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12c Dull Violet (151). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, nicely complemented by red New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star cancel, perfectly centered
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE, WITH WIDE MARGINS, GORGEOUS COLOR AND A RED NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCELLATION. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,600.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade.
12c Dull Violet (151). Balanced wide margins, fresh color on crisp paper, light cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), only one has graded higher (at 98) and only four others share this grade
12c Dull Violet (151). Balanced wide margins, fresh color on crisp paper, light cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), only one has graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade
12c Dull Violet (151). Bright shade nicely complemented by strike of red New York Foreign Mail cancel, choice centering with wide, balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful example of the ungrilled 12c National Bank Note Company Issue with a face-free NYFM cancel, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00 with ordinary cancel), only one example has graded higher to date and only three others share this desirable grade
12c Dull Violet (151). Bright shade, cancelled by well-struck red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. GE-EP11), Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $155.00 as normal cancel)