US Stamp Values Scott 143: 1870 30c Alexander Hamilton National Bank Note Grill. Page 2

Prices of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #143: 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2014, Sale 1078, Lot 278

30c Black, H. Grill (Scott 143). Pretty shade, easily discernible grill points, unobtrusive cork cancel, small corner creases at top right VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL. With 1997 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Sep 2014, Sale 1078, Lot 278

US$1,700.00
US Stamp Prices Scott 143: 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2014, Sale 655, Lot 271

1870, 30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), neatly struck black crossroads cancellation, a phenomenal example of this incredibly scarce grilled 30 cent Banknote, a sterling top quality example with mouthwatering rich color and sharp detailed impression, with easily identifiable grill, one of the choicest examples we have ever offered, Very Fine, 1999 and 2012 P.F. certificates. Scott $4,000. Estimate $3,000 – 4,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2014, Sale 655, Lot 271

US$2,500.00
US Stamps Value Scott Catalog #143: 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Aug 2014, Sale 102, Lot 1783

o U.S. General Issues, 1870, 30¢ Black, H. Grill, #143, used, Just Fine, PSE (2014) cert. Scott $4,000. Estimate $400-500.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Aug 2014, Sale 102, Lot 1783

US$863.00
US Stamps Price Scott 143 - 1870 30c Hamilton Grill. Spink Shreves Galleries, May 2014, Sale 148, Lot 170

Scott #143, 30c Black with grill, “H” grill that is clearly apparent, well centered though reperforated at right, very fine appearance; a rare stamp.

Spink Shreves Galleries, May 2014, Sale 148, Lot 170

US$350.00
US Stamp Price Scott Catalogue 143: 1870 30c Hamilton Grill. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 260

*    30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), deep color, fairly complete, though weakly impressed grill, disturbed original gum, perfs just clear at top, fresh Fine (photo). $20,000 A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MINT 30¢ NATIONAL GRILL. Expertization: 1985 P.F. Certificate.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 260

US$2,600.00
US Stamps Prices Scott Catalogue # 143: 1870 30c Hamilton Grill. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 261

o    30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), nicely centered, rich color, complemented by a red grid cancel, Very Fine, and most attractive. SMQ price $2,300 (photo). $4,125 Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded F-VF 75, signed by SA (Spencer Anderson).

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 261

US$1,600.00
Costs of US Stamps Scott #143 - 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1138

30c Black, H. Grill (Scott 143). Unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, virtually face-free cork cancel leaves design clearly visible EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH H GRILL. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ value $4,000.00 as 80, $5,000.00 as 85)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1138

US$2,900.00
Prices of US Stamps Scott # 143: 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 358

30c Black, H. Grill (Scott 143). Intense shade and impression, several visible grill points (accompanying P.S.E. certificate states “weakly impressed grill”, but this is normal for this issue), far better centering than normally seen with balanced margins, neat centrally-struck three-ring cancel EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS TO OBTAIN IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION. The 30c National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue is normally seen with small margins, or is off-center. If one finds a centered copy, it more often than not turns out to have a small flaw. The stamp offered here is truly the exception to the rule. With 1983 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it — offered in our sale of the Merlin collection in 2012. The stamp offered here has the more attractive cancel of the two graded 90

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 358

US$8,500.00
US Stamps Values Scott Cat. 143 - 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3584

30c Black, H. Grill (Scott 143). Deep shade, detailed impression, circle of wedges cancel, nibbed perf at top, otherwise Very Fine

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3584

US$1,300.00
Cost of US Stamps Scott 143 - 1870 30c Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3585

30c Black, H. Grill (Scott 143). Bold large Negative “E” cancel, tiny perf flaw, Fine, extremely unusual use of a fancy cancel on the 30c 1870 Grill, with 1973 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3585

US$900.00
US Stamp Prices Scott #143: 1870 30c Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 712

30c Black, H. Grill (143). Part original gum which covers approximately half the stamp, clearly visible grill on Hamilton’s head, well-centered, intense shade and impression, couple perfs with minor gum soaks EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SOUND, CENTERED AND ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION. The 30c 1870 Grilled Issue is notorious among collectors for its typical poor centering. Among original-gum examples, which are rare in any condition, only a few sound examples would grade Very Fine or better — our computerized records contain five others with centering that would grade Fine-Very Fine or Very Fine by current standards. A search through 60 years of past auction catalogues and name sales produced only two blocks of four, both poorly centered, which means that there have been no multiples from which choice singles could be harvested. In fact, even among the collections famed for quality Bank Note issues — Caspary, Lilly, Henry, Ambassador, Braus, Floyd, Whitman et al — we could not find any original-gum examples that would grade Very Fine or better. Further demonstrating just how rare Scott 143 is in this condition, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only two stamps in the “OG” category, one graded 90 and the other graded 70, both offered in this sale (this stamp listed in the “POG” category). The finest original gum example we were able to locate was offered in our Scarsdale sale (Sale 924, lot 9). Ex Cole. With 1988 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (POG, F-VF 75; SMQ value $13,800.00 as original gum — the slight gum soaked perfs kept this from grading much higher). Scott Retail as original gum

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 712

US$6,000.00
US Stamp Values Scott Cat. # 143 - 1870 30c Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 714

30c Black, H. Grill (143). Original gum, lightly hinged, many discernible grill points, deep charcoal shade and sharp proof-like impression, we detect a small expert repair at bottom center which is only visible in fluid or under high magnification, accompanying certificates diverge on this with the P.F. agreeing and P.S.E. not noting any flaw EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE EXTANT. With 2003 P.F. certificate noting repair. With clear 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 80, SMQ $19,200.00 as 80). This is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report. Only one other full original-gum Scott 143 has even been graded (Fine 70, offered in lot 713)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 714

US$10,500.00
US Stamps Values Scott Cat. 143 - 1870 30c Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 713

30c Black, H. Grill (Scott 143). Original gum, h.r., several faint but noticeable grill points, intense shade, attractive centering FINE. THE 1870 30-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SOUND, CENTERED AND ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION. With 2003 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, F 70; SMQ value $9,000.00)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 713

US$4,500.00
Cost of US Stamps Scott Catalogue 143: 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 715

30c Black, H. Grill (Scott 143). Unused (no gum), clear grill, deep shade, tiny tear at top, Very Fine appearance, a scarce used stamp in any condition, with 1996 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 715

US$2,100.00
Price of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #143: 30c 1870 Hamilton Grill. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 398

1870, 30¢ black, H. grill (143), extremely light black cancellation, attractive example with an easily visible grill at an economy price; diagonal crease at top right, and a repaired perforation at top, otherwise Fine, 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,000. Estimate $500 – 750.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 398

US$600.00