Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
74
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Sale 904, Lot 74, 1867-68 Grilled Issue3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, brilliant color on bright paper, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

6,500
16,000
75
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Sale 904, Lot 75, 1867-68 Grilled Issue3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong grill impression, rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins

VERY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

6,500
4,000
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76
 
Sale 904, Lot 76, 1867-68 Grilled Issue1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, deep rich color, clearly-defined grill, light strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

525
1,400
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77
 
Sale 904, Lot 77, 1867-68 Grilled Issue1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Clear grill, pretty pastel color, grid cancel, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce with choice centering, with 1994 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85)

525
750
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78
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Sale 904, Lot 78, 1867-68 Grilled Issue10c Green, E. Grill (89). Original gum, wide margins and remarkably choice centering, rich color and strong grill impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL IS RARELY OBTAINABLE IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

5,500
7,500
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79
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Sale 904, Lot 79, 1867-68 Grilled Issue10c Green, E. Grill (89). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, deep rich color, three extra wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL.

With 1983 and 2005 P. F. certificates

5,500
3,250
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80
 
Sale 904, Lot 80, 1867-68 Grilled Issue12c Black, E. Grill (90). Choice centering with balanced margins, deep shade providing background for vivid red cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a wonderful 12c E Grill for the collector looking for colored cancels on superb classics, with 2005 P.F. certificate

465
1,400
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81
 
Sale 904, Lot 81, 1867-68 Grilled Issue12c Black, E. Grill (90). Intense shade, light target cancel, well-centered with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

400
650
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82
 
Sale 904, Lot 82, 1867-68 Grilled Issue2c Black, F. Grill (93). Almost perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, crisp impression, clearly-struck "Paid All" handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, this issue is exceedingly difficult to find with the attributes of the example offered here -- wide margins, perfect centering, impression and a "Paid All" cancel -- with 2004 P.F. certificate and 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 -- in our opinion, this stamp meets all of the requirements for a Superb 98)

60
1,200
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83
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Sale 904, Lot 83, 1867-68 Grilled Issue3c Red, F. Grill (94). Original gum, lightly hinged, pastel color, clearly-defined grill, choice centering for this difficult grilled issue, Extremely Fine, with 1978 and 2005 P.F. certificates

425
1,200
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84
 
Sale 904, Lot 84, 1867-68 Grilled Issue3c Red, F. Grill (94). Gargantuan margins all around, brilliant color, face-free cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

10
625
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85
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Sale 904, Lot 85, 1867-68 Grilled Issue5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Block of four, original gum, clear grill points on every stamp, crisp color and impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL. ONE OF THE LAST BLOCKS TO SURVIVE IN SUCH WONDERFUL CONDITION.

Original-gum singles and blocks of the 5c F Grill tend to be in rather poor condition, either in terms of centering, color or overall condition. The block offered here should be considered a condition rarity. It is increasingly unlikely that any other well-centered blocks will survive the demand for singles.

16,000
23,000
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86
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Sale 904, Lot 86, 1867-68 Grilled Issue12c Black, F. Grill (97). Redistributed original gum, detailed impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT BLACK F GRILL.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

3,500
1,600
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87
 
Sale 904, Lot 87, 1867-68 Grilled Issue12c Black, F. Grill (97). Jumbo margins, crisp impression, bold cork cancel with trace of red transit at bottom left, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

275
750
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88
 
Sale 904, Lot 88, 1867-68 Grilled Issue12c Black, F. Grill (97). Remarkably well-centered, bold leaf cancellation and bit of the rim of a red transit, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

275
350
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89
 
Sale 904, Lot 89, 1867-68 Grilled Issue15c Black, F. Grill (98). Well-centered, detailed impression, light cancel, Extremely Fine example of this challenging issue, with 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

300
1,000
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