Sale 1197 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019
Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)
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.
FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 2015 Weiss and 2016 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
In general, the Grilled National Bank Note Issues in superb original-gum condition overshadow their ungrilled counterparts. This is also true for the 90c. However, in the case of the 90c, collectors are frequently misled by the availability of Scott 166, the 1873 Continental printing. The difference in shades is distinct, yet collectors have a tendency to under-rate the 1870 National printing. Most original-gum examples are poorly centered. This example is remarkable for its centering and freshness of color.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $18,500.00). Only two other stamps share this grade, with none higher