VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT E GRILL.
With 2002 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 3-CENT E GRILL.
Very few well-centered blocks of the 3c E Grill have survived the mass extinction of multiples, as dealers broke them up in the 1980s and 90s to feed the market for choice singles. This is one of the last left intact.
Ex Caspary and Ishikawa. With 1993 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL.
With 1987 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 15-CENT E GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 1868 GRILLED ISSUES IN THIS WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
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.
Ex Golin. With 1991 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT F GRILL.
A Power Search review found one other, offered in one of our 2005 auctions, which had a straight edge at right and perfs in at left. Blocks of this issue are also very scarce, and none we have offered contained any Mint N.H. stamps. This is the finest we have been able to locate.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT F GRILL IN THE PALE BLUE SHADE.
A review using Power Search shows we have offered only seven blocks of Scott 92 in any shade. This block was offered in our 1981 Rarities sale as the regular Scott 92 shade, where it realized $5,000 hammer versus $1,325.00 Scott value
With 1996 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as block of four and pair
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE CORNER SHEET-MARGIN BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 3-CENT F GRILL.
The slight wrinkle in the top right stamp is the only reason this block has not be broken to create a Mint N.H. corner-margin single.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION AND WITH SUCH SUPERB CENTERING.
As the block offered in the following lot demonstrates, the 5c 1861-68 Issue was printed from plates with closely-spaced subjects that left little room for the large 12-gauge perforations.
With 1993 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL. ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.
As this block demonstrates, the 5c 1861-68 Issue was printed from plates with closely-spaced subjects that left little room for the large 12-gauge perforations. In this instance, the perforations were applied almost exactly within the narrow spaces between the stamps.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.
With 1992 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.
Most blocks with sound and centered stamps have been broken to feed collector demand for singles. This is one of the finest surviving blocks.
With 1983 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT F GRILL.
With 1978 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.
With 1992 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.
The largest recorded original gum multiples are a reconstructed block of 20 and a block of 16. Both are significantly off center with perfs cutting far into the stamp designs. Virtually all of the better-centered blocks of this scarce issue have been broken to feed the market for choice singles. This block was featured in our 1970 Rarities sale.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1868 F GRILL.
Ex Gorham. With 1982, 1991 and 2003 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT WIDE-MARGINED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL.
For the U.S. Classics collector more concerned with margins and centering than with gum, this is the ideal example of the 30c F Grill.
Ex Gorham. With 1984 and 2001 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 90-CENT F GRILL. SCARCE IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
We have offered approximately a dozen original-gum examples since keeping computerized records, and most either have faults, are off-center or have only part original gum.
With 1971 and 1992 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1868 F GRILL.
With 1998 P.F. certificate