Sale Number: 1024
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The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One

1c-15c 1868 E Grill (Scott 86-91)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
147   1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins, deep rich color on bright paper, bold strike of blue circle of wedges cancel, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT HESITATION WE REGARD THIS ONE-CENT E GRILL AS ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES EXTANT. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMPS OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION. A MARVELOUS COMBINATION OF THE FOUR C's -- COLOR, CLARITY, CENTERING AND CANCELLATION.

Ex Dr. Puliafito. With 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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500 5,000
148   1c Dull Blue, E. Grill (86a). Pastel shade which distinctly differs from the main color listing, wide margins, neat circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce shade variety, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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450 3,500
149   2c Black, E. Grill (87). Bright shade and crisp impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of quartered cork cancel at lower left leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1993 P.S.E. and 1998 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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200 1,000
150   3c Rose, E. Grill (88). Brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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27 550
151   3c Lake Red, E. Grill (88a). Intense color in the Lake Red sub-shade, bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, well-defined grill, neat strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this shade which is very difficult to obtain in such phenomenal condition, ex Dr. Puliafito, with 1996 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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50 1,600
152   10c Green, E. Grill (89). Beautifully centered with Jumbo margins all around, deep rich color and proof-like impression, clearly-defined grill, bold strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 10-CENT E GRILL. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH JUMBO MARGINS. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,300.00 as 95, $9,500.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date (both 98J) and only one other shares this grade. (Image Magnifier)

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350 2,300
153   12c Black, E. Grill (90). Perfectly centered with wide margins, beautiful shade and impression shows the intricate detail of the engraving, long and full perforations all around, unobtrusive yet clearly visible target cancel at left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 12-CENT E GRILL, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Ex Zoellner. With 1989 and 1998 P.F. certificates. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $11,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. (Image Magnifier)

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400 7,500
154   15c Black, E. Grill (91). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression on bright paper, clearly-defined grill, bold strikes of circular datestamp and blue cork cancel at center

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 15-CENT E GRILL.

This stamp, with wide and balanced margins, bright paper, clear grill and a colored cancel, is a true condition rarity.

With 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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730 4,250
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