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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
521
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 521, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Jumbo margins and choice centering, clear grill, rich color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $285.00)

80
200
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 522, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Pale Carmine, H. Grill (137), 6c Pale Carmine, H. Grill (137)6c Pale Carmine, H. Grill (137). Bright color, clear grill points, fresh and Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,750
550
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523
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 523, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Unused (no gum), visible grill points in Jefferson's head, rich color, attractive margins and centering, fresh and Very Fine, this is an extremely difficult issue to find unused in centered and sound condition, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $2,500.00) -- in our opinion this deserves at least 85 points -- only five unused stamps have been graded by P.S.E., this is one of two no-gum stamps graded 80 with none higher (one with original gum grades 85J)

2,550
2,000
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524
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 524, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Well-centered with wide margins, clearly defined grill points, neat circle of wedges cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SOUND, CENTERED CONDITION.

Small backstamp. With 1959 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

3,600
3,500
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525
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 525, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Faintly cancelled (appears unused at a glance), vivid color, clear grill points, fresh, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,200
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526
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 526, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Bright color, wide margins, bold segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
900
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527
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 527, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple, H. Grill (142), 24c Purple, H. Grill (142)24c Purple, H. Grill (142). Clearly identifiable grill points, choice centering, bright shade beautifully contrasted by perfect strike of jet-black crossroads cancel, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE, COMBINING BEAUTIFUL COLOR, CENTERING AND CANCELLATION.

The 24c National Bank Note Company Grilled Issue is not known unused. Brookman estimates that only 2,000 were issued. Many of the genuine grilled stamps have faint or faded color.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $9,500.00). Only three examples have been graded higher by P.S.E. (all at 90) and two share this grade

6,750
5,500
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528°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 528, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering, magnificent color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT I GRILL. A SCARCE STAMP WITH ORIGINAL GUM IN ANY CONDITION AND A GREAT RARITY IN THIS PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90). This is the highest grade awarded by the Philatelic Foundation to a 2c I Grill and it is shared by no others. By way of comparison, P.S.E. has also graded only one original gum stamp XF 90

2,000
5,250
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529
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 529, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)3c Green, I. Grill (136A), 3c Green, I. Grill (136A)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Clearly-defined grill, rich color, unobtrusive cancel, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

100
1,100
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530
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 530, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A), 7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Clear grill, rich color and choice centering, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of the 7c I Grill, with 2016 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,000
900
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531
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 531, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $200.00)

100
160
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532
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 532, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Block of four, original gum, single h.r. in middle, centered to bottom, about Fine, scarce original-gum block, Scott Retail $10,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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533
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 533, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Unused (no gum), pretty pastel color, Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

625
200
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534
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 534, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Choice balanced margins, bright color, red New York Foreign Mail cancel beautifully struck, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

245
425
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535
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 535, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum called "redistributed" on accompanying certificate, brilliant color, wide margins

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

With 1977 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

5,000
2,800
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536
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 536, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, reperfed at left, appears Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

5,000
550
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