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

1867-68 Grilled Issue: F Grill continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
390 bl Image5c Brown, F. Grill (95). Deep rich color, each stamp shows clear and sharp grill points, choice centering, each stamp with neat strike of target cancel, top left stamp has expertly repaired tear, bottom right stamp light creases and rounded corner

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT F GRILL. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

There is no recorded used multiple larger than a block of four. Used blocks are extremely rare -- we have never offered any others in our Rarities sales or other auctions since 1994.

Ex Twigg-Smith. (Image)

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$ 9,000.00


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391 ogbl Image10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, original gum, bottom stamps with light gum staining, small h.r., rich color, strong grill impression

FINE-VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 1868 10-CENT F GRILL.

Almost every 10c F Grill block with Very Fine or better centering has been broken to satisfy demand for singles.

With 1994 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 25,000.00


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392 bl Image10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Block of four, fairly light cork cancels, reperfed, Fine appearance, a scarce used block, we have offered only one other since keeping computerized records (Image)

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$ 3,500.00


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393 ogbl Image12c Black, F. Grill (97). Block of four with wide right imprint selvage, original gum, h.r., clear end roller grill in selvage at right, few perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 12-CENT F GRILL, WITH END ROLLER GRILL AND IMPRINT SELVAGE. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE.

Our records contain around a dozen original-gum blocks of the 12c F Grill. Some of these have may have been broken to feed collector demand for singles, and therefore the number of surviving multiples may be smaller. Blocks of four are the largest surviving multiples, since the Caspary block of eight has been broken.

Ex Herzog. Scott Retail with no premium for the end roller grill or the imprint selvage (Image)

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$ 50,000.00


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394 ngbl Image15c Black, F. Grill (98). Block of four, unused (no gum), intense shade and impression on bright paper, expertly rejoined perf separations, bottom right stamp small tear

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARING UNUSED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

The largest recorded original-gum multiples are a reconstructed block of 20 and a block of 16. Both are significantly off center with perfs cutting far into the stamp designs.

Ex Ishikawa. Scott Retail as with original gum (Image)

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$ 35,000.00


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395 ng Image15c Black, F. Grill (98). Unused (no gum), crisp impression, few short perfs, otherwise Very Fine (Image)

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$ 1,600.00


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396 bl Image15c Black, F. Grill (98). Block of six, clear grill points, detailed impression, each stamp with neat "15" manuscript cancel, few minor perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE. THIS IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT F GRILL.

As an indication of rarity, the Twigg-Smith collection lacked a used block of Scott 98. The Ishikawa collection, known for its multiples, contained a used block of four. We have offered only one used block of four since keeping computerized records.

Scott Retail as block of four and pair. (Image)

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$ 6,600.00


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397 ng Image24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Scratch under "A" of "Postage" (99 var). Unused (no gum), unusual small plate scratch on forehead, also with selvage at left which also shows the grill, light diagonal crease in selvage only, few perfs expertly reattached (neither mentioned on accompanying certificate), the F and Z Grills come with extra grills in the selvage at sides, while the E and D Grills have extra grills at top and bottom, which suggests different sheet-to-grill orientation or a difference in how the grilling devices were made, ex Wagshal, with 1989 P.F. certificate, listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as normal unused F Grill (Image)

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$ 3,250.00


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398 ogbl Image24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Split Grills (99 var). Block of four with bottom sheet selvage and interpane margin at left with full vertical guideline, Positions 81-82/91-92R, grills shifted towards bottom and showing part of the grill in the selvage, top right stamp does not show any trace of the grill at top, original gum, h.r. at left where few perf separations sensibly reinforced

FRESH AND FINE. A REMARKABLE POSITION BLOCK OF THE 1868 24-CENT F GRILL, SHOWING SPLIT GRILLS.

Our extensive records contain perhaps a half-dozen or so blocks of four, plus a block of fifteen and an imprint and plate no. block of six. This is the only block with the split grill variety.

Ex Colonel Green. Scott Retail as normal block of four (Image)

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$ 45,000.00


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399   Image24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Points Up (99 var). Clearly-defined grill with the points facing up, small break in the grill, color changeling (not mentioned as such on certificate), neat strike of circle of wedges cancel, Fine, an extremely rare and unusual grill variety caused when the sheet was placed face down in the grilling machine, this is the discovery example, with 1983 and 1984 P.F. certificates, the former not mentioning the variety, unlisted in Scott (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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400 bl Image24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill (99). Block of four, clear grills, bold cork cancels

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE SOUND USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1868 24-CENT F GRILL.

Approximately a half dozen used blocks are known. Most have faults.

With 1989 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 10,500.00


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