Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
136
 
Sale 1231, Lot 136, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Bright shade, Jumbo margins, light strike of cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2010 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00)

900
1,600
137
 
Sale 1231, Lot 137, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)3c Green, H. Grill (136). Deep rich color, clear grill points, choice centering with wide margins, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00), only two grade higher (at 95J and 98) and only four others share this desirable grade

32
650
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138
 
Sale 1231, Lot 138, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Rich color, clear grill points, neat cork cancel and circular datestamp leave Lincoln's portrait clearly visible, Extremely Fine, with 1998 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $700.00)

425
900
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139
 
Sale 1231, Lot 139, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Nicely centered, deep rich color with bright red cork cancel, tiny corner perf creases, Very Fine appearance, an attractive stamp, ex Wagshal, with 1981 and 2011 P.F. certificates (latter no longer accompanies)

800
850
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140
 
Sale 1231, Lot 140, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Rich color and detailed impression, remarkably clear grill points, choice centering for this difficult issue

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

The 12c National Bank Note Company Grilled Issue is an exceedingly difficult stamp to obtain with wide margins and choice centering.

With 2004 and 2019 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

3,750
8,500
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141
 
Sale 1231, Lot 141, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Orange, H. Grill (141). Vibrant color, choice centering for this difficult issue, red cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE WITH AN ATTRACTIVE RED CANCEL.

With 1968 and 2013 P.F. certificates

1,500
3,500
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142
 
Sale 1231, Lot 142, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)30c Black, H. Grill (143). Some noticeable grill points at bottom, sharp proof-like impression, choice centering, bold small circular cork cancel leaves most of design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

Ex Drucker. With 1984, 2002 and 2019 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,400
5,250
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143
 
Sale 1231, Lot 143, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Bright shade and fresh, strong grill points, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of blue oval datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $400.00)

500
900
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144
 
Sale 1231, Lot 144, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Vivid shade and detailed impression, several rows of unusually clear grill points, face-free strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL WITH A FACE-FREE NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL GEOMETRIC CANCEL.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

750
5,000
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145
 
Sale 1231, Lot 145, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)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, ex Morton, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only five others

20
1,400
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146
 
Sale 1231, Lot 146, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)6c Carmine (148). Rich color nicely complemented by red New York circular datestamp cancel, superbly centered with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

27
1,300
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147
 
Sale 1231, Lot 147, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)7c Vermilion (149). Brilliant color, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, face-free cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, ex Morton, 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

100
1,700
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148
 
Sale 1231, Lot 148, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Deep rich color on bright paper, nicely complemented by red crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine

215
850
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149
 
Sale 1231, Lot 149, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Intense shade and impression, face-free cork cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

200
750
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150
 
Sale 1231, Lot 150, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Extra wide Jumbo margins and well-centered, red cork cancel, just a trace of oxidation at lower left, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

235
650
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151
 
Sale 1231, Lot 151, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153). Nicely centered with bright color, red circle of wedges cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

235
325
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152
 
Sale 1231, Lot 152, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)30c Black (154). Outstanding centering with wide margins, intense shade, New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss ST-8P6), Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

275
1,500
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153
 
Sale 1231, Lot 153, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)30c Black (154). Well-centered, intense shade nicely contrasted by red cork cancel, Extremely Fine

325
600
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154
 
Sale 1231, Lot 154, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155). Wide margins, bright shade, bold strike of red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss GE-EN3), Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp with this colored cancel, ex Kirke, with 1984 and 2003 P.F. certificates

375
650
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155
 
Sale 1231, Lot 155, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)90c Carmine (155). Vivid color, well-proportioned margins, face-free cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

325
600
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