FINE-VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 7-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
The largest recorded unused multiple of this issue is a block of ten.
Scott Retail as block of four and pair with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamp or the imprint position.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST INTACT ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
A review using Power Search found that we have never offered an intact original-gum block in all of our Rarities sales, or in any of our auctions since 1993. The one example located with Power Search was reinforced and rejoined, and had clipped perfs at bottom. Except for the Caspary sale, none was offered in any auctions known for blocks, including Zoellner and Whitman.
FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE, WITH ONE STAMP IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
Blocks of this issue are scarce, and surviving blocks are not well-centered, because the choice blocks have been broken to feed collector demand for singles. This is the first original-gum block was have offered in over a decade.
Scott Retail as block of four and pair.
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.
The 90c 1870 National is much rarer in block form than its 1873 Continental counterpart. We have offered only one other block since 1993.