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United States Stamps continued...

1861-1866 ISSUES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
121 c 76 image#76, 5c Brown, fine vertical pair (slightly uneven perfs. on top stamp) tied to 1865 cover by target cancels, with indistinct October New York cancel, to the 3rd Assistant Engineer on the U.S. Sloop of War "Lancaster" in care of the United States consul in Panama, docketing on reverse indicates that it was received and answered in Honolulu, Hawaii in December, very fine and interesting naval usage. (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
122 og 77 image#77, 15c Black, well centered within exceptionally large margins, strong fresh color and a highly detailed impression on crisp white paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; mint examples of this stamp are quite difficult to come by, particularly with full original gum; 1995 PF and 2005 PSE certificates; ex-Gilbert. (Image) $4,000.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
123 ng 77 image#77, 15c Black, handsome unused example, particularly well centered and margined for this considering how poorly centered this value often comes, strong rich color and highly detailed impression, slightly uneven perforations at left, very fine and a very difficult stamp to find either unused or mint; 1988 PF and 2005 PSE certificates. (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
124 O 77 image#77, 15c Black, a highly desirable used example that is exceedingly well centered within lavishly large margins, strong color and a well defined impression on clean white paper, light centrally struck circle of wedges cancel, extremely fine; an especially large-margined stamp; 2002 PF certificate. (Image) $200.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
125 Ou 77 image#77, 15c Black, premium quality used example, with wonderfully well balanced margins all around, lovely rich color on brilliantly white paper, lightly cancelled, extremely fine; 2003 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $475.00). (Image) $200.00

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
126 O 77 image#77, 15c Black, handsome used example, wonderfully well centered within exceptionally large margins most uncharacteristic of this, deep rich color, both black cork and red grid cancels, extremely fine; 2006 PF certificate. (Image) $235.00

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
127 og 78a image#78a, 24c Grayish Lilac, an extraordinary quality mint example of one of the most difficult values from the 1861-1868 series to find in premium condition, possessing several eye-appealing characteristics, including being remarkably well centered, with no portion of the design impinged by the perforations (a trait that is almost never found on this stamp), plus the stamp possesses a wonderful overall freshness, with brilliantly rich color and a deeply etched impression on immaculate white paper, full o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; a true condition rarity; 2006 PF certificate. (Image) $2,500.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
128 O 78a image#78a, 24c Grayish lilac, well centered and margined, strong color and impression, neat centrally struck circle of wedges cancel, choice very fine; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) $300.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1867 GRILLED ISSUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
129 O 83 image#83, 3c Rose, "C" grill, an exceptional used example being in a quality far superior to what is normally encountered on this scarce stamp, featuring excellent centering within large margins, strong rich color, clear detailed grill impression, centrally struck segmented cork cancel, extremely fine; an especially scarce and desirable used stamp in this premium condition; 2002 PF certificate. (Image) $1,100.00

SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
130 O 83 image#83, 3c Rose, "C" grill, used, extraordinarily well centered amid margins that are truly huge for this difficult grilled stamp, warm rich color, neat strike of a pretty rosette cancel, easily identifiable grill impression, extremely fine; used examples in premium condition, particularly this well margined, are rare; 1993 and 2007 PF certificates. (Image) $1,100.00

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
131 Ou 84 image#84, 2c Black, "D" grill, an incredibly choice 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 far better centering than typically encountered, as the vast majority of known examples are found quite off center, often well into the design, this particular copy also features uncharacteristically large margins, intense color and an incredibly detailed impression on bright fresh paper, lightly cancelled, extremely fine for this rarity; 1989 PF certificate and a 2005 PF certificate (XF 90; SMQ $15,900.00); this is the highest grade given to this stamp by either grading service. (Image) $4,500.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
132 O 84 image#84, 2c Black, "D" grill, an exceptional used single of this rare stamp, possessing far better centering than usually found, as most examples of this grilled stamp are centered strongly to the right, often well into the perforations, this particular copy has the design clear of the perforations all around, which is most uncommon, strong rich color and a crisp impression, cork cancel, extremely fine for this; 1972 and 1999 PF certificates. (Image) $4,500.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
133 O 84 image#84, 2c Black, "D" grill, an attractive appearing example of this rare grill, well centered for this normally poorly centered stamp, clear strong grill impression showing an easily discernible 15x18 rows, central cut cork pmk., two unobtrusive closed edge tears, very fine and choice appearance; an elusive stamp missing from most collections. (Image) $4,500.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
134 Ou 85 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 and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,800.00 for 95 and $11,800.00 for 98); this is the only copy of #85 to be given this grade, the highest in the PSE population report; ex-Hinrichs. (Image) $1,100.00

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
135 O 85 image#85, 3c Rose, "D" grill, unusually well centered within large margins, rich color, black central cancel, well impressed and easily identifiable grill, very fine example of this scarce and difficult stamp; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) $1,100.00

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
136 Ou 85B image#85B, 2c Black, "Z" grill, an exceptional quality used example of one of the rarest and most difficult of all the grilled issues to obtain in premium condition, possessing far superior centering than found on most existing copies, plus it is marvelously well centered as well, especially strong and intense color, well defined grill impression, light and unobtrusive segmented cork cancel, extremely fine; a true condition rarity; 1998 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,350.00); ex-Chapin. (Image) $1,400.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
137 Ou 85C image#85C, 3c Rose, "Z" grill, a remarkable quality used example of this notoriously difficult stamp, being in a condition that few others can match, possessing extraordinary centering within very large margins which are most uncharacteristic of this stamp, its color is far stronger and its impression much more intense than usual on bright fresh paper, light cork cancel, extremely fine; one of the few gem used Three Cent "Z" Grills that we have encountered; 1981 and 2002 PF certificates, as well as a 2005 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $6,400.00). (Image) $3,750.00

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
138 Ou 85E image#85E, 12c Black, "Z" grill, an extraordinarily attractive used example of this scarce and difficult grilled stamp, quite well centered within large margins, intensely rich color distinctive to this value, bright fresh paper, wonderfully postmarked with a leaf type cancel, strong and easily identifiable grill impression, extremely fine; 2003 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,650.00); this is the only example in the PSE population report to be graded XF 90, with only one grading higher (95); ex-Chapin. (Image) $2,400.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
139 O 85E image#85E, 12c Black, "Z" grill, an especially handsome used example of this scarce and difficult grilled stamp, exceptionally well centered within large margins, intensely rich color distinctive to this value, bright fresh paper, black central target cancel, strong and easily identifiable grill impression, extremely fine; 2004 PSE certificate. (Image) $2,400.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
140 Ou 86 image#86, 1c Blue, "E" grill, a highly select used example, extraordinarily well centered within especially wide margins, lovely rich color and a clean impression, face-free cork cancel, extremely fine; 2002 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00). (Image) $525.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction

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