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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2325, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Beautiful color in the true Steel Blue shade, well-balanced margins, grid cancel, most recent certificate notes enhanced perf at upper left, Very Fine appearance, with 1998 and 2008 P.F. certificates (latter is printout from P.F. website, certificate no longer accompanies)

900
375
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
192
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 192, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 67-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Essentially perfect centering, beautiful color in the true Steel Blue shade, well-struck large Boston "Paid" grid cancel and also red "1d" British colonial credit marking at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. A STAMP WITH WONDERFUL EYE APPEAL.

The Steel Blue is the most distinctive of all the 24c shades. Unlike some of the others, it is rarely mistaken or misidentified, and as such has always been a favorite of collectors. It is extremely rare in this superb used condition and is even more desirable with the red British handstamp.

With 1994, 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

920
8,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 193, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 67-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Horizontal pair, gorgeous centering, deep rich color at the darker end of the Steel Blue spectrum, each tied by red Type A "Supplementary Mail" handstamp on small blue piece with part of Jan. 16, 1862 transit datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS PAIR OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE TIED ON A PIECE BY THE RED SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL CANCEL. TRULY PHENOMENAL IN EVERY RESPECT.

We are surprised this pair has remained intact, as the 24c Steel Blue shade is difficult to find with such choice centering.

Ex Drews. With 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1129, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Striking color in the true Steel Blue shade, wide margins, Flatbush N.Y. circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 and 2002 P.F. certificates

850
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1660, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, rich color, light cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1987 P.F. certificate

850
1,500
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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
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 147, 1861-66 Issue Stamps, cont.24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Horizontal pair, gorgeous centering, deep rich color at the darker end of the Steel Blue spectrum, each tied by red Type A "Supplementary Mail" handstamp on small blue piece with part of Jan. 16, 1862 transit datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS PAIR OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE TIED ON A PIECE BY THE SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL CANCEL. TRULY PHENOMENAL IN EVERY RESPECT.

We are surprised this pair has remained intact, as the 24c Steel Blue shade is difficult to find with such choice centering.

E. 5,000-7,500
15,500
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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
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 148, 1861-66 Issue Stamps, cont.24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Radiant color, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, single short perf at upper right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate

865
450
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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
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 149, 1861-66 Issue Stamps, cont.24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, few small faults not readily apparent, Very Fine appearance

890
225
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 135, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Manuscript cancel removed (appears unused), rich color, small thin spot and two short perfs at top, otherwise Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate

850
275
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
56
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 56, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich true Steel Blue color, wide margins, town cancel and part of red cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

850
1,200
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