Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
269
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Sale 1078, Lot 269, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Original gum, clear grill, radiant color, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

A beautiful stamp.

2,000
1,400
270
 
Sale 1078, Lot 270, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Bold cork cancel, bright color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

210
275
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271
 
Sale 1078, Lot 271, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Intense color, easily discernible grill points at right, bold target cancel, Very Fine and choice

575
300
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272
 
Sale 1078, Lot 272, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Radiant color nicely complemented by blue circle of V's cancel, Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

625
350
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273
 
Sale 1078, Lot 273, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Clearly-defined grill, rich color, bold target cancel, Very Fine

550
190
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274
 
Sale 1078, Lot 274, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Horizontal pair, natural s.e. at right, right stamp shows clear grill points, left stamp shows almost no trace of grill, bright color, bold quartered cork cancels and red circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. and 2014 P.F. certificate, the former stating that the left stamp shows no grill points and the latter stating the left stamp shows few barely discernible grill points

1,750
425
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275°
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Sale 1078, Lot 275, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Slightly disturbed original gum, vivid color, several rows of easily discernible grill points, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL ISSUE.

With 2006 and 2014 P.F. certificates

7,500
7,500
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276
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Sale 1078, Lot 276, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Unused (no gum), wonderfully well-centered with vivid bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,000
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277
 
Sale 1078, Lot 277, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)24c Purple, H. Grill (142). Bright color beautifully complemented by red cork cancel, easily noticeable grill points, tiny corner creases at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL WITH A RED CANCEL.

Small Miro backstamp. With 2001 P.F. certificate

8,000
3,750
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278
 
Sale 1078, Lot 278, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Pretty shade, easily discernible grill points, unobtrusive cork cancel, small corner creases at top right

VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

4,000
0
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279
 
Sale 1078, Lot 279, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Clear grill, brilliant color, neat circle of wedges cancel, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

This is a surprisingly difficult issue to obtain in sound condition with wide margins. With 1966 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,800
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280
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Sale 1078, Lot 280, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Redistributed original gum, light pastel color, Fine, especially desirable with the I Grill, which recently was given its own major catalogue number, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
425
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281
 
Sale 1078, Lot 281, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Horizontal pair, rich color, clearly-defined grills, unobtrusive cork cancels, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

550
425
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282
 
Sale 1078, Lot 282, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, 2c Brown, I. Grills (134A, 135A). Used singles, clear grills, 2c small tear at upper right corner, still appear fresh and Fine-Very Fine, 2c with 2013 PSAG certificate

500
110
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283
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Sale 1078, Lot 283, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, brilliant color, Fine, scarce, this was recently assigned a major catalogue number, with 2013 PSAG certificate

2,500
300
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284
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Sale 1078, Lot 284, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Unused (no gum), remarkably wide margins and virtually perfect centering, slightly shorter perf brings this down from a 95 or 98 designation, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $725.00)

1,000
600
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285
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Sale 1078, Lot 285, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Slightly disturbed original gum, beautiful centering and marvelous color, Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

1,000
700
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286
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Sale 1078, Lot 286, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, pretty shade, Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,000
275
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287
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Sale 1078, Lot 287, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Unused (no gum), uncharacteristically wide balanced margins, vivid color with clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1978 P.F. certificate

2,400
3,500
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288
 
Sale 1078, Lot 288, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Exceptionally choice margins and beautifully centered, rich color, attractive New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, minute thin and negligible corner crease top right, Extremely Fine Gem appearance, with 2011 Weiss certificate stating "two tiny faults", Scott Retail with ordinary cancel

1,500
650
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289
 
Sale 1078, Lot 289, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Brilliant color, clear grill, segmented cork cancel, short perf at left, still Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
225
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290
 
Sale 1078, Lot 290, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Brilliant color, clear grill easily visible from the front of the stamp, cork cancel, few faults, Fine appearance, with 2012 Weiss certificate

1,500
0
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291
 
Sale 1078, Lot 291, 1870 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, I. Grill (141A). Well-defined I Grill points from the early state of the grilling device, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide margins, brilliant color with trace of oxidation at bottom left (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), neat strike of cork cancel, light diagonal crease at center

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 15-CENT I GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES STAMPS. ONLY SIXTEEN USED AND THREE 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. We anticipate that collector demand will be difficult to satisfy based on populations we have seen. For the 15c I Grill, Ronald A. Burns records 14 used off-cover, three unused and two covers, for a total of 19 items.

Illustrated in Opinions VII published by The Philatelic Foundation. With 1992 P.F. certificate.

8,000
8,000
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