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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
947
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 947, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Unused (no gum), clear grill, rich color, small thin spot, appears Fine, uncommon in unused condition, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,550
550
948
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 948, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138), 7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Brilliant color, clear grill points, bold quartered cork and red circular datestamp cancels, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance

500
225
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949
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 949, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140), 12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Easily discernible grill, deep rich color, neat strike of blue target cancel and circular datestamp (probably Cincinnati), fresh and Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

3,625
2,700
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950
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 950, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)15c Orange, H. Grill (141), 15c Orange, H. Grill (141)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Vibrant color, several noticeable grill points, unobtrusive cancel, tiny perf tear at lower left not noted on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,500
475
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951
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 951, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)24c Purple, H. Grill (142), 24c Purple, H. Grill (142)24c Purple, H. Grill (142). Clear grill, attractive color for this rare issue, cork cancel, small toned spot at lower right and tiny bit of extraneous blue ink at upper right, appears Fine, with clear 1988 P.F. certificate

6,500
2,400
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952
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 952, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Black, H. Grill (143), 30c Black, H. Grill (143)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Intense shade and impression, clearly-defined grill, bold blue quartered cork cancel, Very Fine, an attractive stamp with a strong grill and a colored cancel, with 1981 and 2001 P.F. certificates

3,825
1,700
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953
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 953, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Rich color, several clear grill points at base of bust, bold cork cancel, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,250
950
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954
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 954, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Clear grill points, rich color, bold cork cancel, reperfed at left, dangling perf at top, otherwise Very Fine

2,250
475
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955
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 955, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144), 90c Carmine, H. Grill (144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Horizontal strip of three, cork cancels, clear grills, a few faint wrinkles, otherwise Very Good, extremely rare multiple of the 90c Grilled Issue, Scott Retail as pair and single

7,250
750
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956
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 956, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Block of eight, original gum, h.r., pretty shade, thin spot at top left, light horizontal crease at bottom, few sensibly reinforced perf separations, appears Very Fine, ex Dr. Burrows, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

2,600
375
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957
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 957, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine (155), 90c Carmine (155)90c Carmine (155). Unused (regummed), bright shade, small thin spot at top left, appears Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,800
400
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958
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 958, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, vibrant color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,000
1,300
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959
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 959, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, fresh and Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate

1,000
650
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960
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 960, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)7c Orange Vermilion (160), 7c Orange Vermilion (160)7c Orange Vermilion (160). 16 used stamps, each with different New York Foreign Mail geometric cancel, bright colors, few small faults, Very Fine strikes

E. 200-300
250
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961
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 961, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Gray Black (165), 30c Gray Black (165)30c Gray Black (165). Block of four, crisp impression, two strikes of purple "S.S. (?) P.M.S.S. Co." Pacific Mail Steamship Co. double-circle datestamp, upper pair well-centered, perfs in at bottom, Fine-Very Fine, a rare used block of the 30c Continental, especially with this private ship-mail cancellation, ex Twigg-Smith, Scott Retail with no premium for the cancel

1,200
0
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962
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 962, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Slightly disturbed original gum (described on accompanying certificate as original gum), deep rich color, reperfed (also not mentioned on certificate), Very Fine appearance, with clear 1984 P.F. certificate

2,100
650
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963
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 963, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Rose Carmine (166), 90c Rose Carmine (166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, fresh color, Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate stating "o.g., genuine"

2,100
400
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964
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 964, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Blue, With Gill (179c), 5c Blue, With Gill (179c)5c Blue, With Gill (179c). Original gum, rich color and crisp impression, clearly-defined grill points -- a couple of which pierce the paper (typical for this), Fine and scarce, it is believed that the Continental grills were made experimentally in 1876, after a stamp-cleaning court trial renewed fears of stamp re-use, the primary source of the rare J Grills was the Worthington collection, which was dispersed in 1917, it is believed that most or all examples in collectors' hands came from the archive of Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling machines used between 1867 and 1873, with 1975 P.F. certificate stating only "o.g., genuine", the 2020 Scott value of $9,500.00 must be a typo (it has been $4,500.00 for years prior)

4,500
1,100
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965
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 965, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, wide margins, small spot on gum not mentioned on accompanying certificates (looks natural to us), fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 and 1997 P.F. certificates

1,400
800
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966
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 966, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Block of four, original gum, h.r., intense shade and choice centering, fresh and Fine-Very Fine block, with 1988 P.F. certificate

2,500
0
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967
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 967, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)6c Pink (186), 6c Pink (186)6c Pink (186). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate for a block

900
350
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968
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 968, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Unused (no gum), dark shade, well-centered with unusually wide margins at top and bottom, Very Fine

650
425
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969
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 969, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Full Black (190), 30c Full Black (190)30c Full Black (190). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, strong impression, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2011 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

850
1,500
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970
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 970, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates

2,000
1,200
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971
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 971, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Carmine (191), 90c Carmine (191)90c Carmine (191). With wide top part imprint selvage, original gum, bright color, small perf thins at bottom left and in selvage at right well above imprint, Very Fine appearance, scarce with the imprint

2,000
250
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972
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 972, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)1c Gray Blue (206), 1c Gray Blue (206)1c Gray Blue (206). Bottom imprint and plate no. 505 block of twelve, original gum, h.r., bright color, few small thin spots from hinge removal, Very Fine appearance

2,000
600
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973
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 973, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)6c Deep Brown Red (208a), 6c Deep Brown Red (208a)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1977 P.F. certificate, ex "Golden Oak"

550
1,200
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974
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 974, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Block of nine, two stamps Mint N.H. (pos. 1 and 5), six others with small h.r. sliver, pos. 6 is not hinged but with a slight flake-off near margin (creating a tiny thin spot), rich color, overall Fine, Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. and seven hinged singles

2,070
275
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975
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 975, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)30c Orange Brown (217), 30c Orange Brown (217)30c Orange Brown (217). Lightly hinged, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. and 2019 P.F. certificates, also with 4c Dark Brown (269) with certificate graded NH 95 but the stamp is lightly hinged

292
650
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976
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 976, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218), 90c Purple (218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance, with clear 1997 P.F. certificate

800
450
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