Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1297
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Sale 1090, Lot 1297, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2004, 2010 and 2013 P.F. certificates

2,000
1,350
1298
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Sale 1090, Lot 1298, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, H. Grill, Split Grill (135 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

1,050
375
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1299
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1299, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Rich color and well-centered, bold strike of red segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2000, 2005 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $700.00)

575
750
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1300
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Sale 1090, Lot 1300, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Unused (no gum), brilliant rich color and a detailed impression, Very Fine, ex Weisman, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,550
800
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1301
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Sale 1090, Lot 1301, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Slightly disturbed original gum, wide margins all around, bright color, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, despite the reperfing, this is a rare original-gum example that has great eye appeal, with 2004 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates

7,500
1,500
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Sale 1090, Lot 1302, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Unused (no gum), vibrant color, Very Fine example of this scarce unused stamp, with 1982 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates

2,500
1,600
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1303
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1303, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Vivid color, choice margins and centering, cancelled by quartered cork and red "New York Paid" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT H GRILL WITH A RED CANCEL.

Accompanied by cover from New York to France, from which the stamp originated. With 2012 P.F. certificate

1,550
1,500
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Sale 1090, Lot 1304, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Unused (no gum), clear grill points, deep shade, expertly reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, a scarce unused stamp in any condition, with 2013 P.F. certificate

7,500
1,200
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1305
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Sale 1090, Lot 1305, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, beautiful bright color, three extra wide margins, light horizontal crease at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND WONDERFUL EYE APPEAL. A RARE WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Considering original-gum examples only, after the extremely rare 12c and non-existent 24c, the 90c is the rarest of the 1870 National Grilled Issue.

Ex Curtis. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate

25,000
5,500
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1306
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1306, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Rich color, choice centering with wide margins, few grill points visible at right, cork cancel, accompanying 2014 P.S.E. certificate states "two short perfs" but the perfs are typically choppy on this issue and such irregular perf tooth length would never have been characterized as "short" in the past (which we long for), still Very Fine and a great stamp, with 1992 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,500.00)

2,500
1,800
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1307
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Sale 1090, Lot 1307, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, I. Grill (137A). Part original gum (called "small part o.g." on certificate), beautifully centered within wide margins, attractive rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1870 6-CENT I GRILL.

The Scott Specialized Catalogue elevated the I Grills to major catalogue numbers beginning with the 2013 edition. For years we have differentiated between the two grill types in our auctions and pointed out the rarity of many of the I grills -- especially in original gum condition. Now, with major catalogue listings, the I Grills have taken their rightful place alongside the 1867-68 Grilled Issues, which have long been differentiated in the Scott Catalogue. The 6c I Grill is rare in original-gum condition. We have offered only two other unused examples.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (POG XF-Superb 95), SMQ does not price higher than 90. This stamp is still listed in the P.S.E. Population Report as No. 137 (in the NG/RG/D-POG category), but it should actually be moved to No. 137A, where it will be the only example to reach the grade of XF-Superb 95.

7,000
3,250
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1308
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1308, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, I. Grill (137A). Blue fancy geometric cork cancel of Chicago, rich color, Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott does not list any colored cancels on this stamp

900
375
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1309
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Sale 1090, Lot 1309, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Unused (no gum), choice margins and attractive centering, vivid color, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,200
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1310
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1310, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). With plate no. 33 captured in bottom margin, lightly cancelled, rich color, light crease and purple handstamp on reverse just shows thru at bottom left, Fine appearance, believed to be the only known 7c Grilled Bank Note with a plate number, ex Cleland, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,400
275
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1311
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Sale 1090, Lot 1311, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)1c Ultramarine (145). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 (for block of four), 2007 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

675
750
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1312
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Sale 1090, Lot 1312, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown (146). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and crisp impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

325
2,100
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1313
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Sale 1090, Lot 1313, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)3c Green (147). Mint N.H., partial imprint in bottom selvage, rich color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF 80), Scott Retail as hinged

225
425
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1314
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Sale 1090, Lot 1314, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
650
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1315
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Sale 1090, Lot 1315, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion (149). Original gum, intense color, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2000 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,000
1,500
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1316
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Sale 1090, Lot 1316, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown (150). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright fresh color, wide margins and beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE UNGRILLED ISSUE.

Ex Curtis. With 1995, 2005 and 2013 P.F. certificates (latter grading XF 90)

2,250
4,000
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1317
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Sale 1090, Lot 1317, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown (150). Original gum, small h.r., bright shade, wide margins, couple inclusions, Very Fine

2,250
450
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1318
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Sale 1090, Lot 1318, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully rich color and crisp impression on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

2,750
3,500
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1319
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Sale 1090, Lot 1319, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Original gum, small h.r., radiant color, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $2,000.00)

3,500
750
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1320
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Sale 1090, Lot 1320, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)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
1,900
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1321
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1321, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153). Beautifully centered with lovely strong color, neat circle of wedges cancel with a trace of another in red, a beautiful stamp exhibiting the three C's -- exceptional color, cancel, and centering -- an Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98)

230
1,200
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1322
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Sale 1090, Lot 1322, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid National printing color, attractive margins and centering, faint natural inclusion above Perry's head not mentioned on accompanying certificates

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 UNGRILLED 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

Ex Curtis. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate

5,000
1,200
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1323
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Sale 1090, Lot 1323, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155). Unused (no gum), wide margins all around, wonderfully rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and most attractive, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,500
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1324
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1324, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155). Lightly cancelled, rich color and crisp impression, well-centered, Very Fine

350
0
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