Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

31 Selected Lots, Page 1 of 4

Sort By 
FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1867-68 Grilled Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 100, Symbol IN ("H")
Area/Sub/
General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
og
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2391, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E, F Grills (Scott 86-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Disturbed original gum described on accompanying certificate as "original gum", vibrant color

VERY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

9,000
3,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1200, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Original gum, a small patch of uneven brownish gum on the left side of the stamp is noted as "an area of disturbed o.g." on accompanying certificate, but the P.F. is wrong -- having handled the original-gum blocks of this issue, we can state with experience that original gum on this issue is applied a bit irregularly -- clearly-defined grill with all points easily visible, vibrant color and beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL.

There are several reasons why the 30c 1861-68 Issue stamps -- Scott 71 (to a lesser extent) and Scott 100 -- rank as two of the most difficult classic U.S. stamps to find in sound, centered original-gum condition. Due to narrow spacing of the plate, the 30c 1861-68's are usually found with narrow margins, especially at sides. When one margin is large, it usually means that the other side will have perforations impinging on the design. Due to certain elements in the inks used to print the 30c, the stamps are prone to sulphurizing and color-change over time. This stamp is infrequently found with original gum and a Power Search review of examples we have sold reveals that when it is found, more often than not it has faults, poor centering or both. The P.S.E. Population Report also bears this out as only one Scott 100 is graded with original gum -- at a lowly 50. This example is an exceptional condition rarity. If anyone has the strength to argue with the P.F., perhaps a new certificate with an accurate "previously hinged" opinion can be procured.

With 2020 P.F. certificate

8,500
19,000
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
og
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2250, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 90-100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Original gum, clearly-defined grill with all points easily visible, attractively centered, beautiful bright color

VERY AND CHOICE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL IN EXISTENCE. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL CLASSIC UNITED STATES STAMPS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

There are several reasons why the 30c 1861-68 Issue stamps -- Scott 71 (to a lesser extent) and Scott 100 -- rank as two of the most difficult classic U.S. stamps to find in such pristine condition. Due to narrow spacing of the plate, the 30c 1861-68's are usually found with narrow margins, especially at sides. When one margin is large, it usually means that the other side will have perforations impinging on the design. Due to certain elements in the inks used to print the 30c, the stamps are prone to sulphurizing and color-change over time. The stamp offered here, with excellent centering and fresh color, is a condition rarity.

A careful review of auction catalogues in our extensive library and using Power Search produced no more than six other original-gum examples of the 30c F Grill in grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine.

Ex Caspary. With 2015 P.F. certificate

8,500
12,000
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
og
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1238, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Large part original gum, attractive color, gum soiling in the grill area, otherwise Fine, a scarce original-gum stamp, with 2014 P.F. certificate

8,500
800
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 664, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Disturbed original gum, intensely impressed grill which is easily visible from face, light corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance and scarce with original gum, with 1992 P.F. certificate

8,500
4,000
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2012-03-29
The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two
og
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 272, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, clearly-defined grill which is very noticeable due to some gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine, scarce with original gum

8,500
3,250
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1259, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 92-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Disturbed original gum, slightly soiled, otherwise Fine, rare unused with any type of original gum, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

8,500
600
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5281, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (F Grill - Scott 92-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Part original gum, Very Good, a scarce stamp even in this low grade

8,500
600
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2009-09-29
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1423, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (F Grill - Scott 92-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Partly disturbed original gum, fresh and bright, perfs barely in at right, nearly Fine, very scarce, especially with original gum, with 2009 P.F. certificate

8,500
1,000
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2009-04-27
The "Laila" Collection of United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 972, Lot Number 3100, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill with all points easily visible, beautiful bright color, almost perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT F GRILL IN EXISTENCE. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- INCLUDING FRESHNESS OF GUM, FRESHNESS OF COLOR AND PAPER, CENTERING, AND PROMINENCE OF THE GRILL. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL CLASSIC U.S. STAMPS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

There are several reasons why the 30c 1861-68 Issue stamps -- Scott 71 (to a lesser extent) and Scott 100 -- rank as two of the most difficult classic U.S. stamps to find in such pristine condition. Due to narrow spacing of the plate, the 30c 1861-68's are usually found with narrow margins, especially at sides. When one margin is large, it usually means that the other side will have perforations impinging on the design. Due to high metallic content of the inks used to print the 30c, the stamps are prone to oxidization and color-change over time. The stamp offered here, with near-perfect centering and balanced margins on all sides, and with color as fresh as the day it was printed, is a condition rarity.

A careful review of auction catalogues in our extensive library produced no more than six other original-gum examples of the 30c F Grill in grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine. With the exception of the stamp from the Dr. Vernon R. Morris Jr. collection (Shreve sale), they appeared in sales held during the 1940's and 50's. Whether any or all of them could pass today's more rigorous standards for condition and certification is unlikely.

Small "W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp. With 2001 P.F. certificate

8,500
19,000
Back to Top
FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1867-68 Grilled Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 100, Symbol IN ("H")

31 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 4


Copyright 2020. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy