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)
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.