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United States
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19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 179, 1861-66 Issue Stamps, cont.24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Intense color in the true Blackish Violet shade, bold strike of spoke and cogwheel cancel

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMPS TO ACQUIRE IN SOUND CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/78c , records a total of 47 used examples of this issue. We also record nine on cover plus three unused. Approximately a dozen used copies are sound.

Census No. 78c-CAN-26. With 1983 and 2018 P.F. certificates

17,500
2,500
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 180, 1861-66 Issue Stamps, cont.24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Intense shade and impression, bold central strike of New York Geometric cancel and trace of manuscript at top, choice centering for this difficult issue, single short perf at bottom center

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WITH CHOICE CENTERING, AND IN ESSENTIALLY SOUND CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/78c , records a total of 47 used examples of this issue. We also record nine on cover plus three unused. Approximately a dozen used copies are sound.

Census No. 78c-CAN-27. With 1983 and 2018 P.F. certificates

17,500
2,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 172, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade on bright paper, bold strike of cork cancel, well-centered for this difficult issue

FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMP OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN -- EITHER UNUSED OR USED -- IN SOUND CONDITION WITH DECENT CENTERING.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 47 used examples of this issue. We also record nine on cover plus three unused. Of the used off-cover copies fewer than a dozen are confirmed as sound.

Census No. 78c-CAN-47. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

17,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 126, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade on bright paper, target cancel, small thin spot at left

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMP OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 46 used examples of this issue, not all of which have been certified as genuine by The Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on cover plus three unused, for a total of 58 potential examples.

Census No. 78c-CAN-06. With 1980 and 2016 P.F. certificates

20,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2015-09-30
U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 607, 1861-66 Issue, Off-Cover, Cont. (Scott 69-78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade on bright paper, light strike of target cancel

FINE. A RARE COMPLETELY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMP OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN.

A thorough search through past auction catalogues will demonstrate how rare this stamp is in either used or unused condition. With regard to used stamps, this shade was lacking from the Ishikawa, Grunin, Klein, Caspary and Twigg-Smith collections. The Zoellner collection contained an original-gum single even though the rest of the series was obtained in used condition, because a suitable used stamp was never offered.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 44 used examples of this issue, not all of which have been certified as genuine by The Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on cover plus three unused, for a total of 56 potential examples. Of the used off cover copies only approximately 10 are confirmed as sound

Census No. 78c-CAN-44. With 2001 P.S.E. and 2015 P.F. certificates

20,000
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 153, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 69-78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade on bright paper, bold strike of cork cancel, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMP OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN -- EITHER UNUSED OR USED -- IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

A thorough search through past auction catalogues will demonstrate how rare this stamp is in either used or unused condition. With regard to used stamps, this shade was lacking from the Ishikawa, Grunin, Klein, Caspary and Twigg-Smith collections. The Zoellner collection contained an original-gum single even though the rest of the series was obtained in used condition, because a suitable used stamp was never offered. The superb used single in our Sale 878 (lot 324, realized $22,000 hammer) was stolen from a Fedex courier and has not been recovered.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 36 used examples of this issue, of which only 31 have been certified as genuine by The Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on cover plus three unused, for a total of 48 potential examples. Of the used off cover copies only ten are confirmed as sound, and of these ten only four have decent centering (one of which is the stolen copy). This leaves only three used copies which are confirmed as sound and centered -- Census Nos. 01 (ex Dr. Morris), 02 (ex Natalee Grace) and 30 (ex Floyd, the example offered here).

Census No. 78c-CAN-30. Ex Floyd. With 1996 P.F. certificate

20,000
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1066, 1861-66, 1867-68 Grilled and 1875 Re-Issues (Scott 56-111)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade, neat circular grid cancel, three nibbed perfs at top somewhat harshly described as "perf faults" on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT SHADES OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN IN ANY CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 45 used examples of this issue, of which only 37 have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on covers, plus three unused, for a total of 57 potential examples. Several need to be reexamined to confirm the shade.

Census No. 78c-CAN-45. With 2014 P.S.E. certificate

20,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1094, 1861-66 Issue24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Distinctive rich color in the true Blackish Violet shade, bright paper, detailed impression, cancelled by New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Skinner-Eno GE-M 23)

FINE. AN ELUSIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, A SHADE VARIETY THAT IS MISSING IN MOST ADVANCED CLASSIC UNITED STATES COLLECTIONS.

A thorough search through past auction catalogues will demonstrate how rare this stamp is in both used and sound condition. Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 44 used examples of this issue, of which only 37 have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. We also record eight on cover. Of the used off cover copies, a mere ten are confirmed as sound.

Census no. 78c-CAN-44. With 2013 P.F. certificate

22,500
4,250
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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 909, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, neat 7-bar grid cancel, three tiny tears at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT SHADES OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN IN ANY CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 44 used examples of this issue, of which only 37 have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on covers, plus three unused, for a total of 56 potential examples. Several need to be reexamined to confirm the shade.

Census No. 78c-CAN-12. With 1988 and 2014 P.F. certificates

22,500
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1447, 1861-66 Issue24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by cork cancels, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Nov. 26" circular datestamp on small 1864 cover to Rome, Italy, endorsed "Via France" at upper left, magenta "18" manuscript credit, various transits incl. Marseilles, Via di Mare and receiving, red boxed "PD" handstamp

VERY FINE. THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET IS THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMP OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN IN ANY CONDITION. ONLY NINE COVERS ARE KNOWN BEARING THIS RARE SHADE.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 36 used examples of this issue, of which only 31 have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on covers, plus three unused, for a total of 48 potential examples. Several need to be reexamined to confirm the shade.

Ex Dos Passos and Sheriff. With 2012 P.F. certificate.

27,500
8,500
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40 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 4


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