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Sale 950 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2340, 1867-68 Grilled Issue3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Wide natural s.e. at left, used as forwarding postage on 1867 cover from England to Cincinnati, redirected to Boston, Great Britain 1sh Green (54), faults and wing margin, tied by "London NO 16 67" circular datestamp and "W1" oval grid, red "N. York. Br. Pkt." transit, red "5 Cents" credit, 3c with bold blue target cancel, matching "Cincinnati O. Nov. 29" circular datestamp (thirteen days after earliest date of use), cover edge faults, still Fine, the experimental C Grill is rarely found on any type of cover other than an ordinary domestic use, this forwarded mixed-country franking is truly remarkable

E. 1,000-1,500
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2341, 1867-68 Grilled Issue1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Clearly-defined grill, cancelled by neat cork, "Paterson N.J. Nov. 28" circular datestamp on small cover to local street address, fresh and Very Fine

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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2342, 1867-68 Grilled Issue30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Clearly-defined grill at top, tied by circle of wedges and "New Orleans La. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Cannes, France, red "New York Paid 12 Jan. 12" credit datestamp, various French transits incl. blue boxed "PD", slight edgewear, Very Fine, carried aboard the Inman Line's Etna

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