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National Bank Note Company Issues
Scott Catalog Nos. 145-155

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                                          Page last updated: 3-15-2017

 

 National Large Bank Note Issues – 1871

Essays

145-E8b
1c Black-brown essay pulled in ivory glazed paper.
$600.00

146-E7a
2c Orange-brown, complete die essay, pulled on India paper, cut down. Catalogs $1,000.00 full size.
$500.00

146-E7a
2c Green die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Earl of Crawford. Please order by position.
$1,000.00

146-E7b
2c Black-brown and scarlet die essays pulled on white glazed paper. Rare this size. Please order by position.
$1,250.00 each

148-E4
6c Dull rose die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter.
$700.00

148-E4
6c Deep ultramarine die essay pulled on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$500.00

148-E6
6c Dark rose, dull brown, brown and dark violet die essays pulled on India paper and reduced in size. Please order by position or color.
$300.00 each

148-E7
6c Dull rose die essays pulled on India paper. The first with a small thin well below the design. The second example is sound. Rare. Scott catalog value: $1,000,00 each.
First $600.00 second $750.00

149-E6
7c Blue-green and Gray-black die essays pulled on India paper. The design as issued but with the shading under the ear incomplete. Please order by color.
$400.00 each

149-E6 & 149-E7
7c Gray-black, Dark brown and Dark red die essays pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotters. $500.00 each. 149-E7 Brown die essay pulled on India paper. This example shows the second state of the die with dots added to the forehead. Rare
$995.00

149-E6
7c Dark brown and Light red die essays pulled on India paper. The design as issued but with the shading under the ear incomplete. Please order by color.
$400.00 each

149-E6
7c Yellow-brown die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. This example shows the first state of the die. Near full size examples are quite scarce.
$750.00

149-E6
7c Brown die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. This example shows the second state of the die. Full size examples are rare.
$850.00

150-E3a
10c Brown, Orange-brown, Rose, Yellow-brown and Dark rose die essays pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotters. Please order by color. Ex-Brazer & Finkelburg
$1,250.00 each

150-3a
10c Slate die essay pulled on India paper and reduced to stamp size.
$150.00

150-E3a
10c Ultramarine and Green die essays pulled on India paper and reduced in size. Please order by color.
$300.00 each

150-E5a
10c Brown die essay pulled on India paper and reduced in size. This is the second state of the die.
$300.00

150-E5b
10c Black-brown die essay pulled on ivory glazed paper.
$600.00

150-E5b
10c Black, Black-brown and Scarlet die essays pulled on glazed ivory card. Full size for these. Please order by color.
$1,250.00 each

151-E5 variety
12c dark red-violet vignette paste-up on card. Ex-Finkelburg
$200.00

151-E5
12c Orange, Orange-brown and Ultramarine vignette die essays pulled on India paper die sunk on card blotter. All Ex-Finkelburg. Please order by color.
$600.00 each

151-E5
12 Black vignette die essay pulled on India paper die sunk and still affixed to the card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg.
$600.00

151-E7a
12c Green die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card.
$1,000.00

151-E9a
12c Dull red die essay pulled on India paper and cut to shape, Scott catalog value: $650.00.
Net $300.00

152-E5
15c Orange-brown die essay, incomplete design, pulled on India paper and cut to shape.
$500.00

152-E7
15c Rose-carmine die essay, incomplete design, pulled on India paper and cut to shape.
$275.00

152-E7
15c Orange die essay, incomplete design, pulled on India paper and reduced in size.
$475.00

152-E7
15c Orange-brown die essay, incomplete design, pulled on India paper.
$500.00

152-E8
15c Black die essay, incomplete design, pulled on India paper and stil affixed to the original card blotter.
$950.00

153-E3
24c Black vignette die essay pulled on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$475.00

153-E3
24c Dark orange-brown and orange vignette essays pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotters. Please order by color.
$600.00 each

153-E4
24c Ultramarine die essay pulled on India paper and trimmed to near stamp size. Upper corners not squared outside the scrolls. No periods after U and S in stars.
$350.00

153-E4
24c Orange-brown die essay pulled on India paper and reduced to stamp size. Upper corners not squared outside the scrolls. No periods after U and S in stars. With PF certificate.
$275.00

155-E5
90c Orange-brown incomplete die essay pulled on India paper and reduced to stamp size. Just touches at the top.
$275.00

 

Essays – Under Printed Network in Fugitive Ink

147-E13a
3c Dull orange trial color plate proof, block of four, with network under-printing in fugitive olive-gray ink. The network is a series of dots which are best observed when held to the light. The block also has amber gum. Small fault. Scarce multiple. $600.00

147-E13a & c
3c trail colors with under-printing: Brown, Orange and Dull Orange pair, OG. Singles: $300.00 each. Orange and Brown singles with under-printing omitted $300.00 each

Die Proofs

145P1 – 155P1 Complete set of large die proofs
A complete set of die proofs pulled on India paper and mounted on card blotters. The 1c, 2c, 3, 6, 7c, 15, and 90c all show the National Bank Note Company imprint at the bottom. The India paper is uniform in size throughout. This is the first set in this format that we have ever encountered.
$2,750.00

146P1 Full size
2c Red-brown full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter.
$250.00

150P1 Full size
10c Brown full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with albino imprint.
$300.00

150P1
10c Brown die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with imprint.
$250.00

153P1
24c Purple die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Great color!
$300.00

154P1
30c Black die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter.
$250.00

155P1 Full size
90c Carmine full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Great color!
$400.00

155P1 Full size
90c Carmine actually large than full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Great color!
$400.00

155P1
90c Carmine die proof pulled on India paper, removed from the card blotter and cut down to within inch of the die.
$125.00

 

Presentation Album Die Proofs
The following section of large die proofs were removed from a presentation album. A portion of the linen page hinge will be present along the left edge.

146P1
2c Red-brown full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with linen hinge along the left edge. Page number, “24”, in pencil top center. “No. 2 – Last year 1870” in pencil at bottom right.
$250.00

148P1
6c Carmine full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with linen hinge along the left edge. Page number, “26”, in pencil top center. “No. 4 – Last year 1870” in pencil at bottom right.
$450.00

149P1
7c Vermilion full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with linen hinge along the left edge. National imprint beneath die image. Page number, “27”, in pencil top center. “No. 5 – Last year 1870” in pencil at bottom right.
$250.00

151P1
12c Violet full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with linen hinge along the left edge. Page number, “29”, in pencil top center. “No. 7 – Last year 1870” in pencil at bottom right.
$250.00

152P1
15c Orange full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with linen hinge along the left edge. Page number, “30”, in pencil top center. “No. 8 – Last year 1870” in pencil at bottom right.
$300.00

153P1
24c Purple full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with linen hinge along the left edge. Page number, “31”, in pencil top center. “No. 9 – Last year 1870” in pencil at bottom right.
$300.00

154P1
30c Black full size die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter with linen hinge along the left edge. Page number, “32”, in pencil top center. “No. 10 – Last year 1870” in pencil at bottom right.
$300.00=
 

Roosevelt Small Die Proof

145P2
1c Ultramarine Roosevelt small die proof pulled on wove paper and mounted of gray card. This was the only National die used to produce Roosevelt small die proofs.
$175.00

India Plate Proofs

145P3 – 155P3 Complete set of blocks of four
Complete set of India paper plate proofs still affixed to the original card blotters. Rare thus! From the Lilly sheets. Ex-Lilly $2,500.00

145P3 Block of four
1c Ultramarine, plate proof on India paper, block of four.
$90.00

146P3 Bottom imprint block
2c Red-brown, plate proof on India paper, bottom imprint block of four. Small gum soak from hinge at bottom left.
$150.00

146P3 Plate block of 12
2c Red-brown, plate proof on India paper, top left imprint plate number block of 12. It is cut close at the bottom, with a small thin and tear only in the top margin. Scott catalog value: $750.00
Net $350.00

146P3 Plate block of 12
2c Red-brown, plate proof on India paper, top right imprint plate number block of 12. It is cut close at the bottom. Small sealed tear at the top left in the selvage and a couple of trivial bends in the top row. Scott catalog value: $750.00
Net $300.00

146P3 Block of four
2c Red-brown, plate proof on India paper, block of four.
$90.00

146P3 Block of 12
2c Red-brown, plate proof on India paper, block of 12 still affixed to the original card blotter. Scarce multiple.
$225.00

Image 147P3
3c Green India paper plate proof trop sheet margin imprint plate number block of 12 still affixed to the original card blotter. An exceptional example! $750.00

147P3 Block of four
3c Green, plate proof on India paper, left sheet margin block of four
to the original card blotter. $100.00

147P3 Block of 9
3c Green, plate proof on India paper, bottom left sheet margin block of nine.
$200.00

148P3 Block of four
6c Carmine, block of four, plate proof on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$250.00

148P3 Block of four
6c Carmine, block of four, plate proof on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter.
$250.00

148P3 Block of six
6c Carmine, block of six, plate proof on India paper.
$350.00

148P3 Plate block of 12
6c Carmine plate proof on India paper, bottom left imprint plate number block of 12.
$1,400.00

149P3 Top imprint block
7c Vermilion plate proof on India paper, top imprint block of four
$150.00

149P3 blocks of four
7c Vermilion plate proof on India paper, block of four. Please order by position.
$70.00

149P3 Plate block of 12
7c Vermilion plate proof on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. Top right position. Very scarce on original card.
$900.00

150P3 Block of four
10c Brown plate proof on India paper, blocks of four
$165.00 each

150P3 Plate number block of four
10c Brown plate proof on India paper, bottom right plate number block of four.
$225.00

151P3 Block of four
12c Violet plate proof on India paper, block of four.
$70.00

151P3 Top sheet margin block of eight
12c Violet plate proof on India paper, top sheet margin block of eight.
$140.00

151P3 Left sheet margin block of eight
12c Violet plate proof on India paper, left sheet margin block of eight still affixed to the original card blotter. Unusually bright shade.
$175.00

151P3 Top sheet margin block of four
12c Violet plate proof on India paper, top sheet margin block of four.
$70.00

151P3 Top plate block of 12
12c Violet plate proof on India paper, top left sheet margin plate number block of eight. Tiny tear in the bottom right proof at the upper right (and it is tiny). A scarce National Bank Note Company plate block.
$525.00

152P3 Block of four
15c Orange plate proof on India paper, block of four.
$135.00

153P3 Block of eight
24c Purple plate proof on India paper, block of eight.
$275.00

153P3 Bottom sheet margin block of four
24c Purple plate proof on India paper, bottom sheet margin block of four.
$135.00

153P3 Bottom sheet margin plate number block of four
24c Purple plate proof on India paper, bottom left sheet margin plate number block of four. Dark purple shade.
$225.00

154P3 Bottom sheet margin plate number block of four
30c Black plate proof on India paper, bottom left sheet margin plate number block of four.
$225.00

154P3 Bottom left sheet margin block of four
30c Black plate proof on India paper, bottom left sheet margin block of four and stil affixed to the original card blotter. $170.00 

155P3 Top left sheet margin plate number block of four
90c Carmine top sheet margin block on India paper with plate number 23. Scarce item. Ex-Fekete
$300.00

 

Trial Color Plate Proofs

147TC3
3c Trial color plate proofs. Violet-brown on India paper. Ex-Finkelburg $125.00. Red-brown on bond paper. The block of six does have some faults as the sheet that came onto the market was folded and creased. Singles $125.00 each, block of six $400.00

 

Imperforate on Stamp Paper

147 Imperforate pair
3c Green plate proof on stamp paper, imperforate, original gum, horizontal crease and lightly toned.
$500.00

 

Specimens

150S Unlisted
10c Brown with type “A” specimen overprint and a manuscript “X”, no gum and light horizontal crease near the top. We have handled only two other copies of this rare unlisted specimen.
$875.00



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