30c Orange All-Over Grill was auctioned by Siegel! The lot fetched $150,000

May 15th, 2018

FindYourStampsValue.com is excited to present to all collectors` attention the latest stamp auction results. This piece of news is about of the greatest US rarities - 30c Orange All-Over Grill. This is one of the finest of eight recorded examples of which only seven can be purchased by stamp collectors. 

This outstanding rarity of classic United States philately was realized for $150,000 at Robert A Siegel auction of “The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps” that took place on April 12, 2018. Although the estimated value of this item is $240,000, the realized price is still very high.

All specimens of 30c Orange All-Over Grill stamps are centered to upper right and cancelled by a quartered cork (at least two types). As it was mentioned above, only seven 30c A Grill stamps available to collectors. The eights example is The New York Public Library's copy, which was stolen and recovered, but those responsible for finding a buyer for the stolen stamp added ink to the face to change its appearance. Six of the stamps have missing or pulled perforations and/or margin defects. The copy offered by Siegel is remarkably sound with full perforations on all sides.