Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
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EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECTLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH A RED NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCEL -- GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE AND THE FINEST EXAMPLE WE RECORD.
The 24c Bank Note Issue has always been a difficult stamp to find in the highest grades. There often seems to be a tradeoff between centering and color, with many stamps fading over years of handling. There are no examples graded above 90 for the grilled issue, and this 98 stands as the highest grade for the ungrilled issue, with none equaling it. The next closest is a single stamp graded 95 Jumbo (ex Kirke) and 16 graded 95.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS HUGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.
The 24c Bank Note Issue has always been a difficult stamp to find in the highest grades. There often seems to be a tradeoff between centering and color, with many stamps fading over years of handling. There are no examples graded 98 for either the grilled or ungrilled issue, and the highest grade awarded to a grilled stamp is 90. There are 15 examples of the ungrilled issue that have graded 95 but this is the sole example to crack the 95 Jumbo grade.
With 2010 P.F., 1992 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $1,200.00 as 95).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCEL.
With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)