VERY FINE. SCARCE 1867 EXPERIMENTAL GRILLED ISSUE, ESPECIALLY WITH ORIGINAL GUM.
With 2007 P.F. certificate
FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT D GRILL. PARTICULARLY SCARCE WITH SUCH A HIGH DEGREE OF FRESHNESS.
A thorough search of past auction catalogues reveals that the 2c D Grill in original-gum condition is conspicuously absent from most important collections. The finest examples are contained in the intact block of four, ex Caspary, Lilly and Klein. The stamp offered here, with full original gum, unusually clear grill, proof-like impression and fresh paper, is a rarity of the highest order.
With 1980 and 2007 P.F. certificates, the former not mentioning the toned spot
VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.
With 1995 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 90-CENT F GRILL.
A difficult stamp to find in such choice condition.