Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
180
E
Sale 1107, Lot 180, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)American Bank Note Co., 3c and 2c Black, Columbia Portrait Die Essay on Thick Yellowish Wove (79-E11b). 26 x 31mm and showing the complete design, Very Fine and striking essay, illustrated in Scott Catalogue on p. 798, this is much scarcer than the perforated plate essays of the same design, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
550
181
E
Sale 1107, Lot 181, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, original gum, some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, ex Grunin, with 1971 P.F. certificate

500
275
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182
E
Sale 1107, Lot 182, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die and Plate Essays (79-E30). Nine items containing 11 essays, nice range incl. Nos. 79-E30g (Yellow), 79-E30o incl. a pair and four singles in a range of colors, 79-E30q, 79-E30r, fresh and Very Fine group

E. 300-400
600
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183
E
Sale 1107, Lot 183, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Red Brown, Die Essay on Proof Paper (79-E30e). 41 x 46mm, rich color, some paper imperfections at top as normally associated with this fragile paper, appears Very Fine, scarce

750
200
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184
og
Sale 1107, Lot 184, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Large part original gum, bright color, typical perfs for this difficult issue, trivial soiling in a few grill points towards top, Fine, scarce in original-gum condition

8,500
850
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185
 
Sale 1107, Lot 185, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Horizontal strip of three, quartered cork cancel, typical A Grill centering and separation faults, small and very minor repaired spot at left, still Fine, an extremely rare used multiple of the experimental A Grill, ex Caspary and Zoellner, with 1978 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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186
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Sale 1107, Lot 186, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Unused (no gum), clearly-defined grill, small thin spot, small tear at top right, Extremely Fine appearance, neat backstamp

2,150
425
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187
 
Sale 1107, Lot 187, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Exceptionally well-centered, rich color, crossroads cancel and rim of circular datestamp, Very Fine

1,100
700
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188
 
Sale 1107, Lot 188, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Clear grill points, pale shade, neat circular datestamp and grid cancels, Very Fine

1,100
0
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189
 
Sale 1107, Lot 189, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, C. Grill, 5c Brown, F. Grill (83, 95). First with clear and well-defined grill points, cork cancel, fresh color in typical 1867 C Grill pastel shade, small corner crease, appears Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (clear 1978 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies), 5c with extra wide margins, deep shade, clear grill, neat target cancel, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (clear 1985 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies)

2,000
650
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190
og
Sale 1107, Lot 190, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Large part original gum, clearly-defined grill, intense shade and impression, few diagonal creases, small thin spots at upper right, short perfs

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT D GRILL.

Last offered in one of our 1977 auctions.

16,000
1,800
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191
 
Sale 1107, Lot 191, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Exceptionally well-centered, characteristic intense 2c D Grill shade with light target cancel, trivial nibbed perfs, otherwise Very Fine, well-centered examples of the 2c Black D. Grill are very difficult to find

4,500
800
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192
og
Sale 1107, Lot 192, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, radiant color, few tiny toned spots on a few perfs

FINE CENTERING. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL.

For some reason, original-gum examples of this issue are often found with centering such as this. Last offered in one of our 1970 auctions.

17,500
900
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193
 
Sale 1107, Lot 193, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Crisp impression, wide margins, neat cancel, most recent certificate notes tiny internal break in grill, still Very Fine and choice, with 2001 and 2015 P.F. certificates

1,300
800
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194
 
Sale 1107, Lot 194, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Unusual grid in circle cancel, margins to touched, Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,300
400
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195
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Sale 1107, Lot 195, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, clear grill points, Very Good, scarce in unused condition, small red backstamp, with 1954 P.F. certificate

9,000
950
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196
 
Sale 1107, Lot 196, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Rich color, clear grill, bold strike of "C" in circle fancy cancel, small thin, few small faults at left, otherwise Fine, unusual cancel

3,500
550
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197
 
Sale 1107, Lot 197, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Rich color, blue cork cancel, small corner crease top left, otherwise Fine

3,500
450
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198
og
Sale 1107, Lot 198, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, intense shade and impression, light creases, few shortish perfs at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL.

Ex Max Simon. With copy of 1962 P.F. certificate for strip of three

17,500
1,600
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