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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=Back-of-Book, Issue/Country=U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 79-E15c
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 75, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), Extremely rare imprint and plate number block of the imperforate 3¢ All-Over "Biscuit Grill" essay

DESCRIPTION

3¢ Rose, Imperforate, All-Over "Biscuit Grill" Essay, Points Up (79-E15c), block of eight with "ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 52 Plate." plate number at bottom, original gum, bottom row Mint N.H., top row has two small hinge remnants, large margins, bright color

PROVENANCE

Probably Col. Edward H. R. Green, Part 25, Costales sale, 2/18-21/1946, as a plate block of 12 (later reduced to 8)

H. R. Harmer sale, 6/15/1953, lot 84

John A. Fox sale, 3/26/1957, lot 320

"The Brothers Collection," Siegel Auction Galleries, 6/13-14/1961, Sale 241, lot 213

"Ambassador" collection, 4/27-28/1966, Sale 300, lot 113, to Weill (for Phillips)

Benjamin D. Phillips (Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1975 Rarities of the World, 3/25/1975, Sale 468, lot 79, to Chapin

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Chapin census no. 277 as Scott 79a

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1954) as 3¢ Rose A Grill Imperforate (formerly Scott 79a)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
E
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 181, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, original gum, some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, ex Grunin, with 1971 P.F. certificate

500
275
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 154, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A-Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c), 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c)3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c). Bottom imprint and plate no. 52 block of twelve, large margins, original gum, h.r. at bottom left mostly in selvage

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 3-CENT LAKE IMPERFORATE GRILLED ESSAY WITH POINTS UP.

The largest multiple we have offered in one of our auctions is a block of four. With 1996 P.F. certificate. Unlisted as an imprint and plate number block in Scott

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
E
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 516, Essays and Proofs (1847 thru 1869 Pictorials)3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4), 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4)3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4). Block of four, original gum, barely hinged, large margins, exceptional depth of color, Extremely Fine, a lovely and scarce block, with 1969 P.F. certificate incorrectly describing it as 79a (Rose), Scott Retail as singles

2,000
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1108, Essays and Proofs (Re-Use Prevention Essays thru Atlanta Proofs)3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4), 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4)3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4). Original gum single, huge margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pair $500.00

E. 150-200
190
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2011-06-21
United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 320, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, deep rich color, unused (no gum), clear grill points, faint crease in left stamp, appears Very Fine, with 1985 and 2011 P.F. certificates, the former incorrectly identified as 79P (formerly 79a)

400
250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 20, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, deep rich color, unused (no gum), deep rich color, clear grill points, tiny nick in margin at top, Very Fine

400
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2007-02-27
United States Stamps
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1107, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4), National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4)National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear grill, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

400
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2006-04-20
The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 3)
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1125, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c). Large margins all around, o.g., lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

400
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2005-02-02
The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 1)
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 222, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c; formerly 66aP4). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of twelve, original gum, h.r. at bottom left and top right, large margins, rich color, corner defect at top right, vertical crease between rows, otherwise Very Fine, scarce multiple, Scott Retail as six pairs

2,400
2,300
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