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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1283
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1283, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Light cork cancel, rich color, few short perfs and a pulled perf at left typical for this issue, small diagonal crease, appears Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,750
325
1284
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1284, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, nicely centered, clearly defined grill, light pencil notation on gum

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

With 1988 P.F. certificate

6,500
1,400
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1285, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Unused (no gum), centered slightly in at bottom, Very Good, rare, with 1999 P.F. certificate

6,500
750
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1286
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1286, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Nicely centered at sides, tiny bit in at bottom, bold quartered cork cancel, Very Good, with 2009 P.F. certificate

4,500
600
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1287
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1287, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Better than typical centering, lightly struck central blue cork cancel, reperfed at bottom, Very Good appearance, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

5,000
450
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1288
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1288, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Incredibly well-centered for this scarce grill, bright color, bold large unframed grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A TRULY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT D GRILL.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
550
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1289
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1289, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Bright shade, clearly-defined grill, unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1971 and 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,250.00)

1,250
850
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1290
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1290, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Clearly defined grill, intense shade and impression nicely complemented by red grid cancel and matching partial circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, with 1983 and 2004 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

1,600
1,000
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1291
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1291, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Bright shade, lightly cancelled at right, clearly-defined grill, two shortish perfs at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,500
500
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1292
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1292, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Unusually well-centered, black cork cancel, Very Fine, difficult stamp to find centered, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
750
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1293, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Unused (no gum), shorter perfs top center and bottom, otherwise about Fine for the issue, difficult stamp to find in unused condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

9,000
1,800
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1294
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1294, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Intense shade, face-free red cancel, light creases, nearly Fine appearance, Scott Retail does not list premium for colored cancels

2,500
250
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1295, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Original gum, clearly defined grill, well-centered with wide margins, slight toning at right mentioned only on most recent certificate, Very Fine, with 1986, 1994 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,850
1,200
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1296
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1296, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, crisp impression on bright paper, face free cancel leaves entire design unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL.

With 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00). Only three have graded higher to date

200
2,400
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1297, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill3c Rose, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose, E. Grill (88)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Original gum, fresh, deep rich color, minor crease at top, otherwise Very Fine

1,100
325
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1298, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Unused (no gum), rich color on bright paper, choice centering, clear grill points, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,200
1,300
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1299
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1299, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Well-centered with extra wide margins at top and bottom, bold strike of rosette cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $820.00)

325
350
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1300
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1300, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Wide Jumbo margins, deep rich color and light circular datestamp, Very Fine, striking example, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

325
375
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1301
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1301, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Wide margins and almost perfectly centered, segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

400
500
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1302, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Horizontal block of six, wide natural s.e. at left, several strikes of Rosette fancy cancel, deep shade on fresh paper, few perfs sensibly reinforced

FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT E GRILL.

Only one other block of six is known.

3,600
1,900
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1303
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1303, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Choice centering, bright shade, face-free quartered cork and also trace of red cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp

700
475
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1304
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1304, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Original gum, lovely bright color and wide side margins, deceptively reperfed, Very Fine appearance

3,500
425
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1305°
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1305, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, neat strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT F GRILL. A SCARCE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,950.00). Only three have graded higher to date and only three others share this grade.

550
3,500
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1306
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1306, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Brilliant color, crisp impression, face-free strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

550
2,100
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1307
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1307, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Pretty pastel shade on bright paper, trace of red cancel, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $920.00)

570
475
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1308
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1308, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Intense shade and impression, well-struck quartered cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

60
250
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1309
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1309, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Choice margins and centering, clear impression with a bright red circle of "V's" cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $125.00 with ordinary cancel)

75
275
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1310, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, small natural inclusion at bottom, fresh and Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

400
275
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1311
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1311, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Rich color with a light blue grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,350.00)

910
1,100
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1312, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Unused (regummed), deep rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1989 and 2003 P.F. certificates as original gum and 2008 P.S.E. certificate as regummed (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,450.00), in our opinion, it is very possible that this is really original gum which has been moved around on the entire stamp after having an old hinge removed, giving the stamp a "regummed" appearance

1,150
2,200
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1313
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1313, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered with remarkably wide margins all around capturing the characteristic plate burrs of 12c 1868 grills, intense shade and impression, clearly-defined grill, reperfed right and bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, with clean 1986 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate mentioning the reperfing

3,500
2,900
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1314
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1314, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Choice margins and centering, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

300
400
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1315
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1315, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Nearly perfect centering with wide balanced margins, detailed impression, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

300
350
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1316
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1316, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel, certificate states reperfed at bottom but the perfs are genuine in our opinion, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

300
160
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1317
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1317, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99)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
700
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1318
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1318, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Bright color, clearly-defined grill, bold strikes of segmented cork and also matching "Yokohama, Japan" circular datestamp, one perf with tiny filled thin (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine appearance, a rare use from the U.S. Post Office in Japan, with 2000 P.F. certificate (submitted as Hiogo, Japan in error)

1,300
550
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1319
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1319, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Brilliant color, absolutely Jumbo margins at sides, bold segmented cork and part of red transit cancels, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, a huge stamp

900
500
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1320, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Unused (no gum), three exceptionally wide margins, ample at right, beautiful centering, deep rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE AND EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 90-CENT F GRILL.

A review using Power Search reveals the rarity of this issue in sound, unused condition. We have offered only six completely sound examples, with or without gum during the last eight years.

With 1949 and 1983 P.F. and 1992 P.S.E. certificates.

5,500
1,600
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1321
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1321, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Original gum, attractive bright color and clear impression, faint horizontal crease and reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, rare unused stamp, especially with original gum

14,500
1,600
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1322
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1322, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Well-centered, thick bars cancel as often seen on this value, expertly reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate

2,200
400
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1323
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1323, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Intense color, circle of wedges cancel, tiny tear top margin, otherwise Fine

2,200
225
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