1869 15¢ - #119
15¢ -Brown and blue - Type II
1,200,000 - Grill - Scott #119 - 1869
No postmark with gum (MH): $300-$500
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $4,000-$10,000
A certificate from stamp expertisers such as the PSE, would be required if
interested in selling this grill with both undisturbed gum and no postmark
15¢ - Brown and blue - Type II (inverted center)
Grill - Scott #119b - 1869.
Only 3 unused and 90 used examples exist
On the #119 (Type II), there is a small diamond in the center of the vignette frame (red arrow), right under the “T” in “POSTAGE”. On the #118 Type I) there is no diamond (green arrow). This test is conclusive.
Note also the dark brown outline around the vignette which also defines the diamond shape on the #119 (purple arrow). There is no such frame line on the #118 (orange arrow). This test is also conclusive.
Shown above - #118
Shown above - #119