Sale 1025 — 2012 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

Category — 1861-66 Issue cont. thru Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
116
 
Sale 1025, Lot 116, 1861-66 Issue cont. thru Re-Issue2c Black, D. Grill (84). Choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression, clearly-defined grill, bold strike of quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT D GRILL. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

The 2c D Grill is the rarest of the regular-production 1867-68 Grilled Issues (excluding the 1867 trials and rarest Z Grills), followed in order of scarcity by the 3c Z Grill, the 3c D Grill and the 12c Z Grill. It is our theory that two grilling machines were used simultaneously, and that one of the machines was converted from the D to E Grill in early 1868, after a small number of 2c sheets were run through the D-equipped machine. This was the first time the Black Jack received a grill.

With 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $13,000.00).

4,500
5,500