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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 126, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (regummed), rich color, Fine, scarce in unused condition, with 2004 P.F. certificate

3,300
1,400
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2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 93, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), The largest recorded multiple of the 30¢ F Grill--each of the two blocks of six which have been reunited in this sheet-margin block of 12 are the only known intact unused blocks

DESCRIPTION

30¢ Orange, F. Grill (100), block of twelve--two blocks of six rejoined along center row--with left sheet selvage showing extra grill impressions from roller, original gum, beautiful bright color on fresh white paper, centered slightly to left but overall well-centered for the issue

PROVENANCE

As block of 12: George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 393, to Lozier

Joseph T. Lozier (sold privately by Ward)

Wharton Sinkler, Eugene Klein sale, 5/17/1940, Sale 117, lots 129-132

Philip H. Ward, Jr. (estate sold to Weills in 1963)

Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1964; Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

Left margin block: Stephen D. Bechtel, Sr. (collection sold privately in 1993; block sold privately to Zoellner)

Right block: Siegel Auction Galleries, 1981 Rarities of the World, 4/29/1981, Sale 579, lot 145, to Ishikawa

Right block: Ryohei Ishikawa, Christie's Robson Lowe sale, 9/28-29/1993, lot 590, to Zoellner

Block of 12 (rejoined): Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 262, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Philip H. Ward, Jr., "United States Early Unused Blocks 1847-1869," 1960 Congress Book

New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1913 (Worthington)

ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Zoellner)

CERTIFICATION

Left margin block: The Philatelic Foundation (1970)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine overall; top row creased and small thins in two stamps at top

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$138,000.00 as two blocks and two pairs

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Reunited as the Largest Known Multiple

The 30¢ 1861-68 was printed from one plate, Plate 6, which was used for the trial printing in Red Orange (First Color) and for all subsequent printings. In 1868 a supply of sheets was grilled with the F Grill roller (Scott 100), using the machine patented by Charles F. Steel.

Unused blocks of the 30¢ F Grill are extremely rare. In fact, no other intact unused block was found by us after a careful search of auction and certification records. The Philatelic Foundation has certified the left margin block offered here and only one other, the ex-Lilly block of four that was certified as "severed and rejoined."

For the first 100 years of their existence, the two blocks in this multiple were joined together. As a block of twelve, it passed from Worthington to Lozier to Sinkler and then to Ward after the 1940 Klein auction of the Sinkler collection. The Weills bought the Ward estate in 1963 and kept the block intact for their principal client, Benjamin D. Phillips, who acquired it in 1964 along with large parts of the Ward collection.

The Weills bought the entire Phillips collection for $4.07 million in 1968, and divided the block of twelve into two blocks of six. The left sheet-margin block was sold to Stephen D. Bechtel, who had it certified in 1970. At the 1981 Rarities of the World sale, the right block was purchased by Ryohei Ishikawa for his Grand Prix award-winning 1847-69 exhibit. The right block was bought by Robert Zoellner in the 1993 Ishikawa sale--one month before that sale, he had acquired the left sheet-margin block from the Bechtel collection in a private transaction. After 23 years, the two blocks were reunited in his collection and sold as one unit to Mr. Gross in the 1998 Zoellner sale held by our firm.

E. 30,000-40,000
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United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1417, India and Afghanistan30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Used with two 3c Ultramarine (114), one with natural s.e. at left, tied by target cancels with "Plymouth Mass. Nov. 30" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Bombay, India, red "PAID" straightline handstamp and crayon "26" credit (correct for the Marseilles route, which required an additional 8c for French transit), indistinct strike of red exchange office credit datestamp ties two stamps, red London Paid transit datestamp and red pencil "1" (1p) Colonial rate, dark blue "Sea Post Office" oval backstamp (Dec. 26), receipt docketing (Jan. 9, 1870)

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MIXED-ISSUE FRANKING TO INDIA, PAYING THE 36-CENT RATE FOR BRITISH MAIL VIA MARSEILLES. SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT.

Noted in the Chronicle in an article by William K. Herzog (Vol. 37, No. 2, 1985, pp. 112-119). Ex White and Ishikawa

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 401, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (no gum), vibrant color, few small ink spots on back, light soiling in grill allows the points to be clearly seen on the front of the stamp, small corner crease at top left, Very Fine appearance, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate mentioning only the last qualifier

3,300
700
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2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 402, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill30c Orange, F. Grill, Double Grill (100 var), 30c Orange, F. Grill, Double Grill (100 var)30c Orange, F. Grill, Double Grill (100 var). Showing clear second grill at an angle and slightly overlapping the first, red and black cancels, fresh and Fine example of this grill variety

1,770
250
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 403, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill30c Orange, F. Grill, Double Grill, One Quadruple Split (100 var), 30c Orange, F. Grill, Double Grill, One Quadruple Split (100 var)30c Orange, F. Grill, Double Grill, One Quadruple Split (100 var). Vibrant color, all grills are clearly visible, the quadruple split grill shows in all four corners, light strike of "HIOGO" in double-circle handstamp, faint corner crease at bottom right, short perf at top left, still Fine and dramatic grill variety, the only example recorded by Mr. Drews, ex Herzog, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
275
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2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 404, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill30c Orange, F. Grill, Triple Grill (100 var), 30c Orange, F. Grill, Triple Grill (100 var)30c Orange, F. Grill, Triple Grill (100 var). Showing three clear grills, slightly overlapping (as would be expected) but the three are easily discernible, vibrant color, cork and blue crayon cancels, tiny tears at top caused by the grills, certificate notes "tiny thin in the eye" which is nothing more than a strongly impressed grill point, Fine appearance, a rare and unusual grill variety, with copy of 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott does not list this variety, they do list (but do not price) a triple grill with two split, but none of these are split

E. 500-750
200
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 405, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Fresh color, clear and sharp grill points, segmented cork cancels, some natural paper creases, short perf at upper right

FINE APPEARANCE. THE 30-CENT F GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST USED BLOCKS. ONLY FOUR OR FIVE ARE KNOWN.

All of the other used blocks in our records have faults and are off-center.

Ex Twigg-Smith.

8,750
2,500
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2018-07-25
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 165, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (no gum), bright color, short perf at top, appears Fine, with 1977 A.P.S. certificate

3,300
700
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 166, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (regummed), brilliant color, light corner crease at bottom right, light gum soak in grill, Fine appearance, small backstamp

3,300
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