Charles F. Steel, 1867 Grill Patent Card.
66 x 76mm thick buff card, with patent no. 70,147 and manuscript or printed "C F Steele, Manufacture of Postage Stamps, Patented Postage & Revenue Stamps, October 22nd, 1867."
, small scuff at bottom right and minor toning, a wonderful and historic item for the classic stamp or grill collector, accompanied by 3c shield-shaped perforated essay with grill as an example of the work (79-E18d), original gum, small thin spot and gum crease, appears Fine, Scott Retail for the essay alone is $1,000.00
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