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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Z Grills

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
249
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 249, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Z Grills3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essays on Tinted Papers (85C-E2 var), 3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essays on Tinted Papers (85C-E2 var)3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essays on Tinted Papers (85C-E2 var). Seven, in a range of shades and papers identified on exhibit page, printed from sheets of 12, distinctive grills, a few minor flaws including one with short perfs at top, overall Fine-Very Fine, for some reason the Scott Catalogue lists the 12c Z Grill essays (as 85-E1) and the Z Grills on selvage from the 12c and 3c essays (as 85-E2) but does not list the 3c Z Grill essays (they are only referred to in a footnote), we hear they will soon be added back to the catalogue, Scott Retail as the similar but more plentiful 12 Z Grill essays

1,750
700
250
Ebl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 250, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Z Grills3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essay + (Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Essay on Horizontally Laid Salmon Paper (85C-E2 var, 85C-E2), 3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essay + (Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Essay on Horizontally Laid Salmon Paper (85C-E2 var, 85C-E2)3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essay + (Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Essay on Horizontally Laid Salmon Paper (85C-E2 var, 85C-E2). Combination block of six in Red, top four 3c stamps are No. 85C-E2 var., bottom two sheet margin stamps are No. 85C-E2, original gum, h.r., Very Fine and scarce, this block is conclusive proof for the footnote in Scott which states that No. 85C-E2 comes from fully perforated selvage of the 3c and 12c Z Grill essay panes (which consisted of 12 subjects), for some reason the Scott Catalogue does not list the 3c Z Grill essays but we hear they will soon be added back to the catalogue, Scott Retail for two of No. 85C-E2 and four of the similar but more plentiful 12c Z Grill essays

1,400
800
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251
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 251, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Z Grills12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essay + (Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Essay on Tinted Paper (85E-E1, 85C-E2), 12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essay + (Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Essay on Tinted Paper (85E-E1, 85C-E2)12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essay + (Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Essay on Tinted Paper (85E-E1, 85C-E2). Two 12c singles with attached grilled selvage, Black and Brown on yellow, the 12c stamps are No. 85E-E1, the bottom selvage are No. 85C-E2, original gum, a few perfs with some slight gum soaks, Fine and scarce, like the block offered in lot 250, these are conclusive proof for the footnote in Scott which states that No. 85C-E2 comes from fully perforated selvage of the 3c and 12c Z Grill essay panes

900
425
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252
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 252, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Z Grills12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essays on Tinted Papers (85E-E1), 12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essays on Tinted Papers (85E-E1)12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Essays on Tinted Papers (85E-E1). Ten, nice range of shades and papers identified on exhibit page, including horizontally and vertically laid, distinctive grills, range of centering to in with a couple nicely centered, mix of original gum and no gum, overall Very Good-Very Fine, an attractive group of these essays which are not frequently offered

2,500
750
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253
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 253, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Z Grills(Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Essays on Tinted Papers (85C-E2), (Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Essays on Tinted Papers (85C-E2)(Unstated Value) Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Essays on Tinted Papers (85C-E2). Four, on green, straw, salmon and yellow papers, original gum, couple with slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, these were produced by embossing the grill on fully perforated sheet selvage of the 3c and 12c Z Grill essay panes

800
375
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