Sale 1187 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018
Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)
VERY FINE AND SCARCE SOUND, UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1984 and 1989 P.F. certificates, the latter issued to Raymond Weill
VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. THE 90-CENT IS THE THIRD MOST DIFFICULT OF THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
Considering original-gum examples only, after the extremely rare 12c and 30c and non-existent 24c, the 90c is the rarest of the 1870 National Grilled Issue.
With 1974 and 2006 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND, CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT I GRILL, WHICH IS NOW A MAJOR CATALOGUE NUMBER.
The Scott Specialized Catalogue elevated the I Grills to major catalogue numbers beginning with the 2013 edition. For years we have differentiated between the two grill types in our auctions and pointed out the rarity of many of the I grills -- especially in original gum condition. Now, with major catalogue listings, the I Grills have taken their rightful place alongside the 1867-68 Grilled Issues, which have long been differentiated in the Scott Catalogue. The 6c I Grill is rare in original-gum condition. We have offered only three others since 1999.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $7,250.00). Only two original gum examples of the 6c I Grill have been graded by P.S.E. (the other graded XF 90 with a small fault)