VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC.
With 2015 P.F. certificate for a pair (the other stamp in the pair is offered in the following lot)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC WITH A FANCY CANCEL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 2000 A.P.S. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00 for normal cancel). Only two grade higher (at 95J and 98, neither has a fancy cancel) and six others share this grade.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TWO-COLOR FRANKING ON A SPECTACULAR "HISTORY OF THE STARS AND STRIPES" PATRIOTIC COVER TO EUROPE FROM THE ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.
Dr. Henry C. Angell was an optometrist who spent a considerable amount of time in Europe. Covers are known sent to him in France, Italy, England, Germany and Austria, plus a very few forwarded to other destinations. He was an art collector and undoubtedly appreciated the wide variety of Civil War patriotic envelopes mailed to him while he travelled abroad.
This cover, with explanations for each design, shows the evolution of the flag's design from the old St. George's Cross to the current flag of the United States. This is a very rare design and especially desirable as an overseas use of the 24c 1861 Issue.
Ex Hyzen and Mitchell
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC FEATURING HUGE EVEN MARGINS, FRESH COLOR, SHARP IMPRESSION AND A COLORED CANCEL. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE SECOND-HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Ex "Tahoe" and Merlin. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,150.00). Only one has graded higher (Superb 98, offered in our Kirke sale), and this is the only example to achieve this grade. This stamp appears to us to be the equal of the 98 ex-Kirke stamp.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC WITH A NEAT BLUE TARGET CANCEL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95.
Ex Haas, Grunin, Klein and Zoellner. With 1988, 1998 and 2017 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). With 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate (95). By way of comparison, only two stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report exceed the 95 grade. This P.F. and P.S.A.G. example graded 95 is particularly desirable with the colored cancel