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1861-66 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2032, 1861-68 Issues12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Original gum, superb centering with wide margins all around, deep dark shade and intense impression on bright fresh paper, long and full perfs all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY FOUR AVAILABLE SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN WITH ORIGINAL GUM. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design, available at https://www.siegelauctions.com/census/US/Scott/59 , contains only four sound copies with original gum available to collectors (excluding the Miller copy which is not available). This 12c First Design with original gum and Extremely Fine centering, is therefore one of the few finest of the 16 total copies of Scott 59 recorded.

Census No. 59-OG-15. Ex Zoellner. With 1993, 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificates

90,000
0
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 95, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Unused (no gum) with manuscript "new" discreetly written beneath portrait, wide margins and beautifully centered, intense shade, faint horizontal crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY FIFTEEN EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the New York Public Library collection. Our 12c First Design census, available at http://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/59 , contains perhaps five sound copies.

This is the only 1861 First Design/Color with the "new" manuscript notation. Although it is generally accepted that the 1861 First Designs/Colors were not distributed through post offices (except for the 10c, which was regularly issued), it is apparent that these stamps were not produced as ordinary essays, which typically originate from printers' archives or officials' files. Considering the extreme rarity of multiples (except for the 3c and 10c) and the scattered origins of the 1c, 5c, 12c, 30c and 90c 1861 First Designs/Colors, it is probable that they were distributed through official U.S. Post Office Department channels to other postal authorities to alert them to the new issue when the previous 1851-57 Issues were demonetized (beginning in August 1861). The word "new" on this stamp is evidence of that possibility.

Census No. 59-CAN-02. Ex Hale and "Lake Shore". With 1980 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as unused $90,000.00

E. 20,000-30,000
29,000
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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 104, 1861 First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Unused (no gum), intense shade and detailed impression on crisp paper

FRESH AND VERY FINE. ONLY SIXTEEN EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN ARE RECORDED, AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY FIVE SOUND COPIES IN EXISTENCE. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

Our census of Scott 59, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/59 , contains a total of 16 examples. One is in the Miller Collection at The New York Public Library and is unavailable to collectors. Of the fifteen copies available to collectors, ten have faults, leaving only five sound copies, one of which has slightly nibbed perfs at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificates. Four of the five have original gum.

Census No. 59-UNC-06. Ex "Bayou". With 2001 P.F. certificate

90,000
62,500
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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 82, 1861 First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Part original gum covering a bit less than half the back, gorgeous intense shade, small surface scrape in bottom margin

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIXTEEN EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN ARE RECORDED. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE 1861 ISSUE AND THE RAREST OF THE FIRST DESIGNS AND FIRST COLORS.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/59.pdf , contains only four sound copies (three have original gum).

Census No. 59-UNC-13. Ex Lutwak, Lessin and Curtis. With 1976, 2002 and 2013 P.F. certificates

85,000
29,000
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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 63, 1861-66 Issue First Dsigns and Colors (Scott 55-62B)12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, light vertical crease, some shortish perfs and a pulled perf at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIXTEEN EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST DESIGN ARE RECORDED. THIS IS THE RAREST OF THE FIRST DESIGNS AND FIRST COLORS.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Benjamin K. Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design is available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/59.pdf and contains only three sound copies.

Census No. 59-UNC-01. With 2010 P.F. certificate

85,000
24,000
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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 340, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Original gum, lightly hinged with slight offset from 10c Green stamp (probably the 10c First Design, distributed along with this stamp), choice centering for this difficult issue with perfs well clear of the design on all sides, intense shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 12-CENT FIRST DESIGN IN EXISTENCE. THIS IS THE CELEBRATED LILLY-SEYMOUR COPY, WHICH IS OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE OUR 1970 SEYMOUR AUCTION.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design is available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/59.pdf . Of the 15 copies available to collectors, only eight have full original gum. Of these eight only three are sound (Census No. 09, which has slightly disturbed gum, No. 15 and this stamp, No. 10). Only one of the no-gum stamps is sound (Census No. 06). Apart from soundness, the stamp offered here is also one of the best-centered.

Census No. 59-OG-10. Ex Lilly and A. T. Seymour. With 1949 and 2016 P.F. certificates. Offered to the market for the first time since 1970.

85,000
70,000
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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 109, 1861 First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62B)12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Original gum, intense shade and impression, extraordinarily precise centering with perfs clear of the distinctive scalloped frameline all around, faint diagonal crease visible only on the back of the stamp

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM 12-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN STAMPS IN EXISTENCE, OF WHICH SIXTEEN ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING ONE THAT WILL NEVER BECOME AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design is available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/59.pdf . Of the 15 copies available to collectors, only eight have full original gum. Of these eight, two are sound, one has slightly disturbed gum, one has nibbed perfs, three have thin spots or tears, and this stamp has a faint crease that does not affect its appearance in any way. Only one of the no-gum stamps is sound. Ranked strictly by centering and margins, this stamp is among the top quarter of the population.

Census No. 59-OG-04. Ex Caspary, "Country Gentleman" (Siegel Sale 422), Cole and Ballman. With 1988 P.F. certificate

85,000
80,000
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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 613, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Part original gum covering a bit less than half the back, gorgeous intense shade, small surface scrape in bottom margin

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIXTEEN EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN ARE RECORDED. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE 1861 ISSUE AND THE RAREST OF THE FIRST DESIGNS AND FIRST COLORS.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design, shown at left and available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/59.pdf , contains only four sound copies (three have original gum).

Census No. 59-UNC-13. Ex Lutwak and Lessin. With 1976 and 2002 P.F. certificates

85,000
42,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 989, Lot Number 84, 1861-66 Issue, incl. Encased Postage 12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, light vertical crease, some short and pulled perfs, faint toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIXTEEN EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST DESIGN ARE RECORDED. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE 1861 ISSUE -- THIS IS THE RAREST OF THE FIRST DESIGNS AND FIRST COLORS.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design (http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/59.pdf ) contains only four sound copies (three have original gum).

Census No. 59-UNC-01. PFC 58413 no longer accompanies. Last offered to the market in our 1981 Rarities sale.

85,000
60,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2009-01-27
The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding U.S. Stamps
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Sale Number 968, Lot Number 66, 1861 First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-61)12c Intense Black, First Design (59), 12c Intense Black, First Design (59)12c Intense Black, First Design (59). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and detailed impression on crisp paper, unusually choice centering, two insignificant partly nibbed perfs at bottom not mentioned on any certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE THREE FINEST OF THE FIFTEEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST DESIGN. ONLY THREE SOUND EXAMPLES ARE AVAILABLE WITH UNDISTURBED ORIGINAL GUM.

The 12c is the rarest of the 1861 First Designs and Colors, with a total of 16 examples recorded, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. Our census of the 12c 1861 First Design (http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/59.pdf ) contains six sound copies, including the Miller stamp. Of the five sound copies available to collectors, only four have original gum, including one with slightly disturbed original gum. The three available sound original-gum stamps are 59-OG-11 (offered here), 59-OG-15 (ex Zoellner) and 59-OG-10.

Census No. 59-OG-11. Ex Lessmann, Hewitt and Concord. With 1971, 1984 and 2006 P.F. certificates

75,000
200,000
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