The Myerson Collection







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This is a net price sale of the James P. Myerson collection of 1861-1868 Issue postal history. It is a joint offering by Richard Frajola and Suburban Stamp Incorporated. All items are offered subject unsold. 
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#79, 3c Rose "A" Grill, 3c with grill all over, complete perforations including slight margin selvage at bottom right (stamp close up), tied to Official Business imprint cover to the Postmaster of George's Creek, South Carolina by "Washington DC Mar 14" duplex postmark, original 1869 Post Office circular enclosure announcing issuance of the 1869 issue stamps with complete descriptions (page 1, page 2), the Post Office department was evidently using up stock of the "A" grills with this mailing as at least one other example is reported, cover minute edge tear at top, possibly the finest known example of this stamp on original cover


#83, 3c Rose "C" Grill, well centered horizontal strip of five (stamp close up), right stamp straight edge, tied together with 2c black (#73, faulty) to overpaid cover to Darmstadt, Germany by New York Foreign Mails geometric cancels, red "New York 12 Paid Hamb Pkt Nov 23" exchange datestamp, blue "Hamburg 5-12-67" transit backstamp, the finer of two reported covers bearing strips of this stamp (same correspondence and same franking), cover minor edge restoration not mentioned on Philatelic Foundation certificate, ex Zoellner, extremely fine usage $9,500

#85, 3c Rose "D" Grill, attractive stamp with sharp grill (stamp close up) neatly tied to cover by negative "A" in oval fancy cancel, matching "Charleston SC Apr 10" postmark, extremely fine $1,250

#94, 3c Rose "F" Grill, strip of three and single tied to 1868 folded letter to London by New York Foreign Mails geometric cancels, red "New York Paid All Aug 15" exchange datestamp, 1868 London paid arrival, minor stamp faults, fine usage $250

#94, 3c Rose "F" Grill, five copies tied to 1868 cover to Paris by grid cancels, purple "Philadelphia Paid 6 Jul 17" exchange datestamp, blue 1868 French entry and boxed "PD" handstamp, a couple stamps with perf faults, fine usage $150

Richard Frajola (March, 2002)