Sale 1247 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
255
 
Sale 1247, Lot 255, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, clearly-defined grill, radiant color nicely complemented by blue target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

475
Future Sale
256
 
Sale 1247, Lot 256, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Choice centering and margins, clear grill, bold segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

Bid on this lot

425
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257
 
Sale 1247, Lot 257, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Several clear rows of grill points, rich color, light strike of target cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $575.00)

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
137
6c
65
2
1
7
0
4
0
6
1
4
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
137
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$180
-
$275
$325
$400
-
$575
$625
$700
$900
$1,250
$1,950
$3,250
-
$8,500
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

425
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258
 
Sale 1247, Lot 258, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Well-balanced margins, clear grill points, bright color, well-struck New York Foreign Mail Star cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

525
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259
 
Sale 1247, Lot 259, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Bright color, clear grill, attractive centering and margins, segmented cork cancel, Very Fine, with 2014 and 2015 P.F. certificates (latter VF 80)

Bid on this lot

525
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260
 
Sale 1247, Lot 260, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Bright shade, several clear grill points, segmented cork cancel, wide margins for this difficult issue, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 and 1989 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

800
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261
 
Sale 1247, Lot 261, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Choice centering and rich color, easily noticeable grill points, quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2016 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

Bid on this lot

800
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262
 
Sale 1247, Lot 262, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Rich color, clear grill, bold strikes of circular datestamp and cork cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

The 12c National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue is an exceedingly difficult stamp to obtain with wide margins and is one of the most difficult of all of the grilled issues to obtain in higher grades.

Ex Merlin. With 2012 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 90) and two others share this grade.

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
140
12c
21
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
140
12¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$1,200
-
$1,850
-
$2,550
-
$3,750
$4,250
$5,250
-
$8,000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

3,750
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263
 
Sale 1247, Lot 263, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Several clear grill points, rich color, cork cancel leaves design clearly visible

VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1968, 1993, 2003 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $2,550.00)

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
140
12c
21
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
140
12¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$1,200
-
$1,850
-
$2,550
-
$3,750
$4,250
$5,250
-
$8,000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

3,750
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264
 
Sale 1247, Lot 264, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Clear grill points at top, perfs well clear of design all around, circular cork cancel

FRESH AND FINE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1969, 1979 and 2017 P.F. certificates (F 70)

Bid on this lot

3,750
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265
 
Sale 1247, Lot 265, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Perfs clear of design all around, cork cancel highlights grill which is completely visible from front, Very Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 1984, 2014 and 2017 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

Bid on this lot

1,500
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266
 
Sale 1247, Lot 266, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)15c Orange, Split H. Grill (141 var). Grill split vertically, vibrant color, neat strike of target cancel, Very Fine, ex "Cloudrest", with 1997 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,600
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267
 
Sale 1247, Lot 267, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)24c Purple, H. Grill (142). Easily identifiable grill points, pastel shade typical for this issue, cork cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

Ex Saadi. With 1988 and 2013 P.F. certificates.

Bid on this lot

6,500
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268
 
Sale 1247, Lot 268, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, virtually face-free cork cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH H GRILL.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $4,500.00). Only four grade higher (one at 85, three at 90) and no others share this grade.

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
143
30c
31
6
2
2
0
2
3
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
143
30¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$1,250
-
$1,950
-
$2,700
-
$4,000
$4,500
$5,500
-
$8,000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

3,750
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269
 
Sale 1247, Lot 269, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Detailed impression, well-defined grill, wide and balanced margins, small corner perf crease at bottom left only visible in fluid

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

This issue is difficult to obtain with such wide and balanced margins.

With 2012 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

3,750
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270
 
Sale 1247, Lot 270, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Rich color, clear grill, beautifully balanced margins for this difficult issue, unobtrusive cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE AND DESIRABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

With 1993, 2003 and 2017 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

Bid on this lot

2,250
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271
 
Sale 1247, Lot 271, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Radiant color, several rows of clear grill points, cork cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL.

With 1989 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

Bid on this lot

2,250
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272
 
Sale 1247, Lot 272, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Choice centering and margins, gorgeous glowing color, clear grill, barred oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $400.00), we feel the SMQ value on this 85 is quite stingy, a sound Extremely Fine 1c I Grill should be worth more than $25.00 over Scott value

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
134A
1c
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
134A
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$80
-
$130
-
$180
-
$275
-
$400
-
$675
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

375
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273
 
Sale 1247, Lot 273, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Choice centering and margins, rich color, essentially face-free duplex cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00)

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
135A
2c
26
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
1
5
3
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
135A
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$65
-
$105
-
$145
$180
$225
$275
$350
$475
$575
-
$1,100
-
$2,500
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

300
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274
 
Sale 1247, Lot 274, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Outstanding centering with wide margins, clear grill, rich color and detailed impression, New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Extremely Fine, a very choice example of the 3c I Grill, with 2009 and 2017 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality"

Bid on this lot

90
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275
 
Sale 1247, Lot 275, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)6c Carmine, I. Grill (137A). Clear grill points, bright color, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.S.A.G. and 2017 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

Bid on this lot

950
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276
 
Sale 1247, Lot 276, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Clear grill points, intense shade and impression, neat strikes of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel as well as red circular datestamp, balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 and 2017 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

Bid on this lot

800
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