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.
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