Sale 1107 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015
Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE H GRILL.
With 1990 P.S.E., 1995 and 2015 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE REPORTED EXAMPLES OF AN ORIGINAL-GUM 10-CENT I GRILL. A PHENOMENAL RARITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.
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. This copy is one of only three reported unused examples. It was found by us in a collection formed before World War II
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.
Ex Morris and "Laila". With 1985, 1994 and 2005 P.F. certificates