Sale 983 — The Hampshire Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 February, 2010

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
61
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Sale 983, Lot 61, 1867-68 Grilled Issue15c Black, E. Grill (91). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, crisp impression, clearly-defined grill, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE AND ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 15-CENT E GRILL WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

As an indication of the rarity of 15c E Grill stamps with original gum, the Scott Catalogue values Scott 91 at $5,250.00 without gum, and $13,500.00 with original gum. This stamp, with its unusually wide margins, full original gum, and overall freshness, is truly a remarkable rarity.

Ex Lessin and Odeneal. With 1997 and 2007 P.F. certificates

13,500
11,500