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1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 860, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and impression, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1987 P.F. certificate for a block of four

2,500
3,000
United States
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
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 185, 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). Disturbed original gum, rich color, Fine, ex Frelinghuysen

2,750
160
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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 111, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Green, F. Grill (96 var), 10c Green, F. Grill (96 var)10c Green, F. Grill (96 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on crisp paper, beautifully centered, strong grill

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.

Ex "Silver Lake" and Hansen. With 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates (the former as Yellow Green)

3,500
3,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
688°
PF 95
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 688, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-defined grill, rich color, crisp impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL. A SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Over the years several multiples have been broken to feed collector demand for singles, so the overall number of original-gum copies is relatively high. However, virtually all original gum-copies seem to have at least one margin that is larger than the others. The stamp offered here, perfectly centered with four wide and balanced margins, is a true condition rarity.

With 2005 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the latter graded (XF-Superb 95). By way of comparison, the highest grade in P.S.E.'s Population Report is 70.

2,750
14,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
53°
PF 95
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 53, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-defined grill, rich color, crisp impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL. A SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Over the years several multiples have been broken to feed collector demand for singles, so the overall number of original-gum copies is relatively high. However, virtually all original gum-copies seem to have at least one margin that is larger than the others. The stamp offered here, perfectly centered with four wide and balanced margins, is a true condition rarity.

With 2005 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the latter graded (XF-Superb 95). By way of comparison, the highest grade in P.S.E.'s Population Report is 70.

2,750
0
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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 184, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E-F Grills (Scott 86-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with unusually wide margins, deep rich color and sharp grill impression on bright paper, the gum is clean and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

2,750
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1232, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, Fine, with 1991 and 2014 P.F. certificates

2,750
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1080, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue of 1861 Issue (Scott 84-111)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Disturbed original gum, rich color, Fine, ex Frelinghuysen

2,750
275
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
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Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 659, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear and sharp grill points, choice centering with unusually wide margin at top, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.

Ex Laila and Hampshire. With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,750
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