Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
352
 
Sale 1219, Lot 352, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)1c Ultramarine (145). Brilliant color on bright paper, beautiful centering, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only two others, this is the first we have offered since 2012

20
800
353
 
Sale 1219, Lot 353, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)2c Red Brown (146). Crisp impression on bright paper, nicely complemented by red radial cork cancel, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only five others

20
1,200
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354
 
Sale 1219, Lot 354, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues (147, 148, 158, 161). Including two each of Nos. 148 and 158, each selected by Mr. Morton for superior centering and cancel, including 147 graded 90 by P.S.E, 148 with blue Shield in Octagon fancy cancel, 148 with blue segmented square cork cancel, 158 with Waterbury Rosette fancy cancel (Rohloff P-18), 158 with Waterbury hollow Rosette fancy cancel (Rohloff P-25, P.F. graded 90), last is 161 with blue Cincinnati circular datestamp (P.F. graded 85J, ex Kirke), Extremely Fine group, each with at least one certificate

73
475
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355
c
Sale 1219, Lot 355, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Rich color, tied by perfect strike of Eagle fancy cancel, matching "St. Louis Mo. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on cover to New York, 1872 company receiving handstamp, Extremely Fine strike of this stunning fancy cancel, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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356
 
Sale 1219, Lot 356, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Bright color on crisp paper, beautiful centering with unusually wide margins, bold segmented cork cancel, stitch watermark, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. (Superb 98) and 1999 and 2012 P.F. certificates

22
375
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357
 
Sale 1219, Lot 357, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Almost perfectly centered, bright color nicely contrasted by perfectly struck blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ; SMQ $125.00), the eye appeal of this stamp is far greater than its modest grade -- therefore the "XQ" designation

24
375
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358
 
Sale 1219, Lot 358, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149). Brilliant color, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, face-free cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2006 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,675.00), only three grade higher (two at 98J, one at 100) and five others share this desirable grade

90
1,700
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359
 
Sale 1219, Lot 359, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)10c Brown (150). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, light strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2000 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced at this grade in SMQ, SMQ $975.00 as 98 and $2,750.00 as 100), only one grades higher (at 100J, we have never offered it), a better indicator of value is the sole example graded 98 that brought $1,700 hammer in one of our 2012 auctions

35
1,700
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360
 
Sale 1219, Lot 360, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)10c Brown (150). Deep rich color nicely complemented by red cork and boxed cancels, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00), only four grade higher

39
700
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361
 
Sale 1219, Lot 361, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, wide margins, trace of cancel at upper right, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95), by way of comparison the highest grades awarded by P.S.E. are one at 98 and five at 95

200
1,000
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362
 
Sale 1219, Lot 362, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Brilliant color on fresh paper, gorgeous centering, light strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), only one grades higher (at 98, we have never offered it) and one other shares this grade (ex Kirke)

210
1,500
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363
 
Sale 1219, Lot 363, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two grade higher (at 95J and 98)

210
425
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364
 
Sale 1219, Lot 364, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Perfectly centered, rich color on fresh paper with long full perfs, light red cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

225
475
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365
 
Sale 1219, Lot 365, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1983 and 2019 P.F. certificates

215
475
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366
 
Sale 1219, Lot 366, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Crisp impression nicely complemented by red New York Mar. 30 circular datestamp, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00), only four grade higher (three at 95J and one at 98)

325
1,300
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367
 
Sale 1219, Lot 367, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155). Brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Only four grade higher (three at 95J and one at 98)

325
1,600
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