1867 US Postage Stamps

1867 30¢ 'F' GRILL - #100


Benjamin Franklin
30¢ - Orange or deep orange
F Grill - Points go down. Measures 9 x 13mm. 11 or 12 x 15 to 17 points.
Scott #100 - 1867
Centering is usualy poor
High metallic content of ink makes these prone to oxidization

Value

Used: $90-$250
No postmark with gum (MH): $3,750-$13,500
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): No recorded sales

Please Note

This issue , like all grills sometimes have fake grills applied to them, particularly the valuable issues.
A certificate from stamp expertisers such as the PSE, would be required if interested in selling this grill without a postmark.


THE F GRILL
Measures 9 x 13mm
11 or 12 x 15 to 17 points

An example of a fake grill (in this case on #101)
As you will see there are no points down or up
It is simple a series of impressed points.
During the early 1990's there were many of these
produced by a, since banned, ebay dealer.
Recently these have been produced in Germany
and sold through ebay dealers based in both
the Netherlands and Germany. So be extra
careful when purchasing grills from these
countries. Insist on a large scan of the
reverse of the stamp and a certificate of
authenticity on expensive copies.

1867 US Postage Stamps