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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
251
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 251, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill, Kiss Print (95 var), 5c Brown, F. Grill, Kiss Print (95 var)5c Brown, F. Grill, Kiss Print (95 var). Deep rich color, showing an overall kiss print especially evident at top in lettering of "U.S. Postage", choice centering with well-balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Very Fine and choice, a rare variety on this issue and the only one we have encountered, the 5c F Grill is not known with a true double impression, the example offered here shows some doubling but one of the impressions lacks the clear lines of the engraving, which is a requirement of a true double impression, ex "Natalee Grace", with 1996, 2001 and 2012 P.F. certificates, the latter two confirming the kiss print.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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