Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)
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
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1977 and 2004 P.F. certificates
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
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
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
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
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
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
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