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Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
81
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 81, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Unused (no gum), centered to bottom right but with better perfs than often seen, just a couple short, about Fine, with 1962 and 1986 P.F. certificates

2,750
750
82
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 82, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill, Grill Points Down (83 var), 3c Rose, C. Grill, Grill Points Down (83 var)3c Rose, C. Grill, Grill Points Down (83 var). Large part original gum, strong and sharp grill points clearly showing the variety, bright color

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE VARIETY OF THE EXPERIMENTAL C GRILL.

The C Grill with points down was caused when the sheet was laid down with the gummed side facing the depressions in the grill.

Ex "Argentum". With 2000 P.F. certificate

6,750
1,300
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83
 
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 83, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Attractive centering for this difficult issue, deep shade, blue cork cancel, clear grill impression, tiny margin tear at upper left, Very Fine appearance, a scarce example of the 1868 D grill with a blue cancel, with 2005 P.F. certificate

5,250
550
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84
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 84, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Unused (no gum), clearly-defined grill, radiant color on bright paper, wide and well-balanced margins, especially for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT ROSE D GRILL. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

Ex Geisler. With 1980 P.F. certificate

2,500
4,250
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85
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 85, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Slightly disturbed original gum, full and clear grill, three wide margins to touched at left, natural pre-printing paper folds at bottom

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

The majority of original-gum examples of this issue listed in Power Search are not well-centered -- with normally two sides close or touched by the perfs. This is an attractive example of this rare original-gum stamp.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate

17,500
0
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86
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 86, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Unused (no gum), bright color, clear grill

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

With 1996 P.S.E. certificate

9,000
1,300
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87
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 87, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Unused (no gum), clearly-defined grill, intense shade, light corner creases

FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate

6,500
0
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88
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 88, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Unused (no gum), intense color, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,200
600
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89
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 89, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Unused (no gum), extra wide margins, clearly-defined grill, few nibbed perfs at right, otherwise Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate

650
275
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90
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 90, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, strong and complete grill impression, reperfed at top, appears Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

5,250
800
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91
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 91, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Unused (no gum), intense shade, three wide margins, small stray blue spot in upper left margins does not appear to be a cancel, Fine

1,900
475
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92
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 92, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, intense shade

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT E GRILL.

Ex "Vineyard". With 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates

12,500
2,600
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93
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 93, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Unused (no gum), choice centering with balanced margins, pretty pastel color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1982 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,000
1,150
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94
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 94, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (93 var), 2c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (93 var)2c Black, F. Grill, Very Thin Paper (93 var). Unused (no gum), choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as original gum thin paper $550.00, as normal paper without gum

160
375
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95
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 95, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Unused (no gum), rich color, clear grill, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

1,375
550
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96
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 96, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96), 10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Unused (no gum), rich color, Very Fine

900
300
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97
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 97, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Unused (regummed), attractive margins and centering, slight overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

1,100
300
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98
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 98, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Unused (no gum), well-balanced margins, intense shade, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,600
900
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99
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 99, 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). Unused (no gum), nicely balanced margins top to bottom and side to side -- particularly wide at top and bottom, bright shade, single pulled perf at bottom right, appears Very Fine, a review using Power Search found very few centered unused 24c F Grill stamps, despite the small perf flaw this is a desirable example, with 2006 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,300
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100
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 100, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Unused (no gum), clearly defined grill which has a tiny thin spot, appears Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

3,250
650
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101
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 101, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., bright color, clearly-defined grill

FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 90-CENT F GRILL.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

14,500
2,000
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102
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 102, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c-24c 1861-68 Issues, Balance (63/94), 1c-24c 1861-68 Issues, Balance (63/94)1c-24c 1861-68 Issues, Balance (63/94). 10 stamps, all appear unused and most are in fact unused, 1861 Issue including 1c, 2c, 3c, 5c (Buff, faintly cancelled), 10c and 24c (two), grills including 3c E and F grills, the unused are mostly no gum or regummed with a couple original gum, faults to be expected but overall a Fine appearing and attractive group, four certificates accompany, Scott Retail more than $4,000.00

E. 500-750
600
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