Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012

Category — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 135-144, 134A-139A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
141
 
Sale 1034, Lot 141, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 135-144, 134A-139A)6c Carmine, H. Grill (137). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins all around, radiant color, discernible grill points, neat strike of crossroads cancel, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION, AND EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Tahoe. With 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only six others share this grade.

525
3,750