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19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2033, 1861-68 Issues24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, deep rich color in this distinctive First Color, outstanding centering both top to bottom and side to side

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity. For example, Scott 70c has a value of $35,000.00 versus Scott 70TCe (60) at $15,000.00.

With 1984 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

15,000
16,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
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 96, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, deep rich color in this distinctive First Color

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity. For example, Scott 70c has a value of $35,000.00 versus Scott 70TCe (60) at $15,000.00.

With 1968 P.F. certificate. This is the first sound original-gum copy we have offered since 2015.

15,000
7,500
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United States
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 64, 1861-66 Issue First Dsigns and Colors (Scott 55-62B)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, well-centered, slight fading at right and light corner creases

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

With 1975 P.F. certificate

15,000
2,600
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United States
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 341, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, defective at top right, few small thin spots

A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity. For example, Scott 70c has a value of $35,000.00 versus Scott 70TCe at $15,000.00.

15,000
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 342, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Deep rich color towards the deeper end of the Dark Violet spectrum which is the unmistakable First Color, neat strike of target cancel, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST COLOR. A NEW DISCOVERY, THIS NOW JOINS THE 5-CENT (SCOTT 57), 10-CENT (SCOTT 62B) AND 30-CENT (SCOTT 61) AS THE ONLY USED DENOMINATIONS OF THE FIRST DESIGNS AND COLORS.

In 1861 the contract for printing postage stamps was awarded to National Bank Note Company after Toppan Carpenter's contract expired on June 10, 1861. The designs were changed and the earlier stamps were demonetized, primarily as a means of depriving the seceding states of a form of currency.

National Bank Note Company apparently submitted gummed and perforated samples of their designs. Of the original submitted designs, the 24c and 30c were not altered in any way before approval and use. The original samples for these two denominations were printed in a different shade, and are currently listed in the Trial Color Proof section of Scott Catalogue. A quantity of the 10c First Design was printed and issued from this original plate, although they were likely printed after the normal stamp (Scott 68) was issued. The likely reason is that the original plate was brought into use to keep up with demand for the 10c stamps. Therefore, only the 10c, 24c and 30c plates as originally made were used to print issued stamps. The other denominations -- 1c, 3c, 5c, 12c and 90c -- Scott Nos. 55, 56, 57, 59 and 62 -- were never issued in their original designs. These are called "Premiere Gravures" or "First Designs" by students of the issue.

It is likely that a small supply of the "Premiere Gravures" and First Colors reached philatelic hands at an early stage. Several First Design denominations are known cancelled -- a 12c is known with manuscript "New" written across the design -- but the placement and style of cancel means that they cannot conclusively be shown to have gone through the mails, and are likely experimental or control cancels. The example offered here, with the same design as the issued stamp but in the distinct First Color, has a cork target cancellation consistent with those used during this time period and so it likely was sent through the mail. It is a great rarity of the issue.

With 2016 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as used. Scott Retail as unused $15,000.00. A better indicator of value would be the unique 5c and 30c used examples, which were offered in our 2012 Natalee Grace sale. They realized $50,000 and $40,000 hammer, respectively.

E. 20,000-30,000
40,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
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Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2198, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-67)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Unused (no gum), intense color in the true Dark Violet First Color, remarkably detailed impression on bright paper, nearly perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING WITH UNSURPASSED CENTERING AND MARGINS. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60, which is still stated on P.F. certificates) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TC6, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is really no justification to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proofs section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity. For example, Scott 70c has a value of $35,000.00 versus Scott 60 (70TC6) at $15,000.00.

Ex Moody. With 2015 P.F. certificate as Scott No. 60. Scott Retail with original gum

15,000
10,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 260, 1861-66 Issue, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, intense color in the true Dark Violet First Color, remarkably detailed impression on bright paper, better centering than normally seen for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity. For example, Scott 70c has a value of $35,000.00 versus Scott 70TCe at $15,000.00.

With 2012 P.F. certificate.

15,000
11,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2012-12-10
The David W. Gorham Collection
110
PF 85
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Sale Number 1036, Lot Number 110, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors (Scott 56-66)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade in the true Dark Violet First Color, remarkably detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity. For example, Scott 70c has a value of $35,000.00 versus Scott 70TCe at $15,000.00.

Ex Whitman. With 1986, 1995 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

15,000
16,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2012-03-29
The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 209, 1861 Issue First Colors and First Designs (Scott 55-62B)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Part original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, few perfs trimmed at upper left

A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE THE 1861 24-CENT DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity.

Purple backstamp.

15,000
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 41, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, single short perf at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE THE 1861 24-CENT DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity.

Ex Hansen. With 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

15,000
6,000
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