Sale 1260 — 2022 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Category — 1870-93 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
62
 
Sale 1260, Lot 62, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, H. Grill (134). Clear grill, essentially perfect centering with huge Jumbo margins, quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE P.F. AND P.S.A.G. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2021 P.S.A.G. (98J) and 2021 P.F. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo). This is the highest grade awarded by the P.F. By way of comparison the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is a 98.

200
2,900
63°
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Sale 1260, Lot 63, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Red Brown, H. Grill (135). Original gum, very lightly hinged, selvage at right, perfectly clear grill, extra wide margins and choice centering with deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

With copy of 2016 P.F. certificate for a margin block of six (top right stamp). With 2022 P.F. certificate as this single (XF-Superb 95). This is the highest grade awarded by the P.F. and it is equaled by no others. By way of comparison, the highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report is also a single example at 95.

1,000
4,000
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64
 
Sale 1260, Lot 64, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Fresh color, well-defined grill points at top right, huge margins all around, bold strike of "N. York Steamship Sep. 25" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a huge example of the scarce 10c grilled issue, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1988 and 2001 P.F. certificates

800
1,600
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65
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Sale 1260, Lot 65, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues1c Ultramarine, Special Printing (167). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated as usual but with wide margins, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 167 contains 49 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 48 available to collectors. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations all around.

Census no. 167-UNC-46. With 1991 P.S.E. certificate

14,000
5,500
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66
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Sale 1260, Lot 66, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Dark Brown, Special Printing (168). Without gum as issued, deep color, scissors-separated as almost always leaving straight edge at bottom and full perfs at top so that stamp appears to have wide margins on all sides

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 168 contains 62 examples. Many have perfs scissors-trimmed on at least one side and many have perforations into the design.

Census no. 168-UNC-16. Ex Lutwak, Zoellner and Minervino. With 1971 P.F. certificate

6,000
5,000
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67
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Sale 1260, Lot 67, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Pale Brown, Special Printing (172). Without gum as issued, incredibly bright color, wide margins, scissors-separated as usual but leaving almost full intact perfs on three sides

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 172 contains 39 examples. Most are scissors-separated into the perforations on at least one side. Of the eleven copies with full perforations, most have either pulled perforations or are not centered, limiting their desirability. The example offered here, with wide margins, has better centering than most.

Census no. 172-UNC-29. Ex Lilly. With 2004 P.F. certificate.

17,000
7,000
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68
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Sale 1260, Lot 68, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Dark Violet, Special Printing (173). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, perfs scissors-separated as usual but with almost all perfs intact

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 173 contains 73 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 72 available to collectors. Many are scissors-separated on at least one side.

Census no. 173-UNC-23. With 1972 and 2019 P.F. certificates

5,500
4,750
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69
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Sale 1260, Lot 69, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues30c Greenish Black, Special Printing (176). Without gum as issued, perfs scissors-separated but intact on three sides, s.e. at bottom where extra wide margin, lovely shade and impression

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 176 contains 50 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 49 available to collectors. Of these, fewer than ten have perforations on all four sides.

Census no. 176-UNC-09. Ex Wingate. With 1948 P.F. certificate

12,000
8,000
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70
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Sale 1260, Lot 70, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Violet Carmine, Special Printing (177). Without gum as issued, radiant color, perfs scissors-separated as usual but virtually intact on three sides

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 90-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 177 contains 48 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 47 available to collectors. Only 17 have perforations intact on all four sides, and of these only nine are confirmed as sound. Many have poor centering.

Census no. 177-UNC-07. With 1952 and 2009 P.F. certificates.

18,000
5,750
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71
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Sale 1260, Lot 71, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Black Brown, Special Printing (193). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, bottom right corner perf reattached

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 193 contains 52 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 51 available to collectors. Almost half have faults (mostly thins, which are endemic to this soft porous paper). Of the sound examples, nearly all are centered to top or one side.

Census no. 193-UNC-52. With 1942 A.P.S. and 2006 P.F. certificates

16,000
5,500
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72
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Sale 1260, Lot 72, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues12c Blackish Purple, Special Printing (198). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and detailed impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL WIDE-MARGINED SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE

12-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 198 contains 65 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 64 available to collectors. Of these, at least one-third have flaws. Many have poor centering.

Census no. 198-UNC-08. Ex Hetherington. With 1957 and 2006 P.F. certificates

9,500
6,000
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73
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Sale 1260, Lot 73, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues15c Orange, Special Printing (199). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, small closed tear at top

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 15-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 199 contains 39 examples, including one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library, leaving 38 available to collectors. Of these, only 12 are confirmed as sound, at least 11 have faults and 14 need to be reexamined according to current methods and standards.

Census no. 199-UNC-39. With 1994 P.F. certificate

29,000
8,500
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74
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Sale 1260, Lot 74, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues24c Dark Violet, Special Printing (200). Without gum as issued, rich color, centered to top right

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1880 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING.

Our census of Scott 200 contains approximately 68 examples, about a third of which have thins or small faults.

Census no. 200-UNC-68. With 2019 P.F. certificate

9,000
3,750
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75
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Sale 1260, Lot 75, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues3c Green (184). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner selvage, massive margins and choice centering, deep rich color, corner crease in extreme edge of selvage is immaterial and not mentioned on any certificate

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING CORNER-MARGIN MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 3-CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2008, 2012 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. and it is shared by only two others.

325
4,000
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76
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Sale 1260, Lot 76, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues2c Lake (219D). Mint N.H., deep rich color in the beautiful Lake shade, bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1890 2-CENT SMALL BANK NOTE ISSUE IN THE LAKE SHADE.

Ex Dr. Killien. With 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 98)

475
2,500
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