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2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1266, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of ten and pair, the block s.e. at right, tied by grids on part of heavy parcel wrapper to Hartford Conn., manuscript "March 31/66", back with part label affixed at a later date, with Great Britain 2-1/2p and 5p stamps tied by circular datestamps, stamps defective, still unusual franking, the largest recorded used multiple of the Black Jack is a block of twelve

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E. 200-300
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U.S. Stamps
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2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1267, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Manuscript "X" cancel and tied by two different "check" marks, an illegal revenue use on a Jan. 31, 1865 New York Customs House expense document, used with 5c Express (R25c) with manuscript cancel and tied by oval datestamp, interesting document lists mileage and expenses for inspector traveling to and from ship quarantines, 5c stamp with torn corner, Very Fine and nice use of the 2c Black Jack

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E. 200-300
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2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1789, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var), 2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var)2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var). Sharp impression and wide top margin which clearly shows the double transfer at top left, grid cancel, small surface scrape at top and reperfed at left (as usual for this straight-edge position)

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ATHERTON SHIFT, THE MOST PRONOUNCED OF THE BLACK JACK DOUBLE TRANSFERS. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE WIDE TOP MARGIN, WHICH COMPLETELY SHOWS THE VARIETY.

According to the Allen book, the Atherton shift got its name from Stanley Ashbrook, who first discovered it in the summer of 1923 in the collection of J. P. Atherton. Concerning this double transfer, Mr. Ashbrook wrote: "Here we have one of the most remarkable double transfers on U. S. stamps that I have ever seen. I have for years classed the One Cent 1851, Type II, 89R2, as the No. 1 among remarkable examples of this variety and in my opinion this 2c Black Jack could well rank as No. 2. Perhaps some would even rank it equal to the 1c..." He stated further that it was his opinion, supported by other authorities whom he had consulted, that the variety must surely have come from an early or first condition of one of the plates, and that later it had been burnished out and a fresh entry made. The fact that every line in the Atherton Shift "is razor sharp" led him to conclude that the plate from which it came was very new.

Ex Drews. With 1995 P.F. certificate

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12,500
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U.S. Stamps
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2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 91, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var), 2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var)2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var). Sharp impression and wide top margin which clearly shows the double transfer at top left, grid cancel, small surface scrape at top and reperfed at left (as usual for this straight-edge position)

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ATHERTON SHIFT, THE MOST PRONOUNCED OF THE BLACK JACK DOUBLE TRANSFERS. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE WIDE TOP MARGIN, WHICH COMPLETELY SHOWS THE VARIETY.

According to the Allen book, the Atherton shift got its name from Stanley Ashbrook, who first discovered it in the summer of 1923 in the collection of J. P. Atherton. Concerning this double transfer, Mr. Ashbrook wrote: "Here we have one of the most remarkable double transfers on U. S. stamps that I have ever seen. I have for years classed the One Cent 1851, Type II, 89R2, as the No. 1 among remarkable examples of this variety and in my opinion this 2c Black Jack could well rank as No. 2. Perhaps some would even rank it equal to the 1c..." He stated further that it was his opinion, supported by other authorities whom he had consulted, that the variety must surely have come from an early or first condition of one of the plates, and that later it had been burnished out and a fresh entry made. The fact that every line in the Atherton Shift "is razor sharp" led him to conclude that the plate from which it came was very new.

Ex Drews. With 1995 P.F. certificate

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2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1164
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1164, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Bright shade and detailed impression, beautiful centering with balanced margins, unusual cork cancel, retaining most of its original gum, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), only five grade higher

55
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2020-05-27
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1165, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Intense shade and impression nicely complemented by paint red circle of wedges squared off cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2012 and 2017 P.F. certificates

105
600
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2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1166
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1166, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of 1866 Pa. double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00)

55
475
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United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1167, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering, neat quartered cork cancel, also with magenta "Exd TLM POW" at center, small thins, Extremely Fine appearance, a rare Black Jack with a manuscript examiner's marking, this was on a cover mailed by flag-of-truce during the Civil War, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
204
PF 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 204, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-74)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Strong double transfer in top label and at top right, perfect centering with wide margins, bold quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1863 "BLACK JACK" IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

Ex Koppersmith. With 1986 and 2019 P.F. certificates (Superb 98). By way of comparison, the highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report is also Superb 98 (three examples)

60
1,700
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
205
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 205, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-74)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins with particularly choice centering for this notoriously difficult issue, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, as the P.S.E. Population Report demonstrates, this is a particularly difficult stamp to find with Jumbo margins, ex Dr. Morris and Collier, with 1995 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,650.00), only three examples grade higher (at 98) and one other shares this grade

55
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