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Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 2020

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Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2341, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). Unused (no gum), radiant color, clear grill, Very Fine and choice for this difficult issue, due to the nature of the all-over grill on this issue, many examples are quite defective, this is far better than those typically seen, with 1987 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,600
2342
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2342, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, A. Grill (79), 3c Rose, A. Grill (79)3c Rose, A. Grill (79). With part imprint selvage at top, attractive color and margins, typical rough perfs for this issue, small circular segmented cork cancel, Very Fine, a striking 3c A Grill with the part imprint, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,300
750
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2343, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Original gum, lightly hinged, clearly-defined grill, brilliant color on bright paper, well-centered with well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.

The 3c is the only denomination that comes with the distinctive C Grill, with the grill points facing up instead of down. The few high-grade original-gum examples owe their existence to the division of blocks of four.

With 1986 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $9,950.00)

5,500
6,000
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2344, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, C. Grill (83), 3c Rose, C. Grill (83)3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Unused (regummed) described on certificate as original gum, rich color, clearly-defined grill, horizontal crease at top, few perfs creased at top, Very Fine appearance, with 1984 P.F. certificate, Scott value as no gum

2,000
800
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2345, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). With bottom sheet margin, original gum, clear and sharp grill points with second impression of grill in selvage, centered to right

VERY GOOD. A RARE AND PRESENTABLE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT D GRILL.

As a thorough search of past auction catalogues shows, the 2c D Grill in original-gum condition is conspicuously absent from most important collections. The finest examples are contained in the intact block of four, ex Caspary, Lilly and Klein. We have offered perhaps four or five sound copies with centering we would consider Very Fine. The example offered here, with selvage containing an additional imprint of the grill, is highly desirable.

Ex Hoffman. With 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates

16,000
2,700
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2346, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., intense shade, centered to top right, small inclusion in Jackson's forehead, Very Good, a scarce stamp with original gum, Scott value $16,000.00

E. 750-1,000
900
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2347°
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2347, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression, brownish-black handstamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT D GRILL. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

The 2c D Grill is the rarest of the regular-production 1867-68 Grilled Issues (excluding the 1867 trials and rarest Z Grills), followed in order of scarcity by the 3c Z Grill, the 3c D Grill and the 12c Z Grill. It is our theory that two grilling machines were used simultaneously, and that one of the machines was converted from the D to E Grill in early 1868, after a small number of 2c sheets were run through the D-equipped machine. This was the first time the Black Jack received a grill.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $10,000.00).

4,750
7,500
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2348
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2348, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, D. Grill (84), 2c Black, D. Grill (84)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Intense shade, light strike of unusual small circular segmented cork cancel, diagonal crease at lower left, Fine appearing example of this scarce stamp, with 1980 P.F. certificate

4,750
800
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2349, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Unused (no gum), brilliant color on bright paper, clear grill, fresh and Very Fine, with 1993 and 2008 P.F. certificates

2,400
3,250
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2350
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2350, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Original gum, narrow h.r. and pencil notation on gum, faint diagonal crease is nearly invisible, otherwise Fine, Scott value $8,000.00

E. 400-500
550
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2351
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2351, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Well-centered, pastel color, clear grill, lightly cancelled, fresh and Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,100
550
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2352
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2352, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Well-defined grill, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,100
425
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2353
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2353, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Clear grill, bright color complemented by blue segmented cork cancel, perfs scissors-separated but complete, Fine, with 2008 Weiss certificate

1,150
375
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2354, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, clearly-defined grill, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT Z GRILL.

This is one of the most difficult grilled issues to obtain with decent centering. For example, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only five OG stamps -- graded 10 (two), 20, 30 and 50. The example offered here, with superior centering, is a condition rarity.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

6,750
6,750
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2355, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Unused (no gum), intense shade, centered to bottom right, single slightly short perf at bottom not mentioned on certificate, Fine and scarce unused example of the 2c Black Jack Z grill, with 1994 P.F. certificate

6,750
750
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2356
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2356, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Almost perfectly centered, deep color and sharp impression, light strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Hilmer, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,100
2,600
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2357
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2357, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Clearly-defined grill, unobtrusive cancel, Fine, ex "Gannymede"

1,100
325
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2358
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2358, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Intense shade, Small Star in Circle fancy cancel, tiny corner crease at bottom left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still about Fine, scarce with a fancy cancel, ex Choban, with 1960 P.F. certificate

1,100
300
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2359
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2359, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Intense shade, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel frames Jackson's face, single pulled perf at upper right and short perf at bottom right, appears Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

1,100
250
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2360
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2360, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B), 2c Black, Z. Grill (85B)2c Black, Z. Grill (85B). Clearly-defined grill, crisp impression, red New York Foreign Mail geometric cancel, tear at right, reperfed at left, Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
160
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2361, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Original gum, clear grill points, deep rich color, horizontal crease at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL.

Excluding the supremely rare grills -- 5c and 30c A Grill, 3c B Grill, 1c, 10c and 15c Z Grills -- the 3c Z Grill is the second rarest of the regularly-produced grilled issues. Examples of the 3c Z Grill are usually far off-center and frequently faulty.

Ex Hoffman. With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

25,000
3,500
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2362
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2362, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Attractive color and margins, bold rosette cancel, tiny corner perf tip crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,400
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2363
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2363, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Original gum, attractively centered, intense color, short perf at left, covered thin spot at top left, some toned perfs at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN UNUSED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1971 and 2008 P.F. certificates, the latter not noting short perf

25,000
3,750
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2364
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2364, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Intense shade characteristic of the Z Grill, proof-like impression and clearly-defined grill, well-centered, faintly cancelled

VERY FINE AND LIGHTLY CANCELLED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,700
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2365
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2365, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E), 12c Black, Z. Grill (85E)12c Black, Z. Grill (85E). Three extra wide margins, intense shade of the 12c Z Grill, circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,400
950
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