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Sale 83: Gems of Philately

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1867 Grilled Issues

Lots 155-164

Lot 155    

1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill, full o.g., attractively centered within nicely balanced margins, strong bold color on bright fresh paper, strong well defined grill impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, sole example in this grade with only 7 graded higher; with 1986 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (VF-XF 85, SMQ $9,950).
Scott No. 83    $5,500.

A CHOICE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3¢ C. GRILL ISSUE.

Realized: $5,000

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Lot 156    

1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill, nicely centered with rich color, cancelled by Weston "W" quill pen precancel, blue "Weston Mass. May 6" cds on pink cover to Charleston Mass., "Carrier, May 6, 11A.M" arrival backstamp; back flap mostly missing, Extremely Fine and choice use; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 85    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A STUNNING 3¢ D GRILL USE WITH THE FANCY WESTON MASS. "W" QUILL PEN PRECANCEL.

Realized: $700

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Lot 157 o   

1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill, straight line "Paid" cancel, exceptional centering amid large evenly balanced margins, rich vivid color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with only four examples to receive this grade and only seven examples graded higher; with 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $4,750).
Scott No. 86    $400.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 158 o   

1867, 10¢ green, E. grill, light segmented cork cancel, strong bright color, exceptional centering amid wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice, an attractive large margin grill issue; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 89    $325.

Realized: $525

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Lot 159 o   

1867, 12¢ black, E. grill, light cork cancel, precision centering amid evenly balanced margins, strong color and a well defined grill impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, very rare in such outstanding condition, with only eight examples receiving this grade and two examples graded higher; with 1997 P.F. & 2004 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $3,500).
Scott No. 90    $375.

Realized: $2,400

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Lot 160 o   

1867, 15¢ black, E. grill, fancy stylized leaf cancel, sharp impression and deep color, evenly balanced margins and precise centering, an Extremely Fine gem, a truly exceptional stamp; with 2003 P.F. certificate and 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 91    $600.

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Realized: $1,100

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Lot 161 o   

1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill, neat town and quartered cork duplex cancel, near perfect centering with beautifully balanced margins, radiant color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely used gem; with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 92    $425.

Realized: $525

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Lot 162 o   

1867, 2¢ black, F. grill, fancy face free duplex cancels, exceptional centering amid large balanced margins, strong color and impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, an attractive gem example of the 2¢ Blackjack F. grill issue; with 2018 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-S 95, SSV $2,600).
Scott No. 93    $55.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 163 o   

1867, 2¢ black, F. grill, exceptionally well centered within large beautifully balanced margins, sharp impression on bright paper, neat nearly face-free quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (XF-Superb 95, SSV $2,600).
Scott No. 93    $55.

Realized: $1,100

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Lot 164 o   

1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill, light segmented cork cancel mostly in margins and leaving the complete design almost completely unobscured, deep and wonderfully rich color, exceptional centering and margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, this being one of two examples receiving this grade with only one graded higher; with 2004 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $15,000).
Scott No. 101    $2,250.

A STUNNING STAMP WITH LARGE MARGINS, EXCEPTION CENTERING AND A LIGHT FACE-FREE CANCELLATION, WITHOUT QUESTION A SUPERB USED GEM.

ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1868 90¢ F. GRILL IN EXISTENCE.

Realized: $12,000

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