Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2253
 
Sale 959, Lot 2253, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Exceptionally well-centered, intense shade, circular datestamp, short perf at bottom and creases in two corners, otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

4,500
800
2254
 
Sale 959, Lot 2254, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Bright shade and crisp impression, neat strikes of red grid and part of circular datestamp, most recent certificate states "partly reperfed at bottom", Very Fine appearance, attractive with a red cancel, with 2000 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,500
850
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2255
 
Sale 959, Lot 2255, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Remarkably well-centered, circle of wedges cancel, deceptively reperfed, Very Fine appearance

1,500
350
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2256
 
Sale 959, Lot 2256, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Choice margins incl. huge natural s.e. at right, neat circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

200
150
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2257
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Sale 959, Lot 2257, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Original gum, beautiful rich color and sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, a gorgeous stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,200
900
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2258
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Sale 959, Lot 2258, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Original gum, lightly hinged, very well-centered with rich color, natural gum creases and reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1981 P.F. certificate which does not mention the gum creases or the reperf

1,200
900
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2259
 
Sale 959, Lot 2259, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Block of four with wide bottom selvage, original gum, excellent pastel color, small gum toning spot bottom left stamp, otherwise Very Good-Fine, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate that does not mention the toning spot

6,000
900
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2260
 
Sale 959, Lot 2260, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Nicely centered and clear impression, vivid red quartered cork cancel, Very Fine, a lovely used 15c F Grill, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

800
1,000
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2261
 
Sale 959, Lot 2261, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Crisp impression on bright paper, bold strike of cork cancel, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00), only three have graded higher to date

700
950
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2262
 
Sale 959, Lot 2262, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Clearly-defined grill, bright shade, cork cancel and also bold red circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

800
350
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2263
 
Sale 959, Lot 2263, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)15c Black, E, F Grills (91, 98). Nice margins and well-centered, each with faint red cancel, former additional faint blue cancel and reperfed at right, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, No. 98 with 1993 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail does not reflect premiums for the colored cancels

1,075
350
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2264
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Sale 959, Lot 2264, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Original gum, bright shade, well-centered, Very Fine and choice

425
275
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2265
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Sale 959, Lot 2265, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Original gum, exceptionally well-centered, attractive color, trivial corner perf crease, otherwise Very Fine and choice

425
250
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2266
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Sale 959, Lot 2266, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Original gum, pristine and probably Mint N.H. (as the 5c F Grill does come N.H.), beautiful rich color and exceptionally fresh

VERY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL IN AN EXTRAORDINARY STATE OF FRESHNESS.

With 1977 P.F. and 1990 P.S.E. certificates

3,750
2,000
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2267
 
Sale 959, Lot 2267, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Choice margins and attractive centering, neat rosette cancel, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $600.00), considering the margin width, centering and fancy cancel, this stamp deserves better than an 85 grade

375
550
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2268
 
Sale 959, Lot 2268, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Light strike of blue cancel, bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate for pair

377
375
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2269
 
Sale 959, Lot 2269, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Remarkably well-centered, strong color and bold quartered cork cancel, tiny toned spots top right and bottom left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate which mentions the toning spots, which in our opinion are just about imaginary

1,300
600
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2270
 
Sale 959, Lot 2270, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Exceptionally well-centered, blue cork cancel, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance

1,315
225
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2271
 
Sale 959, Lot 2271, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Radiant color, clear strike of French anchor and diamond of dots cancel, most recent certificate notes tiny sealed tear at top right, still Very Fine, scarce and attractively cancelled solely by the French maritime cancel, with 1994 and 2007 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail with no premium for the cancel

900
225
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2272
 
Sale 959, Lot 2272, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 84-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Wide margins and attractively centered, rich color, light translucent cork cancel, light corner crease, otherwise Very Fine

2,200
500
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