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
144
 
Sale 1034, Lot 144, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 135-144, 134A-139A)12c Dull Violet, H. Grill (140). Rich color, clear grill, bold strikes of circular datestamp and cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.

For some reason, the 12c National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue is an exceedingly difficult stamp to obtain with wide margins. The 12c is one of the most difficult of all of the grilled issues to obtain in higher grades.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $4,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it.

3,750
4,000