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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1095, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Choice centering, crisp shade, unobtrusive cork and blue cancels, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1992 (clear) and 2021 P.F. certificates

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295
Future Sale
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
109
PF 80
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 109, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Attractive centering and margins, face-free circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 and 2015 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

275
400
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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
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2389, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E, F Grills (Scott 86-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Choice centering, crisp shade, unobtrusive cork and blue cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

295
450
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
254
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 254, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (98 var), 15c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (98 var)15c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (98 var). Intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with wide margins, red, blue and black cancels leave entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00 with no premium for the very thin paper). Only two grade higher and nine others share this grade, but we do not know if any others are this paper variety

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1,300
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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.

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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

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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

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 191, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (98 var), 15c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (98 var)15c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (98 var). Clear grill, superb centering, crisp impression, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine example of this paper variety, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
535
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 535, 1861-68 Issues, 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 65-105)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Outstanding centering with balanced margins, neat target cancel, bright white paper, clear grill impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

Ex Dauer. With 2002 P.F., 2009 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00). Only two have graded higher (highest is 100)

375
2,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1867-68 Grilled Issue
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
76
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 76, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Detailed impression on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

Ex Merlin and Curtis. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00), only two have been graded higher

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