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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

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

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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
110
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 110, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Original gum, pristine except for a tiny bit of offset, beautiful rich color in a bright reddish shade, unusually sharp impression, remarkably fresh, wide margins clear of design all around and perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 5-CENT BROWN F GRILL WITH ORIGINAL GUM. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

The 5c 1861-68 Issues are extremely difficult to find in sound, well-centered, original-gum condition. The narrow spacing between stamps on the plate and large 12-gauge perforations resulted in stamps that are frequently off center. This applies to Scott 67, 75, 76 and 95 alike. None is easy to locate in centered original-gum condition (to understate the matter), but the limited production of 5c F Grills leaves collectors with an even smaller supply.

Ex Beverly Hills. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a 5c F Grill and it is shared by only one other

3,500
10,500
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