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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 63, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-77), The only recorded plate block of the 10¢ 1861 Type II, including the grilled issues, without a Specimen overprint

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Green (68), block of twelve with "ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 15 Plate." plate number at bottom, original gum, centered to right, but fresh and bright

PROVENANCE

Richard Wolffers sale, 10/28/1981, lot 558

Sotheby Parke Bernet sale, 11/22/1982, lot 421

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CENSUS

Chapin census no. 247

CONDITION NOTES

Average-Fine centering, sound and intact

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$15,100.00 as plate block of eight and pair

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

Original-gum and unused blocks of the ungrilled 10¢ 1861 Issue are extremely rare. This is the only recorded 10¢ 1861 plate block, except for the Type I plate block of four (sold in the Gross U.S. Treasures sale) and a plate block of eight of Scott 68 with "Specimen" overprint. One imprint and plate number strip of four of the 10¢ F Grill is recorded and offered in this sale as lot 88.

E. 10,000-15,000
15,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1121
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1121, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bright color and crisp impression, neat strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING SCALE. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY PERFORATED STAMP PRIOR TO THE 1870-71 NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE TO ACHIEVE THIS PERFECT GRADE. A TRULY REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

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.

Despite the high production numbers this is a difficult denomination to obtain in superb quality. Of the 175 used copies sent to P.S.E. for grading, only seven have graded higher than a 95 (including the stamp offered here). Another denomination produced in even greater quantity, the 3c, has failed to achieve 100J and only one is graded 100, despite almost 500 submissions. Submissions tend to be skewed towards higher-quality stamps, so this statistic is even more significant.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1997 P.F. and 2009 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $8,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible. This is also the earliest perforated Scott number to achieve this grade -- none have graded 100J for the 1857-60 Issue, and this is the only example for the entire issue (plus the next two issues) to achieve this grade. The next perforated stamp to achieve this grade is the 6c Bank Note Issue, Scott 148.

65
9,500
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19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1124
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1124, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color on bright paper, light strike of red Supplementary Mail Ty. B cancel, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL CANCEL. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2015 P.S.A.G. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded.

375
2,800
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2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1142, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Exceptionally well-centered with intense color, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful used example, with 2009 P.F. certificate as No. 78, but in our opinion this is No. 70

300
350
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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 1113, Caribbean10c Deep Green (68 var), 10c Deep Green (68 var)10c Deep Green (68 var). Horizontal pair, intense color -- at first we thought this was a First Design -- tied by "New York Steamship ? 20" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, "St. Thomas 13 9 1867" origination circular datestamp, missing side flaps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, right stamp tiny tear at bottom, left stamp few short perfs at bottom, appears Very Fine, ex Waterhouse

E. 200-300
200
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1157, South America10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Two singles, rich color, cancelled by targets on bootmaker's red corner card cover to Guatemala, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 18, 186(3?)" circular datestamp, "4" reales due marking, barely reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive, Toaspern backstamp

E. 500-750
850
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1158, South America10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Vertical pair, rich color, tied by "Steam Ship 10" circular datestamps partly struck off top of cover to Guatemala, bold "4" reales due marking, Very Fine, scarce

E. 400-500
225
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c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1266, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76), each cancelled by Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel (clear strike on 10c) on yellow cover to Temosvar, Hungary, sender's directive "Via Bremen by Steamer 'Hansa'", light strike of red "N. York Bremen Pkt. Paid 12 Apr. 21" (1866) credit datestamp, blue "America uber Bremen Franco" transit handstamp, receiving backstamp, few small filing holes far from stamps

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE UNION SOLDIER'S HEAD FANCY CANCELLATION ON A COVER TO HUNGARY.

This is reportedly the only known cover to Hungary with this fancy cancel. This cancel's creation and use in 1866 coincided with the return of soldiers from the Civil War. It is known on at least one domestic cover, but apparently the cancelling device migrated to the foreign-mail exchange office, where it was used to cancel stamps on mail to foreign countries. This explains why it is found on high values of the 1861-66 Issue, including the 10c, 12c, 15c, 24c, 30c and 90c denomination stamps off cover. Covers with this cancel are very rare, probably because European stamp collectors removed the high-value stamps from covers.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1267, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by New York Foreign Mail multi-point Star cancel, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Apr. 23" (1863) credit datestamp on cover to Tiszafured, Hungary, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, additional transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine use to a scarce destination

E. 300-400
900
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1283, Germany10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Horizontal strip of three, tied by hexagonal target New York Foreign Mail cancels on 10c Yellow Green on White entire (U40) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank in red, addressed to Tauer, Germany, sender's directive "via Panama,", red "New York Br. Pkt. Paid 7 Jun. 17" (1863) credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp (Jun. 30), right stamp just trimmed at right from placement at edge of cover, few tiny edge tears clear of stamps, otherwise Very Fine, carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. from San Francisco to New York and placed into the mails there, 10c entire paid required transcontinental postage on express mail, 30c in stamps overpaid the 28c Prussian Closed Mail rate, according to Nick Kirke's census of New York foreign mail exchange office cancellations, this is an 1863 use, which fits with sailing of Cunard Persia on Jun. 17 (mail off-loaded at Queenstown on Jun. 30), ex Hall

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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