EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.
With 1972 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.
The 3c is the only denomination that was regularly issued with the distinctive C Grill. Apart from the unique Partially Erased C Grill from the Whitman collection, this is the only original gum pair we located in Power Search.
With 2012 P.F. certificate.
VERY GOOD APPEARANCE. THIS 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL BLOCK IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL GRILLED ISSUE MULTIPLES. PERHAPS TWO OR THREE ARE KNOWN.
Only a small quantity of 2c sheets were grilled during the period when the Z device was active -- after the D Grill (Scott 84), the Z is the rarest of Black Jack grilled stamps. We were only able to locate two other unused blocks. One was offered in our 1970 Rarities sale and was well-centered (top pair creased), so that may have been broken to feed collector demand for choice singles. The other is a rejoined block, ex Allen and Metzger. The block offered here might be the only intact block of four.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL.
The 3c Z Grill was in production for only a short period of time before the device was replaced with the F Grill. Only a small number of 3c sheets were fed thru the Z Grill, which accounts for the rarity of surviving examples, especially in original-gum condition.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.
We have offered only approximately ten examples with original gum in the past fifteen years.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL ON THIN PAPER, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CATEGORY.
With 1979 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $3,400.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded in any category and the only example to achieve this grade. Scott Retail as normal Scott 96 without gum