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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3574
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3574, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Wide margins and almost perfectly centered, rich color on bright paper, clear grill, unusual cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $390.00), deserving of Jumbo appellation, in our opinion

210
400
3575
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3575, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Bright shade on crisp paper, noticeable grill, unusually wide and balanced margins, neat circle of wedges cancel and part of circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, ex Barwis, with 2008 P.F. certificate

80
410
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3576
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3576, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)3c Green, H. Grill (136), 3c Green, H. Grill (136)3c Green, H. Grill (136). Rich color, clearly-defined grill, Jumbo margins, very light quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

32
225
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3577
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3577, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)3c Green, H. Grill, Split Grill (136 var). Mint N.H, 3c Green, H. Grill, Split Grill (136 var). Mint N.H3c Green, H. Grill, Split Grill (136 var). Mint N.H., grill split vertically, rich color, small natural paper fiber inclusion on back not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Fine, with 1988 and 2013 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as hinged

625
200
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3578
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3578, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)6c Carmine, 7c Vermilion, H Grill (137-138), 6c Carmine, 7c Vermilion, H Grill (137-138)6c Carmine, 7c Vermilion, H Grill (137-138). Well-centered, 6c with large blue vertical bars cancel, 7c NYFM Geometric cancel, 6c small corner crease, still Very Fine

1,175
350
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3579
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3579, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Split Grill (138 var), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Split Grill (138 var)7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Split Grill (138 var). Vertically split and clearly-defined grills, radiant color nicely complemented by red New York circular datestamp, trace of blue cancel at center, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, the higher value Bank Note stamps are very rarely seen with a socked-on-the-nose circular datestamp, and the red ink is yet another factor of rarity and desirability, with 1999 P.F. certificate

625
1,600
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3580
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3580, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)10c Brown, Grill (139), 10c Brown, Grill (139)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill with easily discernible grill points, deep rich color nicely contrasted by blue target cancel, unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

900
1,700
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3581
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3581, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Well-centered, fresh color, neat blue crossroads cancel, couple minor margin tears, Extremely Fine appearance

900
0
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3582
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3582, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)10c Brown, H. Grill and Ungrilled, Se-Tenant (139, 150), 10c Brown, H. Grill and Ungrilled, Se-Tenant (139, 150)10c Brown, H. Grill and Ungrilled, Se-Tenant (139, 150). Horizontal pair, natural s.e. at right, right stamp shows clear grill points, left stamp shows no trace of grill whatsoever, bright color, bold quartered cork cancels and red circular datestamp, Very Fine, a very unusual pair, the grills on the 10c stamps tend to be faint and this is an unusual instance where a multiple contains grilled and ungrilled stamps, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

885
0
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3583
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3583, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Wide margins, vivid color, cork cancel, Very Fine, with 1972 P.F. certificate

1,400
225
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3584
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3584, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Deep shade, detailed impression, circle of wedges cancel, nibbed perf at top, otherwise Very Fine

4,000
1,300
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3585
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3585, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Bold large Negative "E" cancel, tiny perf flaw, Fine, extremely unusual use of a fancy cancel on the 30c 1870 Grill, with 1973 P.F. certificate

4,000
900
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3586
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3586, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Clearly-defined grill, bright shade, Jumbo margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1980 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

225
650
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3587
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3587, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)3c Green, Double I. Grill (136A var), 3c Green, Double I. Grill (136A var)3c Green, Double I. Grill (136A var). Horizontal pair, left stamp with double I Grill, rich color, bold cork cancels, left stamp small filled thin at top right, Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.F. certificate, Scott Catalogue does not list this with a double grill

E. 200-300
250
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3588
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3588, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)10c Brown, I. Grill (139A), 10c Brown, I. Grill (139A)10c Brown, I. Grill (139A). Well-defined outline of I Grill points, rich color, light strike of cork cancel and trace of red datestamp at lower left, centered to bottom left

FINE. THE 10-CENT I GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES STAMPS. TO DATE, ONLY TWELVE USED AND ONE UNUSED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

Starting with the 2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, the I Grills have been elevated to major catalogue number status. 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.

Ronald Burns, the foremost authority on the Bank Note grills, records ten used examples of the 10c I Grill, plus an additional two used on the same cover. One unused example is also known.

With 2001 P.F. certificate.

6,100
7,500
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3589
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3589, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)15c Orange, I. Grill (141A), 15c Orange, I. Grill (141A)15c Orange, I. Grill (141A). Well-defined I Grill points visible on both sides of the stamp, no less than 9 points in width and 11 points in height, three wide margins, bright color, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel, small tear at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 15-CENT I GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES STAMPS.

Ronald A. Burns records 14 used off-cover, two unused and two covers with the 15c I Grill, for a total of 18 items.

With 2001 P.S.E. (not noting tear) and 2002 P.F. certificates

7,500
6,250
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3590
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3590, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)15c Orange, I. Grill (141A), 15c Orange, I. Grill (141A)15c Orange, I. Grill (141A). Late state of the I Grill, radiant color, centered to upper left, tiny corner perf crease at bottom left

VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH THE RARE I GRILL.

Ronald A. Burns records 14 used off-cover, two unused and two covers with the 15c I Grill, for a total of 18 items. Very few are late state I Grills.

With 2013 P.F. certificate

7,500
1,100
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3591
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3591, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Original gum, barely hinged, wide margins, vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,500
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3592
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3592, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Slightly disturbed original gum, dark color, Fine and attractive, with 1970 P.F. certificate

2,750
425
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3593
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3593, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, bold strike of red Starburst geometric fancy cancel (described on accompanying certificate as Orange), Very Fine and choice, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the colored cancel

220
650
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3594
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3594, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Vivid color on bright white paper, bold strike of Maltese Cross fancy cancel, Very Fine, a striking stamp, with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal cancel

220
300
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3595
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3595, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Wide balanced margins, excellent color, remarkably clear socked-on-the-nose New York Foreign Mail Shield cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce particularly in this beautiful condition, Scott Retail as ordinary used stamp

230
550
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3596
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3596, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)24c Bright Purple (153 var), 24c Bright Purple (153 var)24c Bright Purple (153 var). Unusual vibrant shade, detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a scarce example of the 24c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue in the Bright Purple sub-shade, with 1991 P.F. certificate

230
0
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3597
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3597, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Original gum, h.r., brilliant post office fresh color, "sine wave" ms. obliteration, given the shade and cancellation, this is probably a type of printer's or salesman's sample, Very Fine, scarce and unusual

E. 200-300
350
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3598
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3598, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-153)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Two, distinctly different shades, nicely centered and with light cancels, Very Fine

460
325
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