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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
251
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 251, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Block of four with bottom part imprint and "Plate" selvage, part original gum, h.r., bright color, clearly-defined grills, few trivial perf separations sensibly reinforced, some slight gum soaks in grill, small toned spot in selvage only at lower right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT F GRILL SHOWING PART OF THE IMPRINT AT BOTTOM. THIS IS THE FIRST BLOCK OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE 1992.

A full plate block is not known for the 1c F. Grill. The Chapin census records a block of six (without gum) with plate number and part of the imprint, offered in our 1980 Rarities sale, which is also the largest recorded multiple. The block of four offered here has part original gum and a large portion of the imprint, including the word "Plate", which only occurs on the bottom of the sheet

16,000
6,750
252
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 252, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Unused (no gum), rich color, fresh and Fine

1,000
450
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253
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 253, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bright shade and detailed impression, well-defined grills, few trivial perf separations sensibly reinforced, trivial gum soak along few perfs at top center, Fine and scarce original-gum block

2,600
400
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254
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 254, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, well-defined grills, few slightly short perfs, fresh and Fine-Very Fine block

3,000
900
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255
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 255, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Block of 20 with top right corner sheet selvage with part imprint, original gum, eight stamps Mint N.H. and several more lightly hinged, some h.r. incl. where few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, vertical crease affects center row

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF 20 OF THE 1868 3-CENT F GRILL.

Multiples larger than a block of four should be considered rare. Scott Retail as four blocks of four and two pairs.

13,500
5,750
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256
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 256, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Slightly disturbed original gum, small h.r., rich color, clear grill points, Very Fine, a scarce original-gum example of the 1868 5c F. Grill, blue backstamp

3,500
1,500
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257
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 257, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)5c Dark Brown, F. Grill (95 var), 5c Dark Brown, F. Grill (95 var)5c Dark Brown, F. Grill (95 var). Part disturbed original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, Fine example of this sub-shade

3,500
425
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258
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 258, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Unused (no gum), deep rich color and detailed impression, Fine

1,375
300
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259
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 259, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Unused (no gum), attractive shade, well-proportioned margins, thin thin speck, Very Fine appearance

1,375
400
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260
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 260, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Block of four, original gum which is slightly disturbed on top stamps from hinge removal causing light gum soak in grill at top right, rich color, top left stamp tiny crease at top left, bottom stamps horizontal crease at bottom, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce block

17,000
2,500
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261
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 261, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, part disturbed original gum, rich color, few light gum soaks, few toned spots, tiny perf flaw at top right

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.

Almost every block with sound and centered stamps has been broken to feed collector demand for singles.

26,000
2,700
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262
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 262, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Disturbed original gum, well-balanced margins, small thin spot at center, few short perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

2,750
300
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263
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 263, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Disturbed original gum, rich color, Fine

2,750
300
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264
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 264, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Original gum, small h.r., crisp impression, Fine

3,000
700
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265
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 265, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, beautiful centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal

1,100
1,300
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266
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 266, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Disturbed original gum, bright color, trivial toned spot, otherwise Very Fine, scarce in unused condition

4,250
650
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267
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 267, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)15c Black, F. Grill, Double Grill (98 var), 15c Black, F. Grill, Double Grill (98 var)15c Black, F. Grill, Double Grill (98 var). Unused (no gum), showing two clear and overlapping grills, crisp impression, nibbed perfs at top, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Catalogue assigns a 17% premium for the double grill with gum, Scott Retail as normal no gum single

1,600
375
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268
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 268, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bright shade and detailed impression, few small toned spots on gum of little consequence

FINE-VERY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL. A DIFFICULT BLOCK TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

The largest recorded original gum multiples are a reconstructed block of 20 and a block of 16. Both are significantly off center with perfs cutting far into the stamp designs. Virtually all of the better-centered blocks of this scarce issue have been broken to feed the market for choice singles.

35,000
6,250
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269
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 269, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Block of four, original gum which is slightly disturbed in spots from hinge removal, h.r., bright color, few gum soaks where perfs sensibly reinforced, left stamps faint vertical crease and with few short perfs

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

A presentable and rare block.

Ex Sinkler

35,000
2,000
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270
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 270, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Slightly disturbed original gum, clearly-defined grill, rich color, Fine and scarce

8,500
800
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271
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 271, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Split Grill (99 var), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Split Grill (99 var)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Split Grill (99 var). Grill split vertically with part at left and part at right, barely disturbed original gum, h.r., radiant color, reperfed at left, Fine appearing example of this variety

8,750
650
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272
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 272, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, clearly-defined grill which is very noticeable due to some gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine, scarce with original gum

8,500
3,250
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273
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 273, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, clearly-defined grill, tiny thin speck at right, Fine appearance

3,250
750
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274
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 274, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (no gum), vibrant color, tiny flaw at upper left, Very Good appearance

3,250
350
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275
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 275, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., clearly-defined grills, bright color, faint horizontal crease

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 90-CENT F GRILL.

The largest recorded multiple for this issue is a block of four. Only two or possibly three are known -- it is difficult to know if one is duplicated since the Worthington and Hind catalogues were restricted from having photographs of stamps. We have offered only one in all of our Rarities sales and since keeping computerized records (ex Zoellner), and its centering is similar to the pair offered here, as is the strip of four from the Caspary sale.

Ex Caspary

31,500
8,000
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276
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 276, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Large part original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, clearly-defined grill which has some gum soaks

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 90-CENT F GRILL.

We have offered approximately a dozen original-gum examples since keeping computerized records, and most either have faults or are off-center.

14,500
4,750
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277
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 277, 1867-68 Grilled Issue - F Grill (Scott 92-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Unused (no gum), rich color, clearly-defined grill, Fine, a scarce stamp in sound unused condition

5,500
1,100
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