Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 134-144, 135A-141A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3220
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3220, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 134-144, 135A-141A)7c Vermilion, H. Grill (138). Jumbo margins and wonderfully well-centered, brilliant color, clear grill points, New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING AND HUGE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1994 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,700.00 as 95, $10,750.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher (both at 98), including the I Grill offered in lot 3229. This is the only example to achieve this grade

550
3,250