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90c Carmine (155). Perfect centering with wide margins, magnificent color on bright paper, nicely complemented by red three-bar cancel, long and full perforations all around
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE IS THE FIRST TO BE AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 -- WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED BY P.S.E..
This stunning stamp exhibits all of the Ashbrook three C's -- exceptional color, beautiful cancel, and choice centering. It has remained the sole example of either the Grilled or Ungrilled National Bank Note Co. Issue to achieve a 98 grade since it was submitted to P.S.E. seven years ago.
With 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $6,300.00)
90c Carmine (155). Choice balanced margins, vivid color, red circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful Carmine stamp with a bright red cancel, ex Kirke, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $750.00 for normal cancel)
90c Carmine (155). Wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, rich color, grid cancels, Extremely Fine, the 90c National is seldom available in such outstanding condition, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)
90c Carmine (155). Unusually choice centering, deep rich color on bright paper, bold strikes of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Ty. TR-W5), tiny edge thin at lower right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $290.00)