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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2034°
PF 90
 
Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2034, 1861-68 Issues10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Choice centering with wide and beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression complemented by red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST DESIGN 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION -- ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL.

The 10c is the only denomination of the 1861-66 Issue that was actually issued in two types. Type I, Scott 62B, was printed from Plate 4. Type II stamps -- Scott 68 and its grilled counterparts -- were printed from Plates 15 and 26. It has been surmised that Type I was pressed into service to help fill strong demand for 10c stamps after demonetization of the earlier issue. The 10c stamps paid the transcontinental rate, the ship-letter rate and certain rates to foreign countries. The Plate 4 Type I stamps left very little space between the stamps for the 12-gauge perforation holes. Examples of Scott 62B are rarely seen with margins framing the design on all sides.

With 1985 and 2019 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,710
4,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1097, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Wide margins and choice centering, wonderful dark shade and intense impression of the First Design printing, neat San Francisco circular datestamp leaves portrait almost completely unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT GREEN FIRST DESIGN, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE 1861 ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,600
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 846, 1861-68 Issues10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Two, affixed in tete-beche fashion and tied by "Paid" in oval cancel, red "Boston Mass. Oct. 29" double-circle datestamp on cover to Sacramento Cal., 1861 docketing, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, a rare double-rate use of the 10c First Design

E. 500-750
700
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1217, France (including Algeria and Corsica)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Deep rich color, used with 5c Brown Yellow (67a), tied by "Jamaica Plain Ms. Oct. 15" circular datestamps on tissue-paper cover to Paris, France, red "Boston Paid 12 Oct. 16" credit datestamp, red Calais transit datestamp and boxed "P.D." handstamp, receiving backstamp, 10c tiny flaw at top left from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce and desirable combination of the 10c First Design and the 5c Brown Yellow

E. 750-1,000
750
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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
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 101, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, single short perf at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

3,600
1,800
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
ng
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 102, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Unused (no gum), intense shade on bright paper, tear and thin spot at bottom left, Fine appearance, scarce in unused condition

3,600
400
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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 103, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Two, one with right interpane margin showing part of guideline at top, red grid and circular datestamp cancels, pulled perf at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, second intense shade and impression nicely complemented by red New York circular datestamp, additional cancel at top right, few short perfs at upper right, otherwise Fine

3,420
600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 156, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Rich color on bright paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate

1,670
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2091, Trans-Continental Pony ExpressLondon to San Francisco Oct-Nov. 1861--Carried Outside Mails into New York City, Arrived after End of the Pony Express, London to San Francisco Oct-Nov. 1861--Carried Outside Mails into New York City, Arrived after End of the Pony ExpressLondon to San Francisco Oct-Nov. 1861--Carried Outside Mails into New York City, Arrived after End of the Pony Express. Blue folded letter from Joseph White datelined "London 19th Oct. 1861", addressed to James Wilson of White & Wilson in San Francisco with bold manuscript directive "P Pony Express/Overland via St. Joseph", dateline also contains "p Europa & Pony Express", carried outside the mails to New York City where received by Napier & Welsford forwarders (blue oval on flap), the last westbound trip of the Pony Express had departed St. Joseph on October 24, too late for this letter, so it was placed into the regular overland mails with 10c Dark Green, First Design, and 1c Blue (62B, 63), the 1c to pay the carrier fee to the post office, tied together by duplex target cancel and "New-York 3 Nov." double-circle datestamp, "Pony Express" crossed out and re-routed "Overland via St. Joseph" and carried by stage to San Francisco, Dec. 5 receipt docketing inside letter

VERY FINE. A FASCINATING LETTER FROM LONDON TO SAN FRANCISCO, INTENDED FOR AND DIRECTED TO THE PONY EXPRESS, BUT ARRIVING IN NEW YORK TOO LATE FOR THE LAST PONY TRIP AND CARRIED IN THE REGULAR OVERLAND MAILS. EVEN MORE DESIRABLE WITH THE SCARCE 10-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN.

The contents of the letter make it clear that the sender and his addressee were well familiar with and users of the Pony Express. Joseph White mentions a letter he received from James Wilson by Pony Express and directs that this letter (a copy, the other was sent via the West Indies) be forwarded from New York to St. Joseph and carried by the Pony Express. With the completion of the transcontinental telegraph, the Pony Express was shut down, the last trip leaving St. Joseph on October 24, 1861, one week before this letter arrived in New York (via the Cunarder Europa on November 1). Carried via the overland stage, this letter reached San Francisco on December 5, after a 32-day journey from New York -- significantly slower than the typical 15-day journey via the Pony Express.

Ex Walske. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 55, 1861-66 Issue, including Lincoln-Related, Sanitary Fair and Adams Express, This is the unique plate number block of the 10¢ 1861 Type I “First Design”--the lower left stamp is the Erased 90¢ Entry variety, which is also unique as an unused example and one of only two or three extant

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Dark Green, Type I (58/62B), Positions 84-85/94-95R4, block of four from the bottom of the right pane of Plate 4 with “ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK” part imprint and plate “NO. 4” in selvage at bottom, the lower left stamp--Position 94R4--shows traces of a previous entry from the 90¢ 1861 transfer roll, original gum, deep rich color in the characteristic dark “August” shade

PROVENANCE

* Philip H. Ward, Jr. (bought privately, estate sold to Weills, 1963)

* Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1964; collection sold privately to the Weills, 1968)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1969 Rarities of the World, 3/25/1969, Sale 350, lot 64

* Stephen D. Bechtel, Sr. (probably bought in 1969 Rarities of the World sale; collection sold privately in 1993)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1993 Rarities of the World, 11/20/1993, Sale 755, lot 105, to Levitt for Chapin

* John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Lester G. Brookman, United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Vol. II, p. 42

CONDITION NOTES

* Fine centering; some gum disturbance from hinge removal, short perfs and lightly creased along right side, slight thinning which does not affect Position 94R4, small hole in selvage clear of imprint

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/55.pdf

E. 40,000-50,000
32,500
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