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Sale 1075 — 2014 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1095°
Ebl
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1095, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue3c Green & Gold, Vignette Map of the United States on Thick White Paper, Rouletted (79-E7), 3c Green & Gold, Vignette Map of the United States on Thick White Paper, Rouletted (79-E7)3c Green & Gold, Vignette Map of the United States on Thick White Paper, Rouletted (79-E7). Essay by an unknown author depicting a map of the United States with the words "United States" and gold "3" superimposed, borders of the country as they were established in 1867, with remarkable detail depicting mountain ranges, wide margins, Extremely Fine, a rare and beautiful essay, with 2014 P.F. certificate

2,500
7,500
1096
c
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1096, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue10c Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Green, F. Grill (96)10c Green, F. Grill (96). Rich color, used with horizontal pair of 3c Red, F. Grill (94), tied by quartered cork cancels, "Chicago Ill. May 19" (1869) circular datestamp on bright orange "Republican Platform" Grant-Colfax with Standing Liberty Campaign cover to Trondheim, Norway, red boxed "Hamburg Franco" datestamp, red crayon "1" ties 3c, red "6" and "2-1/2Wf." German credit handstamps, receiving backstamp, some edgewear slightly affects 10c

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND UNUSUAL GRANT-COLFAX CAMPAIGN COVER TO NORWAY.

Ex Gabriel. With 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
6,500
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1097°
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1097, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, intense shade and proof-like impression, face-free cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT F GRILL, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES IT.

With 2008 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $9,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it (ex Kirke)

275
4,000
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1098
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1098, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue2c Black, Re-Issue (103), 2c Black, Re-Issue (103)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Outstanding centering with wonderfully balanced margins, deep shade and detailed impression, lightly cancelled by duplex datestamp with "Mar. 5" date visible, two slightly shorter perfs at left not mentioned on accompanying P.F. certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK RE-ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. ONLY 24 USED EXAMPLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS AND THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE IS UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

Our Our census of Scott 103 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/ dynamic/census/103/103.pdf ,contains 24 copies. However, of these only five or six have centering we would consider Very Fine, and perhaps a couple others could be considered Extremely Fine. Several of the possibly sound examples have not been examined in decades and may in fact not be sound. The example offered here, with wide balanced margins and a relatively light cancel, is a true condition rarity and clearly among the very finest examples known.

Census No. 103-CAN-24. With 2014 P.F. certificate as sound. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $50,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used example and one of only three to achieve this grade

15,000
0
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1099°
og
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1099, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue10c Green, Re-Issue (106), 10c Green, Re-Issue (106)10c Green, Re-Issue (106). Original gum, extra wide margins and almost mathematically perfect centering, intense shade and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

The 10c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 451 of the 10c were sold; the remaining 9,549 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1985 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (OG, Superb 98; SMQ $22,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

3,500
7,500
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1100°
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1100, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue15c Black, Re-Issue (108), 15c Black, Re-Issue (108)15c Black, Re-Issue (108). Intense shade and impression, bold strike of "6" oval grid duplex cancel at left, choice centering with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1866 RE-ISSUE. ONLY FIFTEEN ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

The 15c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (50 impressions). Only 397 of the 15c were sold; the remaining 9,603 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Our census of Scott 108 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/108/108.pdf , records only 15 examples. The centering and placement of the cancel on the stamp offered here makes this one of the finest known.

Census No. 108-CAN-12. With 2000 P.S.E., 2001 and 2014 P.F. certificates.

35,000
0
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1101
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1101, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Choice centering with perfectly balanced margins, dark shade, wavy-line machine cancel not contemporary to 1870's but possibly from the 1890's, also small blue pen stroke, Extremely Fine, used examples of this issue are extremely rare -- we record only 12 examples with contemporary cancels, we sold a similarly cancelled 90c in our 2004 Lake Shore sale, Scott Retail for contemporary cancel $20,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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1102
og
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1102, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue90c Blue, Re-Issue (111), 90c Blue, Re-Issue (111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111). Large part original gum, deep rich color, small thin spot near top, two nibbed perfs at left, appears Fine, only 317 sold, with 2014 P.F. certificate

6,750
1,200
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