EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS 1870 3-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
The 3c is more challenging to find in this superior grade than many of the other grilled issues, even though it has a lower catalogue value.
With 2003 P.F. certificate for block of four, this is the top left stamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE THAT SURELY RANKS AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN.
Ex Dauer. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,500.00). Only four have graded higher and one other shares this grade.
VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, ORIGINAL-GUM, SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE. THE 12-CENT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATION TO OBTAIN IN SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
A review using Power Search demonstrates exactly how scarce this stamp is in sound original-gum condition. The sound Mint N.H. stamp from our 2009 Whitman sale (realized $220,000 hammer) stands in a class by itself. Apart from the Whitman stamp, each example we have sold since 1998 was described as having disturbed or part original gum and/or faults. When offering the Whitman copy, we undertook a review of major name sales. Walter Klein, for whom one of his five-part catalogue series was devoted to Bank Note issues, did not have a 12c with original gum. Caspary, Ewing, Lilly, Morris, "Angel" and Floyd never had one. Weisman had one, centered to top left. Zoellner had the unique block of four (the only recorded multiple).
With 1985 and 2015 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION -- GREAT COLOR, WELL-CENTERED AND HUGE MARGINS -- A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES ATTAINABLE, AND GRADED XF 90 BY THE P.S.E.
Ex Sheriff and Dr. Hinrichs. With 1971 P.F. certificate as a pair, 1986 and 2001 P.F. certificates and 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,000.00). This is the highest grade recorded and the only example awarded given this high grade--the next highest is VF-XF 85.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FEW SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.
Ex Twigg-Smith and Curtis. With 1992 and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF 80)
FINE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE WITH A VIVID RED NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCEL.
With 1995 P.F. certificate