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19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 94, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color and detailed impression, small closed tear at top right is barely noticeable, single perf crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 36 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/57 , contains a total of 37 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 36 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 19 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. Only two of the full or part original gum copies are confirmed as sound, and four others need to be examined as they have not been seen for decades.

Census No. 57-OG-27. With 1993 P.F. certificate. This is the first example with original gum we have offered since 2013.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 100, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Intense shade and impression, clearly showing the First Design characteristics, neat target cancel applied at bottom right, small thin spot at bottom is barely noticeable

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 36 ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS, AND OF THESE ONLY TWO ARE CANCELLED.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/57 , contains a total of 37 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 36 thought to be available to collectors, 34 are unused.

It is likely that a small supply of the original designs and colors reached philatelic hands at an early stage, which accounts for their existence in the hands of collectors. Several other denominations are known cancelled, including the 1c, 12c (with manuscript "New" written across the design) and 30c, but the placement and style of the target cancel means that they cannot conclusively be shown to have gone through the mails, and may be experimental or control cancels. Both the 1c offered in lot 99 and this 5c were submitted to The Philatelic Foundation by Raymond H. Weill in 1962 and both have small thin spots, so likely originate from the same source.

One of the two used copies of Scott 57, with a clear postal marking, was offered in our sale of the Natalee Grace Collection. The example offered here is the only other with a cancel.

Census No. 57-CAN-30. Ex "Concord". With 1962 P.F. certificate. Other similarly cancelled items have received recent P.F. certificates stating "Genuine but decline opinion with respect to the origin and/or purpose of the cancel", and we would expect the example offered here to receive a similar certificate.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 117, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, reperfed at right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 37 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/57 , contains a total of 37 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 36 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 19 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. Approximately half the full or part original gum stamps in private hands have faults.

Census No. 57-UNC-37. With 2015 P.F. certificate

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 102, 1861 First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, small closed tear at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 36 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/57 , contains a total of 36 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 35 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 18 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. Approximately half the full or part original gum stamps in private hands have faults.

Census No. 57-UNC-22. With 1958 and 1997 P.F. certificates.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 81, 1861 First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, nice margins and centering, accompanying certificate notes a trace of a stain at left which is nothing more than two very faintly toned perfs

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 36 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/57/57.pdf , contains a total of 36 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 35 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 18 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. Approximately half the full or part original gum stamps in private hands have faults.

Census No. 57-UNC-17. With 1973 P.F. certificate. From our 1978 Rarities Sale

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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 62, 1861-66 Issue First Dsigns and Colors (Scott 55-62B)5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Unused (part original gum), deep rich color, reperfed at right and corner repair at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 36 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/57/57.pdf , contains a total of 36 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 35 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 18 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. Approximately half the full or part original gum stamps in private hands have faults.

Census No. 57-OG-08. Ex Neinken. With 1947 P.F. (no. 787, issued to Raymond Weill) and 2000 P.S.E. certificates. P.F. certificate no. 213809 no longer accompanies. The P.S.E. certificate mentions the reperfing at right but the P.F. certificates do not (we agree with P.S.E.)

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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 337, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Unused (traces of original gum), deep rich color, small thin spot at top, few perf faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 36 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/57/57.pdf , contains a total of 36 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 35 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 18 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. Eight of the full or part original gum stamps in private hands are sound or have tiny flaws, such as a corner perf crease. Of the no-gum copies, seven are sound or have a small toned spot, and the other eleven have faults of varying degrees.

Census No. 57-UNC-16. With 1971 P.F. certificate stating "genuine, slightly defective at top". From our 1972 Rarities sale and offered to the market for the first time in 44 years.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 108, 1861 First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62B)5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Unused (no gum), well-centered, rich color, tiny closed tear at bottom left (fourth perf hole from left)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN, OF WHICH A MERE 36 COPIES ARE KNOWN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/57/57.pdf , contains a total of 36 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 35 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 18 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. Eight of the full or part original gum stamps in private hands are sound or have tiny flaws, such as a corner perf crease. Of the no-gum copies, seven are sound or have a small toned spot, and the other eleven have faults of varying degrees. The stamp offered here has only a very minor small closed tear.

Census No. 57-UNC-11. Philatelic Foundation certificate 257252 no longer accompanies.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-10-21
The William Fekete Collection
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 371, 1861-68 Issues5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Unused (no gum), rich color, few flaws incl. reperfed and small thin spots, only the latter mentioned on accompanying certificate which also mentions a tiny tear

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/57/57.pdf , contains a total of 36 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 35 thought to be available to collectors, two are used, 18 have no gum, seven have part gum and seven have full original gum. None of the full-gum copies is completely sound. Four of the part-gum copies are sound. Of the no-gum copies, only two are sound; three others may be sound but need to be reexamined as they have not been seen in decades, and thirteen have faults of varying degrees.

Census No. 57-UNC-01. Ex Ambassador and McNall. With 1975 P.F. certificate

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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
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Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 612, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)5c Brown, First Design (57), 5c Brown, First Design (57)5c Brown, First Design (57). Original gum described as "redistributed" on accompanying certificate, rich color, detailed impression, small flaws incl. added perf tip at top left and small stains removed

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT FIRST DESIGN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/57/57.pdf , contains a total of 36 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in The New York Public Library collection. Of the 35 thought to be available to collectors, two are used, 18 have no gum, seven have part gum and nine have full original gum. None of the nine full-gum copies is completely sound. Four of the part-gum copies are sound. Of the no-gum copies, two are sound; three others may be sound but need to be reexamined as they have not been seen in decades, and thirteen have faults of varying degrees.

Census No. 57-OG-35. Ex Lessin. With 1998 P.F. certificate

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