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1867 Grilled Issues continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
141 o    83 image1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (83), wonderfully well centered within huge margins for the issue, lovely pastel shade, circle of wedges cancel, several slightly shorter perfs at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, PSE apparently graded lowered to reflect nibbed perfs. SMQ $1200 (as normal 80).
Scott $1,100

Expertization: 2002 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF 80J. (Image)
Scott $1,100
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
142 o    83 image1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (83), nicely centered for a 3¢ "C" grill, good color, segmented cork cancel, fresh, F.-V.F.
Scott $1,100

Expertization: 1991 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,100
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
143 (*)    84 image1867, 2¢ black, D. grill (84), beautifully centered and incredibly fresh with a perfectly detailed impression, unused without gum, Very Fine and choice. SMQ $10,200.
Scott $6,500

THE SOLE RECIPIENT OF THE HIGHEST PSE GRADE YET AWARDED TO AN UNUSED 2¢ D. GRILL, A REVIEW OF THE PF'S ONLINE RECORDS REVEALS ONLY A FEW SOUND OG SINGLES, NONE OF WHICH BEGIN TO APPROACH THE CENTERING OF THIS EXAMPLE; AND OF THE UNUSED EXAMPLES, AGAIN ONLY A FEW ARE REASONABLY CENTERED AND SOUND, AND THIS STAMP IS EASILY THE FINEST OF THESE.

Expertization: 1993, 2003 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the last graded VF 80.

Provenance: Ishikawa, Chapin, Minervino, "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $6,500
SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
144 o    84 image1867, 2¢ black, D. grill (84), exceptionally well centered, intense color on bright paper, clearly defined grill, lightly cancelled, Very Fine. SMQ $6,500.
Scott $4,500 (as fine)

AN UNUSUALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE BLACK JACK "D" GRILL, WHICH IS SELDOM SEEN IN THIS PREMIUM USED CONDITION— THE HIGHEST GRADE YET IS A 90, AND THE CATALOGUE VALUE IS FOR A STAMP IN ONLY FINE CONDITION.

Expertization: 1984 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF 80. (Image)
Scott $4,500 (as fine)
SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
145 o    85 image1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (85), choice centering, lovely color, neatly cancelled, remarkably fresh and choice Extremely Fine. SMQ $2,500.
Scott $1,100

Expertization: 1988, 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. Certificates, the last graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $1,100
SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
146 *    85B image1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (85B), absolutely perfectly centered with finely detailed prooflike impression and full, lightly hinged original gum; light diagonal crease at top, visible only on reverse; incredible, Extremely Fine to Superb appearance.
Scott $17,500

A SPECTACULAR MINT 2¢ Z. GRILL—A STAMP THAT, DESPITE THE FAINT CREASE, STILL OUTSHINES VIRTUALLY ALL OTHER AVAILABLE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLES IN TERMS OF CENTERING AND OVERALL FRESHNESS.

Expertization: 1987 & 2005 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Hoffman, "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $17,500
SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
147 o    85B image1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (85B), very well centered for a 2¢ Z grill, jet black shade, circle of Vs cancel, choice Very Fine, with a slight double transfer at bottom. SMQ $1500.
Scott $1,300

Expertization: 1991 A.P.S. and 2013 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF 80. (Image)
Scott $1,300
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
148 o    85B image1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (85B), beautifully centered for the Z grill, fresh crisp paper, lightly cancelled, couple trivial perf flaws, Very Fine.
Scott $1,300

Expertization: 2010 and 2013 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VG-F 60. (Image)
Scott $1,300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
149 o    85B image1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (85B), nicely centered for this, light unobtrusive cancel, fresh and Fine, SMQ $775.
Scott $1,300

Expertization: 2001 A.P.S., 2002 P.F., and 2010 P.S.E. Certificates, the last graded F 70. (Image)
Scott $1,300
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
150 o    85C image1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (85C), flawless centering within oversized margins, deep color, Peoria c.d.s. with bold "B" (postmaster Bestor's initial) cancel, Superb. SMQ $35,000.
Scott $3,500

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING QUALITY FOR THE RARE 3¢ "Z" GRILL, IN A QUALITY VIRTUALLY UNHEARD OF— ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN GRADED EXTREMELY FINE, AND THIS IS THE ONLY ONE TO HAVE BEEN GRADED "SUPERB".

Expertization: 2013 P.S.E. Certificate graded Superb 98.

Provenance: Merlin. (Image)
Scott $3,500
SOLD for $18,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
151 o    85C image1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (85C), lovely fresh color, well defined grill, neat "double block" cork cancel, negligible tiny corner crease, invisible to naked eye, otherwise Fine.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: 1985 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $3,500
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
152 o    85C image1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (85C), bright color, clearly impressed grill, bold rosette cancel, fresh and Fine used single of the scarce 3¢ Z grill.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded VG 50. (Image)
Scott $3,500
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
153 *    85E image1867, 12¢ intense black, Z. grill (85E), intense color and strong impression, clear grill, original gum, minor toning and tiny surface scuff, both of which are trivial and not at all readily evident, fresh, Fine appearing. A rare 12¢ Z. grill with original gum.
Scott $17,500

Expertization: 1993 P.S.E. Certificate.

Provenance: Hawley. (Image)
Scott $17,500
SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
154 o    85E image1867, 12¢ intense black, Z. grill (85E), near perfect centering within unusually large margins, jet black shade, cork cancel, slightly nibbed perf at lower right, still Extremely Fine, unusually choice, and a bit undergraded on the certificate in our opinion. SMQ $4,050.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $2,500
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
155 o    85E image1867, 12¢ intense black, Z. grill (85E), nicely centered for the 12¢ Z grill, stunning color complimented by a light red cancel, lightly impressed grill, F.-V.F., SMQ $1900.
Scott $2,500

A BEAUTIFUL USED 12¢ Z GRILL SINGLE.

Expertization: 2001 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. Certificate, the latter graded F-VF 75. (Image)
Scott $2,500
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
156 *    86 image1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (86), wonderfully bright and fresh with lovely pastel color and full, lightly hinged original gum, Fine and most attractive.
Scott $3,250

Expertization: photocopy of 1983 P.F. Certificate for block of 4. (Image)
Scott $3,250
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
157 o    86 image1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (86), very well centered within unusually large margins, beautiful color, "crossroads" cancel, choice, Extremely Fine. SMQ $800.
Scott $475

Expertization: 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $475
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
158 o    87 image1867, 2¢ black, E. grill (87), outstanding centering, bright and fresh, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine, SMQ $550.
Scott $200

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $200
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
159 *    89 image1867, 10¢ green, E. grill (89), deep color and a strong impression, tiny natural inclusion, original gum, very lightly hinged, fresh and Fine.
Scott $5,250

Expertization: 1989 P.F. for a block and 2004 P.S.E. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $5,250
SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
160 *    90 image1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (90), well centered for the 12¢ E grill, intense color, large part original gum, fresh and Very Fine, a most handsome example of the rare mint 12¢ E grill.
Scott $4,750

Expertization: 1987 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $4,750
SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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