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United States Stamps continued...

1867 Grilled Issues continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
181 O image#83, 3c Rose, "C" grill, the used example offered here is, unquestionably, the finest in existence of this scarce and difficult grilled stamp, possessing physical qualities which are absolutely flawless in every respect, from its mathematically precise centering within lavishly large margins, to its impressively luxuriant color and impression on bright paper, its perforations all around are remarkably even and intact, and its crowning characteristic is its perfectly struck fancy bluebird cancel of Rockford, Ill., this is clearly one of the few existing 19th century stamps deserving of the lofty grade of superb; 1985 and 1994 PF certificates; ex-Welling, Morris. (Image) 1,025.00

SOLD for $6,250.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
182 og image#84, 2c Black, "D" grill, an especially fresh example of this immensely rare mint stamp, being not only completely devoid of the faults which plague most of the minute number of mint examples known, but it is also one of the few which still retains its original gum, extraordinarily fresh and crisp, deep luxuriant color, while centered to right, as are most known examples, it is actually better centered than many, well defined grill impression, full clean o.g., relatively lightly hinged, fine for this; one of the few existing original gum examples of one of the rarest of all regularly issued United States stamps; 1996 PF certificate. (Image) 15,000.00

SOLD for $4,000.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
183 O image#84, 2c Black, "D" grill, a superlative used example of one of the rarest of all the regular production grilled issues, in addition to being one of the most challenging to find in premium condition such as this, possessing choice centering amid remarkably wide margins most uncharacteristic of the "D" grills, spectacularly intense color and an incredibly detailed impression on bright fresh paper, perfect strike of a target cancel, extremely fine gem; a major condition rarity, with only a handful that exist in comparable quality; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 3,750.00

SOLD for $9,500.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
184 O image#85, 3c Rose, "D" grill, a sensational quality used example in a condition that is almost unimaginable, possessing absolutely perfect centering amid truly immense jumbo margins, especially strong color and impression on bright paper, clearly defined grill points, light target cancel, superb; this incomparable stamp, the beneficiary of extraordinary centering, margins, color and cancellation, surely is the finest used Three Cent "D" Grill extant; 2003 PF certificate. (Image) 1,000.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
185 O image#85, 3c Rose, "D" grill, mathematically precise centering amid truly huge margins for this very scarce stamp, bright color on fresh clean paper, central strike of an unusual petite circle of "V's" cancel, extremely fine; a gem example of a stamp that is almost never encountered in such premium condition; 1993 PF certificate; ex-Ishikawa. (Image) 1,000.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
186 O image#85B, 2c Black, "Z" grill, intense shade and strong impression on bright paper, choice centering which is far better than typically encountered on this notoriously poorly centered stamp, lightly cancelled by a central quartered cork postmark, extremely fine for this rare grilled stamp; 1994 PF certificate. (Image) 1,200.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
187 og image#85C, 3c Rose, "Z" grill, a magnificent mint example of this exceedingly rare grilled stamp, being in a quality unlike any other we are aware of, possessing a remarkable overall brilliance and freshness, with exceptionally strong rich color and a prooflike impression on bright paper, marvelously well centered and margined, full clean o.g. which shows an easily identifiable "Z" grill impression, relatively lightly hinged, certainly extremely fine for this; one of the rarest stamps in United States philately and clearly one of the finest, if not the finest, in existence; we believe there are less than twenty examples that exist still retaining their original gum, and of this scant quantity very few are completely sound as is the example offered here; 1968 and 1989 PF certificates. (Image) 13,500.00

SOLD for $40,000.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
188 O image#85C, 3c Rose, "Z" grill, an extraordinary used example of a true condition rarity, as this stamp possesses outstanding physical qualities that are next to impossible to find among the existing population of Three Cent "Z" Grills, with nearly all being found terribly off center with their perforations cutting on at least one side, the example found here in the Hinrichs collection boasts outstanding centering amid extravagantly large margins, and its color is much more deep and rich than usual, easily identifiable grill impression, even its cancellation is remarkable, being both a light town c.d.s. and a bold "R" handstamp, all-in-all an extremely fine used gem for the finest collection; in our opinion, this exciting stamp ranks among the top two or three finest used #85C's in existence; 1999 PF certificate. (Image) 3,500.00

SOLD for $10,500.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
189 O image#85E, 12c Black, "Z" grill, a superb used example which possesses tremendous eye appeal, featuring near perfect centering within very large margins (both qualities are most uncharacteristic of this notoriously challenging stamp), rich luxuriant color and an incredibly detailed impression on bright paper, all marvelously and strikingly complemented by a red double-ring town c.d.s., extremely fine; a gem example of a rare grilled stamp; certainly among the finest quality used examples in existence, and one of the few bearing a colored cancellation; 1995 PF certificate. (Image) 1,700.00

SOLD for $8,000.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
190 og image#86, 1c Blue, "E" grill, an incomparable mint example of this surprisingly scarce and always difficult grilled stamp, possessing overall physical characteristics which are almost unheard of on any of the grilled issues, possessing a breathtaking overall mint "bloom", retaining its original freshness and crispness, with gorgeous intense color and a deeply etched impression, marvelously well centered within extravagantly large margins, full even perforations all around, pristine full o.g. that shows just the barest trace of hinging, extremely fine; a stunning gem for the collector who desires to own only the finest possible quality; arguably the finest original gum example in existence; this remarkable stamp has consistently realized four to five times its then current Scott catalog value when sold in past auction appearances; 1990 PF certificate; ex-Golin. (Image) 3,250.00

SOLD for $6,250.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
191 O image#86, 1c Blue, "E" grill, a breathtaking used example that is unquestionably the finest used example of a One Cent "E" grill in existence, as this remarkable stamp boasts absolutely enormous jumbo margins and is incredibly well centered within this vast expanse, plus its color is deep and luxuriant, while its impression is unusually well defined on bright paper, very light and unobtrusive cancel, strong easily identifiable grill impression, superb; a phenomenal condition rarity for the finest collection; 2002 PF certificate. (Image) 475.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
192 O image#86, 1c Blue, "E" grill, highly select used example, featuring extravagantly large margins all around and being perfectly centered within them, strong color and a crisp detailed impression, light quartered cork cancel centrally struck, extremely fine; examples of the grilled issues in this quality are truly rare; 1993 PF certificate. (Image) 475.00

SOLD for $850.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
193 O image#87, 2c Black, "E" grill, particularly well centered, large margins, intense prooflike color and impression, well struck circle of wedges postmark, extremely fine; 1987 PF certificate. (Image) 160.00

SOLD for $300.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
194 O image#88, 3c Rose, "E" grill, huge perfectly balanced margins, bright color on immaculate paper, light central strike of a blue target cancel, long even perforations all around, extremely fine; a superb stamp in every respect; 2000 PSE certificate. (Image) 25.00

SOLD for $425.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
195 O image#89, 10c Green, "E" grill, immense jumbo margins all around and being incredibly well centered within them, gloriously rich and vibrant color, lightly cancelled by a segmented cork postmark, an extremely fine gem; an amazing stamp that is one of the widest-margined Ten Cent "E" Grills extant; 1992 PF certificate; ex-Morris. (Image) 300.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
196 O image#89 var., 10c Green, "E" grill, "TAG" transfer variety, a truly superb used example, boasting perfect centering amid lavishly large margins, gloriously rich and vibrant color, excellent clarity of impression on wonderfully bright paper, marvelously postmarked by an ultramarine target cancel, this color being one of the most elusive and desirable of all the colored cancellations to find on any 19th century stamp (not listed in the Scott catalog with this cancel), extremely fine gem; a remarkable combination of centering, margins, overall freshness and cancellation converging on a single stamp; 2003 PF certificate specifically mentioning both the "TAG" transfer variety and the ultramarine cancel. (Image) 300.00+

SOLD for $2,200.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
197 O image#89, 10c Green, "E" grill, marvelously well centered within uncharacteristically large margins, rich luxuriant color and impression, portions of town c.d.s. and matching duplex circular cork postmark, extremely fine; an unusually large stamp; 1999 PF certificate. (Image) 300.00

SOLD for $325.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
198 O image#90, 12c Black, "E" grill, excellent centering amid very large margins, strikingly intense color and a well incised impression contrasting nicely with its bright fresh paper, light grid cancel, extremely fine; an especially handsome and choice example; 1986 PF certificate. (Image) 350.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
199 O image#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, a sensational used example that is in a quality that cannot be duplicated, as this remarkable stamp possesses physical qualities that would be impressive for any 19th century stamp, but are unheard of on this very scarce and always challenging stamp, beginning with its perfect centering amid lavishly large margins, its color and impression could not be more prooflike on bright white paper, and it has been spectacularly postmarked with a visually stunning red segmented grid cancel at top, superb; a world class gem that is, unquestionably, the finest used Fifteen Cent "E" grill in existence; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Morris. (Image) 725.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
200 O image#91, 15c Black, "E" grill, remarkably choice used example, featuring extra-large and perfectly balanced margins all around, deep luxuriant color and a well defined impression, neatly postmarked with a bold circle of wedges cancel, extremely fine; a large-margined gem; 2001 PF certificate. (Image) 625.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM

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