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Sale 1084 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 5-6 November, 2014

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, cont. (Scott 92-101)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3280
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3280, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, cont. (Scott 92-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Choice centering with uncharacteristically wide margins leaving a white frame all around the design, rosette fancy cancel, deep rich color on fresh paper, clear grill points

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO FIND WITH WIDE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES.

The narrow space between stamps and large 12-gauge perforations left little opportunity to clear the design. This stamp is an extraordinary exception to the rule.

Ex Natalee Grace. With 1998 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00). Only two have graded higher (both at 95).

900
1,400
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