EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
The plates used to print the Black Jacks did not provide enough space between subjects for the large 12-gauge perf holes. Consequently, most Black Jack stamps have perfs touching the design on one or two sides. This scarcity of four-margin copies multiplies exponentially when the Z Grill is factored into the equation. 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.
Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,000.00). Only two grade higher (at 98).
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 2004 (for a block of four -- this the lower left stamp) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates. With 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogNH). By way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only one Scott 113 at the 90 grade in Mint N.H. condition, with none higher. Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
This issue is considerably scarcer in used condition. SMQ estimates approximately 30 are known used.
With 1999 and 2015 P.F. (XF 90) and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,250.00). Only one has graded higher (at 90J) and only two others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.
With 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,500.00). This is one of only four hinged Scott 129's at this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1881 RE-ISSUE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. - THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND THE ONLY SCOTT 133a TO ACHIEVE IT.
With 2009 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (both NGAI, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in the 100J grade, SMQ $3,250.00 as 100). This is the only example listed in the P.S.E. Population Report at this ultimate grade. The next highest is a single example graded 95