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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1135
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1135, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Beautiful color in the distinctive Pale Blue shade, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT IN THE PALE BLUE SUB-SHADE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS SHADE, AND ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER.

Most examples of this shade tend to be poorly centered. Only three have graded higher than 80, compared to 49 of the normal shade. A review of The Philatelic Foundation's online records found that most tend to be either defective or poorly centered.

Ex Bowman. With 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. We are surprised SMQ value is not higher -- this is the same value assigned to the normal Scott 72 shade, which has six graded higher and twelve at this grade. The significantly lower population report numbers for Scott 72a should argue for a much higher valuation.

625
3,250
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 159, 1861-66 Issue Stamps, cont.90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Pretty color in this distinctive shade, unobtrusive strike of grid cancel, faint corner crease at bottom left, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearing example of this scarce shade

625
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 665, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Fresh color, choice centering, neat strike of grid cancel, tiny corner crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

650
450
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
52
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 52, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-78a)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Beautiful color in the distinct Pale Blue shade, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT IN THE PALE BLUE SUB-SHADE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS SHADE, AND ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE, THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

A review using Power Search found that we have only offered eight unused and used examples of this shade since keeping computerized records. A review of the Philatelic Foundation's online records found a slightly greater supply, but most tend to be either defective or poorly centered.

With 1984 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; this shade is unpriced in SMQ, SMQ $4,500.00 as the much more common main shade of Scott No. 72.) This is the highest grade awarded to this shade and only one other shares it.

650
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 143, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 69-78c)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Horizontal pair which has been rejoined, bright shade, quartered cork cancels, right stamp diagonal crease at right, still Extremely Fine examples of this shade variety, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,300
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
og
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1205, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Original gum, fresh color, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

3,250
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-09-16
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 176, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 71-78)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Pretty shade, bold strike of small grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

650
600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-06-25
A Portion of The Wade Saadi "Struck on Stamps" Collection
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 838, 90c 1861 Issue (Scott 72)90c Dark Blue (72a), 90c Dark Blue (72a)90c Dark Blue (72a). Deep rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, bold strike of Cogwheel fancy cancel of New York City (Skinner-Eno GE-P 39a), trace of red cancel at lower left, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, the 90c is difficult to find with anything approaching a fancy cancel, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate as No. 72

600
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-06-25
A Portion of The Wade Saadi "Struck on Stamps" Collection
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 840, 90c 1861 Issue (Scott 72)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Radiant color nicely complemented by red circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine and choice, this well-centered stamp with a bright red cancel is one of the most attractive we have encountered, pencil "A.D." (A. Diena) initials on back, with 1991 P.F. certificate

775
950
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-06-25
A Portion of The Wade Saadi "Struck on Stamps" Collection
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 841, 90c 1861 Issue (Scott 72)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Brilliant color, gorgeous centering, tied by cogwheel cancel on piece, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 30, 1862" double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate as No. 72

600
3,000
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