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Sale 997 — United States Stamps

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5559
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5559, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Unused (no gum), beautiful margins and perfectly centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

125
150
5560
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5560, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147), 3c Green (147)3c Green (147). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, strong color and crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $465.00)

275
300
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5561
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5561, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Unused (no gum), well-centered, rich color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

750
425
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5562
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5562, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet, 15c Deep Orange (151-152), 12c Dull Violet, 15c Deep Orange (151-152)12c Dull Violet, 15c Deep Orange (151-152). Unusually wide margins of Jumbo or near Jumbo size, former blue cancel, latter magnificent color and cancelled in red, Very Fine pair, 15c especially beautiful, with 2001 and 1988 P.F. certificates, respectively

480
550
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5563°
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5563, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed on crisp paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE 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. This stamp has all of the National printing characteristics, but it defies the norm by having exceptional attributes of centering and freshness.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $7,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95) and only two others share this grade.

3,000
5,000
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5564
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5564, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Choice margins and bright color, blue quartered cork cancel with a trace of red transit in bottom margin, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

227
250
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5565
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5565, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Original gum, marvelous intense shade and impression, essentially perfect centering with wide balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. UNGRILLED ISSUE IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1986 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,800.00). This is one of three stamps to achieve this grade to date, with only one graded higher (95J), a statistic that has not changed in at least two years.

2,000
6,500
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5566
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5566, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Unused (no gum), remarkably deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp

700
1,300
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5567
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5567, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Exceptionally well-centered, bright color complemented by red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

245
500
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5568
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5568, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Perfectly centered, brilliant color on bright fresh paper, light cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00)

350
2,100
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5569
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5569, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Bright color nicely complemented by red cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

400
300
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5570
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5570, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, light cork cancel, Fine

725
325
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