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The Richard Drews Collection of U.S. 1861-1868 Issues continued...

Specimens continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
87 S Image24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. H (99S-H). Clear 16mm long "SPECIMEN" overprint in capital letters, tiny thin spot, Very Good appearance, an extremely rare 24c 1868 F Grill with the Ty. H Specimen overprint, among the front of the book classics, Scott lists only three low denomination Columbians with this overprint (a few Revenues are also listed), this 24c F Grill is unlisted and may well be unique, with 1981 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
88 S Image1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts., Ty. J (63S-J to 78S-J). The complete set of ten different, original gum, generally with h.r., mixed centering as always and a couple minor flaws, 5c with double perfs at left, Very Good-Fine, these are numbered from the highest denomination to the lowest starting with the 90c "1234", 30c "2345", 24c "3456" and so on except for the 15c which has only three numbers ("235"), research by Michael Plett and Ken Gilbart (Chronicle Aug. 2012, pp. 214-226) solved the long-standing mystery of these specimens and determined that the overprints were applied by a bond-numbering mechanical device, it is believed that only one-half pane of each were overprinted (Image)

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$ 4,000.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
89 Sbl Image3c Rose, Red Control Number "7890" Overprint Ty. J (65SJ). Block of four, original gum, bright color, Fine, the 1861-66 Issue Ty. J control number overprints are numbered from the highest denomination to the lowest starting with the 90c "1234", 30c "2345", 24c "3456" and so on, except for the 15c which has only three numbers ("235"), research by Michael Plett and Ken Gilbart (Chronicle Aug. 2012, pp. 214-226) solved the long-standing mystery of how these specimens were made and deduced that numbers were applied one stamp at a time in the sheet or multiple, using a bond-numbering mechanical device -- the Plett-Gilbart census (updated in Chronicle Nov. 2018) records four blocks of the 3c with control number (Image)

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$ 1,750.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
90   Image1c-90c 1861 Issue, Imperforate (63var/78 var). Complete set of all ten values, small manuscript "x" marks on 3c, 12c, 15c, 24c, and 30c, larger manuscript mark on 10c, the others without manuscript markings, generally large margins, only the 30c with margins to in one side, fresh colors, a few with small flaws including 1c and 2c small tears

VERY FINE. THE ONLY POSSIBLE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1861 ISSUE IMPERFORATES.

These imperforates, particularly those with manuscript "x" cancels are most likely presentation copies. All values are rare, and the 1c is believed to be unique. As such, this is the only complete set possible.

Each with 1987 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $12,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
91 S Image1c-30c F. Grills, Specimens (86S, 95S, 96S, 100S var). Four stamps with small manuscript "x" marks, including 1c, 5c, 10c and 30c F Grills, a few small faults and 5c and 30c with one s.e., Fine appearance, a rare group which were likely presentation copies, among these four only the 5c and 30c F Grills are recorded with the "Specimen" overprint, ex Sloane (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
92   Image1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Clearly-defined grill, full original gum, unusual straight pen line through portrait makes stamp unfit for postal use, Very Fine, this likely falls into the category of a presentation specimen, an unusual item, unlisted in Scott, with 1980 P.F. certificate calling the line a precancel (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction

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