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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 125, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Original gum, small h.r., centered to bottom right, two creases, Very Good, a scarce stamp with original gum, with 2009 Weiss certificate, Scott Retail $4,250.00

E. 400-500
350
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 91, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), A well-centered 15¢ F Grill block with original gum

DESCRIPTION

15¢ Black, F. Grill (98), block of four, original gum, crisp shade and well-centered

PROVENANCE

Barrett G. Hindes, H. R. Harmer sale, 1/23/1968, lot 217

Walter C. Klein, Christie's Robson Lowe sale, 9/27/1988, lot 253, to Zoellner

Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 259, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Zoellner)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine appearance; faint crease in top left stamp, tiny grill thin in bottom left stamp, faint brown spots on gum

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$35,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1166
PSE 100
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1166, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Mathematically perfect centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, bright shade and crisp impression, clear grill points, light strike of target cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS THE SOLE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 FROM P.S.E. UNDENIABLY THE PERFECT STAMP, POSSESSING EVERY QUALITY ONE COULD POSSIBLY HOPE FOR -- CENTERING, IMPRESSION, STRONG GRILL, FULL PERFORATIONS AND A LIGHT CANCEL.

We created Power Search for occasions like this, when superlatives fail to do justice to an extraordinary stamp. To see the centering, margins and cancellations on typical used examples of the 15c Lincoln -- ungrilled or not -- please use our website's Power Search feature to find Scott 77, 91 and 98. You will see that the 15c Lincoln is almost always a stamp of compromise. Great centering and margins, but heavy cancel. Light or colored cancel, but small margins or not quite centered. Great looking, but small faults. Then, look at past "name" sales and see which 15c Lincoln stamps were included. No one -- and there are great collector names on this list -- managed to obtain this stamp or one even remotely like it.

When numerical grading started, the 15c Lincoln was on our list of "Try to Find a 100" stamps. We did not believe one existed. When this 15c F Grill was presented to us, we knew it was perfect without even looking at the grade. The Gem 100 grade confirmed our gut reaction.

The ungrilled version of this issue was released in April 1866, one year after President Lincoln was assassinated. It is regarded by many to be America's first commemorative issue, memorializing the martyred president as the nation started to heal from the wounds of the Civil War. In 1868 it was issued with two grill types: the E Grill (Scott 91) and F Grill (Scott 98). 15c usually paid the registration fee on domestic mail or the U.S.-French treaty rate. The 15c stamps used on transatlantic mail passed through foreign-mail exchange offices, where clerks were zealous about cancelling high-value stamps. For this reason, the 15c Lincoln usually has a heavy cancel or large cancel over the portrait. This stamp, with its light target cancel, is the rare exception.

Ex "Hanover". With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $21,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade. Working our way down the grading chart, only one other has graded higher than a 95.

275
16,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1167, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Extra wide margins, intense shade complemented by bold strike of red Four Diamonds cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates

375
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1706, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Outstanding centering, bold circle of wedges cancel, also small traces of blue cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. certificate

275
600
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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 867, 1861-68 Issues15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Tied by target cancel with "Girardville Pa. Nov. 30" duplex datestamp on registered cover to Bridgefield Maine with "Going to Crawford's for the News & Notions" horse and rider illustrated corner card, the design was applied by a handstamp, stamp with some slight gum soaked perfs and small adherence at left, Fine and fascinating design, according to Wikipedia's history of Girardville Pa., "Captain Jack" Crawford, (also known as the "Poet Scout") was a western actor, a scout for General George Crook's campaign in the Black Hills and a performer with William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), he was postmaster and had a small general store in Girardville in 1869-1874 before leaving town to go out west to find Gold, his poem "Only a Miner Killed" about his experiences as a miner was said to be used by Bob Dylan as the basis for his song "Only a Hobo."

E. 500-750
250
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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 1337, Holland (The Netherlands)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Faint grill, tied by red circle of wedges foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 17" (1868) circular datestamp, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Nov. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Amsterdam, Holland, manuscript "Pr. Java" and carried on that Cunarder from New York on Nov. 18, arriving Queenstown Nov. 27. red receiving backstamp (Nov. 29), couple small toned spots at top right, one just touches corner of stamp, still Very Fine, scarce and very attractive use of the Baltimore red foreign mail cancel on a 15c F Grill cover to Holland, paying the 15c Closed Mail rate

E. 500-750
450
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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 1338, Holland (The Netherlands)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Tied by red quartered cork foreign mail cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. May 31" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Amsterdam, Holland, red New York transit datestamp, sender's name in oval handstamp crossed out in pen, red receiving backstamp, Very Fine, scarce and very attractive use of the Baltimore red foreign mail cancel on 15c F Grill cover to Holland, paying the 15c Closed Mail rate

E. 500-750
250
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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
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 394, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Block of four, unused (no gum), intense shade and impression on bright paper, expertly rejoined perf separations, bottom right stamp small tear

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARING UNUSED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

The largest recorded original-gum multiples are a reconstructed block of 20 and a block of 16. Both are significantly off center with perfs cutting far into the stamp designs.

Ex Ishikawa. Scott Retail as with original gum

35,000
3,500
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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
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 395, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Unused (no gum), crisp impression, few short perfs, otherwise Very Fine

1,600
300
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