Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015
Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT F GRILL PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. A PHENOMENAL RARITY
Engraved stamps printed on both sides usually have a poor impression on one side and a second, complete impression on the other. They probably occurred when a sheet was printed without proper moistening, which prevented the paper from picking up the ink in the recessed lines of the engraved plate.
Our records contain the unused block of 18 with parts of seven stamps printed on back (ex Whitman) and this sole used single.
With 1988 and 2007 P.F. certificates. Unpriced as used in Scott, and to the best of our knowledge this is the first time this has appeared at auction.