Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
255
Pbl
Sale 1107, Lot 255, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)1c-30c 1870-71, National Bank Note Co. Issue, Plate Proofs on India (145P3-146P3, 148P3, 151P3, 152P3, 154P3). Blocks of four of 1c, 2c, 15c and 30c, block of 9 of 6c, imprint block of eight of 12c, large margins, rich colors, few small flaws associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine group, ex Long

950
425
256
P
Sale 1107, Lot 256, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, 6c Carmine, Plate Proofs on India (146P3, 148P3). Imprint and plate no. block of 12 of first and imprint and plate no. strip of 10 of second, bright colors, last mounted on original card, first with few flaws in selvage, otherwise Very Fine

1,100
450
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257
og
Sale 1107, Lot 257, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Original gum, easily discernible grill points, pretty shade, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,000
0
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258
og
Sale 1107, Lot 258, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear grill points, rich color, trivial natural inclusion not mentioned on any of three certificates

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

3,250
2,500
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259
ng
Sale 1107, Lot 259, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Unused (no gum), bright color, lightly soiled and with small scuff at top left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1989 and 2014 P.F. certificates, only the latter mentioning the small scuff

1,750
350
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260
 
Sale 1107, Lot 260, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137 var). End roller grill at right, bright color, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine, wonderful quality, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ)

500
950
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261
 
Sale 1107, Lot 261, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Wide margins, bright shade, neat crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1988 P.F. certificate

500
462
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262
 
Sale 1107, Lot 262, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Some grill points clearly visible at top of Jefferson's head, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, most recent certificate states reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Natalee Grace, with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,600.00 as 95, $11,500.00 as 98) and 2014 P.F. certificate, we leave it to bidders to decide who is correct

850
3,750
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263
 
Sale 1107, Lot 263, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Deep rich color, several rows of easily discernible grill points, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

850
800
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264
 
Sale 1107, Lot 264, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Characteristic shade of the genuine 12c Grilled Bank Note, oval grid cancel, minor corner creasing, Fine appearance, with 1960 P.F. certificate as "faint partial grill" (doesn't mention corner crease)

3,750
375
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265
 
Sale 1107, Lot 265, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, clearly-defined grill points, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. and P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $135.00 as 85, $325.00 as 90)

100
800
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266
 
Sale 1107, Lot 266, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Bright color, NYFM cancel, two trivial perf creases, otherwise Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,400
300
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267
og
Sale 1107, Lot 267, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, I. Grill (139A). Natural s.e. at right, original gum, h.r., bright color, well-defined I Grill with the dimensions measurable

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

15,000
12,500
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268
og
Sale 1107, Lot 268, 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 1992 P.F. certificate

675
425
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269
og
Sale 1107, Lot 269, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown (146). Original gum, wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

325
200
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270
og
Sale 1107, Lot 270, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion (149). Original gum, single hinge mark, vibrant color, wide margins

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

1,000
1,200
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271
og
Sale 1107, Lot 271, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153). Original gum, lovely bright color, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,800
600
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272
 
Sale 1107, Lot 272, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153). Beautiful margins and centering, bright red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss Ty. ST-8P1), Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 1989 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

230
400
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273
og
Sale 1107, Lot 273, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum, h.r. and slight disturbance, bright color, tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance

5,000
700
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