EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. A STAMP OF GREAT BEAUTY.
The 3c is the only denomination that comes with the distinctive C Grill, with the grill points facing up instead of down. The few high-grade original-gum examples owe their existence to the division of blocks of four in recent years.
Ex Whitman. With 1967, 1989 and 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $26,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only two others share this desirable grade
FINE. THE 1868 2-CENT D GRILL IS A GREAT RARITY AMONG THE 1867-68 GRILLED ISSUES.
The Scott Catalogue states that the value for No. 84 is for a stamp in Fine grade. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Fine 70; SMQ $4,900.00)
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.
Unlike the 2c Z Grill, no well-centered blocks of the 3c or 12c have been available to furnish singles. We have offered only approximately ten examples with original gum in the past fifteen years.
Ex Geisler. With 1978 and 2007 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1868 ONE-CENT E GRILL IS FAR SCARCER THAN ITS F-GRILL COUNTERPART, PARTICULARLY IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
Some time ago we observed that the 1c E Grill appeared at auction very infrequently, in any form. After analyzing the early 1868 regular-production grills (Z, D, E and F), we concluded that grilling of the 1c 1861 issue with the E (and Z) Grill must have been short-lived, occurring sometime around February 28, 1868. Later grilling of 1c stamps was probably done with the F Grill. Relatively little of the 1c E Grill supply appears to have reached the philatelic market, as evidenced by the stamp's scarcity.
Ex Silver Lake and Hoffman. With 2000 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT E GRILL.
With 1985, 1997 and 2005 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE AND ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 15-CENT E GRILL WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
As an indication of the rarity of 15c E Grill stamps with original gum, the Scott Catalogue values Scott 91 at $5,250.00 without gum, and $13,500.00 with original gum. This stamp, with its unusually wide margins, full original gum, and overall freshness, is truly a remarkable rarity.
Ex Lessin and Odeneal. With 1997 and 2007 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE ONLY UNUSED 1868 ONE-CENT F GRILL TO RECEIVE THE LOFTY GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM P.S.E. (WITH NONE HIGHER). A FABULOUS STAMP FOR THE CONNOISSEUR.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,700.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT F GRILL.
With 2005 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL.
We have offered only four other Mint N.H. stamps in Power Search. Most were removed from blocks, and only a few are sound.
Ex Whitman. With 1989 (copy), 1997 and 2009 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT F GRILL.
Ex Hoffman. With 2000 P.S.E. and 1989 and 2003 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 24-CENT F GRILL.
Ex Geisler. With 1986 and 2007 P.F. certificates
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL.
Ex Hoffman. With 2002 P.S.E. certificate. The Scott footnote to No. 100 states: "Values for No. 100 are for examples with small margins, especially at sides." Scott Retail with gum $8,500.00. Scott Retail as no gum