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19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 308, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: A Grill1c Blue, A. Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott), 1c Blue, A. Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott)1c Blue, A. Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott). Original gum, full and well-defined grill, fully formed perfs all around, centered to right as are all four known, light diagonal crease at bottom right

ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1867 ONE-CENT ALL-OVER GRILL ESSAY, WHICH IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT. THIS IS THE TOP LEFT STAMP FROM THE UNIQUE STEEL, EARL OF CRAWFORD AND WORTHINGTON BLOCK OF FOUR.

The four recorded examples of the 1c A Grill essay come from the block of four illustrated here, which originated in the Charles F. Steel archive and was part of the Earl of Crawford and George Worthington collections. This is the top left stamp. The bottom left and top right stamps are from the "Lake Shore" (Siegel Sale 890, lot 261) and C.W. Christian collections, respectively (Siegel Sale 1053, lot 135). We do not know the whereabouts of the bottom right stamp.

The grill has tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the back, which differs from the essay grill made of small squares (79-E15a/b); it is very similar to the issued A Grill. The 1c block and a 5c block with the identical grill were acquired by the Earl of Crawford from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. For more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf .

Two of the stamps from Steel's 5c block were previously certified by The Philatelic Foundation as Scott 80, which indicates how similar this grill is to the issued A Grill (Scott 79, 80 and 81) -- they are now classified as essays. We believe that the 1c and 5c A Grills from the Steel blocks deserve Scott Catalogue listings -- we would go so far as to put them at the front of the catalogue as "not regularly issued" grilled stamps. Whether or not Scott's editors concur with our view, collectors should consider the stamp offered here to be an integral part of classic U.S. philately.

Ex Steel, Earl of Crawford and Worthington

E. 7,500-10,000
18,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2013-10-09
United States Essays and Proofs
E
Sale Number 1053, Lot Number 135, 1867 National Bank Note Co., Grilled Essays1c Blue, A. Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott), 1c Blue, A. Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott)1c Blue, A. Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott). Original gum, full and well-defined grill, a few perfs missing at right, centered to right as are all four known

ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1867 ONE-CENT ALL-OVER GRILL ESSAY, WHICH IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT. THIS IS THE UPPER RIGHT STAMP FROM THE STEEL, EARL OF CRAWFORD AND WORTHINGTON BLOCK OF FOUR.

The four recorded examples of the 1c A Grill essay come from the block of four that originated in the Charles F. Steel archive and was part of the Earl of Crawford and George Worthington collections. The grill has tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the back, which differs from the essay grill made of small squares (79-E15a/b); it is very similar to the issued A Grill. The 1c block and a 5c block with the identical grill were acquired by the Earl of Crawford from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. For more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf .

Two of the stamps from Steel's 5c block have actually been certified by the Philatelic Foundation as Scott 80, which indicates how similar these grills are to the issued A Grill (Scott 79, 80 and 81). We believe that the 1c and 5c A Grills from the Steel blocks deserve Scott Catalogue listings -- we would go so far as to put them at the front of the catalogue, not in the essay section. There is precedent for giving the 1c and 5c grilled stamps from the Steel blocks full Scott listings: the 4c Pan-American Invert and the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps. None of them were issued at the post office, but nonetheless they are genuine varieties that reached the public through official channels. Whether or not Scott's editors concur with our view, collectors should consider the stamp offered here to be an integral part of classic U.S. philately.

Illustrated in the Evans book (p. 45). Ex Steel, Earl of Crawford and Worthington. From the C.W. Christian collection and last offered in our 2000 Rarities sale. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2000-05-13
2000 Rarities of the World
E
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 164, 1867-68 Grilled Issue1c Blue, A Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott), 1c Blue, A Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott)1c Blue, A Grill, All-Over Grill Essay with Points Up (unlisted in Scott). Original gum, full and well-defined grill, a few perfs missing at right, centered to right as are all four known

ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1867 ONE-CENT ALL-OVER GRILL ESSAY, WHICH IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT. THIS IS THE UPPER RIGHT STAMP FROM THE EX-STEEL, EARL OF CRAWFORD AND WORTHINGTON BLOCK OF FOUR.

The four recorded examples of the 1c A Grill essay come from the block of four that originated in the Charles F. Steel archive and was part of the Earl of Crawford and George Worthington collections. The grill has tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the back, which differs from the essay grill made of small squares (79-E15a/b); it is very similar to the issued A Grill. The 1c block and a 5c block with the identical grill were acquired by the Earl of Crawford from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. For more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our October 1998 catalogue of the Zoellner collection (also available in the Siegel Encyclopedia at www.siegelauctions.com/enc/1867.htm).

Two of the stamps from Steel's 5c block have actually been certified by the Philatelic Foundation as Scott 80, which indicates how similar these grills are to the issued A Grill (Scott 79, 80 and 81). We believe that the 1c and 5c A Grills from the Steel blocks deserve Scott Catalogue listings -- we would go so far as to put them at the front of the catalogue, not in the essay section. There is precedent for giving the 1c and 5c grilled stamps from the Steel blocks full Scott listings: the 4c Pan-American Invert and the 4c and 8c Bluish Paper stamps. None of them were issued at the post office, but nonetheless they are experimental stamps that reached the public through official channels. Whether or not Scott's editors concur with our view, collectors should consider the stamp offered here to be an integral part of classic U.S. philately.

Illustrated in the Evans book (p. 45). Ex Steel, Earl of Crawford and Worthington. From the C.W. Christian collection. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
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