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U.S. Stamps
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2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
1569
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1569, Specialized 2c Black Jack Collection: Stamps2c 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 and Morton, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), only five grade higher

55
800
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2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
1570
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1570, Specialized 2c Black Jack Collection: Stamps2c 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 and Morton, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00)

55
600
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2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1575, Specialized 2c Black Jack Collection: Stamps2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Intense shade, cancelled by negative "Lincoln" and Stars in Circle fancy cancel of Albany N.Y. (Skinner-Eno LC-NP 15), couple short perfs, Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel, the New York State Comptroller in 1866 was Thomas Hillhouse and the Albany postmaster in 1866 was George Dawson, both were ardent pro-Union Republicans

E. 200-300
225
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2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1577, Specialized 2c Black Jack Collection: Stamps2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Centered to left, bold strike of Blue Bird fancy cancel of Rockford Ill. (Skinner-Eno PA-B 18), single unpunched perf at right, Very Fine strike which is nearly always found on the 3c, very desirable on the 2c Black Jack, this is the only example listed in Power Search

E. 300-400
400
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2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1578, Specialized 2c Black Jack Collection: Stamps2c 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, ex Morton, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
180
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2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1579, Specialized 2c Black Jack Collection: Stamps2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Centered to top right, couple small faults, bold strike of Japanese Chop cancel, Very Fine strike and rare on the 2c Black Jack (see Sale 1181, lot 1630, for this cancel on cover)

E. 300-400
400
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U.S. Stamps
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2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1580, Specialized 2c Black Jack Collection: Stamps2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Bright shade, small manuscript "X" and British "904" in barred oval cancels, fresh and Fine, scarce with the British cancel, ex Saadi, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
150
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1861-66 Issue
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

E. 200-300
500
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U.S. Stamps
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1861-66 Issue
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

E. 200-300
170
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2020-12-15
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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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