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Lot #63

1867 A. Grill

1867 30c orange, A.Grill (covering the entire stamp), black Crossroads cancel, usual centering, tear at upper left, ex- Meilstrup (where it was described as having a "few irregular perfs"), handstamped on back (W.H.C.), fine appearance, with 1968 ("the stamp and the grill are genuine") and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Ezra Cole. There are only 8 known copies of this stamp (including one in the New York Public Library Collection), all used, poorly centered, and most contain some degree of faults. The stamp offered in this auction is listed in the Siegel Census as 81-CAN-03 and has not been seen since 1969. A comparable copy (also with a tear) realized $150,000 in the Wingate sale (Siegel Auctions, 2018) (Scott catalogue value "for off-center examples with small perforation faults")
Catalog #81
Catalog Value $240,000

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