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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: E Grill

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
362
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 362, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Block of four, original gum, h.r., clear grills, bottom left stamp light crease at left, Fine and rare block

20,000
1,700
363
ogbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 363, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Block of 16, original gum which is slightly glazed in spots, few h.r., few toned spots on gum are visible at bottom right, clear grills, few faults including position 3 sealed tear and some perfs rejoined

FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMPRESSIVE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 ONE-CENT E GRILL.

With 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as four blocks of four

80,000
5,750
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364
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 364, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill1c Blue, E. Grill, Grill Points Up (86 var), 1c Blue, E. Grill, Grill Points Up (86 var)1c Blue, E. Grill, Grill Points Up (86 var). Deep rich color, clear grill with the points facing upwards, neat strike of grid cancel, perf reattached at bottom right, few short perfs, still a Very Fine example of this rare grill variety, with 1978 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 400-500
425
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365
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 365, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Two, first with bold strike of red Geometric cancel, ex Haas, second with bold strike of Star fancy cancel, trivial corner crease at top right, Extremely Fine strikes and attractive

930
1,000
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366
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 366, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Block of four, remarkably well-centered, beautiful bright shade and fine impression, strong E Grill impressions, lightly cancelled by open grids, two pulled perfs at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, one of the choicest known used blocks of the 1c E Grill -- the second scarcest stamp of the E Grill set and extremely rare in block form, the majority having been used for 1c and 2c rates, we have offered only one other used block (the largest recorded used multiple, a block of 18) since keeping computerized records, ex Twigg-Smith

3,500
2,700
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367
ogbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 367, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Block of four with top right corner selvage, original gum, stamps barely hinged, the top right stamp has phenomenal centering with wide margins, unfortunately the right stamps also have natural pre-printing paperfolds which is the only reason why this remarkable corner position block is still intact

FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL FROM THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF THE SHEET.

Ex Metzger. With 2002 P.F. certificate

8,750
2,100
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368
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 368, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, interpane straight edge margin at right, few short perfs at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate

8,750
500
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369
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 369, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Block of four, bright shade, clear grills, bold cork cancels, light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED USED BLOCKS OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL. A GREAT RARITY.

This is the first used block we have offered since keeping computerized records. With 2000 P.F. certificate

6,250
3,250
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370
ogbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 370, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill3c Rose, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose, E. Grill (88)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Block of four, original gum, h.r., choice centering, brilliant color, clearly-defined grills

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, Ishikawa and Hall. With 1993 P.F. certificate

6,000
3,000
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371
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 371, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill3c Rose, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose, E. Grill (88)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Block of four, bright color, clear grills, duplex cancels, fresh and Very Fine, despite its modest catalogue value used blocks of this issue are not often seen, Power Search located only two others from our sales and both realized multiples of Scott Retail value

350
700
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372
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 372, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Unused (no gum), rich color, wide margins, few creases, Very Fine appearance

2,000
275
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373
ogbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 373, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Block of four, original gum, clearly-defined grills, deep rich color on bright paper, bottom stamps with light horizontal creases

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL. THIS IS THE FIRST UNUSED BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED IN OUR AUCTIONS IN 20 YEARS. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The 1956 Caspary sale contained a block of eighteen which was subsequently broken into smaller units, including singles. We last offered a block of four in 1998. The block offered here, with the top two stamps in sound and centered condition, may not remain intact much longer.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

26,000
10,500
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374
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 374, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, bold circle of wedges cancel, few small faults are not very noticeable

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL.

We have offered very few blocks of any size over the years -- only two blocks of four in the past quarter century. Ex Curtis.

4,200
2,100
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375
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 375, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Block of four, intense shade, clear grill points, neat cork cancels, few light creases, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare used block

2,850
1,200
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376
ogbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 376, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grills, deep shade and proof-like impression, few sensibly rejoined perf separations, small toned spot at right center, expertly reperfed at right (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 15-CENT E GRILL IS ONE OF THE RAREST GRILLED ISSUE BLOCKS. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE FOR THIS ISSUE.

Our records contain only three or four other unused blocks of four, and no larger multiples. The Zoellner block of four was broken into singles after the sale, as have most multiples containing stamps with decent centering.

Ex Lilly. With 1968 P.F. certificate.

75,000
8,500
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377
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 377, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Unused (no gum), crisp impression, wide margins, reperfed at right and bottom, Very Fine appearing unused example of the 15c E Grill, with 1980 P.F. certificate as regummed (gum since removed) but not noting reperfing

4,500
1,000
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378
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 378, 1867-68 Grilled Issue: E Grill15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Vertical strip of three, clear grills, neat New York Leaf cancels, trace of red and blue transit cancels at left, few faults including either scotch or document tape across the back of all three, Very Good appearance, scarce strip

1,900
275
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