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Sale 1034 — The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 28-29 November, 2012

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
110
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 110, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Unusually choice centering with wide margins, rich color and detailed impression, bold strike of large circle of wedges cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1868 24-CENT F GRILL IS RARELY OBTAINABLE IN THIS OUTSTANDING USED CONDITION, AND HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The higher-denomination F Grills were produced in limited quantities and are often found either off center or with choppy perforations. This stamp is a true condition rarity.

With 1976, 2008 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it.

1,600
6,250
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