10¢ Green, E. Grill (89), vertical block of six, original gum, remarkably choice centering, rich color, sharp impression, strong grills
As block of 18:
George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lots 352-354
Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 11/19-21/1956, lot 254, to Weill (for Phillips)
Benjamin D. Phillips (collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)
As block of 6 (righthand block):
Siegel Auction Galleries, 1981 Rarities, 4/29/1981, Sale 579, lot 139, to Ishikawa
Ryohei Ishikawa, Christie's Robson Lowe sale, 9/28-29/1993, lot 546, to William H. Gross
The Philatelic Foundation (1993)
Very Fine-Extremely Fine; bottom left vertical pair with light gum staining
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
$36,500.00 as a block and pair
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT IS CLEARLY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER.
Ex Merlin. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL. THIS IS THE FIRST UNUSED BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED IN OUR AUCTIONS IN 20 YEARS. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.
The 1956 Caspary sale contained a block of eighteen which was subsequently broken into smaller units, including singles. We last offered a block of four in 1998. The block offered here, with the top two stamps in sound and centered condition, may not remain intact much longer.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL.
We have offered very few blocks of any size over the years -- only two blocks of four in the past quarter century. Ex Curtis.
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL. FAR RARER IN THIS CONDITION THAN ITS F GRILL COUNTERPART.
With 1993 P.F. certificate