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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue - E Grill (Scott 86-91)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
245
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 245, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - E Grill (Scott 86-91)1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Top selvage block of eight with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK" imprint, original gum, few h.r., bright color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced causing light gum soak at center, few light creases which are not offensive at all, two short perfs at bottom

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE TOP SELVAGE IMPRINT BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT E GRILL. HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE.

The E Grill was the first regular-production grilled issue, after the experimental grilled issues (A thru D Grills). As with the ungrilled issue, the imprint with plate number is found only at the bottom of the sheet. The printer's imprints without the plate number are located at one side (left or right, depending on the pane) and at top. Brookman reported the existence of a complete pane of 100 in the Worthington sale, but it has not been seen nor photographed and might have been broken. Only one full plate block, from Plate 10, is known to exist (ex Hind, Brigham and Moody, copy accompanies). Don Evans owned a block of six from the top with imprint. This is the only other we have been able to locate.

Ex Caspary. Scott Retail as two blocks of four with no premium for the imprint.

40,000
18,000
246
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 246, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - E Grill (Scott 86-91)1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Original gum, small h.r., rich color and detailed impression, well-defined grill, small thin spot at bottom left where also two bent perf tips, Very Fine appearance, a difficult issue to obtain in original-gum condition with any decent centering

3,250
1,700
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247
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 247, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - E Grill (Scott 86-91)10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Unused (no gum), rich color, clearly-defined grill, minor gum soaks in grill, Fine

2,100
325
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248
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 248, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - E Grill (Scott 86-91)12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Block of four, original gum, h.r., clearly-defined grills, proof-like impression, bottom stamps each with small thin spot, top right stamp slightly short perf at right

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 12-CENT E GRILL.

A block of six is the largest-size multiple of the 12c E Grill that exists unused, and the two stamps at left are straight-edge. Blocks of the 12c E Grill are much rarer than multiples of the 10c or 15c E Grill, or the F Grills up through the 15c. Not one block of the 12c E Grill was included in the massive classic collections formed by Caspary, Crocker, Eno, Lilly, Moody, West and Ishikawa. The Green collection had two off-center blocks, and the Klein collection had one off-center block (all with original gum). The last we offered was in our 1998 Zoellner sale.

32,500
8,000
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249
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 249, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - E Grill (Scott 86-91)12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Original gum, small h.r., well-defined grill, intense shade

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT E GRILL.

A pretty stamp.

4,750
2,000
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250
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 250, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - E Grill (Scott 86-91)15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Original gum, small h.r., clear grill, crisp impression, slight toning

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT E GRILL.

As an indication of the rarity of 15c E Grill stamps with original gum, the Scott Catalogue values original-gum condition at more than twice the value of unused without gum.

12,500
5,000
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