EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM 1863 2-CENT "BLACK JACK", GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
With 2021 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95). This is the highest grade awarded by the P.F. and it is shared by no others. By way of comparison, 95 is also the highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report (six)
VERY FINE AND AN OUTSTANDING 2-CENT E GRILL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE WITH MAJOR DOUBLE TRANSFER. NO PLATE BLOCKS OF THIS ISSUE ARE KNOWN.
The Chapin census records more than 30 plate number multiples for Scott 73, 87 and 93. However, only seven come from Plate 29, and of those, only four are plate blocks. More significantly, only three plate number multiples of the E Grill (Scott 87) are recorded, and none are blocks. This strip includes the major double transfer position, which is present on the imprint positions of only one side of Plate 29.
Chapin census no. 281. Ex "Country Gentleman," (Siegel Sale 422, lot 221), Metzger, Chapin and Gross (Siegel Sale 1200, lot 78). With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott value as unused imprint and plate no. strip $9,750.00
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT F GRILL.
The 2c F Grill is known in large multiples. However, most examples we have encountered larger than a block of four have poor centering, with cut-in stamps the norm. This block had an additional two rows at bottom when it was sold in the 1956 Caspary auction.
Ex Caspary and Faust. Scott value as six blocks of four