Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022
Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR JUMBO-MARGINED AND LIGHTLY CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1870 GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
With 1984 and 2019 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
For some reason, the 12c National Bank Note Co. grilled issue is an exceedingly difficult stamp to obtain with wide margins.
Ex Drs. Dauer. With 2004 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE CANCELLED IN RED.
Ex Kantor, Dr. Morris and Senchuk. With 1951 A.P.S., 1967, 1992 and 2009 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE, WITH A FANCY CANCEL.
With 2004 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED BANK NOTE ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
The 15c 1870 Grilled Issue is extremely rare in choice sound condition. This example, with a Masonic fancy cancel, is without question one of the finest extant.
With 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00). Only two grade higher (at 95J) and none share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE. GREEN COLORED CANCELS ARE VERY RARELY FOUND ON HIGH-DENOMINATION BANK NOTE STAMPS, AND THIS MAY WELL BE UNIQUE ON THE 15-CENT GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1990 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott premium of $600.00 is far too low.
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
Scott 142 is not known in unused condition. Therefore, anyone wishing to complete this set must obtain this stamp in used condition.
With 1996 A.P.S. and 2001 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. AN UNUSUALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
This is a difficult issue to obtain in sound condition with decent centering. The highest grade awarded by P.S.E is a 90 (three at that grade). With 1995 and 2005 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS HUGE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Ex Kirke. With 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates not specifying the grill type. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade. The I Grill is scarcer than the H Grill, so we would expect the I Grill SMQ value at this grade to be significantly higher than the $3,175.00 98J value as an H Grill.
EXTREMELY FINE SOUND AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL.
With 2013 P.F. certificate (XF 90). By way of comparison, only one in the P.S.E. Population Report is graded higher and four others share this grade. P.F. has not graded any higher and only one shares this grade.