Lot 14941867, 3¢ rose, A. grill, surprisingly well centered with only a couple of blunt perfs, cancelled by segmented cork cancel on cover with "Leavenworth, Kans. Aug 21" cds alongside, addressed to North San Juan, Cal., cover forwarded to Marysville with "North San Juan, Cal. Sep 21" forwarding cds, Extremely Fine; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 79 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS VERY DIFFICULT STAMP ON COVER. TYPICALLY THESE ALL-OVER GRILLS WOULD RESULT IN A BADLY DEFECT STAMP.
Lot 14951867, 3¢ rose, C. grill, tied by four-ring target duplexed with "Detroit Mich., Dec 19" cds on cover to Fort Rice, Dakota Terr.; flap torn and some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 83; $1,250 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 14961867, 3¢ rose, D. grill, s.e. at left, tied by grid and "Athol Depot, Mass., Feb 25" cds on New American Heat Regulator illustrated corner card cover to Orange Mass., Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 85 $1,250.
Lot 14971867, 3¢ rose, D. grill, well centered and light pastel-like shade, tied by "Worcester, Mass., Mar 2" cds and waffle grid duplex on cover to New York, Very Fine, a scarce on cover usage, ex-Caspary.
Scott Nos. 85; $1,200 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 14981867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill, attractive example of this elusive stamp, fresh color & well defined grill, tied on orange cover to Greenfield, Mass. by target cancel with "Cotton Springs, Neb. Apr 17" cds alongside, Very Fine and choice, a lovely example, ex-Wagshal; with 1978 & 2010 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 85C $4,000.
A SEARCH OF ONLINE RECORDS AND WE ARE ABLE TO FIND A TOTAL OF ONLY NINE COVERS BEING THE ELUSIVE 3¢ 1867 Z. GRILL.
Lot 14991867, 1¢ blue, E. grill, well centered amid large margins, tied by neat "Yonkers, N.Y., Oct 18" cds and segment cork duplex on small locally addressed cover, Extremely Fine, a lovely single franking usage.
Scott Nos. 86; $575 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 15001867, 3¢ rose, E. grill, with 1861, 10¢ green, vertical pair (68) paying 20¢ registry rate, on cover to Plattsburgh, N.Y., indistinct Chateaugay, N.Y. cds, stamps not tied by matching grid cancels, printed lawyer corner card, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 88 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 15011867, 3¢ rose, E. grill, well centered pair, tied on cross border cover to Brome, Quebec Province by "Burlington, Vt. Apr 28" duplex cancel with bold circle of wedges cancel, Montreal forwarder and receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine, an outstanding pair; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 88 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 15021867, 10¢ green, E. grill, rich color, perfectly centered with large margins, tied on small cover to Prussia by grid cancel with "Marblehead, Mass. May 8 1869" double circle postmark, red "New York Paid All Direct Nov 9" cds, red boxed "America 21/11/69 Franco" handstamp, blue receiving back stamp, tiny cover repair at bottom right, Very Fine and attractive with a gem single, ex-Klein, Hill.
Scott Nos. 89 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 15031867, 10¢ green, E. grill, each canceled by matching New York circle of wedges cancels, red "New York Paid All, Direct, May 19" exchange cds on orange buff cover to Germany, endorsed "per Steamer via Hamburg" at top, red "Hamburg, Franco, 31/5 68" framed transit ties 10¢ pair, Jun. 2nd arrival backstamp; top edge reduced and small repair, left stamp slight wrinkle, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 89; $750 as used pair Estimate $150 - 200.