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)
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
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
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.
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)
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)
FINE AND ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 UNGRILLED 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
Ex Curtis. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate