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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
190
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 190, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135, 146), 2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135, 146)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135, 146). Right sheet selvage block of 24, unused (no gum), right vertical row shows grill points ranging from a few points to part of three rows, rich color, choice centering throughout, few minor perf separations, light horizontal bend in bottom row not mentioned on accompanying certificate, certificate notes most stamps with small surface scrapes

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MULTIPLE COMBINING TWO DIFFERENT MAJOR SCOTT NUMBERS -- 135 AND 146. WE ARE UNAWARE OF ANY OTHER MULTIPLES OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE SHOWING BOTH GRILLED AND UNGRILLED STAMPS.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott does not list a combination multiple of Scott 135 and 146.

E. 7,500-10,000
0
191
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 191, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Original gum, clear and well-defined grill, choice centering with balanced margins, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,100
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192
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 192, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137), 6c Carmine, H. Grill (137)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Original gum, few evident grill points, rich color, nice centering and margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,000
5,750
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193
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 193, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Unused (no gum), typical light but fully defined grill, brilliant color, balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

1,550
1,800
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194
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 194, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear grill points, deep rich color and detailed impression, exceptionally well-centered

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM AND UNUSUALLY CHOICE CENTERING.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

7,000
7,000
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195
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 195, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, grill points visible between stamps (making this a split grill), top right stamp does not show any visible grill points, few tiny hinge slivers, bright and fresh color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the engraving

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE, WHICH IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE.

We are able to find only five other blocks of six in our records. Two are from the 1954 Eno sale and have probably been split apart. A third is ex Caspary, Lilly and Dr. Graves ("Argentum"). The fourth is a vertical block, ex Braus and Klein. The fifth was offered in our 1992 Rarities sale.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a block of four and a pair.

49,500
11,000
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196
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 196, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Traces of original gum which thinly covers about half the back, evident grill points to the right of Webster's portrait, pastel color

FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

Aside from the 24c, which does not exist unused, the 12c is the most difficult to obtain unused, in any condition. Probably less than ten exist with original gum, and many of these have faults.

Signed in pencil "Guaranteed Grilled J.M. Bartels". With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum $32,500.00. Scott Retail as no gum

14,000
6,750
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197
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 197, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Original gum, perfectly centered, clear grill points at bottom, brilliant color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 15c National Grilled Issue is one of the most difficult of all National Bank Note Company issues to find in well-centered, original-gum condition. The stamp offered here, combining the elements of color, paper, centering, noticeable grill points and original gum, is a true condition rarity.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

7,500
9,000
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198
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 198, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. 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 purple target cancel, bright shade, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE CANCELLED IN PURPLE.

A Power Search review reveals how rare the 24c Grilled Issue is with a colored cancel other than red or blue (both of which are also scarce to rare). We have offered no other examples cancelled in purple since 1993 and in all our Rarities sales since 1964.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott lists but does not price this issue with a purple cancel. Scott applies $750.00 and $1,000.00 premiums for red and blue cancels respectively. Scott Retail for black cancel

6,500
7,500
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199
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 199, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, Split I. Grill (136A var). Mint N.H, 3c Green, Split I. Grill (136A var). Mint N.H3c Green, Split I. Grill (136A var). Mint N.H., grill split horizontally, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate not specifying the grill type, Scott Retail as hinged

1,100
1,600
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