National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a var).
The so-called "Biscuit Grill", bold strike of New York City Segmented Diamond Within Circle cancellation,
known used in July 1867 and evidently applied to a number of experimental grills to test the efficacy of grilling, Fine and very rare, only approximately 12-15 examples are known, accompanied by a normal No. 78 with the same cancel, unequivocally demonstrating its use on stamps sent through the mails, few short perfs, Fine, this trial cancel and its use on both regular mail and the grill essays was the subject of an article in Chronicle
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