Lot 2371867, 3¢ rose, A. grill, large margins with perfs mostly intact, tied by quartered cork cancel duplexed with "Montrose, Pa. Mar 23" cds on cover to Dansville N.Y.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and scarce all-over A. grill use.
Scott No. 79; $2,250 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2381867, 3¢ rose, C. grill, tied by light cancel duplexed with partial "Cleveland O., Dec 13" cds on orange buff cover to Orville, Ohio; couple toned perfs, otherwise F.-V.F.
Scott No. 83; $1,250 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2391867, 3¢ rose, partially erased C. grill, beautiful deep shade, prominent grill clearly showing the additional four vertical columns grill points at left, tied by quartered cork cancel duplexed with "Richmond Va. Nov 21" cds on circa 1867 bright orange cover to New York City, Very Fine, ex-Sheriff; with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 83 var.; $4,500 on cover Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PARTIALLY ERASED C GRILL VARIETY, BELIEVED TO BE THE FINEST OF THE FEW KNOWN ON COVER.
In a few areas of the C Grill, the points between grills were insufficiently planed away or erased when the A Grill was converted to the smaller C Grill. As a result, some of the stamps from the C Grill have grills measuring approximately 18 mm wide. These so-called Partially Erased C Grill stamps are very rare, and the cover offered here is regarded as the finest example of the few known on cover. It is also a very early use of the C Grill (EDU Nov. 16, 1867).
Scott footnote indicates $4,500.00 value for this variety on cover.
Lot 2401867, 10¢ green, E. grill, tied by "New York, Feb 21" cds on 1869 cover from St. Thomas to Winchester Va. partial "St. Thomas, 11/2, 1869" origin cds and blue "Schön, Willink & Co., St. Thomas" double-oval backstamp; cover creased at right and some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 89 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2411867, 30¢ orange, F. grill, two singles, canceled by matching corks duplexed with "New Orleans La., May 25" cds on blue folded 1869 letter to Bordeaux, France, red "New York 'Paid 24' May 29" credit exchange cds, blue Calais (6.10) entry cds and indistinct small "PD" framed handstamp; top center cover mend and edge wear, right 30¢ with tiny perf hole tear, F.-V.F. and scarce 30¢ F. grill use.
Scott No. 100; $2,000 as used off-cover Estimate $400 - 600.