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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1707
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1707, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)1c Ultramarine, Split H. Grill (134 var), 1c Ultramarine, Split H. Grill (134 var)1c Ultramarine, Split H. Grill (134 var). Clear grill points which are split vertically, rich color, bold strike of blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $225.00 as normal grill with no premium for the variety)

255
170
1708
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1708, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)1c Ultramarine, Split H. Grill (134 var), 1c Ultramarine, Split H. Grill (134 var)1c Ultramarine, Split H. Grill (134 var). Clear grill points, split vertically, bright shade, stamp also shows slip print with some slight doubling at bottom, face-free circular datestamp and cork cancels, tiny tear and tiny crease at top, Very Fine appearance, an unusual variety, with 1972 P.F. certificate describing this as a double impression (which it is not), Scott Retail as normal split grill

230
130
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1709
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1709, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Rich color, red cork cancel and part of matching circular datestamp (probably New York), Fine, scarce use of red cancel on 10c Grill, with 2004 P.F. certificate

950
400
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1710
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1710, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Attractive centering, fresh color with clearly struck "(N.) York Steamship" circular datestamp, Fine, scarce and desirable, especially with the entire word "Steamship" on the stamp

900
0
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1711
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1711, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Remarkably darker shade and stronger grill impression than typically encountered, nicely centered, circle of wedges cancel highlights the depressed points of the grill, thus authenticating it, small tear at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, this stamp belies the conventional wisdom that all 12c 1870 Grill stamps must be a light shade of Violet and have a weak grill impression, with 1992 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,400
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1712
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1712, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Unused with small part disturbed original gum, vibrant color, a few noticeable grill points at center under chin, tiny red spots at lower left corner, otherwise Fine, ex Seymour, with 1967 P.F. certificate as part gum, Scott Retail as no gum

2,500
650
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1713
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1713, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Wonderful deep color and nicely centered, unusual grid cancel, tiny faint thin spot in grill, Very Fine appearance

1,400
190
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1714
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1714, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Intense shade with neat segmented cork cancel, the grill is very faint and difficult to detect, otherwise Fine and scarce, with 1997 P.F. certificate

4,000
850
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1715
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1715, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Rich color, circle of small wedges cancel, reperfed at top and left, Fine appearance, with 1996 A.P.S. certificate not mentioning the reperfing

2,500
450
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1716
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1716, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Original gum, lightly hinged, several rows of clear grill points, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE WITH I GRILL. THIS HAS RECENTLY BEEN ELEVATED TO A MAJOR CATALOGUE NUMBER IN SCOTT.

The I Grills have been elevated to major catalogue numbers starting with the 2013 Scott Specialized Catalogue, taking their place with the other grill types such as the A, B, C, D, Z, E and F Grills.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF 80; unlisted in SMQ as an I Grill, though we expect they will start listing them soon).

1,750
1,600
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1717
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1717, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)3c Green, I. Grill (136A), 3c Green, I. Grill (136A)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Clearly-defined grill, rich color, neat strike of target cancel, essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of the 3c I Grill, which has just been elevated to a major catalogue number, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; the I Grill is unpriced in SMQ which also does not price the H grill in the grade of 98, SMQ $425.00 as 95 H Grill)

95
850
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1718
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1718, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A), 7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Original gum, lightly hinged, two vertical rows of clear grill points in the early I Grill shape, brilliant color

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE WITH I GRILL. THE I GRILLS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN ELEVATED TO MAJOR CATALOGUE NUMBERS IN SCOTT CATALOGUE. A GREAT RARITY.

Starting with the 2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, the I Grills have been elevated to major catalogue number status. The listing is now consistent with other grill types such as A, B, C, D, Z, E and F Grills. Collectors will now have to acquire these I Grills in their quest for completeness. We anticipate that collector demand will be difficult to satisfy based on populations we have seen, especially in original-gum condition.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate.

6,750
4,000
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1719
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1719, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A), 7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Unused (no gum), choice margins and attractive centering, vivid color, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate, unpriced in Scott as no-gum I grill ($6,750.00 as original gum), Scott Retail as no-gum H Grill

1,550
700
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1720
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1720, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)1c Ultramarine (145), 1c Ultramarine (145)1c Ultramarine (145). Original gum, beautifully centered with bright pastel color, Extremely Fine

675
600
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1721
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1721, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
950
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1722
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1722, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Radiant color, neat strike of "Hiogo, Japan" circular handstamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
300
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1723
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1723, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)7c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (149, 163), 7c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (149, 163)7c Vermilion, 15c Yellow Orange (149, 163). Two items, No. 149 rich color, centrally-struck New York Foreign Mail Shield cancel (Ty. RE-E2), small creases at top, Extremely Fine and scarce strike, illustrated in Weiss book, also No. 163 used with No. 158, tied together on small piece by perfectly struck New York Foreign Mail Rosette cancel (Ty. TR-W5), 3c with small ms. at top left, Extremely Fine strike

E. 200-300
200
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1724
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1724, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Bright shade, perfect strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Weiss Type ST-8P11), Extremely Fine strike, with 2002 P.F. certificate

35
110
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1725
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1725, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Rich color on crisp paper, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

220
300
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1726
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1726, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Jumbo margins all around, bright shade, light strike of purple quartered cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $165.00 as 80, $255.00 as 85), SMQ does not take into consideration colored cancels, Scott Catalogue assigns a $150.00 premium for a purple cancel.

470
300
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1727°
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1727, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, nice color, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp and difficult to find in this quality, with 1983 and 2010 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,800
1,800
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1728
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1728, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Part original gum, well-centered with bright color, Fine and attractive

1,800
225
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1729
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1729, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Rich color nicely complemented by red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with tremendous visual appeal, with 2011 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

245
325
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1730
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1730, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Jumbo margins, bright color, bold red cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2010 P.F. certificates

245
400
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1731
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1731, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Unused (no gum), wide margins and magnificent deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,900
500
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1732
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1732, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)2c Brown (157), 2c Brown (157)2c Brown (157). Original gum with only a faint hinge mark, attractive margins and beautiful deep color, Very Fine, surprisingly scarce shade, with 2004 P.F. certificate

350
325
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1733
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1733, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Centered to top right and clearly showing significant plate crack at bottom, circle of wedges cancel, scarce and striking plate crack

E. 150-200
110
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1734
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1734, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Jumbo margins and choice centering, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an absolutely enormous stamp which defies all norms for this issue, with 2001 and 2007 P.F. certificate

25
110
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1735
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1735, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)10c Brown, Silk Fibers (161 var), 10c Brown, Silk Fibers (161 var)10c Brown, Silk Fibers (161 var). Original gum, bright color, few noticeable fibers, wide margins, Very Fine and choice example of this variety, with 2003 and 2011 P.F. certificates

1,500
750
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1736
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1736, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)12c Blackish Violet (162), 12c Blackish Violet (162)12c Blackish Violet (162). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins capturing a portion of the adjoining stamp at top, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2004 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $270.00 as 90, $740.00 as 95)

140
325
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1737
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1737, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)1870-73 Bank Note Issues with Captured Imprints, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues with Captured Imprints1870-73 Bank Note Issues with Captured Imprints. Three items, first is 12c horizontal pair with neat New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel and captured Continental imprint at top, second is single 15c also with captured Continental imprint at top, last is 30c with captured National imprint at top, few trivial imperfections, Very Fine and unusual group

E. 300-4,000
200
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1738, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)15c Reddish Orange (163), 15c Reddish Orange (163)15c Reddish Orange (163). Unused (no gum), nice margins and intense color, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

800
275
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1739
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1739, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Unused (no gum), choice centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00), this is the highest grade awarded to an unused example of this issue (also two original-gum stamps graded 95)

1,100
1,300
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1740
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1740, 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful pastel color, small natural inking flaw at bottom of bust, Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,250
425
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