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

1867-68 Grilled Issue: C Grill continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
328 ogbl Image3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Block of four, original gum, brilliant color, clearly-defined grills

FRESH AND FINE. A REMARKABLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL. VERY FEW BLOCKS OF THIS ISSUE REMAIN INTACT.

The 3c is the only issued denomination that comes with the distinctive C Grill, which was made from the female A Grill device with the grill embossing modified to fit within each stamp (it was usually applied points up). Very few blocks are known, as most have been broken to feed the market for singles.

With 1989 P.F. certificate (Image)

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30,000.00

SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
329 ng Image3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Unused (no gum), bright color, clear grill, two short perfs at bottom right, otherwise Fine (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
330   Image3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Radiant color, clearly-defined grill, bold strike of Blue Bird fancy cancel of Rockford Ill., fresh and Fine (Image)

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1,200.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
331   Image3c Rose, Double C. Grill (83 var). Overlapping impressions on well-centered stamp, blue quartered cork cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1867 C GRILL WITH A DOUBLE GRILL.

Ex Koppersmith and Dr. Morris. With 1996 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 2,100.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
332 bl Image3c Rose, C. Grill (83). Block of six, s.e. at right, bold strikes of quartered cork cancel and duplex circular datestamp, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, some toning on back shows thru, top right stamp tiny tears in margin

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS REPUTED TO BE THE LARGEST USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT C GRILL.

This multiple was originally part of a block of eight on a cover (the other two stamps were at top left). Ex Ishikawa and Wagshal. Listed but unpriced in Scott as a block of four. Scott Retail as three pairs (Image)

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$ 9,750.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
333   Image3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var). Brilliant color, clearly defined grill showing partial erasure of continuous grill at right, neat strike of blue segmented cork cancel, Fine and scarce, in a few areas of the C Grill (Positions 99-100R, 89-90R, 79-80R, 68-69R and 1-2L, 11-12L, 21-22L and 31-32L), the points between grills were insufficiently planed away or erased when the A Grill was converted to the smaller C Grill, with 1980 P.F. certificate (Image)

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2,850.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
334   Image3c Rose, Partially Erased C. Grill (83 var). Rich color, clearly defined grill showing partial erasure of continuous grill at right, light strike of circle of wedges cancel, small fault at top and small toned spot, otherwise Fine and scarce, in a few areas of the C Grill (Positions 99-100R, 89-90R, 79-80R, 68-69R and 1-2L, 11-12L, 21-22L and 31-32L), the points between grills were insufficiently planed away or erased when the A Grill was converted to the smaller C Grill (Image)

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2,750.00

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
335 og Image3c Rose, C. Grill, Points Down (83 var). Disturbed original gum, clear grill points show the variety very well, some light staining, otherwise Fine example of this variety which was caused when the sheet was laid down with the gummed side facing the depressions in the grill, with 1987 P.F. certificate (Image)

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6,250.00

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
336 og Image3c Rose, C. Grill, Imperforate (83a). Horizontal pair, original gum, well-defined grills, large margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate (Image)

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1,750.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction

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