Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 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
2741
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Sale 1227, Lot 2741, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Slightly disturbed original gum, noticeable grill, bright color, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate as original gum

1,000
950
2742
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2742, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Perfectly centered on fresh paper with long full perfs all around, clear grill points, red "(Pa)id Al(l)" straightline cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

75
600
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2743
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Sale 1227, Lot 2743, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Original gum, incredibly deep rich color, faint diagonal bend not mentioned on certificate

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,600
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2744
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2744, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Well centered, deep color, clear grill points, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

400
1,800
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2745
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Sale 1227, Lot 2745, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Mount disturbed original gum, brilliant color, clear grill points, vertical creases, Fine appearance, with copy of 2003 P.F. certificate for block

4,250
1,300
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Sale 1227, Lot 2746, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, clearly-defined grill, tiny thin spot at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,550
900
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2747
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Sale 1227, Lot 2747, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Original gum, rich color, one column of grill points visible

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT H GRILL.

With 1983 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

7,500
6,500
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2748
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2748, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Wide margins, clear grill points, rich color complemented by red target cancel, Very Fine and choice, unusually attractive 10c Grill cancelled in red, with 2008 P.F. certificate

900
900
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2749
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2749, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Rich color, many noticeable grill points, neat strike of New York Steamship circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

850
700
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Sale 1227, Lot 2750, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Unused (no gum), vibrant color, several rows of clear grill points, Very Fine and attractive, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,800
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2751
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2751, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, the entire grill is clearly defined, wide and beautifully balanced margins, essentially face-free target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

Ex Mayer and "Natalee Grace". With 1977, 2002 and 2012 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

1,500
6,000
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Sale 1227, Lot 2752, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Unused (traces of original gum), intense shade, several clear vertical rows of grill points

FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE. ESPECIALLY SCARCE IN SOUND CONDITION.

The 30c National Grilled issue is one of the couple most difficult denominations to obtain in sound and unused condition. The centering on the example here typifies how this issue is normally found, but a review of our computerized records found that only a small potion of those we have offered were sound.

Ex Hoffman. With 1988 P.F. certificate. Scott value as no gum

7,500
4,000
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2753
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2753, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Clear grill, intense shade, cork cancel, light creases, Fine appearance

3,750
550
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2754
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2754, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Intense shade and impression, clearly-defined grill, bold blue quartered cork cancel, small picked-out inclusion not noted on certificates, still Very Fine, an attractive stamp with a strong grill and a colored cancel, with 1981 and 2001 P.F. certificates

3,825
1,900
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2755
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2755, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Clear grill points, cancelled by red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss ST-8P1), a blurry but identifiable strike, small faults including reperfed at bottom, Fine appearing and scarce 30c Grill with a red NYFM cancel, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

3,875
600
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2756
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2756, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Several rows of clear grill points, intense shade, tiny corner crease at bottom left, short perf at right, light crease at right, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2013 Weiss certificate mentioning only a few of these faults

3,750
550
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Sale 1227, Lot 2757, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Unused (no gum), several noticeable grill points on Perry's forehead

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

10,000
2,800
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Sale 1227, Lot 2758, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Unused, certificate states "part o.g." but we believe either regummed or very disturbed large part original gum, clearly-defined grill, vivid color, perfs trimmed at left

FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1975 P.F. certificate. Scott value for original gum is $25,000.00. Scott value without gum

10,000
1,500
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2759
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Sale 1227, Lot 2759, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, intense shade, reperfed at left and most recent certificate notes "tiny gum spots opposite Perry's eye" (they are indeed tiny)

FINE APPEARING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

Considering original-gum examples only, after the extremely rare 12c and 30c and non-existent 24c, the 90c is the rarest of the 1870 National Grilled Issue.

With 1994 P.S.E. and 2018 P.F. certificates

25,000
2,700
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2760
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Sale 1227, Lot 2760, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Original gum, strong grill, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate not specifying the grill type

2,750
0
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Sale 1227, Lot 2761, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Unused (no gum), clearly-defined grill, fresh and Fine, with 2015 Weiss certificate, Scott value as with gum

2,000
650
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2762
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2762, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, I. Grill (139A). Early state I Grill points, wide balanced margins, rich color, light strike of cork cancel, most recent certificate notes reperfed at right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 10-CENT I GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES STAMPS. ONLY TWELVE USED AND THREE UNUSED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

Starting with the 2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, the I Grills were elevated to major catalogue number status. Collectors will now have to acquire these I Grills if they desire completeness.

Ronald A. Burns, the foremost authority on the Bank Note grills, records ten used and three unused examples of the 10c I Grill, plus an additional two used on the same cover.

Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $15,000.00) and 2020 P.F. certificate

8,500
6,250
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