Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)
EXTREMELY FINE. THE 6-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IS EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
Unlike its counterparts in the Continental and American Bank Note Company issues, the 6c National is rarely found in choice grades with original gum.
With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only one original-gum Scott 148 has been graded higher by P.S.E. (at 98). This is one of only two graded XF 90
EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,100.00). This is one of only two examples of this issue graded XF 90, with only one slightly higher at 90J
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
Collectors seeking to acquire sound and centered original-gum Bank Note stamps would be well advised to consider this example. It is scarce in unused condition and very rare in the quality offered here. P.S.E. has graded only nine original-gum examples of Scott 151, with two graded VF 80 and two graded VF-XF 85.
With 2000, 2010 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,750.00).
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE. RARE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.
The 15c 1870 National Grilled Issue (Scott 141) is widely recognized as an extremely rare stamp in choice original-gum condition. Less well known is the fact that its ungrilled counterpart -- Scott 152 -- is comparably challenging to find in such condition.
Ex Odeneal and Floyd. With 1972, 1991, 2000 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,900.00). Only five have been graded higher (highest is 95J).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
Ex Merlin. With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,250.00). Only one has been graded higher (at 98, offered in our Kirke sale) and two others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.
Ex Kirke. With 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Only four have been graded higher (highest is 98)