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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1287
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1287, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Clear grill points, bright color, circle of V's and part of red cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1987 and 2017 P.F. certificates

250
180
1288
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1288, 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). Bright shade, well-balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $200.00)

75
225
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1289
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1289, 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). Rich color, unusual segmented cork cancel, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

75
60
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1290
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1290, 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, h.r., bright color, clear grill, fresh and Fine, scarce sound original gum example of this issue, with 2020 P.F. certificate

5,000
3,750
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1291
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1291, 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). Radiant color and crisp impression nicely complemented by blue target cancel, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" stands for Extraordinary Quality

450
1,600
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1292
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1292, 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). Attractively centered, vibrant color, large part of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

500
425
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1293
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1293, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Quadruple Split Grill (138 var), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Quadruple Split Grill (138 var)7c Vermilion, H. Grill, Quadruple Split Grill (138 var). Showing part of the grill in all four corners, radiant color, light face-free "spokes" corner cancel (probably New York Foreign Mail), Very Fine and choice, a rare grill variety, this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex "Lake Shore", with 2005 P.F. certificate

925
600
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1294
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1294, 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). Bright shade, several noticeable grill points, cancelled solely by red cork handstamp, Very Fine and choice, rare with the red cancel, with 1998 P.F. certificate

900
1,300
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1295
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1295, 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). Easily discernible grill points, radiant color, neat strike of grid cancel, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 1992 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,500
2,100
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1296
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1296, 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). Unusually well-centered, bright shade, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a scarce Bank Note Grilled issue in this condition, ex Sheriff, with 1971 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,500
1,400
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1297
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1297, 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). Well-centered, fresh color, small corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,500
750
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1298
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1298, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill, Double Grill, One Split (141 var), 15c Orange, H. Grill, Double Grill, One Split (141 var)15c Orange, H. Grill, Double Grill, One Split (141 var). One vertically split, clearly-defined grills, vibrant color, neat strike of target cancel, Fine and rare, with 1995 A.P.S. certificate, accompanied by note with analysis from student Ronald A. Burns who notes vertically split grills are scarcer than horizontally split (Scott Catalogue does not distinguish between the two), this is the only example of the double grill we have encountered with one split, listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail for double grill

4,500
700
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1299
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1299, 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). Exceptionally choice centering for this issue, characteristic light shade, two tiny thin spots (not mentioned on certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. GREAT OVERALL EYE APPEAL FOR THIS RARE BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE, WHICH IS A CHALLENGE TO FIND IN ATTRACTIVE CONDITION.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

6,500
3,750
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1300
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1300, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Fresh shade, bright paper, several discernible grill points, lightly cancelled (especially for this value), a few minor corner creases and tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance

3,750
800
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1301
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1301, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Rich color, minor corner creases, "skinny" and probably reperfed at right despite old certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
600
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1302
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1302, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A), 1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Beautifully centered, brilliant color on bright paper, clear grill points, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Morris and Dr. Hinrichs, with 1991 and 2019 P.F. certificates

375
650
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1303
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1303, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, I. Grill (137A), 6c Carmine, I. Grill (137A)6c Carmine, I. Grill (137A). Bright color, clearly defined grill easily discernible from the front of the stamp, blue halved-circle cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH AN I GRILL AND A BLUE CANCEL. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90). By way of comparison, only three grade 90 in the P.S.E. Population Report which is the highest awarded. Scott Catalogue lists but does not price this issue with a blue cancel. Scott Retail as normal cancel

950
2,900
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1304
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1304, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A), 7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Two, both with clear grills including one split grill, bright colors, New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancels, a couple small flaws including light crease and tiny tear on one and short perf on the other, Very Fine appearance, both with Weiss certificates (not mentioning the tear), the split grill is listed but unpriced in Scott, value for normal

1,700
550
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