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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 88, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), This is the only recorded 10¢ Grilled Issue plate number multiple--a superb strip and of great significance in classic United States philately

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Green, F. Grill (96), horizontal strip of four with "ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 15 Plate." plate number at bottom, original gum, deep shade and intense impression, choice centering

PROVENANCE

Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Warren H. Colson, 1955; Phillips collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

Order of U.S. Trust Company, H. R. Harmer sale, 2/17-19/1970, lot 430, to Irwin Weinberg

Siegel Auction Galleries, 8/27/1977, Sale 516, lot 730

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

John C. Chapin, A Census of United States Classic Plate Blocks 1851-1882, census no. 309 (illustrated on page 30)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1970)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine; a few negligible gum soaks in grill points

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$29,000.00 for this strip, which is the only one recorded, but it has not sold publicly for 42 years

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Unique 10¢ Grilled Issue Plate Number Multiple

When the National Bank Note Company won the contract to print stamps, they had already designed the 1861 Issue, engraved the dies and made eight plates for each denomination, and printed sheets of "sample labels" to submit as part of the competitive bidding process.

The First Designs (1¢, 3¢, 5¢, 10¢, 12¢ and 90¢) and First Colors (24¢ and 30¢) were followed by a second set of stamps made from modified dies and plates. The differences between the first and second designs are very noticeable on the 3¢ and 12¢, but more subtle for the other four denominations. The 24¢ Dark Violet and 30¢ Red Orange colors are unlike any of the issued stamps. All were printed on a thin semitransparent stamp paper--some were gummed with a dark brownish gum and perforated. Only the 10¢ First Design (also known as Type I) was issued through post offices. The others from the trial printing were distributed through other channels.

Four plates were made to print 10¢ stamps, each with a plate number. The first, Plate 4, was entered from the First Design die (Type I, Scott 62B)--only one block with a Plate 4 number is recorded (sold in the Gross U.S. Treasures sale). The 1861-68 10¢ Type II stamps, both ungrilled and grilled, were printed from two plates--Plates 15 and 26--but only Plate 15 is represented by stamp multiples with the number. There is the unique plate block of Scott 68 offered in this sale (lot 63) and one plate block with "Specimen" overprint. Plate 59 was made for the 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 106).

Beginning in January 1868, the 10¢ stamps were grilled, using the machines patented by Charles F. Steel and starting with the Z Grill (Scott 85D), followed by the E and F Grills (Scott 89 and 96). The only known plate number multiple among the three grilled issues is this original-gum strip of four with the full Plate 15 imprint and number.

The earliest report of this strip's existence we can find is an entry in the Benjamin D. Phillips inventory indicating it was purchased from Warren H. Colson in February 1955. After the Weills purchased the entire Phillips collection for $4.07 million in 1968, the strip appeared in auctions before selling to John C. Chapin. In 2002 the entire Chapin collection was acquired by the Shreves in a sealed bidding process and then sold privately to Mr. Gross.

E. 30,000-40,000
42,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1162
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1162, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, bold cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND TWO OTHERS SHARE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

With 1986 and 2003 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,600.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95J, we have never offered it) and only two others share this grade.

225
1,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1163, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Almost perfectly centered within wide and balanced margins, rich color, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996 and 2003 P.F. certificates

225
450
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1386, Syria and Egypt10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Horizontal pair, tied by "Newark N.J. Apr. 27" (1870) circular datestamp on yellow cover with printed address to Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon), red "5" in circle credit handstamp and matching "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr. 28" backstamp, red "Verviers/Coeln/Franco" transit datestamp (May 11), blue "f" German rate, Trieste backstamp and "Berutti" receiving datestamp, slightly reduced at top, missing small part of top flap, Very Fine, a rare use to Syria via North German Union Mail, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
6,000
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U.S. Stamps
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 391, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, original gum, bottom stamps with light gum staining, small h.r., rich color, strong grill impression

FINE-VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.

Almost every 10c F Grill block with Very Fine or better centering has been broken to satisfy demand for singles.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

25,000
4,000
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U.S. Stamps
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 392, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, fairly light cork cancels, reperfed, Fine appearance, a scarce used block, we have offered only one other since keeping computerized records

3,500
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2249, 1867-68 Grilled Issue10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Tied by 8-point hollow star cancel with "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 20" (1870) circular datestamp on blue cover from Yokohama, Japan, to Lewisboro, N.Y., endorsed "U.S. Flagship Delaware" at top left, minor edgewear, stamp with few toned spots and flaw at right, otherwise Fine, scarce use, carried on the PMSS China, which arrived in San Francisco on March 19 after 23 days in transit, the Delaware was the flagship of the Asiatic fleet

E. 300-400
250
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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 144, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill points, rich color, bottom right stamp natural paper wrinkle not mentioned on accompanying certificate, few toned spots on gum show thru on three stamps

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF THE LAST SURVIVING ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCKS OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL IN THIS CHOICE GRADE.

Almost every 10c F Grill block with Very Fine or better centering has been broken to satisfy demand for singles. This block is a rare survivor.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

26,000
6,750
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 706, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, unused (no gum), intense color on bright paper (bleached to remove stains), few minor perf separations, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, a scarce block, Scott Retail as original-gum block of four $26,000.00, Scott Retail as no gum singles

3,600
1,300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 707, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Radiant color nicely complemented by red circle of wedges cancel, crisp paper, clearly-defined grill, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning used example of this issue, with 1996 and 2015 P.F. certificates

260
500
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