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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 = 85E, Symbol IN ("H")
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Grade
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2363, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, attractively centered, intense color, short perf at left, covered thin spot at top left, some toned perfs at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN UNUSED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1971 and 2008 P.F. certificates, the latter not noting short perf

25,000
3,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 136, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, lightly hinged, remarkably choice centering and margins for this difficult issue, intense jet-black shade typical of the 12c Z Grill, bright and fresh paper with well-defined grill

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS GORGEOUS STAMP IS ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL IN EXISTENCE. ONLY TWO OTHERS KNOWN TO US CAN BE FAVORABLY COMPARED WITH THE CENTERING OF THE STAMP OFFERED HERE, BUT THE INTENSITY OF SHADE AND OVERALL CONDITION OF THIS STAMP SURPASS ANY WE HAVE SEEN.

Although the supremely rare Z Grills (Scott 85A, 85D and 85F) have attracted more attention over the years, the rarity of original-gum examples of the 2c, 3c and 12c Z Grill has been well-known to collectors who demand Very Fine or Extremely Fine centering and original gum. Unlike the 2c Z Grill, no well-centered blocks of the 3c or 12c have been available to furnish singles.

A review using Power Search found only one other sound and reasonably well-centered copy, offered in our 2009 Alan Whitman sale.

With 1971 and 1994 P.F. certificates

17,500
42,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 103, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Large part original gum, nicely centered with characteristic intense shade, small corner crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.

We have offered only approximately ten examples with original gum in the past fifteen years.

17,500
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 198, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, intense shade and impression, light creases, few shortish perfs at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL.

Ex Max Simon. With copy of 1962 P.F. certificate for strip of three

17,500
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 166, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A-Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Disturbed original gum, intense shade, some toned spots and slight creasing

FINE CENTERING. A VERY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.

We have offered only approximately ten examples with original gum in the past fifteen years.

17,500
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1599, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Large part original gum, nicely centered with characteristic intense shade, small and trivial corner crease top right

VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.

We have offered only approximately ten examples with original gum in the past fifteen years.

17,500
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 56, 1867-68 Grilled Issue12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, intense shade and proof-like impression, light diagonal creases and slightly blunted perfs at left

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.

Unlike the 2c Z Grill, no well-centered blocks of the 3c or 12c have been available to furnish singles. We have offered only approximately ten examples with original gum in the past fifteen years.

Ex Geisler. With 1978 and 2007 P.F. certificates

14,000
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2009-01-27
The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding U.S. Stamps
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Sale Number 968, Lot Number 109, 1867 Experimental Grilled Issue (Z Grill, Scott 85B-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, intense shade and impression, beautiful centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM COPIES OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL IN EXISTENCE. IT IS THE FIRST SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM COPY WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE 2001, AND THE CENTERING ON THE STAMP OFFERED HERE SURPASSES THAT OF THE OTHER COPY. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE.

Although the supremely rare Z Grills (1c, 10c and 15c) have attracted more attention over the years, the rarity of original-gum examples of the 2c, 3c and 12c Z Grill has been well-known to collectors who demand Very Fine or Extremely Fine centering and original gum. Unlike the 2c Z Grill, no well-centered blocks of the 3c or 12c have been available to furnish singles.

A review using Power Search found only one other sound and reasonably well-centered copy, which sold for $50,000 hammer in our 2001 Rarities sale versus $9,000 catalogue value. We also spent time looking through our library of older auction catalogues, and found only one other potential rival, which was described as having large part original gum. The editors of SMQ apparently agree with us -- they do not price Scott 85E as an OG stamp above the grade of 70 (they have never graded an OG copy).

Ex Morris. With 1978 and 1991 P.F. certificate. Offered to the market for the first time since 1996.

14,000
29,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 389, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, attractively centered, intense color, short perf at left, thin spot at top left and minor gum stain

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN UNUSED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

14,000
2,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2007-02-26
The Alan Geisler Collection of U.S. and Possessions Stamps
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Sale Number 929, Lot Number 102, 1867-68 Grilled Issue12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, intense shade and proof-like impression, light diagonal crease and short perfs at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.

Unlike the 2c Z Grill, no well-centered blocks of the 3c or 12c have been available to furnish singles. We have offered perhaps five or six examples with original gum in the past thirteen years.

With 1978 P.F. certificate

14,000
3,500
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22 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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