1868 5c F-Grill block to sell for $17,000?

Robert A Siegel will offer a rare block of four 1868 5c F-Grill stamps in its July 26-27 United States and Possessions auction in New York.

1868 F Grill
The grilled issue features indentations designed to stop reuse

The grilled issue is so named for the indented pattern included on the stamps to stop people reusing them by washing off the cancellation.

The patterns vary and are given letters to distinguish them (hence "F-Grill").

Very few blocks survive. This example is valued at around $17,000.

We have a stunning array of stamps available, click here to take a look.

Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about postage stamp auctions.

Featured products

Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Sale price£399
In stock
Fidel Castro signed certificateFidel Castro Signed Certificate
Fidel Castro signed certificate
Sale price£2,995
In stock
King Henry VIII Autographed DocumentKing Henry VIII Autographed Document
King Henry VIII Autographed Document
Sale price£55,000
In stock