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Analysis Of A Grill On A #65 And Direction For Getting It Expertized

 
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Posted 01/05/2023   10:59 am  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Chipshot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this fairly nice stamp and am hoping to get some confirmation here that it is in fact a C grill or ???? I know there are limitations to imaging and that this is a big ask, but I trust that some useful direction may be obtained here on this forum.



Here is an image of the entire stamp and TIA



Further complicating the analysis is the fact that the stamp is on cover and for that reason I am unable to show the back side of the stamp. I tried to get a side view but did not achieve a good result. My thinking is that the ink from the pen cancel show a vertical ridge which I think is an indication that the grill is up from the back as opposed to down on the stamp. On top of all of that it is a fairly faint grill and that complicates it identification. At least for my old eyes.

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Posted 01/05/2023   11:32 am  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If this is in fact a C grill, it would be a Scott # 83, the other grills also have different catalogue numbers.
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Posted 01/05/2023   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is unlikely to be a C grill, it does not seem large enough. Also the A and C grills were usually pretty strongly impressed. Much more likely that this is either an E or F grill.
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Posted 01/05/2023   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A "C-grill" is points up. This grill is not

I counted 11x17 points from this photo.

Closest grill to that is an F grill.
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Posted 01/05/2023   3:48 pm  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much for your review and comments.
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Posted 01/16/2023   09:59 am  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am going to attend the Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition this coming weekend and will ask a few people there what their thoughts are on this and other covers I will take them.
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I believe that is a great idea! This needs a hands-on identification; and it does look like a very nice stamp. Please keep us informed if you get some result


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Posted 01/16/2023   4:18 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The experimental grills (A, B, C, D, Z) are usually (I hate to say always, but it's always) found in a dull rose shade. With the color of this one, it can really only be an E or F grill.

So, for those looking for the tougher grills, keep in mind that if it's a bright shade, it can't be what you're looking for.

Hope this helps, Ray
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