Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022

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Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
564
 
Sale 1255, Lot 564, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Extraordinarily intense shade, clear grill, wide margins, Grand Rapids Mich. octagonal datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Choban, with 1960 and 2001 P.F. certificates

450
700
565
 
Sale 1255, Lot 565, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Deep rich color and clear grill, wide margins, well-struck blue segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, great visual appeal, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

475
475
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566
 
Sale 1255, Lot 566, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)1c Dull Blue, E. Grill (86a). Distinctive shade and clear grill, blue Leaf cancel, Very Fine and attractive example of this scarce shade, with 2016 P.F. certificate

450
5,250
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567
 
Sale 1255, Lot 567, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)1c Dull Blue, E. Grill (86a). Pretty shade, neat strike of "U. STATES" straightline handstamp, Very Fine strike, the Dull Blue is a scarce shade, with 2016 P.F. certificate, Scott value without premium for the cancel

425
8,500
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568
 
Sale 1255, Lot 568, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Crisp impression, neat strike of "(STEAM)BOAT" straightline handstamp, wide margins, Very Fine, scarce cancel, with 2006 P.F. certificate

540
500
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569
 
Sale 1255, Lot 569, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Crisp impression, unusually choice centering, blue quartered cork and red cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 1994 P.F. certificates

275
550
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570
 
Sale 1255, Lot 570, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Intense shade and impression, blue double-oval revenue datestamp cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90), Scott value with no premium for the cancel, which is unlisted

210
500
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571
 
Sale 1255, Lot 571, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Bright shade nicely complemented by blue Maltese Cross shaped cancel, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1988 and 2006 P.F. certificates

210
250
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572
 
Sale 1255, Lot 572, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)3c Brown Red, E. Grill (88 var). Unusually deep shade on bright paper, Jumbo margins, quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine example of this unusual shade, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
475
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573
 
Sale 1255, Lot 573, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Deep rich color and detailed impression, perfect strike of unusual segmented cork fancy cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
225
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574
 
Sale 1255, Lot 574, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)3c Rose Red, E. Grill (88 var). Rich color on bright paper, unusual multi-point Segmented Star fancy cancel, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine example of this sub-shade, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
350
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575
 
Sale 1255, Lot 575, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Deep shade, unusually clear strike of Shield with Eight Bars and Open Top fancy cancel of Waterbury, Conn. (Rohloff Q-4), part of circular datestamp at top, small corner crease at top right, Extremely Fine strike, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
200
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576
 
Sale 1255, Lot 576, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Centered to top right, bold strike of Roman Soldier's Head fancy cancel of New York City, Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel, while the customary name for this profile is "Roman Soldier's Head", the character is open to interpretation (we favor "Indian in Head Dress"), with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
250
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577
 
Sale 1255, Lot 577, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Interpane margin at left with full guideline, centered to top right, clear strike of Bee fancy cancel of New York City Station B office, couple short perfs at right, Very Fine strike, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
600
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578
 
Sale 1255, Lot 578, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)10c Green, E. Grill, "TAG" Double Transfer (89 var). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, pretty shade, ultramarine target cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp in every respect, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott value without premium for the ultramarine cancel, with 2003 P.F. certificate

405
800
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579
 
Sale 1255, Lot 579, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)10c Green, E. Grill (89). Bright shade, wide margins, red circle of V's cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

425
450
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580
 
Sale 1255, Lot 580, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Crisp impression nicely complemented by red circle of V's cancel, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1991 and 2003 P.F. certificates

450
1,100
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581
 
Sale 1255, Lot 581, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Intense shade and impression, blue cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 and 2004 P.F. certificates

400
700
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582
 
Sale 1255, Lot 582, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Detailed impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, large open grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

375
600
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583
 
Sale 1255, Lot 583, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Virtually perfect centering, wide margins, sharp impression, vivid red cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT E GRILL.

Ex Zoellner. With 1998 and 2009 P.F. certificates

700
1,300
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584
 
Sale 1255, Lot 584, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Unusually choice centering, bright blue duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Barwis, with 1992 and 2008 P.F. certificates

605
900
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585
 
Sale 1255, Lot 585, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E Grills (Scott 86-91)12c Black, E. Grill (90). Detailed impression, well-balanced margins, black Leaf, red and blue cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1983 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

730
850
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