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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1176
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1176, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Bright shade, well-defined grill, neat strike of quartered cork cancel, diagonal crease at top left, Very Fine appearance, ex Hansen, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,100
325
1177
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1177, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Clear grill, bright color, faint corner perf tip crease at top right is barely detectable, appears Very Fine

1,100
300
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1178
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1178, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Position 10L, disturbed original gum, natural straight edge at right with guideline, deep shade, short perfs at top, otherwise Fine, an affordable example of a very rare original-gum stamp, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott Retail $16,000.00

E. 500-750
950
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1179
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1179, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Lightly cancelled, attractive color, Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,100
225
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1180
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1180, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Clear grill, attractive margins and centering, neat blue circular datestamp cancel, accompanying certificate mentions a small corner crease at bottom left, which is undetectable even with repeated dipping, appears Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,350
600
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1181
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1181, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Well-centered, wide margins, lightly cancelled, faint vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,100
350
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1182
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1182, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Fresh color, small circle of wedges cancel at top left, strong Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

425
250
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1183
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1183, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill, Double Transfer (87 var), 2c Black, E. Grill, Double Transfer (87 var)2c Black, E. Grill, Double Transfer (87 var). Unused (no gum), showing clear double transfer at upper left, detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1974 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00 with no premium for the double transfer), Scott Retail with no premium for the double transfer

650
650
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1184
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1184, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, E. Grill (88), 3c Rose, E. Grill (88)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Rich color on bright paper, choice centering, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

30
400
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1185
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1185, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)10c Green, E. Grill (89), 10c Green, E. Grill (89)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Nicely centered, deep color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

325
140
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1186
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1186, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Intense shade on bright paper, cork cancel, circular datestamp and red cancel which is likely a boxed Aachen Franco marking and circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00), only two grade higher (at 95J and 98)

375
2,000
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1187
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1187, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Deep shade and impression, red circular datestamp cancel, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

450
325
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1188
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1188, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)12c Black, E. Grill (90), 12c Black, E. Grill (90)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Intense shade and impression, clear grill, neat strike of cork cancel, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

375
170
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1189
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1189, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, E. Grill (91), 15c Black, E. Grill (91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Neat circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

600
425
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1190
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1190, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Essentially perfect centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color nicely complemented by blue waffle iron grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp with tremendous visual appeal, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

E. 500-750
650
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1191
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1191, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Bright color, clear grill, perfect strike of Mummer's Fez fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno FR-NMC6a), Extremely Fine stamp and cancel, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
120
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1192
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1192, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Rich color, bold strike of blue quartered cork cancel, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

10
250
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1193
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1193, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Rich color, clear grill, neat blue quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate

875
700
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1194
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1194, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Bright shade, clear grill, neat segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. and 2003 P.F. certificates

850
800
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1195
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1195, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Brown, F. Grill (95), 5c Brown, F. Grill (95)5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Rich color, clear grill points, choice centering, trivial nibbed perf at left not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Extremely Fine, with 2010 and 2014 P.F. certificates

850
800
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1196
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1196, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)15c Black, F. Grill (98), 15c Black, F. Grill (98)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Unused (no gum), intense shade, sound and Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,000
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1197
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1197, 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). Original gum, fresh color and clear grill, slightly short perf at upper left, Fine

8,500
1,600
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1198
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1198, 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). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, intense shade and clear grills, some slight staining, appears Fine, a very scarce strip of this issue, Scott Retail as pair and single with original gum is $26,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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1199
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1199, 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 visible on the front of the stamp, neat strike of grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1996, 2005 and 2015 P.F. certificates

1,500
1,200
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1200
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1200, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Original gum, a small patch of uneven brownish gum on the left side of the stamp is noted as "an area of disturbed o.g." on accompanying certificate, but the P.F. is wrong -- having handled the original-gum blocks of this issue, we can state with experience that original gum on this issue is applied a bit irregularly -- clearly-defined grill with all points easily visible, vibrant color and beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL.

There are several reasons why the 30c 1861-68 Issue stamps -- Scott 71 (to a lesser extent) and Scott 100 -- rank as two of the most difficult classic U.S. stamps to find in sound, centered original-gum condition. Due to narrow spacing of the plate, the 30c 1861-68's are usually found with narrow margins, especially at sides. When one margin is large, it usually means that the other side will have perforations impinging on the design. Due to certain elements in the inks used to print the 30c, the stamps are prone to sulphurizing and color-change over time. This stamp is infrequently found with original gum and a Power Search review of examples we have sold reveals that when it is found, more often than not it has faults, poor centering or both. The P.S.E. Population Report also bears this out as only one Scott 100 is graded with original gum -- at a lowly 50. This example is an exceptional condition rarity. If anyone has the strength to argue with the P.F., perhaps a new certificate with an accurate "previously hinged" opinion can be procured.

With 2020 P.F. certificate

8,500
19,000
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1201
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1201, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Radiant color, clearly-defined grill, neat strike of red Supplementary Mail Type A handstamp, Very Fine, scarce with this cancel, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
400
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1202
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1202, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)30c Orange, F. Grill (100), 30c Orange, F. Grill (100)30c Orange, F. Grill (100). Well-centered for this, bold target cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

950
325
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1203
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1203, 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 sharp proof-like impression, perfect centering with wide margins, bold strike of segmented cork cancel

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

This is a difficult issue to obtain in such choice condition.

With 1999 and 2015 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,250
1,800
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