approaches this example. Blocks have always been rare -- for example, Caspary did not have one; Lilly had one well-centered block of four and an off-center block of six — which means that singles could not be harvested from multiples. We hope that collectors who still have a tendency to overlook the 30c Continental will be awakened to its rarity in Extremely Fine original-gum condition by our comments and recent realizations.
With 2008 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
FRESH AND VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITHOUT SECRET MARK.
With 2005 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1882 LINCOLN ISSUE WITH ENORMOUS MARGINS.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 95, $3,700.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade in any category and only one has graded higher to date.