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The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality United States Stamps continued...

1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
343   Image90c Carmine, H. Grill (144). Rich color, unusually wide and balanced 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 BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SOUND CONDITION. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

For some 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.

Ex "Tahoe" and Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $18,500.00). This is the only example to achieve this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded. The next highest is 90J (one). (Image)

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$ 2,250.00


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344   Image1c Ultramarine, I. Grill (134A). Clearly-defined grill, rich color on bright paper, light strike of Star in Circle fancy cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Merlin. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90). SMQ prices the 1c H Grill (Scott 134) at $2,750.00 in the grade of 95J, so this would no doubt be priced higher. (Image)

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$ 375.00


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345   Image2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Clearly-defined grill, wonderfully well-centered with balanced margins, deep rich color, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Kirke. With 2010 P.F. not identifying grill type and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only one grades higher (at 98J) and one other shares this desirable grade. (Image)

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$ 325.00


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346   Image2c Red Brown, I. Grill, Split Grill (135 var). Well-centered with wide margins, well-struck negative 5-point Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2006 P.F. (XF 90) and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $575.00 as normal grill), neither certificate specifies the type of grill, the split grill is listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as normal grill with no premium for the fancy cancel (Image)

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$ 325.00


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347   Image3c Green, I. Grill (136A). Clearly-defined grill, rich color, neat strike of target cancel, essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of the 3c I Grill, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00 as 95), the next highest are one at 95 and three at 90 (Image)

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$ 100.00


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348   Image6c Carmine, I. Grill (137A). Brilliant color, clear grill easily visible on the face of the stamp, unobtrusive circular datestamp, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 6-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH I GRILL.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90, SMQ $2,750.00 as 90). Early graded certificates did not always separate the grill types but this may be the highest grade awarded to a 6c I Grill. (Image)

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$ 950.00


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349   Image7c Vermilion, I. Grill (138A). Vibrant color, clearly-defined grill easily visible on the front of the stamp, light strike of cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 7-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL.

With 2005 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). As far as we can ascertain this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by perhaps four others. (Image)

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$ 850.00


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350   Image10c Brown, I. Grill (139A). Early state I Grill points, wide balanced margins, rich color, light strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 10-CENT I GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES STAMPS. ONLY TWELVE USED AND THREE UNUSED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

Starting with the 2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, the I Grills were elevated to major catalogue number status. Collectors will now have to acquire these I Grills in their quest for completeness. We anticipate that collector demand will be difficult to satisfy based on populations we have seen.

Ronald A. Burns, the foremost authority on the Bank Note grills, records ten used and three unused examples of the 10c I Grill, plus an additional two used on the same cover.

Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $15,000.00) (Image)

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$ 8,500.00


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351   Image15c Orange, I. Grill (141A). Early state I Grill with clear points, radiant color, slightly dry print impression, quartered cork cancel and part of red cancel at left, Jumbo margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WIDE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT I GRILL. ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Starting with the 2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue, the I Grills were elevated to major catalogue number status. For the 15c, Ronald A. Burns records 14 used off-cover, three unused and two covers, for a total of 19. A Power Search review found only one other sound and centered used example, offered in our 2012 Kirke auction.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 7,500.00


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