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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
238
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 238, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Large part original gum, small h.r., clear grill points, far better perforations than normally seen on this issue but with few irregular at top, typical light gum soaks in grill, small corner crease at top left, otherwise Fine, this grilled issue, with the grill covering the entire stamp, is difficult to find with such even perfs, and for some reason this issue almost always is found off-center

8,500
1,600
239
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 239, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, small h.r., clearly-defined grill, brilliant color

FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.

The 3c is the only denomination that was regularly issued with the distinctive C Grill.

6,000
1,100
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240
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 240, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Block of four with selvage at left with full "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, original gum, small h.r. at top

FINE-VERY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM IMPRINT BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL. VERY FEW BLOCKS OF THIS ISSUE REMAIN INTACT, AND THIS IS ONE OF TWO WE ARE AWARE OF WITH THE IMPRINT.

The other block with imprint (at top) is ex Caspary, Bechtel and Zoellner. When it was offered in the 1956 Caspary sale it was described as "probably unique", indicating that philatelists 56 years ago were unaware of the existence of the block offered here. No plate number blocks of this issue are known.

Ex Lozier and Sinkler

30,000
10,000
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241
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 241, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)3c Rose, C. Grill, Imperforate (83a), 3c Rose, C. Grill, Imperforate (83a)3c Rose, C. Grill, Imperforate (83a). Horizontal pair, original gum, small h.r., large margins, well-defined grill points, faint horizontal crease at center, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
425
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242
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 242, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, well-defined grill, small extraneous mark at lower left, Very Good

6,500
1,000
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243
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 243, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Unused (no gum), clear grill points, brilliant color, few perf flaws especially at left, otherwise Very Fine

2,150
850
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244
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 244, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Unused (traces of original gum on most of back), intense shade and impression, clearly-defined grill, few shortish perfs, otherwise Very Fine, scarce in unused condition and with decent centering, most unused copies have perfs cutting into the design

6,750
2,600
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