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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
94
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 94, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Wide margins and almost perfect centering, gorgeous rich color on fresh paper, clearly defined grill, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of the 1870 1c Grilled Issue, ex Merlin, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), one of only five examples to achieve this grade with only four higher (highest is 98)

225
1,100
95
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 95, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Bright shade, clearly-defined grill, Jumbo margins, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin and Curtis, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00)

80
450
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96
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 96, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, H. Grill (136), 3c Green, H. Grill (136)3c Green, H. Grill (136). Well-defined grill, radiant color, Jumbo margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine, the 3c Grilled Bank Note issue is very scarce with such enormous margins, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

32
200
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97
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 97, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137), 6c Carmine, H. Grill (137)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Unused (no gum), vivid color, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,750.00, with note stating "faint late state H. grill"), this is a very difficult issue to find unused in sound, centered condition, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only this single example without gum at VF 80 with none higher, there are three original-gum examples graded higher (highest is 95), but that is the extent of the better graded unused population

1,750
1,400
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98
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 98, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Brilliant color, clearly-defined grill, neat mostly face-free strikes of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only three used examples have been graded higher (highest is 98)

500
1,300
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99
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 99, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Split Grill (138 var), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Split Grill (138 var)7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Split Grill (138 var). Clear grill points, brilliant color, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Hansen, small purple backstamp, with 1987 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, the latter stating "split I. grill variety", but we believe this is an H. Grill (VF-XF 85; SMQ $675.00 as normal H. Grill)

550
275
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100
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 100, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Rich color and detailed impression, several easily discernible rows of grill points, bold strikes of quartered cork cancel and trace of red transit cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

850
1,000
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101
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 101, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Clear grill, fresh rich color, outstanding margins and centering, unobtrusive cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

This is an extremely difficult issue to obtain in sound used condition with choice centering.

With 2004 and 2013 P.F. certificates. With 2005 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates

3,600
10,500
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102
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 102, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Brilliant color, clear grill points, neat bars cancels, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,750.00), only three used examples have been graded higher (highest is 95J)

1,500
2,500
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103
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 103, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)24c Purple, H. Grill (142), 24c Purple, H. Grill (142)24c Purple, H. Grill (142). Easily discernible grill points, bold strike of blue cork cancel, bright shade, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH A PROMINENT BLUE CANCEL.

A Power Search review reveals how rare the 24c Grilled Issue is with a blue cancel. We have offered only two other examples since 1993 and in all our Rarities sales since 1964.

Ex Senchuk and "Golden Oak." With 1999, 2014 P.F. (VF-XF 85) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $5,750.00 for normal cancel). In our opinion P.S.E. undergraded this stamp. The P.F.'s grade of 85 is much more representative of the centering, color, grill, cancel and overall desirability of this stamp

7,750
11,000
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104
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 104, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Bright shade and crisp impression, several rows of clear grill points, light strike of duplex cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

This is a surprisingly difficult issue to obtain in sound condition with decent centering.

Ex Bowman. With 1999 P.S.E., 2000 and 2015 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

4,000
3,750
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105
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 105, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Rich color, full and clear grill, beautifully balanced margins for this difficult issue, face-free cancel leaves Commodore Perry's portrait unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND DESIRABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

With 2005 and 2012 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,500
2,300
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106
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 106, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A), 1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Clearly-defined grill points, bright shade, neat strike of Star in Circle fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $400.00 for normal cancel)

350
425
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107
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 107, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Rich color and detailed impression, light cork cancel, wide and beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00).

225
800
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108
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 108, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, I. Grill (136A), 3c Green, I. Grill (136A)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Unused (no gum), clearly-defined grill, brilliant color and gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem example of the scarcer I Grill, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90, SMQ $725.00 as 90), this should be priced in SMQ but the 2010 certificate was issued before the I Grills were elevated to major catalog number status, therefore the P.S.E. Population Report misses this example (no unused examples at any grade are listed by P.S.E.)

800
1,200
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109
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 109, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, I. Grill, Split Grill (137A var), 6c Carmine, I. Grill, Split Grill (137A var)6c Carmine, I. Grill, Split Grill (137A var). Nicely centered, bright color, bold blue cork cancel (probably Chicago), Very Fine example of the split I Grill, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $650.00 as normal)

900
850
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