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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
155
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 155, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear grill points, intense color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. AN UNUSUALLY WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM ONE-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE WITH REMARKABLY FRESH GUM, PAPER AND COLOR. A BREATHTAKING STAMP.

Ex "Laila". With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,000
5,000
156
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 156, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Original gum, well-balanced margins, clear grill points, fresh and bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1977 and 2004 P.F. certificates

4,250
2,500
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157
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 157, 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). Disturbed original gum, rich color, three balanced margins, just in or touching at right, clear grill points

FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

There exists only a handful of original-gum examples of this issue. As a testimonial to its rarity, we have offered only three other examples in the last 13 years, including the unique Mint N.H. stamp from our 2009 Whitman sale.

Ex Curtis. With 1999 and 2013 P.F. certificates

30,000
7,500
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158
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 158, 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). Original gum, clear grill points across Webster's forehead, vivid color, wide and well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

The 15c Grilled Issue is one of the most difficult of all National Bank Note Company issues to find in well-centered, original-gum condition. This stamp is one of the finest original-gum examples extant.

Ex Curtis. With 1993 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

7,500
2,800
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159
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 159, 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, light pastel shade beautifully contrasted by bold strike of large 5-point Star fancy cancel

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

The 24c National Bank Note Company Grilled Issue is not known unused. Brookman estimates that only 2,000 were issued.

With 1995 P.S.E. and 1996 P.F. certificates

6,750
2,800
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160
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 160, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Unused (no gum), noticeable grill points, bright shade

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates

7,500
2,200
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161
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 161, 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, almost perfectly centered, magnificent color with proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT I GRILL. RARE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $5,750.00). This stamp was graded before the Scott Catalog began its major number listings for the I Grills. We suspect that is the reason P.S.E. does not list this XF 90 in its Population Report, where the highest grade listed is 85J. By way of comparison the P.F. database lists only one at XF 90, with none higher

2,000
6,500
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162
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 162, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Original gum, 1989 and 2000 P.F. certificates correctly call the stamp Mint N.H., 2009 P.F. certificate says "previously hinged", bright shade, detailed impression and choice centering, Extremely Fine, this stamp is the third down from the Mint N.H. strip five offered in the Caspary sale (lot 512), we sold the Mint N.H. stamp above it in the Odeneal collection in Sale 941 for $8,000 hammer, we are simply at a loss to explain how this stamp received a hinged certificate, ex Caspary and Whitman, with 1989, 2000 and 2009 P.F. certificates

2,150
3,250
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163
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 163, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Original gum, wide margins and well-centered, intense shade and proof-like impression, small inconsequential natural straw inclusion in left margin

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL UNGRILLED ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL BANK NOTE ISSUES TO FIND IN SOUND, WELL-CENTERED, ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2000 P.F., 2000 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

7,500
2,400
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164
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 164, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Original gum with selvage at right, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color and detailed impression, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IS RARE IN SOUND, CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 1870 90c National Ungrilled Issue, Scott 155, is somewhat overshadowed by its grilled counterpart, Scott 144. Collectors are also misled by the availability of Scott 166, the 90c 1873 Continental. Although the difference in shades is distinct, collectors have a tendency to confuse the two and under-rate the 1870 National printing. Only a few original-gum examples of Scott 155 have the centering, color and freshness of the stamp offered here.

Ex "Hampshire". With 2003 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,100
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