Lot 3177 o1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill, remarkably well centered with wide balanced margins, deep rich color on bright paper, long and full perforations all around, bold quartered cork cancel beautifully accentuates the clear grill points, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Blocker, Natalie-Grace; with 1989 and 2004 P.F., 2012 P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 83 $1,100.
A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3¢ C GRILL IN THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONDITION, AN REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
Only two others share this grade, with only one stamp graded higher.
Lot 31781867, 2¢ black, D. grill, clear grill, used with 1¢ blue (63), slightly overlapping and tied by neat strikes of unusual six-ring target cancel, matching light "Abbottstown Pa. Sep 23" cds on purplish gray cover to Shrewsbury Pa., Very Fine; with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 84 $5,750.
A BEAUTIFUL COVER WITH AN UNUSUAL USE OF THE RARE 1868 2¢ D GRILL IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1¢ 1861 ISSUE TO PAY THE 3¢ LETTER RATE.
Lot 3179 o1867, 2¢ black, E. grill, fancy cork cancel, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced margins, strong color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1992 P.F. certificate & 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,150).
Scott No. 87 $200.
A LOVELY USED STAMP WITH ONLY THREE EXAMPLES GRADED HIGHER.
Lot 3180 o1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill, exceptionally well centered within large margins, strong color on brilliant paper, cork cancel and part of town cds, fresh and Extremely Fine gem; with 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $800).
Scott No. 88 $30.
ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE DIFFICULT 3¢ E. GRILL 1867 ISSUE, GRADED XF-S 95 BY THE P.S.E.
Only six other graded XF-S 95 by the P.S.E. and only one graded higher at XF-S 95 Jumbo.
Lot 3181 o1867, 2¢ black, F. grill, light target and violet cork cancels, perfectly centered amid full evenly balanced margins, strong color and beautiful sharp detailed impression, a Superb gem; with 2011 P.F. certificate & 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $6,250).
Scott No. 93 $60.
AN EXTRAORDINARY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2¢ F. GRILL 1868 ISSUE. ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES GRADED SUPERB 98, WITH NONE HIGHER.
Lot 3182 o1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill, choice centering within huge margins, deep rich color on bright paper, cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine; with 2012 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90 Jumbo, SMQ $1,400).
Scott No. 96 $250.
Lot 3183 o1867, 12¢ black, F. grill, clearly defined grill, exceptionally well centered within wide balanced margins, bright shade and sharp impression, attractive bold strike of crossroads cancel, a Superb gem, ex-Merlin; with 2009 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $9,000).
Scott No. 97 $250.
ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 12¢ E. GRILL 1867 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE P.S.E.
Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade.
Lot 3184 o1867, 15¢ black, F. grill, exceedingly well centered with balanced margins, bold circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2001 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates, latter Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $3,250).
Scott No. 98 $275.
A CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15¢ F. GRILL 1867 ISSUE, GRADED XF-S 95 BY THE P.S.E. - ONLY TWO EXAMPLES GRADED HIGHER.
Lot 3185 o1867, 15¢ black, F. grill, near perfect centering with evenly balanced margins around, strong color, New York foreign mail geometric cancel, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $3,250).
Scott No. 98 $275.