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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
777
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 777, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Clear grill points at top, perfs well clear of design all around, circular cork cancel

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1969 and 1979 P.F. certificates

3,600
2,100
778
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 778, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Intense shade and impression, several rows of easily discernible grill points, attractive centering and margins, a fresh and Fine example of this scarce Bank Note grill, with 1979 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,500
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779
 
No Lot.
0
0
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780
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 780, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Noticeable grill points, bright color, unusual Feathered Oval fancy cancel, also traces of red cancel at top, couple tiny internal wrinkles visible only when drying, still Very Fine, we have seen this feathered fancy cancel on a 90c 1869 Pictorial as well, with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,500
800
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781
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 781, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Few noticeable grill points, bright color, cork cancel, reperfed at right, appears Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

2,500
375
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 782, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A), 7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Original gum, strong grill points that are clearly visible, brilliant color

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH I GRILL.

Starting with the 2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, the I Grills were elevated to major catalogue number status. The listings are now consistent with other grill types such as A, B, C, D, Z, E and F Grills. Collectors will now have to acquire these I Grills in their quest for completeness. We anticipate that collector demand will be difficult to satisfy based on populations we have seen, especially in original-gum condition.

With 1969 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates

6,500
4,000
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783
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 783, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine

625
375
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 784, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Unused (no gum), wide margins all around, wonderfully rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and most attractive, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,300
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785
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 785, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Two stamps, first No. 155 unused (no gum), bright shade, faint diagonal crease across head, still appears Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate, also includes 30c Black, H. Grill (143), clear grill points, cork cancel, perfs partly trimmed and small tear at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate

5,900
850
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786
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 786, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)6c Dull Pink, Silk Fibers (159 var), 6c Dull Pink, Silk Fibers (159 var)6c Dull Pink, Silk Fibers (159 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, silk fibers clearly visible throughout, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, this variety is listed but unpriced in Scott, ex Hansen, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal does not even approach a proper valuation

400
425
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787
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 787, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Vivid color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, 5-Point Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp and highly desirable with the premium cancel, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only two have graded higher (98J and 100J, both offered in our Kirke sale) and two others share this grade

90
1,400
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 788, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Unused (no gum), choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1873 30-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2010 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an unused example of this issue. Two original-gum examples have also achieved this grade (the last one we sold brought $16,500 hammer in 2016). An excellent stamp for someone who values centering.

1,300
2,600
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789
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 789, 1870-73 National and Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-166)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Wide margins, cork cancel, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. certificate

300
250
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