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1867 Grilled Issues
 
 
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Lot 2534
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1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), black quartered cork cancel, difficult all over grill issue; usual perf faults and a couple small thins, Fine centering.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2535

1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill with points down (Scott 83 var.), o.g., lightly hinged, exceedingly rare and woefully undervalued C grill - with points down variety; unbelievably well centered stamp with glowing color; this stamp is a new discovery that would enhance any great collection, as it is seldom found with the grill points down, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 2536
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1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), light target cancel, a magnificent well centered stamp well balanced margins; small faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2537
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1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), with bold wedge cancel, a handsome well-centered example with bright fresh color, Extremely Fine, a uniquely appealing opportunity, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,500.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 2538
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1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), circle of wedges cancel, Very Good to Fine, with 2009 Weiss certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2539

1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (Scott 85B), traces of o.g., premium quality example of this terribly elusive Z grill; better centered than normally encountered; with brilliant color - in flawless condition, Fine, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $17,500 for full o.g.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2540
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1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (Scott 85B), circle of wedges cancel, scarce "Z" grill; tiny corner crease at top, Very Good to Fine, with 2015 Weiss certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2541
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1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (Scott 85C), black circular grid cancel, scarce "Z" grill; light soiling and light diagonal crease, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2542
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1867, 12¢ intense black, Z. grill (Scott 85E), neat cork cancellation, the finest example of the woefully under valued 12¢ Z grill we have ever had the pleasure to offer at public auction; a true GEM with the deepest and richest color obtainable on this issue; extra large and balanced margins only increase this stamp's wonderful eye appeal; worthy of placement in the finest collection, Extremely Fine, this scarce Z grill is 1 of 4 examples to achieve the grade of XF-90 according to PSE's population report, with only 3 others grading higher, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $7,250.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $4,000.
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Lot 2543

1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (Scott 86), o.g., lightly hinged, bright vivid color with sharp grill impression, nicely centered, Very Fine, the 1¢ E grill is an exceedingly tough stamp to find well centered and with original gum, ex- Lutwak, with 1975 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 2544
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1867, 2¢-15¢, E. & F. grills, mounted selection (Scott 87//98), comprising E. grill: 2¢ (3), 3¢ (5), 10¢ (3) & 12¢ (3), and F. grill: 2¢ (3), 3¢ (9 + a cover), 10¢ (1) & 12¢ (1); also includes an ungrilled 2¢ (#73, unused without gum) and a 3¢ E. grill on very thin paper with the perfs trimmed off; all neatly mounted on blank pages. While there are a few small flaws, the vast majority or F-VF with several Very Fine or better. A useful lot.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2545
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1867, 2¢ black, E. grill (Scott 87), scarce "Hiogo, Japan" cancellation, incredible elusive example with Japan usage; unlisted and unpriced with this postmark in current Scott Specialized catalog; tiny tear at bottom, otherwise Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 2546
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1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill (Scott 88), large balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2547
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1867, 10¢ green, E. grill (Scott 89), black cancellation, nice big margins and supple color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2548

1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), o.g., previously hinged, stunning example of this extremely scarce mint stamp, featuring the deepest and richest color imaginable; a nicely balanced stamp that would please any serious collector, Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 2549
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1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), bold black cancel, a handsome example with generous and equally balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 and 1999 P.F. certificate.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $640.
Scott $375.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2550
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1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), extremely faint cancellation, fresh and appealing example; completely sound in all respects, Very Fine, with 2004 A.P.S. cert. and 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $400.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2551
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1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), strip of 6, difficult to find such a large multiple, possibly one of the largest multiples of this issue known; faults along top and right sides and perf fault at bottom of left stamp, Fine to Very Fine centering.
Scott $2,400 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 2552
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1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), unused without gum, extremely intense color for this normally "washed out" issue; sound and pleasing example that is much nicer than usually encountered, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $925.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2553
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1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), strip of 3, single stroke horizontal manuscript cancel, difficult larger multiple; light creases at bottom of left pair, light toning at bottom of left stamp, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,325 as pair and single.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2554

1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), o.g., barest trace of hinge, premium quality top sheet margin single; with luxuriant rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate for pair from which it was taken - left stamp.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2555
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1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), desirable light red cancellation, tremendous top quality example featuring huge margins and lively bright color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $75.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2556
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1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), rare green cork cancellation, exceptionally fresh and choice example with an extremely scarce and woefully under valued colored cancel, Very Good, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $305.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2557
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1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), pretty blue cork cancellation, wide margined extremely fresh stamp with tremendous eye appeal, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $63.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2558
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1867, 2¢ black, F. grill, double grill (Scott 93 var.), light face free cancellation, outstanding well centered Black-Jack with astounding color; plus this is the scarcer double grill variety, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275.
Scott $170.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2559

1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), o.g., hinged (pencil mark on gum), attractive mint stamp; choice centered example of this scarce F grill; small faults, including a minor facial abrasion, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 2560
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1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), black grid cancel, sharp rich color and great grill impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2561
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1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), neat segmented cork cancellation, awesome rich shade; a fresh and pleasing example of this tough stamp, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2562
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1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), black cancellation, dead on perfectly centered with extra large margins and prooflike color; awesome looking; light horizontal crease, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2563
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), unused without gum, worthwhile example of this elusive unused stamp; completely sound in all respects, Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2564
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), neat black cancellation, sharp impression; exceptional top quality grilled stamp, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2565

1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), slightly disturbed o.g.; light crease, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 2566
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1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), lovely and well centered stamp; tiny corner tip crease at lower left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine centering.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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