Sale Number: 863
Sale Date: Saturday, May 31, 2003
2003 Rarities of the World

1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134 to 144)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
422 og 1c Ultramarine, Grill (134). H. Grill, original gum, clear grill points, brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN UNUSUALLY WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM ONE-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE WITH REMARKABLY FRESH GUM, PAPER AND COLOR.

With 2001 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,200 4,750
423 og 2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, original gum, easily discernible grill points, beautifully centered with wide and well-balanced margins, fresh color and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 2-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 1,800
424 og 3c Green, Grill (136). H. Grill, original gum, clear grill points, bright color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. PROBABLY ONE OF THE FINEST UNUSED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 3-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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725 2,400
425 og 6c Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, original gum, incredibly deep rich color

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT GRILLED BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,750 2,500
426 og 7c Vermilion, Grill (138). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, vivid color and sharp impression, strong grill impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.

With 1984 and 1997 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 3,000
427 og 10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, original gum, fresh and bright color, detailed impression, clear grill points

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 3,000
428 og 10c Brown, Double Grill (139 var). H. Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, two distinct grill impressions, deep rich color and detailed impression, exceptionally well-centered with extra wide margins at top and bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. PROBABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION WITH DOUBLE GRILL.

The double grill is listed but not priced in unused condition. The Scott Retail value for a used stamp with double grill is $1,200 compared with $650 for a used stamp with one grill (185%). Using this ratio, the unused stamp with double grill should be approximately $9,250. When the superb condition is factored into the equation, the current market value becomes much higher.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as normal (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 22,000
429   10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, choice centering with exceptionally wide margins, clear grill points, rich color on bright white paper nicely contrasted by well-struck blue target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE QUALITY.

With 1978 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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675 0
430 og 15c Orange, Grill (141). H. Grill, original gum, exceptionally well-centered, vibrant color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED AND FRESHEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM. AMONG THE RAREST STAMPS OF THE ENTIRE 1870 NATIONAL SERIES IN THIS SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2000 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,750 8,500
431 bl 15c Orange, Grill (141). Block of four, H. Grill, vibrant color, manuscript cancel, vertical crease affects each stamp, top stamps some perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 15-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE MAY BE UNIQUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue lists but does not price a block in used condition. Scott Retail as two pairs does not adequately reflect its value. (Image Magnifier)

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5,200 4,000
432   24c Purple, Grill (142). H. Grill, deep rich color, easily discernible grill points, neat strike of NYFM cancel, small tears at top and bottom

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH DEEP COLOR AND WITH SUCH CLEAR GRILL POINTS.

Ex Karasch. With 1967 and 2003 P.F. certificates and accompanied by 1969 note from Lester Brookman. (Image Magnifier)

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6,250 3,500
433 og 30c Black, Grill (143). H. Grill, brownish original gum, few discernible grill points, sharp proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE EXTANT.

With 1997 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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15,000 11,500
434 og 90c Carmine, Grill (144). H. Grill, part original gum, several easily noticeable grill points at top, intense color and proof-like impression on brilliant paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE GRILLED 90-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY STAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SOUND, ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1957 and 1995 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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15,000 0
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