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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 July, 2014

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
91
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 91, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, brilliant color on crisp paper, choice centering

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

The 3c is the only denomination that comes with the distinctive C Grill, with the grill points facing up instead of down. The few high-grade original-gum examples owe their existence to the division of blocks of four in recent years.

With 1981, 2004 and 2014 P.F. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85)

6,000
5,250
92
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 92, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Clear and well-defined grill points, cork cancel, beautiful fresh color in typical 1867 C Grill pastel shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,100
950
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93
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 93, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Clearly-defined grill, cork cancel and part of circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, some manuscript on back

1,100
400
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94
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 94, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Sharp grill points clearly showing the horizontal ridges characteristic of the Z Grill, cancelled by bluish-black New York City "Post Office" datestamp, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, with 1960 P.F. certificate not mentioning reperf

1,300
475
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95
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 95, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Well-balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith, with 1986 P.F. certificate

475
375
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96
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 96, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose Red, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose Red, E. Grill (88)3c Rose Red, E. Grill (88). Intense Rose Red shade variety, original gum, nicely centered, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,000
475
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97
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 97, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose, E. Grill (88)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with fresh color, small area of offset on gum, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,000
700
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98
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 98, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Clear grill, pretty color, cork cancel, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

350
275
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99
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 99, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Original gum, deep shade and detailed impression, clear grill points which show the entire grill, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND 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 Scott 91 at $4,500.00 without gum, and $12,500.00 with original gum. This stamp, with its unusually balanced margins, full original gum, clear grill and overall freshness, is truly a remarkable rarity.

Ex Whitman. With 1998 and 2014 P.F. certificates

12,500
12,000
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100
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 100, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Choice centering, intense shade, cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate

650
400
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101
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 101, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Original gum, bright color, clearly-defined grill, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,000
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102
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 102, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Bottom selvage strip of six with plate no. 11 and part imprint, original gum, h.r., some perf separations at left reinforced, wrinkling in selvage at left extends just into left stamp, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the position

1,050
800
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103
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 103, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Extra wide margins, deep shade, clear grill, neat target cancel, negligible toned spot on back only (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

900
500
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104
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 104, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (97 var), 12c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (97 var)12c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (97 var). Unused (no gum), intense shade and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine example of this desirable variety, with 1976 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as no gum without any premium for the variety

1,100
700
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105
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 105, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Well-centered with unusually wide margin at bottom, crisp impression, light cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce with such wide margins, ex Twigg-Smith

275
110
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106
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 106, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with unusually wide margins for this issue, very clear grill impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

A review of our computerized auction records from the past 20 years indicates that we have sold perhaps four or five examples which would compare favorably with the example offered here.

Ex Chapin and Scarsdale. With 1983 and 2003 P.F. certificates

4,250
3,000
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107
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 107, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Rich color, clear grill easily visible on the front of the stamp, bold strike of segmented cork cancel, Very Fine, ex Lake Shore, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,600
400
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108
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 108, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Clear grill points, intense shade and impression, unusual cork cancel, Very Fine and choice

950
600
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109
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 109, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Clearly-defined grill, intense shade, bold cork bars cancel, Very Fine

2,250
450
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