Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3104°
 
Sale 1106, Lot 3104, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue3c Red, F. Grill, Printed on Both Sides (94d). Printing on back in same orientation to front, clear grill, neat circle of wedges cancel, single pulled perf at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT F GRILL PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. A PHENOMENAL RARITY

Engraved stamps printed on both sides usually have a poor impression on one side and a second, complete impression on the other. They probably occurred when a sheet was printed without proper moistening, which prevented the paper from picking up the ink in the recessed lines of the engraved plate.

Our records contain the unused block of 18 with parts of seven stamps printed on back (ex Whitman) and this sole used single.

With 1988 and 2007 P.F. certificates. Unpriced as used in Scott, and to the best of our knowledge this is the first time this has appeared at auction.

E. 20,000-30,000
37,500