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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1853
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1853, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134), 1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134)1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Choice margins and centering, clear grill, rich color, blue cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

225
425
1854
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1854, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137), 6c Carmine, H. Grill (137)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Unused (no gum), clear row of grill points, deep rich color, Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,750
425
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1855
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1855, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137), 6c Carmine, H. Grill (137)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Rich color, clear grill points, New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-8P11), Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate, Scott value for normal cancel

425
250
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1856
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1856, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Clear grill points, vivid color, well-balanced margins, unusual "X" in circle cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $675.00)

525
400
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1857
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1857, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Several clear grill points, bold quartered cork cancel, Very Fine, with 1961 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $2,550.00)

3,750
2,300
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1858
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1858, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Several rows of clear grill points, crisp impression, circular datestamp cancel, light diagonal crease at bottom right, Fine appearance, with 2015 P.F. certificate

3,750
750
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1859
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1859, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Several clear grill points, brilliant color, bold cork cancel, small corner creases at top left and bottom right, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate

2,250
650
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1860
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1860, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A), 7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Clear grill, brilliant color, neat New York Foreign Mail cancel, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.F. certificate

750
750
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1861
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1861, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, Very Fine and attractive, with 1995 P.F. certificate

800
600
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1862
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1862, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Large part original gum, wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine and choice

2,000
1,200
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1863
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1863, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Block of four, pale pastel shade, bold cork "propeller" cancels, few perf separations expertly strengthened, Very Fine, a rare used block, ex Curtis

3,500
1,200
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1864
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1864, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Original gum, wide margins and well-centered, intense shade and proof-like impression, small inconsequential natural straw inclusion in left margin not mentioned on any of three accompanying certificates

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL UNGRILLED ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL BANK NOTE ISSUES TO FIND IN SOUND, WELL-CENTERED, ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2000 P.F., 2000 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

7,000
4,500
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1865
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1865, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Two vertical blocks of ten which originally formed a block of 20, intense shade and impression, tied by blue quartered cork cancels on piece, also tied by red wax seal at upper left where tiny tear, few flaws including slight creases, third stamp in bottom row defective, otherwise Fine, an irregular block of sixteen is the largest reported used multiple, ex Curtis, 1988 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies, Scott value $5,750.00 as pairs

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1866
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1866, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Horizontal block of eight, rich color and sharp impression, neat cork cancels and trace of red cancel at bottom, one stamp with tiny thin, faint internal crease affects two others, Fine-Very Fine appearance, an attractive used block, the largest recorded used multiple is a block of ten, ex Twigg-Smith and Curtis, Scott value $4,500.00 as two blocks of four

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1867
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1867, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)3c Green, With Grill (158e), 3c Green, With Grill (158e)3c Green, With Grill (158e). Original gum, strongly impressed grill which causes a tiny pinhole, rich color, Fine

550
130
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1868
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1868, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)6c Brown Rose (159), 6c Brown Rose (159)6c Brown Rose (159). Wide margins, rich color, bold and dark strike of New York Foreign Mail Star within Star cancel (Weiss ST-MP3), Extremely Fine strike on a Very Fine and choice stamp, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
325
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1869
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1869, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Block of nine, bright shade, each stamp cancelled by well-struck Star with hollow center fancy cancel, top stamps also cancelled by horizontal blue crayon marking, top center stamp internal tear, few other minor imperfections, Very Fine, scarce large multiple, especially desirable with the fancy cancels, ex "Mercedes" and Curtis, Scott value $1,895.00 as block of four, two pairs and single with no premium for the cancels

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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1870
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1870, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine and attractive

2,100
1,800
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1871
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1871, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Mint N.H. with top selvage, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, Jumbo at top and bottom, Extremely Fine

600
375
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1872
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1872, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins to huge at top, from the top row of the sheet with trace of imprint in perfs at top, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 and 2006 P.F. certificates showing imprint selvage (since removed)

225
180
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1873
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1873, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Mint N.H., rich color, fresh and Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

900
325
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1874
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1874, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B), 2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B)2c Pale Red Brown, Special Printing (211B). Original gum, lightly hinged and with small light pencil notation on gum, rich color, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate

400
350
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1875
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1875, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., deep rich color, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine

800
600
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1876
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1876, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of 16, bold Boston registry oval cancels, rich color, couple small flaws including stained spot, reinforced perf separations, appears Fine, ex Curtis, Scott value $3,800.00 as two blocks of four and two pairs

E. 400-500
950
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1877
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1877, 1870-87 Bank Note Issue (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Block of ten, New York registry oval cancels, couple light creases and pulled perf, appears Fine, ex Curtis, Scott value $3,300.00 as two blocks of four and a pair

E. 300-400
600
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