Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — F Grills

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
248
 
Sale 804, Lot 248, F Grills1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Exceptionally wide margins, well-centered, bright shade, cancelled by town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983 P.F. certificate

150
525
249
 
Sale 804, Lot 249, F Grills2c Black, F. Grill (93). Well-centered, deep blue cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Sheriff

37
375
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250
 
Sale 804, Lot 250, F Grills3c Red, F. Grill (94). Wide margins, rich color, cork cancel, Extremely Fine

4
90
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251
 
Sale 804, Lot 251, F Grills3c Red, F. Grill (94). Block of nine with bottom imprint and full plate no. 32, original gum, remarkably well-centered, rich color, gum very slightly disturbed at top, slight crease in two stamps in bottom row, still Extremely Fine and an outstanding plate imprint multiple, ex Hind and Klein, Scott Retail for a complete plate block of eight is $6,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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252
ogbl
Sale 804, Lot 252, F Grills5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Block of four, full original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful warm shade and rich color, centered to top

FINE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT F GRILL WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

This block does not have the usual scuffs found on multiples of the this stamp. Ex Klein

9,500
4,750
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253
 
Sale 804, Lot 253, F Grills5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Perfectly centered, beautiful bright shade, vivid red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the most difficult grilled issues to find in sound centered condition

555
2,500
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254
 
Sale 804, Lot 254, F Grills5c Dark Brown, F. Grill (95 var). Beautiful dark shade approaching the elusive Black Brown, well-centered, practically a face-free cancel, Very Fine, extremely scarce in this shade and quality, with 1986 P.F. certificate as Scott 95a Dark Brown

525
900
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255
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Sale 804, Lot 255, F Grills10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, full original gum, lightly hinged, marvelously well-centered, deep rich color on bright thin paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM BLOCK. ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING SOUND, CENTERED BLOCKS OF THE 10-CENT F GRILL WITH ORIGINAL GUM. AN ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING MULTIPLE.

Ex Hind and Klein

11,500
14,500
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256
 
Sale 804, Lot 256, F Grills10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Extraordinarily wide margins, rich color, fine impression, lightly cancelled by town datestamp and cork, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

160
375
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257
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Sale 804, Lot 257, F Grills12c Black, F. Grill (97). Block of four, original gum, each stamp superbly centered, deep shade and proof-like impression on crisp bright paper, upper left stamp with minor gum disturbance and what appears to be the barest trace of thinning (this spot does not show dark in fluid and the thin hard F Grill paper is not easily thinned--it could well be sound), hinge marks on bottom pair

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE FINEST EXISTING 1868 12-CENT F GRILL BLOCK WITH ORIGINAL GUM. EXTREMELY RARE IN ANY GRADE EVEN APPROACHING THIS QUALITY.

This block comes from the block of eight in the Caspary sale. With the demand for Extremely Fine singles with original gum, a block of this quality has become an endangered species. The three unquestionably sound stamps in this block would probably bring $5,000 to $7,500 each today.

Ex Caspary and Klein

10,500
18,500
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258
 
Sale 804, Lot 258, F Grills12c Black, F. Grill (97). Choice centering and wide margins, intense shade and impression, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Klein

200
450
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259
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Sale 804, Lot 259, F Grills15c Black, F. Grill (98). Block of four, full original gum (a few small brown spots), well-centered, deep shade on thin paper, faint crease in top left stamp and tiny grill thin speck in bottom left stamp

FRESH AND VERY FINE. PROBABLY THE FINEST ATTAINABLE QUALITY FOR A BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT F GRILL.

Ex Hindes and Klein

9,500
7,500
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260
 
Sale 804, Lot 260, F Grills15c Black, F. Grill (98). Well-centered, circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, ex Sheriff

275
325
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261
 
Sale 804, Lot 261, F Grills24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Near perfect centering, deep shade, circle of wedges cancel, tiny natural inclusion, Extremely Fine Gem, the 24c F Grill is one of the most elusive grilled issues in this quality, with 1985 P.F. certificate

625
1,700
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262
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Sale 804, Lot 262, F Grills30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Block of twelve--two blocks of six rejoined along center vertical row of perfs--with left sheet margin showing extra grill impressions, full original gum, beautiful bright color on fresh white paper, centered slightly to left but overall well-centered for this issue, top row creased and small thins in two stamps at top

FINE AND FRESH. THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 30-CENT F GRILL. A SPECTACULAR AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT CLASSIC BLOCK.

The two blocks of six forming this extraordinary piece were acquired separately from different sources. The sheet margin block was purchased privately from the Bechtel collection, and soon after the righthand block of six emerged in the Ishikawa sale. The largest recorded block of the 30c F Grill is a block of six--joined together, these two form a new record-size multiple.

Sheet-margin block with 1970 P.F. certificate. Scott retail for two blocks and two pairs

52,000
20,000
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263
 
Sale 804, Lot 263, F Grills30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Remarkably well-centered with wide margins, rich color, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL, A STAMP RARELY ENCOUNTERED WITH WIDE MARGINS AND EXACT CENTERING.

Scott Catalogue states "Values for No. 100 are for copies with small margins, especially at sides. Large-margined examples sell for much more." With 1991 P.F. certificate

600
2,300
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264
 
Sale 804, Lot 264, F Grills90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Absolutely perfect centering, brilliant color with proof-like intensity and impression, very lightly cancelled, the characteristic 90c F. Grill perforations are unusually long and full all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST USED 1868 90-CENT F GRILL STAMPS IN EXISTENCE.

Buhler expert mark on back

1,100
4,250
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265
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Sale 804, Lot 265, F Grills90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Block of four, full original gum, minor hinge marks, centered slightly to bottom as are all known multiples, deep rich color, bright and fresh

FINE-VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST OUTSTANDING CLASSIC BLOCKS--NO MORE THAN THREE UNUSED 1868 90-CENT F GRILL BLOCKS BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Ex Bechtel. Possibly ex Worthington or Hind (both collections contained a 90c F Grill block, but the sale catalogues were restricted from having photographs of stamps)

35,000
17,000
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