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The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used United States Stamps continued...

1870-93 Bank Note Issues
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
53   2c Red Brown, Grill (135).> H. Grill, perfectly centered with enormous even margins all around, clearly-defined grill, fresh color, bold strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999
A.P.S. and 2001 P.F. certificates2c Red Brown, Grill (135). H. Grill, perfectly centered with enormous even margins all around, clearly-defined grill, fresh color, bold strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 A.P.S. and 2001 P.F. certificates (Image) 80.00

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
54   6c Carmine, Grill (137).> H. Grill, 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 USED6c Carmine, Grill (137). H. Grill, 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.

With 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $3,050.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only four others share this grade. (Image)

525.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
55   15c Orange, I Grill (141 var).> Well-defined I Grill points visible on both sides of the stamp, choice centering for this difficult issue, bright color, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel and part of red
transit cancel<><>^VERY FINE AND CHOICE.15c Orange, I Grill (141 var). Well-defined I Grill points visible on both sides of the stamp, choice centering for this difficult issue, bright color, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel and part of red transit cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1870 15-CENT I GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES STAMPS. ONLY TEN USED AND TWO UNUSED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THIS RARITY DESERVES MAJOR CATALOGUE LISTING STATUS.

At least two sizes of grills were used by the National Bank Note Company for the 1870 Issue. The I Grill measures from 9-11 points wide by 10-13 points tall. The I Grill is currently recorded on all values except the 12c, 24c and 30c (there are unconfirmed reports of the I Grill on the 12c and 24c). The 1c thru 7c values make up most of the population of I Grill stamps. The 10c, 15c and 90c I Grills are extremely rare, and it is only in recent years that their existence was reported by Ronald Burns.

Ex Chapin and Lake Shore. With 2003 P.F. certificate. (Image)

E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
56   15c Orange, Double Grill (141 var).> H. Grill, well-centered, bright shade with lightly struck cork cancel, clear impressions of two distinct grills at top<><>^EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870
15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE DOUBLE GRIL15c Orange, Double Grill (141 var). H. Grill, well-centered, bright shade with lightly struck cork cancel, clear impressions of two distinct grills at top

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE DOUBLE GRILL VARIETY.

This is the only example contained in our computerized records (which now contains all of our Rarities sales from 1964 to date plus 12 years of auctions).

Ex Morris and Lake Shore. With 1997 and 2005 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue value is loosely based on the realization of this stamp in our 1995 Lake Shore auction ($4,000 hammer). (Image)

3,900.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
57   24c Purple, Grill (142).> H. Grill, perfectly centered with wide even margins, unusually fine impression in typical light pastel shade of the 24c Grill, crisp centrally-struck small circle of squares cancel and
part of blue town circular datestamp<>24c Purple, Grill (142). H. Grill, perfectly centered with wide even margins, unusually fine impression in typical light pastel shade of the 24c Grill, crisp centrally-struck small circle of squares cancel and part of blue town circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLES OF THIS BANK NOTE RARITY, AND POSSIBLY THE FINEST IN TERMS OF COLOR AND CANCELLATION.

Ex Morris. With 1993 P.S.E. and 1997 P.F. certificates. (Image)

7,500.00

SOLD for $16,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
58   90c Carmine, Grill (144).> Rich color, unusually wide and even margins, clearly discernible grill points at top, cork cancel<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE
90-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE90c Carmine, Grill (144). Rich color, unusually wide and even margins, clearly discernible grill points at top, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 90-CENT 1870 NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SOUND CONDITION. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

For no apparent reason, most examples of this issue with wide margins tend to have small flaws. We have encountered perhaps a dozen copies which are sound and also have wide margins. the example offered here is easily one of the finest.

With 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo, SMQ $12,600.00 as 95, $25,500.00 as 98, a grade which is not shown in P.S.E. Population Report). This is the only example to achieve this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded to date. (Image)

2,500.00

SOLD for $32,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
59   7c Vermilion (149).> Brilliant color, wide and balanced margins all around, neat strike of <New York Foreign Mail Clothespins cancel in brown> (Weiss Ty. TR-C7), long and full perforations all
around<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE7c Vermilion (149). Brilliant color, wide and balanced margins all around, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail "Clothespins" cancel in brown (Weiss Ty. TR-C7), long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS CANCEL IS ONE OF THE FEW KNOWN NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL TYPES STRUCK IN BROWN.

With 1995 P.S.E. and 1995 and 2003 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $1,500.00). Only one has graded higher to date, and only one other shares this grade. (Image)

95.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
60   15c Bright Orange (152).> Bright shade, wide balanced margins with long and full perforations all around, bold target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Floyd, with 1993 P.F.
certificate15c Bright Orange (152). Bright shade, wide balanced margins with long and full perforations all around, bold target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Floyd, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image) 200.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
61   30c Black (154).> Intense shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper, unusually well-balanced margins for this difficult issue, unobtrusive cancel with trace of red transit at bottom right, Extremely Fine
Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate30c Black (154). Intense shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper, unusually well-balanced margins for this difficult issue, unobtrusive cancel with trace of red transit at bottom right, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image) 275.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
62   90c Carmine (155).> Brilliant color, wide balanced margins, bold cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a surprisingly difficult stamp to obtain with choice centering, only four have graded higher than a 90 on
the P.S.E.s Population Report, with 19990c Carmine (155). Brilliant color, wide balanced margins, bold cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a surprisingly difficult stamp to obtain with choice centering, only four have graded higher than a 90 on the P.S.E.'s Population Report, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image) 350.00

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
63   3c Green (158).> Perfectly centered with massive Jumbo margins, neat face-free cork cancel, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect and without question one of the finest in
existence, with 2003 P.F. certificate3c Green (158). Perfectly centered with massive Jumbo margins, neat face-free cork cancel, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect and without question one of the finest in existence, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image) 1.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction

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