FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE REJOINED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. THIS IS THE ONLY MULTIPLE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
As an indication of rarity, we have only offered seven unduplicated singles since keeping computerized records. This is the first multiple we have ever encountered.
With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $30,000.00 as singles
FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL. THE LOWER-VALUE 1869's WITHOUT GRILL ARE MUCH RARER THAN THE HIGH VALUES.
We have offered only seventeen other unused examples in our computerized records, which includes all of our Rarities sales plus 20 years of auctions.
Ex Cutts. With 1986 P.F. certificate.
FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON DOUBLE PAPER WITHOUT GRILL.
The 30c 1869 Without Grill variety comes on two types of paper. The normal paper is classified as Scott 121a, and the Double Paper as a variety of Scott 121. This stamp has the shade, impression and centering of the Double Paper stamps, all of which come from one large multiple found more than 100 years ago.
With 1998 P.S.E. certificate as No. 121a (in error)