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Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
192
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 192, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Horizontal pair, clearly-defined grill with perfs far more intact than normally seen, tied by "Cairo Ill. Aug. 23" circular datestamp and quartered cork cancel on small orange piece, rich color, choice centering

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE PAIR OF THE 1867 3-CENT A GRILL.

The 3c stamps issued in August 1867 with experimental Type A grills were the first of the 1867-68 grills. They were soon replaced by other grill types, because the grilling all over weakened the sheets and resulted in poor separations with perforations or pieces torn out. Multiples are scarce, especially in such choice condition. This pair has perf teeth almost all around with only one short perf at bottom of right stamp and two small nicks at top of left stamp.

With 2012 PSAG certificate

3,500
2,400
193
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 193, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, clearly-defined grill which is easily visible on the front of the stamp, brilliant color and paper, superb centering with well-balanced margins, a few gum soaks in grill as often

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.

With 1972 P.F. certificate

6,000
8,000
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194
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 194, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Clearly-defined grill, neat target cancel, tiny corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, with 1998 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,000
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195
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 195, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Unused (no gum), attractive margins and centering, nice color, Very Fine, better than typically found, with 1975 P.F. certificate

2,150
3,000
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196
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 196, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Horizontal strip of three, clear grills, s.e. at left, bold quartered cork cancels, few perf flaws, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare multiple of the 3c D Grill, Scott Retail as pair and single

3,600
600
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 197, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Unused (no gum), clearly-defined grill, brilliant color

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL.

The 3c Z Grill was in production for only a short period of time before the device was replaced with the F Grill. Only a small number of 3c sheets were fed thru the Z Grill, which accounts for the rarity of surviving examples, especially in unused condition.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

9,000
6,250
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198
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 198, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Clearly-defined grill, intense shade and impression, unobtrusive cancel, tiny thins in the grill (partly a result of the strong grill impression), Very Fine appearance, with 2012 P.F. certificate

2,500
400
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199
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 199, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Original gum, minor h.r., well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1977 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,700
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200
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 200, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)5c Brown, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (95 var), 5c Brown, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (95 var)5c Brown, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (95 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL ON VERY THIN PAPER.

The National Bank Note Co. undoubtedly made various attempts to improve grilling quality and efficiency through modifications in the process. Based on surviving stamps, it appears that one modification involved the use of very thin paper, which probably allowed two or more sheets to be grilled in one pass through the grilling device. The 1c (F), 2c (E and F), 3c (E and F), 5c (F), 10c (F), 12c (F) and 15c (F) are found on this very thin paper. They are scarce, particularly the 5c-15c values.

With 1975 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,800
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201
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 201, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Deep rich color, clear grill points, light strike of red circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine

295
0
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202
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 202, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Unused (no gum), attractively centered with intense shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1974 P.F. certificate

1,600
0
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203
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 203, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, clear grill points, neat strike of blue hollow 5-point star fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice, fancy cancels are virtually unheard of on the 15c 1868 Grilled Issue, Scott Retail with no premium for the fancy cancel

320
0
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204
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 204, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (no gum), exceptionally well-centered for this typically tight-margined F Grill denomination, fresh color, trivial top left corner perf crease not mentioned on accompanying 1975 P.F. certificate, otherwise Extremely Fine

3,250
2,600
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205
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 205, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Part original gum described on accompanying certificate as "mostly original gum", clearly-defined grill, bright shade, light horizontal crease and small thin spot not mentioned on accompanying certificate

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

This is the first example with original gum we have offered since our 2012 Frelinghuysen sale. With 1960 P.F. certificate.

14,500
4,000
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206
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 206, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2014 P.F. certificate

850
1,200
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207
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 207, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice

850
900
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208
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 208, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Unused (traces of original gum), bright color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as no gum

375
325
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209
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 209, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)2c Black, Re-Issue (103), 2c Black, Re-Issue (103)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, sharp proof-like impression on fresh and bright paper, two nibbed perfs at left and right, still Very Fine, only 979 sold, with 1973 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,800
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210
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 210, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105), 5c Brown, Re-Issue (105)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105). Original gum with hinge mark, lovely rich color, perfect centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,500.00)

2,750
7,750
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211
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 211, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)10c Green, Re-Issue (106), 10c Green, Re-Issue (106)10c Green, Re-Issue (106). Original gum, wide margins and nicely centered, magnificent rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 451 sold. With 1977 P.F. certificate

3,500
3,000
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212
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 212, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)12c Black, Re-Issue (107), 12c Black, Re-Issue (107)12c Black, Re-Issue (107). Original gum with hinge mark, deep shade and detailed impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 389 sold. With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $6,250.00). The grade given to this stamp seems oddly low.

4,250
5,000
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213
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 213, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)12c Black, Re-Issue (107), 12c Black, Re-Issue (107)12c Black, Re-Issue (107). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade with sharp impression on crisp white paper, Fine and attractive, with 1972 P.F. certificate, only 389 issued

4,250
1,500
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214
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 214, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)15c Black, Re-Issue (108), 15c Black, Re-Issue (108)15c Black, Re-Issue (108). Part original gum, intense shade on brilliant white paper, Very Fine and attractive, with 1972 P.F. certificate, only 397 issued

4,750
2,800
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215
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 215, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Original gum, wonderful depth of color on crisp paper, proof-like impression, choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

The 24c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. A total of 10,000 was printed (50 impressions). Only 346 were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

The quantity sold for the 24c 1861 Re-Issue (346) is close in number to several lower values, including the 12c and 15c (389 and 397, respectively). However, the 24c is scarcer and appears less frequently at auction. It is also one of the three most difficult values to obtain in choice original-gum condition (the others are the 3c and 30c).

With 1970 P.F. certificate

6,000
5,250
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 216, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Unused (no gum), deep rich color and proof-like impression, exceptionally well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED AND FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Small backstamp. Only 346 sold.

2,750
2,500
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217
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 217, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110), 30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110). Original gum, intense color, essentially perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

The 30c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 30c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

6,250
10,000
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218
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 218, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111), 90c Blue, Re-Issue (111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111). Original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 317 sold. With 1972 P.F. certificate

6,750
4,500
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