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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

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Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1216
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1216, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Several noticeable grill points visible on the front of the stamp, perfectly centered with wide margins, neat target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1983 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other (ex Kirke).

200
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1217
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1217, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Clear grill, wide margins, brilliant color, blue segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, this beautiful stamp is not numerically graded, but we rank it among the finest extant, with 1999 P.F. certificate

225
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1218
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1218, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Clearly-defined grill, radiant color beautifully complemented by blue grid cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1982 and 2002 P.F. certificates

225
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1219
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1219, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135), 2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Beautifully centered with wide margins all around, clear grill, fresh color, light strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

75
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1220
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1220, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)3c Green, H. Grill (136), 3c Green, H. Grill (136)3c Green, H. Grill (136). Clear grill points, wide and balanced margins, rich color, well-struck Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00), only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98) and four others share this grade

32
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1221
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1221, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137), 6c Carmine, H. Grill (137)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Brilliant color, beautifully centered, clear grill, fancy segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates

400
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1222
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1222, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Choice centering and bright color, clearly defined grill, New York Foreign Mail cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1983, 1996 and 2002 P.F. certificates

500
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1223
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1223, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, Split H. Grill (138 var), 7c Vermilion, Split H. Grill (138 var)7c Vermilion, Split H. Grill (138 var). Wide margins, clear horizontal split grill, attractive blue quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce Bank Note grill variety in unusually choice condition, ex Dr. Morris, with 1997 P.F. certificate

525
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1224
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1224, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Magnificent centering and margins, bright color, bold crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Morris, with 1978 and 1996 P.F. certificates

800
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1225
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1225, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, H. Grill (139), 10c Brown, H. Grill (139)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Well-proportioned margins and choice centering, rich color, clear grill points, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1997 and 2002 P.F. certificates

800
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1226
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1226, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Wide margins, several clear grill points, bold blue target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,550
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1227
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1227, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Clear grill points, choice centering, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate not specifying the grill type (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

325
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1228°
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1228, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A), 7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Choice margins and centering, rich color, attractive New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of the 7c National Bank Note I Grill with a NYFM cancel, with 2016 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85), Scott Retail with ordinary cancel

850
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1229
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1229, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, crisp impression on bright paper nicely complemented by blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others

18
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1230
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1230, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Saadi, with 1988 P.F. certificate

17
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1231
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1231, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Choice centering with unusually wide margins, intense shade and impression, negative "H" in Circle cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

17
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1232
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1232, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a), 2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a)2c Red Brown, Half Used as 1c (146a). Bottom right diagonal half, tied across the cut by negative "F" in Circle, second strike at left, "Frenchtown N.J. Mar. 28" circular datestamp on locally addressed buff cover, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

700
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1233
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1233, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Choice centering, bright color and paper, complete strike of "Yokohama, Japan May 22" circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a marvelous combination of quality and rare cancellation, with 2002 P.F. certificate

172
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1234
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1234, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion (149), 7c Vermilion (149)7c Vermilion (149). Perfect centering with well-proportioned margins, radiant color, bold strike of red segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate

100
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1235
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1235, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Outstanding centering and margins, rich color, circular cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

210
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1236
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1236, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet (151), 12c Dull Violet (151)12c Dull Violet (151). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins, bold strike of solid Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. certificate

210
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1237
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1237, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Well-centered, vibrant color, perfect strike of 5-Point Outline Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

210
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1238
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1238, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983 P.F. certificate

225
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1239
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1239, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Bright color, cancelled by perfect strike of New York Foreign Mail Star in Circle of Triangles cancel (Weiss ST-MP4), Extremely Fine strike, with 1988 P.F. certificate

220
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1240
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1240, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Well-centered, intense shade, vivid red cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

325
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1241
og
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1241, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). With bottom plate no. 23 selvage, original gum, rich color in true deep National shade, wide margins

VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

This Bank Note Issue is one of the scarcest with a plate number. Power Search contains only one other example with a plate number (single, block or strip), a top-margin single offered in our 1966 "Ambassador" sale. The Chapin census lists three strips, but at least one of them is Scott 166, not 155.

With 2000 P.F. and 2000 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $5,000.00 with no premium for the plate number).

5,000
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1242
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1242, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Vivid color, well-proportioned margins, face-free cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

325
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