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Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5537
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5537, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, clear grill points at bottom right, light natural gum bend not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, scarce original-gum example of the 1c 1870 Grill, ex Hansen, with 2003 P.F. certificate for pair

2,250
750
5538
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5538, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill, large part original gum, bright color, Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
650
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5539
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5539, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134, 145), 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134, 145)1c Ultramarine, Grill (134, 145). Block of four, right stamps with traces of H. Grill at right, left stamps with no trace of grill points, original gum, bright color, few trivial perf separations not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE AND RARE. A DESIRABLE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE, COMBINING TWO STAMPS WITH AN OBVIOUS GRILL AND TWO STAMPS COMPLETELY LACKING A GRILL.

It has been surmised that sometimes more than one sheet was fed into the grilling machine at a time, resulting in weak or missing grill points. The grill on the right stamps is centered to the far right and this would have been a split grill, but it may also come from the far left row of the sheet, and the left stamps missed the grill due to misalignment.

With 2004 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as pair of No. 134 and pair of No. 145 with no premium for the variety of a multiple containing one with and one without grill.

6,300
3,000
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5540
 
1c-3c 1870 National Grilled Issue (134-136). Two 1c, three 2c and 29 3c, all 1c and 2c with red cancels, 3c incl. end roller grill and block of four, some nice fancy cancels and one on small cover tied by red cork, also incl. 7c with small faults and bold NYFM Geometric cancel, generally Fine-Very Fine

2,765
400
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5541
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5541, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, Points Up I Grill (135 var), 2c Red Brown, Points Up I Grill (135 var)2c Red Brown, Points Up I Grill (135 var). Quartered cork cancel, light creasing, Fine appearance, a seldom-offered and very scarce variety, with photocopy of 1985 P.F. certificate

500
550
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5542
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5542, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, Grill (136), 3c Green, Grill (136)3c Green, Grill (136). H. Grill, original gum, nicely centered, beautiful color and impression, Very Fine

675
300
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5543
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5543, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, Grill (137), 6c Carmine, Grill (137)6c Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, original gum, bright color, almost imaginary corner perf bend or crease, Very Fine, difficult to find in this quality

5,250
1,200
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5544
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5544, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, Grill (137), 6c Carmine, Grill (137)6c Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, unused (no gum), rich color and clear impression, wide and balanced margins, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,850
0
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5545
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5545, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Pale Carmine, Grill (137), 6c Pale Carmine, Grill (137)6c Pale Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, beautifully centered, bold circle of "V's" cancel at bottom left, Very Fine, a distinctive and seldom-seen shade for the 6c Grill, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $425.00)

575
450
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5546
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5546, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, Grill (137), 6c Carmine, Grill (137)6c Carmine, Grill (137). I. Grill, choice margins, blue cork cancel (probably Chicago), Very Fine

625
800
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5547
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5547, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, Grill (137), 6c Carmine, Grill (137)6c Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, well-centered, vivid red cork cancel, Very Fine, ex Saadi, with 1990 P.F. certificate

650
0
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5548
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5548, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, Grill (138)7c Vermilion, Grill (138). H. Grill, precisely centered, intense shade, socked-on-the-nose bold blue target cancel and part of red transit, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

650
0
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5549
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5549, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, well-centered, red cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 and two 2005 P.F. certificates (one with VF-XF 85 grade)

950
800
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5550
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5550, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, wide margins, neat blue target cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1968 and 2007 P.F. certificates

900
1,100
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5551
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5551, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140). Choice centering, bold blue cork cancel and trace of red cancel at bottom, rich color in attractive pastel shade, tiny negligible corner crease at upper right does not detract, Extremely Fine Gem appearance, very few are known with colored cancellations, with 1972 P.F. and 1994 P.S.E. certificate

3,850
2,100
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5552
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5552, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, Grill (140). H. Grill, exceptionally wide margins all around, beautifully centered, red cork cancel, reperfed at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, of all 12c 1870 Grill stamps we viewed in Power Search, this is perhaps the most spectacular appearing, with 1998 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,350
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5553
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5553, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, Grill (141), 15c Orange, Grill (141)15c Orange, Grill (141). H. Grill, perfectly centered, vibrant color, lightly cancelled by circle of wedges, reperfed at right and light diagonal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,500
425
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5554
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5554, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, Grill (141), 15c Orange, Grill (141)15c Orange, Grill (141). H. Grill, rich color, light blue target cancel, Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,550
500
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5555
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5555, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)24c Purple, Grill (142), 24c Purple, Grill (142)24c Purple, Grill (142). H. Grill, nicely centered, excellent color for this issue, red 4-bar grid cancel, minor corner crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1870 BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE WITH A RED CANCELLATION.

With 1963 P.F. certificate

8,250
0
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5556
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5556, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, Grill (143), 30c Black, Grill (143)30c Black, Grill (143). H. Grill, dark shade, light cancel, Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,200
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5557
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5557, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, Grill (143), 30c Black, Grill (143)30c Black, Grill (143). Well-centered with balanced margins, light cancel, small corner creases at top right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,300
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5558
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5558, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, Grill (144), 90c Carmine, Grill (144)90c Carmine, Grill (144). H. Grill, attractive margins and centering, cork cancel, reperfed at bottom (not noted on certificate), Very Fine appearance, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,600
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