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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1686
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1686, 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), full perforations all around, rich color, cleaned to remove toning, otherwise Fine and attractive example of a stamp that routinely has missing or ragged perforations, with copy of 1984 and 2017 P.F. certificates, the first as block of four (top left)

2,750
1,500
1687
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1687, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, h.r. at top, rich color, Fine, a scarce stamp with original gum, from an old-time collection put away in 1926 (when this stamp had a catalogue value of $25.00)

5,500
550
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1688
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1688, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Clearly defined grill, bright color and paper, wide margins, neat circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,100
700
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1689
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1689, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Clear grill, centered to top with well-balanced margins on three sides, bold strike of New York City circle of large V's cancel, Very Fine, accompanied by cover from which it originated

1,100
275
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1690
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1690, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Clear grill, bright color, circle of small V's cancel, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,000
500
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1691
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1691, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Well-balanced margins, fresh color, cancelled by light target and rim of circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,000
700
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1692
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1692, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Rich color on bright paper, well-defined grill, neat circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,000
450
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1693
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1693, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Block of four, original gum called "disturbed" on accompanying certificate but it is very typical of the 2c Z Grill and we would not describe it as such, light red offset on gum from 3c 1861 Issue, h.r. at top, clearly-defined grills which show the Z Grill characteristics, horizontal crease at bottom causing some grill point holes, natural pre-print creases in other stamps, tiny thin spots

VERY GOOD APPEARANCE. THIS 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL BLOCK IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL GRILLED ISSUE MULTIPLES. PERHAPS THREE ARE KNOWN AND ALL HAVE SIMILAR CENTERING.

Only a small quantity of 2c sheets were grilled during the period when the Z device was active -- after the D Grill (Scott 84), the Z is the rarest of Black Jack grilled stamps. We were only able to locate two other unused blocks. One was a rejoined block offered in our 2014 Curtis sale (also ex Allen and Metzger), which had traces of original gum. An intact block was offered in our sale of the Richard Drews collection (Siegel Sale 1195, lot 348). The block offered in our 1970 Rarities sale has likely been broken, since the bottom stamps were sound.

With 2018 A.P.S. certificate

75,000
3,750
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1694
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1694, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Well-centered with nicely balance margins, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,100
450
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1695
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1695, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Intense shade and impression, strong grill points, cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,100
275
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1696
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1696, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Wide margins and nicely centered, bright color, unobtrusive strike of grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 P.F. certificate

425
500
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1697
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1697, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87), 2c Black, E. Grill (87)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Horizontal pair, original gum, intense shade, left stamp natural gum creases, right stamp single nibbed perf, still Fine original gum pair

3,750
350
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1698
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1698, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill, Double Grill, One Split (87 var), 2c Black, E. Grill, Double Grill, One Split (87 var)2c Black, E. Grill, Double Grill, One Split (87 var). Clear double grill with one split at sides, face-free cancel, few short or pulled perfs, appears Very Good, despite the centering this is a very rare Black Jack grill variety, the only other example we have encountered was an original-gum stamp from our 1999 Rarities sale (split at top and bottom), with 2018 A.P.S. certificate, listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as normal double grill

200
160
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1699
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1699, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Lake Red, E. Grill (88a), 3c Lake Red, E. Grill (88a)3c Lake Red, E. Grill (88a). Incredibly deep shade on bright paper, wide margins, bold cork and circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine, a surprisingly difficult shade to obtain, with 2003 P.F. certificate

75
1,100
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1700
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1700, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Extra wide margins, intense shade, segmented cork cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

325
650
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1701
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1701, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Crisp impression, clearly-defined grill, wide margins, neat cork cancel, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

600
400
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1702
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1702, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, F. Grill (92), 1c Blue, F. Grill (92)1c Blue, F. Grill (92). Jumbo margins, bright color, double-circle datestamp and target cancels, fresh and Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate for a vertical strip of three, this the middle stamp

425
1,300
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1703
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1703, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Mint N.H, 2c Black, F. Grill (93). Mint N.H2c Black, F. Grill (93). Mint N.H. block of ten with bottom right corner selvage showing part imprint and "Plate.", positions 5-7 and 10 with slightly short gumming, some creases and perf separations, appears Fine, an exceedingly rare Mint N.H. part imprint block of the 2c Black Jack F Grill, with 2007 P.F. certificate stating Mint N.H., Scott Retail as hinged blocks and singles

6,050
1,300
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1704
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1704, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, F. Grill (93), 2c Black, F. Grill (93)2c Black, F. Grill (93). Block of four, original gum, bottom pair Mint N.H., top pair single hinge mark between, natural gum wrinkles in bottom pair, couple short perfs at upper right, overall Fine, scarce with Mint N.H. stamps, with 2018 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged block

2,600
0
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1705
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1705, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Clear grill, outstanding centering, cork cancel, reperfed at left (not mentioned on certificate), appears Extremely Fine, with clear 1993 P.F. certificate

850
500
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1706
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1706, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Outstanding centering, bold circle of wedges cancel, also small traces of blue cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. certificate

275
600
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1707
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1707, 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). Choice centering, rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, neat central strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 24-CENT F GRILL.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,700
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1708
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1708, 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). Pastel shade, well-centered with balanced margins, light rosette cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,500
2,000
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1709
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1709, 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). Rich color, clear grill, bold cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,500
750
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1710
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1710, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, clearly-defined grill, well-proportioned margins, bold cork cancel at right

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 90-CENT F GRILL.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,250
950
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1711
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1711, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101), 90c Blue, F. Grill (101)90c Blue, F. Grill (101). Wide margins, deep rich color, clear grill, cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

2,250
900
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