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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 83-100)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3515
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3515, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 83-100)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with unusually wide margins, long and full perforations all around, clearly-defined grill, neat strike of rosette cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1868 24-CENT F GRILL IS RARELY OBTAINABLE IN THIS OUTSTANDING USED CONDITION. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The higher-denomination F Grills were produced in limited quantities and are often found either off center or with choppy perforations. The example offered here, with long perforations, superior centering, a clear grill and with a neat cancel, is a true condition rarity.

Ex Dr. Morris. With 1986 and 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it.

1,600
11,500
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