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Sale 745

The William S. Langs Stock, Part 1:
U.S. and Possessions Stamps


1867 Grilled Issues




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Lot 323
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1867, 10¢ J.M. Sturgeon essay, in dark carmine (Scott 79-E10b), die on wove, rough impression, double "Cancelled", die on thick paper, rough impression, gummed, two essays, one exceptionally clean, each with a different type of overprint; small thin at upper left of shorter piece, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 324
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1867, 10¢ J.M. Sturgeon essay, in dark carmine (Scott 79-E10c var), die on thick paper, double or second "kiss" impression, gummed, traces of o.g.; crease at right, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare and most unusual.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 325
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1867, 10¢ Liberty essay, in black (Scott 79-E30), die on thick wove paper, Scott unlisted essay, similar to 79-E30d, but of slightly different design with different vignette and frame, measures 37mm x 47mm, hinge remnants, extremely rare; small thin, tiny tear at left and light bends, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 326
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1867, 2¢ & 3¢ A.B.N.C. essay, in blue green (Scott 79-E11d), engraved plate on stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, block of 4, jaunty and vivacious, with stellar color and immaculate impression; adhesive stains between positions 1 & 3 from resealing perforations; position 4 hinged, still Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 327
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1867, 2¢ & 3¢ A.B.N.C. essay, in rose scarlet (Scott 79-E11d), engraved plate on stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants re-inforcing separations, bright and lovely, with eye-popping color and sinuous lines; position 4 with small inclusion, perforation thin and a small paper adherence, still Fine to Very Fine, a pretty multiple.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 328
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1867, N.B.N.C. grill essay, allover grill of small squares, points down, on 3¢ rose (Scott 79-E15a), right margin block of 4 with imprint, o.g., small hinge remnants, rare position block of grill essay, nice color, well centered, showpiece; scattered small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a truly scarce positional piece.
Scott $1,000 + as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 329
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1867, N.B.N.C. grill essay, allover grill of small squares, points up, on 3¢ rose, perforated and gummed (Scott 79-E15b), very rare sound, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, excellent spacefille for a rare stamp, with 2008 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 330
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1867, N.B.N.C. grill essay, allover grill of small squares, points up, on 3¢ black, perforated and gummed (Scott 79-E15b), block of 4, full o.g., bottom stamps never hinged, extremely rare; light horizontal creases and a couple shorter perfs on top of upper right stamp, overall Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 331
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1867, N.B.N.C. grill essay, allover grill of small squares, points up, on 3¢ lake, imperf (Scott 79-E15c), o.g., lightly hinged, deep rich color, large margins all around, fantastic example of scarce essay, an Extremely Fine gem, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
Scott $500 for pair.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 332
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1867, N.B.N.C. grill essay, allover grill of small squares, points up, on 3¢ lake, imperf (Scott 79-E15c), pair, o.g., never hinged, deep vibrant color, incredibly fresh, large margins all around, exceptional pair of scarce essay, an Extremely Fine gem.
Scott $500 ++ as hinged.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 333
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1867, N.B.N.C. grill essay, allover grill of small squares, points up, on 3¢ rose, imperf (Scott 79-E15c), pair, o.g., lightly hinged, lovely color, large margins all around, outstanding pair of scarce essay, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 334

1864, 3¢ to 90¢ Decalcomania Essays (Scott 79-E67P5-E72P5), the set complete, less the 2¢ Black Jack essay; generally clean, a few showing flaking, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $925.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 335

1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), o.g., hinged, very scarce original gum example, sought after A grill; perforation toning at top, usual perforation flaws, otherwise Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 336
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1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), a stonker of a stamp, fresh and clean with neat quartered cork cancel; normal perforation flaws due to the overall grill, Fine to Very Fine, SMQ prices a "75" at $7,500, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 337
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1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), an attention-grabbing stamp, with great color and fresh, the quartered cork cancel bringing the grill into sharp relief; small thin spot; portions of right margin, design and perforations added, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, SMQ prices a "75" at $7,500, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 338

1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, strong color and impression, clear grill, attractive appearance for this difficult issue; reperforated at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 339
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1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), fancy rosette cancel, large to huge margins, superb color and impression, distinct grill, pleasing cancel, choice used example; some slightly blunted perforation tips at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2014, 2007, 1993 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 340
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1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), jauntily fresh with a no-nonsense grill and an exceptionally light cancel; few shorter perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 341

1867, 2¢ black, D. grill (Scott 84), o.g., hinged, fresh with intense color and impression, strong grilling, typical centering for this, rare original gum Black Jack D grill; small extraneous ink mark at top right, typical light gum soaks in grill, Very Good to Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $16,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 342
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1867, 2¢ black, D. grill (Scott 84), black grid cancel, nice example of this scarce grill, intense black design, large margins to just touching at left, rare and desirable, strong Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate and 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $4,000.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 343
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1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), fancy cork cancel, large balanced margins, excellent color and impression, strong grill, choice used example of this scarce used stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 344
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1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), fresh with good color and strong detail; nice circle-of-wedges cancel; reperforated at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 345
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1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (Scott 85B), unused without gum, appealing appearance, large margins to just touching at bottom, affordable example of scarce and popular "Black Jack"; sealed tear at upper left, pinhole at lower right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 346
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1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (Scott 85B), a great misperforation in clean color, capturing a portion of the imprint at bottom; quartered cork cancel as light as they come; few perforations scissors-trimmed at lower left, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 347
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1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (Scott 85B), fresh and sharply printed, with a light blue town cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 348

1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (Scott 85C), slightly disturbed o.g., subtle pastel shade, distinct grill, rare and desirable sound original gum Z grill, Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for block from which this came.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 349
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1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (Scott 85C), in solid color with a fancy cancel; perforation tear at upper left, toned spot top right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 350
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1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (Scott 85C), black town postmark and cancel, scarce stamp, strong color and impression, distinct grill, three nice margins to cuttin at top, pleasing example; small faults including light diagonal crease at bottom, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $160
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Lot 351
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5c Black & Bronze, "U.S. Inter. Rev." Re-Use Prevention Essay, Folded design for re-use prevention, "5" punched out, o.g., Very Fine and rare.
Estimate $500 - 750

The inventor of these designs is unknown. The stamp was intended to be affixed to an envelope or document and folded. Part of the stamp would then be removed, exposing punched-out or different-colored numerals underneath. The background of the design is also scored so that any attempt to remove a cancel, or the stamp from the envelope, would result in its breaking apart
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Current Bid $250
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Lot 352
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1867, 12¢ intense black, Z. grill (Scott 85E), fresh and sharp with a light black segmented cork cancel, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 353
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1867, 12¢ intense black, Z. grill (Scott 85E), "intense" is an understatement for this color, laid down with a solid impression; portion of imprint captured in left margin; black town and traces of red transit postmarks, Very Fine, a handsome item, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 354
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1867, 12¢ intense black, Z. grill (Scott 85E), in wondrous color precisely printed on crisp white paper; circle-of-Vs cancel; small repair at lower left, Fine appearance, pretty, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 355
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1867, 12¢ Z. grill essays (Scott 85E-E1 vars), o.g. or without gum, set of five with different paper and ink combinations; generally fresh and sound, the vermilion with small faults, still Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 356

1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (Scott 86), o.g., lightly hinged, luminous color, detailed impression, fresh and bright stamp, scarce and desirable original gum Z grill, choice Fine to Very Fine, a truly rare stamp to locate mint, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate and photocopy of 1986 P.F. certificate for block of four.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 357

1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (Scott 86), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, rare multiple, lovely blue shade, vivid impression, strong grills, desirable showpiece; top two with light gum bends, tiny thin spot on top right stamp, few minor toned spots and perforation seperations, Fine overall.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 358
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1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (Scott 86), a jaw-dropper with intense color and razor-sharp impression; paper fresh with huge margins laterally; light quartered cork cancel, Fine to Very Fine+++, the stamp's got it all, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 359
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1867, 1¢, 2¢, 10¢, 12¢ and 15¢, E. grills (Scott 86, 87, 89, 90, 91), attractive group of elusive used E grills, variety of generally attractive cancels, better then usual centering, fresh and bold colors, clear grills, desirable group; small faults and/or reperforated, otherwise Fine to Very Fine or better, very presentable selection.
Scott $1,915.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 360
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1867, 2¢ black, E. grill (Scott 87), black cork cancel, large balanced margins, exceptinally well centered for this difficult issue, distinct grid, stunning example of this popular stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, Ex-C Seabury Ward, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 361
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1867, 2¢ black, E. grill (Scott 87), light quartered cork cancel, exceptionally well centered, intense midnight black, crisp detailed impression, mostly face-free unobtrusive cancel, outstanding example of this popular issue; small corner crease, pulled corner perforation, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85 noting "Apparent Centering: SUPERB 98".
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 362
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1867, 2¢ black, E. grill, major double transfer ("Preston shift") (Scott 87 var.), manuscript cancel, large balanced margins, pitch black color, vivid impression clearly showing doubling, delightful appearance of this rare major double transfer on stamp with E grill; reperforated at left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, listed but unpriced in Scott, catalogs $4,000 on the regular ungrilled #73, with 2009 and 1989 P.F. certificates.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 363

1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill (Scott 88), bottom margin imprint and plate #52 pair, o.g., lightly hinged, lovely subtle shade, strong detailed impression, solid centering for this difficult issue, particularly attractive and desirable position piece, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 364

1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill (Scott 88), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, pleasing color, detailed impression, strong grill, typical centering, scarce multiple, Fine for this, with 1980 P.F. certificate for block of nine.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 365

1867, 10¢ green, E. grill (Scott 89), o.g., very lightly hinged, deep rich color, well centered balanced margins, handsome example; very faint small toned spot, reperforated at bottom, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 366
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1867, 10¢ green, E. grill (Scott 89), unused without gum, in grand color on fresh paper, grill fully visible on reverse; reperforated at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 367

1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), o.g., large paper hinge remnant, deep color and strong impression, large margins to cutting at top, scarce E grill; minor gum soaks in grill, Fine and rare, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 368
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1867, 1¢ to 30¢ F. grills (Scott 92-100), various cancels including fancy, red and blue markings, attractive group of nine scarce grills, generally well centered, strong colors, premium cancels, scarce and desirable; few very minor flaws and/or reperforated, 30¢ with vertical crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $4,555.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 369
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1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), unused without gum, large to huge margins, pastel color, striking example; couple slightly nibbed perforations, corner perf tip crease, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $925.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 370
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1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), block of 4, regummed over couple
tiny faults, which are not mentioned on accompanying certificate, scarce unused block, nice color and strong impression, centered to right, worthwhile multiple, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $16,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 371
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1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), light town postmarks, lustrous blue shade, large balanced margins, vivid impression, remarkable example of this stamp; diagonal pre-printing paper fold, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 372
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1867, 1¢ pale blue, F. grill (Scott 92a), horizontal pair, a gorgeous pair with clear, bright color on immaculate paper; each stamp sporting a circle-of-wedges cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 373

1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), especially fresh, strong color, impression so sharp you'll swear Jackson's eyes are following you around the room, scarce and desirable block of highly popular Black Jacks; reperforated, light gum discolorations, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 374
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1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), fancy cork cancel, exceptionally well centered balanced margins, pitch black color, crisp detailed impression, magnificent used example of ever popular Black Jack, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,900.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 375
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1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), straddle-pane single with straight edge at left, blue cancel, gargantuan but matching balanced margins, choice used example of desirable issue, a Superb jumbo, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 376
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1867, 3¢ red, F. grill, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 94P5), formerly 94b, horizontal pair, o.g., hinged, large margins, exquisite rich color, sharp intricate impression, scarce and desirable pair, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate as 94b.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 377

1867, 3¢ red, F. grill (Scott 94), block of 4, slightly disturbed o.g., marvelous deep color, sharp detailed impression, well centered with nice margins for this, scarce and desirable block; perfs stengthened, rejoined, Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 378
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1867, 3¢ red, F. grill, misperforation error (Scott 94 var), top right corner margin block of 18 with imprint, an unbelievable survivor, fresh with bright color and crystal-clear grills, the vertical perforations shifted approximately 2½mm to the right; numerous old-time and appropriate hinge-reinforcements added; repaired tear in bottom center pair, grills break paper in several places, other trivial flaws as one might expect of a piece this large and this old, Very Fine as a whole, multiples of this size are rare.
Scott $12,700 as blocks and singles.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 379

1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), rich deep brown shade, strong grill, pleasing example, Fine for this, with 1998 P.S.E. and 1982 P.F. certificates.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 380

1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), o.g., hinged, scarce full original gum example, fresh, deep rich color, handsome example of this difficult 5c grill; reperforated, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 381

1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), block of 4, handsome and rare multiple with astounding rich coloras fresh and choice as the day it was issued; a most impressive block that is seldom seen at public auction; trace of trivial light creases, which are inconsequential, and a couple separated perforations at top, o.g., very lightly hinged, otherwise Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $17,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 382
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1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), black cancel, excellent balanced margins for this tightly spaced stamp, strong color and detailed impression, choice used example, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $950.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 383
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1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), horizontal strip of 3, black grid cancels, rich color, sharp impression, scarce and desirable used multiple; light discoloration and perf faults on left most stamp, otherwise Fine and attractive, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,650 as pair and single.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 384
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1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill, split grill (Scott 95 var.), cleanly printed in strong color; cancel nicely highlighting the grill at right; vertical crease at left, otherwise Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 385

1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), o.g., hinged, bright and clean with strong color and sharp detail; nicely defined grill; tiny wrinkle at top; torn perforation at right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 386

1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), traces of o.g., nicely detailed in warm color; original ink splatter visible in the margins; tiny pinhole at upper left, tiny stain at lower left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 387
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1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), black "2" in grid cancel (possibly from suplimentary mail marking), Huge balanced margins, exceptional centering, luscious color, vivid impression, marvelous used example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2006 and 1984 P.F. certificates.
Scott $240.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 388

1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill, double transfer (Scott 96 var.), o.g., previously hinged, clean and fresh, with clear shifted transfer in "TAG" of "POSTAGE", Fine to Very Fine, unpriced in Scott, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,500 ++.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 389

1867, 12¢ black, F. grill (Scott 97), large part o.g., well centered example of this tough stamp, pitch black color and crisp impression, appealing item, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 390
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1867, 12¢ black, F. grill (Scott 97), straddle-pane single, light cancel, huge margins beautifully centered, vivid color and impression, particularly striking example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 391
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 98SA), extremely fresh with crisp impression, o.g., hinged, Very Good to Fine, very rare.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 392
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), unused without gum, especially attractive well centered example, intense black color, vivid proof-like impression, desirable example of this scarce F grill, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 393

1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), o.g., hinge remnants, very nicely centered for this difficult issue, intense shade and impression, handsome stamp, an affordable example; two snall thins, Very Fine appearance, with 2019 Crowe certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 394
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), unused without gum, Post Office fresh with proof-like impression and color; reperforated, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 395
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), fancy red cork cancel, stunning example of this difficult stamp, particularly well centered, intense color and impression highlighted by attractive contrasting cancel, choice is every respect, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $875.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 396

1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), o.g., hinge remnant, bright, strong color and impression, an attractive and desirable example of this scarce stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 397

1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), o.g., hinged, lovely subtle shade, detailed impression, scarce original gum example of 24c F grill, Very Good to Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 398
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1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), blue cancel, very well centered example of this difficult issue, face free cancel, subtle shade, premium used stamp; light corner crease which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1980 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 399
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1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), an attractive stamp with strong color complemented by red Baltimore Foreign Mail cancel; two small thins in the grill area, otherwise Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 400
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1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill, double grill (Scott 99 var.), black cork cancel, scarce variety, well centered,strong color and impression, appealing example; light vertical crease which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1995 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 401

1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), o.g., hinged, scarce original gum example, crisp color and impression, distinct grill, handsome and appealing stamp, Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 402

1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), large part o.g., fresh with clean color; small thin at upper right; reperforated at right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 403
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1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), very well centered margins, deep color and vivid impression, exceptional example of this difficult stamp; tiny corner perforation crease, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85 and 1996 and 1977 P.F. certificates.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 404
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1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), in clean, cool color on fresh paper; nicely struck crossroads cancel; reperforated at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 405
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1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill, double grill, one split (Scott 100 var.), with deep color and clean lines, lightly cancelled by segmented cork cancel, Fine to Very Fine, unpriced in Scott, ex Jessep, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 406
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1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 101), black segmented cork cancel, large centered margins, strong blue color, detailed impression, scarce and desirable stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 407
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1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 101), black grid cancel, large margins, deep blue color, strong detailed impression, scarce and desirable 90c F grill; reperforated, which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 408
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1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 101), black cancel, exceptionally well centered for this, vibrant color and impression, choice appearance; sealed tear at top right, small filled thin, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $190
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