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Sale 1195 — The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
317°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 317, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill1c Blue, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15i), 1c Blue, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15i)1c Blue, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15i). Original gum, clear points down 13 x 16mm male grill, pastel shade, just a trace of soiling in the grill, reperfed at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. BY FAR THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS DOWN C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. This 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19.5 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 5,000-7,500
16,500
318°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 318, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15j), 3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15j)3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15j). Unused (no gum), clear points up 13 x 16mm male grill, bright color, three wide margins

FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS UP C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
20,000
Back to Top
319°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 319, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15j), 3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15j)3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15j). Unused (no gum), clear points down 13 x 16mm male grill, bright color, outstanding centering and margins, reperfed at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS DOWN C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 5,000-7,500
22,000
Back to Top
320°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 320, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill5c Brown, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15k), 5c Brown, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15k)5c Brown, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15k). Unused (no gum), clear points up 13 x 16mm male grill, rich color, three wide margins

FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS UP C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
Back to Top
321°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 321, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill5c Brown, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15k), 5c Brown, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15k)5c Brown, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15k). Unused (no gum), clear points down 13 x 16mm male grill, rich color, one slightly short perf at top left

FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS DOWN C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
Back to Top
322°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 322, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill10c Green, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15l), 10c Green, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15l)10c Green, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15l). Unused (no gum), clear points up 13 x 16mm male grill, rich color, three wide margins, just a hint of faint toning in perf tips at upper left

FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS UP C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
Back to Top
323°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 323, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill10c Green, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15l), 10c Green, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15l)10c Green, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15l). Unused (no gum), clear points down 13 x 16mm male grill, rich color, reperfed at left

FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS DOWN C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 5,000-7,500
18,000
Back to Top
324°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 324, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill12c Black, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15m), 12c Black, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15m)12c Black, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15m). Unused (no gum), clear points up 13 x 16mm male grill, intense shade, reperfed at left

FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS UP C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
17,500
Back to Top
325°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 325, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill12c Black, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15m), 12c Black, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15m)12c Black, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15m). Unused (no gum), clear points down 13 x 16mm male grill, intense shade, tiny thin spot top left corner

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS DOWN C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
21,000
Back to Top
326°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 326, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill30c Orange, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15n), 30c Orange, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15n)30c Orange, C. Grill, Points Up (83 var, 79-E15n). Unused (no gum), clear points up 13 x 16mm male grill, vivid color, tiny top left corner crease

FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS UP C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
18,500
Back to Top
327°
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 327, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill30c Orange, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15n), 30c Orange, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15n)30c Orange, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var, 79-E15n). Unused (no gum), clear points down 13 x 16mm male grill, vivid color

FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1867-68 ISSUE WITH POINTS DOWN C GRILL.

The 11 stamps in this section form the unique complete set of each of the six denominations that exist with the essay C Grill, comprising the 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c, and 30c values. The 1c shows points down (it exists only in this state) and the other denominations include two examples each, one with points up and one with points down. The grills are clear 13 x 16mm male grills (16 points x 19-19-1/2 points) made up of tiny "X" pyramidal points impressed into the face or into the back (creating points down or up on the face). This male grill differs from the issued C Grill (Scott 83), which was made by a female grill surface of embossed depressions. When applied to the sheet, facing toward the depressions, the female C Grill created raised bosses on the face of each stamp.

These C Grill essays originate from the archive of papers and stamps retained by Charles F. Steel, who patented the grilling device. The various experimental grilled stamps were acquired by James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, from the Steel archive. The stamps in this set were subsequently part of the Col. Edward H. R. Green collection (offered in Part XXV, Costales sale, Feb. 18-21, 1946, lots 204-213). In the Costales sale catalogue it was stated that apart from the 1c, which was previously known, the existence of the other denominations was unknown until the Green dispersal. They were later owned by essay-proof pioneer Clarence M. Brazer, from whose family Mr. Drews acquired the set. Each of the stamps in this unique set has been off the market for decades.

Each of these C Grills is believed to be unique, except there is a second 1c with points down (and serious faults) which appeared in the Worthington sale and was later owned by Jerome S. Wagshal (Siegel Sale 993, lot 448). A 1c with points up has never emerged. For more more information about the origins of the experimental A and C grills, please refer to Chronicle 134 and to our Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1867.pdf.

Ex

Steel, Earl of Crawford, Col. Green and Brazer.

E. 7,500-10,000
21,000
Back to Top
328
ogbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 328, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Block of four, original gum, brilliant color, clearly-defined grills

FRESH AND FINE. A REMARKABLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL. VERY FEW BLOCKS OF THIS ISSUE REMAIN INTACT.

The 3c is the only issued denomination that comes with the distinctive C Grill, which was made from the female A Grill device with the grill embossing modified to fit within each stamp (it was usually applied points up). Very few blocks are known, as most have been broken to feed the market for singles.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

30,000
8,500
Back to Top
329
ng
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 329, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Unused (no gum), bright color, clear grill, two short perfs at bottom right, otherwise Fine

2,000
375
Back to Top
330
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 330, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Radiant color, clearly-defined grill, bold strike of Blue Bird fancy cancel of Rockford Ill., fresh and Fine

1,200
650
Back to Top
331
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 331, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, Double C. Grill (83 var), 3c Rose, Double C. Grill (83 var)3c Rose, Double C. Grill (83 var). Overlapping impressions on well-centered stamp, blue quartered cork cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1867 C GRILL WITH A DOUBLE GRILL.

Ex Koppersmith and Dr. Morris. With 1996 P.F. certificate

2,100
800
Back to Top
332
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 332, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Block of six, s.e. at right, bold strikes of quartered cork cancel and duplex circular datestamp, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, some toning on back shows thru, top right stamp tiny tears in margin

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS REPUTED TO BE THE LARGEST USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.

This multiple was originally part of a block of eight on a cover (the other two stamps were at top left). Ex Ishikawa and Wagshal. Listed but unpriced in Scott as a block of four. Scott Retail as three pairs

9,750
3,000
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333
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 333, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var), 3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var)3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var). Brilliant color, clearly defined grill showing partial erasure of continuous grill at right, neat strike of blue segmented cork cancel, Fine and scarce, in a few areas of the C Grill (Positions 99-100R, 89-90R, 79-80R, 68-69R and 1-2L, 11-12L, 21-22L and 31-32L), the points between grills were insufficiently planed away or erased when the A Grill was converted to the smaller C Grill, with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,850
500
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334
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 334, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var), 3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var)3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var). Rich color, clearly defined grill showing partial erasure of continuous grill at right, light strike of circle of wedges cancel, small fault at top and small toned spot, otherwise Fine and scarce, in a few areas of the C Grill (Positions 99-100R, 89-90R, 79-80R, 68-69R and 1-2L, 11-12L, 21-22L and 31-32L), the points between grills were insufficiently planed away or erased when the A Grill was converted to the smaller C Grill

2,750
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335
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 335, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var), 3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var)3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var). Disturbed original gum, clear grill points show the variety very well, some light staining, otherwise Fine example of this variety which was caused when the sheet was laid down with the gummed side facing the depressions in the grill, with 1987 P.F. certificate

6,250
700
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336
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 336, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill3c Rose, C. Grill, Imperforate (83a), 3c Rose, C. Grill, Imperforate (83a)3c Rose, C. Grill, Imperforate (83a). Horizontal pair, original gum, well-defined grills, large margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,750
425
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