1870 US Postage Stamps

1870 issue with a grill impression 10¢ - #139


Thomas Jefferson
10¢ - Brown, yellow brown or dark brown 
80,000 - H grill (see below) White wove paper, thin to medium thick 
p12 -Scott #139 - 1870
The H grill is 11-13 points wide by 14-16 points

Value

Used: $100-$145
No postmark with gum (MH): $1,400-$1,500
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $2,800-$4,500

Please Note

A certificate from stamp expertisers such as the PSE, would be required if interested in selling this issue, particularly unused examples.
Grills are often forged. See below for an image of a genuine H grill.


The I grill is 9-11 points wide by 10-13 points tall 
I grill - White wove paper, thin to medium thick 
P12 - Scott #139A- 1870
The I grill is 9-11 points wide by 10-13 points tall

Value

Used: $4,250-$9,500
No postmark with gum (MH): No sales recorded
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): No sales recorded

Please Note

A certificate from stamp expertisers such as the PSE, would be required if interested in selling this issue with the rare 'I' grill
Grills are often forged. See below for an image of a genuine I grill. If the grill is too faint to count the points it will be certificated
as the less valuable H grill, no matter what the size.

The H grill's size relative to the stamp

1870 US Postage Stamps