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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=1867-68 Grilled Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 79, Symbol IN ("USED")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 99, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Unusually choice centering, perforations completely intact on all four sides, brilliant color and detailed impression, clear all-over grill, attractive blue pinwheel fancy cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1867 EXPERIMENTAL ALL-OVER GRILL IN EXISTENCE. A PHENOMENAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- CENTERING, COLOR, IMPRESSION, PAPER, PERFORATIONS AND CANCELLATION.

The August 1867 3c experimental A Grill was the first grilled issue. It was soon learned that the all-over grill weakened the paper and interfered with perforating and separating, resulting in rough perforations and pieces torn out of the margins when split apart. Within two months of A Grill production the apparatus was modified by dividing the embossed area into smaller rectangular units within each stamp (C Grill).

The 3c A Grill, Scott 79, is one of the most distinctive of 19th century United States stamps by virtue of its consistently poor appearance. The Scott Catalogue values this stamp in Fine-Very Fine grade and with perforation faults, the norm for the issue. Any example with complete perforations and in sound condition is valued far in excess of the Scott Catalogue price. The example offered here, which received a clear but not as heavy grill impression as usual -- allowing the perfs to remain intact -- has realized hammer prices of many multiples of Scott value each time it has been sold.

Ex Zoellner, Dr. Puliafito, "Natalee Grace", "Golden Oak" and Morton. With 1966, 1987 and 2012 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue states that "Values for No. 79 are for Fine-Very Fine examples with minor perf faults. Examples with complete or virtually complete perforations sell for much more."

1,425
22,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2342, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). With part imprint selvage at top, attractive color and margins, typical rough perfs for this issue, small circular segmented cork cancel, Very Fine, a striking 3c A Grill with the part imprint, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,300
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 229, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Unusually choice centering, perforations completely intact on all four sides, brilliant color and detailed impression, clear all-over grill, attractive blue pinwheel fancy cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1867 EXPERIMENTAL ALL-OVER GRILL IN EXISTENCE. A PHENOMENAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- CENTERING, COLOR, IMPRESSION, PAPER, PERFORATIONS AND CANCELLATION.

The August 1867 3c experimental A Grill was the first grilled issue. It was soon learned that the all-over grill weakened the paper and interfered with perforating and separating, resulting in rough perforations and pieces torn out of the margins when split apart. Within two months of A Grill production the apparatus was modified by dividing the embossed area into smaller rectangular units within each stamp (C Grill).

The 3c A Grill, Scott 79, is one of the most distinctive of 19th century United States stamps by virtue of its consistently poor appearance. The Scott Catalogue values this stamp in Fine-Very Fine grade and with perforation faults, the norm for the issue. Any example with complete perforations and in sound condition is valued far in excess of the Scott Catalogue price. The example offered here, which received a clear but not as heavy grill impression as usual -- allowing the perfs to remain intact -- has realized hammer prices of many multiples of Scott value each time it has been sold, including $35,000 and $47,500 hammer in its last two auction appearances.

Ex Zoellner, Dr. Puliafito, "Natalee Grace" and "Golden Oak". With 1966, 1987 and 2012 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue states that "Values for No. 79 are for Fine-Very Fine examples with minor perf faults. Examples with complete or virtually complete perforations sell for much more."

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30,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 848, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Clearly-defined grill and with intact perforations, brilliant color, bold 5-Point Star fancy cancel, reperfed at left according to most recent certificate (we agree), appears Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate (as sound) and 2015 P.S.E. certificate (as reperfed)

1,300
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 310, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: A Grill3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Clear grill, cancelled by blue target cancel on small yellow piece with "Cincinnati O. Aug. 13" Earliest Documented Use circular datestamp, typical perfs for this grilled issue, some slight soiling from gum, Very Fine and attractive, Scott Retail without regard to the EDU

1,400
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 311, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: A Grill3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Lightly impressed grill, brilliant color nicely complemented by blue Maltese Cross cancel, small thin spot, small closed tear, Very Fine appearance, ex Koppersmith, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,525
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 312, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: A Grill3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Bright shade, typical perfs for this issue, cork cancel and part of circular datestamp at left, small corner crease at top right, Fine appearance

1,400
350
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 313, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: A Grill3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Irregular block of three, intense color, each stamp with well-struck negative Star fancy cancel of Boston, usual perfs for this grilled issue, top left stamp diagonal crease, bottom right stamp tiny pinhole, overall soiling, still appears Fine-Very Fine, a rare multiple, we have never offered a used block of four since keeping computerized records and Mr. Drews was unable to locate one in more than 40 years of searching, ex Twigg-Smith, with 1992 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pair and single

4,650
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
174
PSE 70
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 174, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Clear grill with much better than usual perfs for this issue (most recent certificate notes short perfs at left), bright color, neat blue rosette cancel, additional manuscript, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (G-VG 40; unpriced in SMQ), the highest grade awarded is one at 70, which has an SMQ value of $5,000.00, this is one of the best-centered examples we have encountered

1,400
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 148, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Dramatic pre-print paper fold, small cork cancel, typical perf flaws at lower left as often seen on this issue, otherwise Fine and unusual variety

1,400
225
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