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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1395, Sanitary FairsSoldiers' Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldiers' Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldiers' Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Position 6, original gum, h.r., large margins to full, bright color, tiny natural inclusion

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

The Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps were issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. This stamp comes from the famous Ackerman-Perry-Kantor block purchased at the Stamford Fair by Alvee Augustus Adee. Only twelve Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps are recorded in total.

With 2018 P.F. certificate

4,250
3,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
965
PF 90
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 965, Sanitary FairsSoldiers' Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldiers' Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldiers' Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly fresh, large margins to clear, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

The Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps were issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. This stamp comes from the famous Ackerman-Perry-Kantor block purchased at the Stamford Fair by Alvee Augustus Adee and we believe it to be the finest example extant. Only twelve Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps are recorded in total.

With 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

4,250
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
790°
PF 85
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 790, RevenuesSoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Position 5, original gum, bright color, ample even margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

A total of 13 Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps are recorded. They were issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. This stamp comes from the famous Ackerman-Perry-Kantor block purchased at the Stamford Fair by Alvee Augustus Adee.

With 2018 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 290, Sanitary Fairs, Postal StationerySoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Original gum, bright color, ample even margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

There is a total of twelve recorded Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps, issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. This stamp comes from the famous Ackerman-Perry-Kantor block purchased at the Stamford Fair by Alvee Augustus Adee.

3,750
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 450, Locals, Wells, Fargo, Sanitary Fair, Newspapers, Postal StationerySoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color, large margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

There is a total of twelve recorded Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps, issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. This stamp comes from the famous Ackerman-Perry-Kantor block purchased at the Stamford Fair by Alvee Augustus Adee.

3,750
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3175, Back-of-Book IssuesSoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly fresh, large margins to clear, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

We believe this to be the finest example extant. There is a total of twelve recorded Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps, issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. This stamp comes from the famous Ackerman-Perry-Kantor block purchased at the Stamford Fair by Alvee Augustus Adee.

3,750
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1732, Sanitary FairsSoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Eight stamps arranged in their original block positions, each has full original gum, small h.r., full margins all around and very fresh

AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE ASSEMBLAGE. SEVEN OF THESE EIGHT SINGLES FORM THE FAMOUS ACKERMAN-PERRY-KANTOR BLOCK PURCHASED AT THE STAMFORD FAIR BY ALVEY AUGUSTUS ADEE -- THE EIGHTH SUBSEQUENTLY ADDED.

The history of this extraordinary reconstructed multiple is told in a letter written to the Kantors by Elliott Perry (January 8, 1969): "...the owner showed me an envelope containing 7 Stamfords and told me they had been a block which he cut shortly before I arrived. He kept one and sold me the others. At that time the only genuine copy I had seen was the copy I got from Luff. I don't recall the collector's name, but believe he was a nephew of Alvin A. Adee, a well-known official in the State Department whose home had been in Stamford. Evidently Adee had gone to the Fair and bought about a dollar's worth of the stamps." Perry had been sent by Senator Ackerman to acquire the collection cited in this letter, and it is assumed that the Stamford stamps were added to Ackerman's collection of Sanitary Fairs, which was later sold to Perry.

The seventh stamp from the original block mentioned in Perry's letter was never included in the Kantor reconstruction (see book, Fig. 151), despite the fact that it was right there in the Kantor collection. This oversight is no doubt due to the prevailing assumption that the sheet configuration was two across and four rows high (eight stamps). When Perry was shown the singles, he probably did not attempt to reconstruct the block, assuming that the stamp retained by the owner was cut from within the two-by-four arrangement. Working on this assumption, one would not normally think of matching the right side of a seventh stamp with the left side of the bottom stamp in the Ackerman-Perry block. However, doing so proves conclusively that the "missing" seventh stamp, ex Severn, is the one shown here. The eighth example, was subsequently added by the current owner.

There are a total of thirteen recorded Stamford Soldier's Fair stamps - eight in this reconstructed block, one other unused copy, and four used copies. Its rarity is attributable to the fair's location and brief three-day duration.

This is one of the rarest of all Sanitary Fair issues and an extraordinary opportunity to acquire the majority of existing copies, which were ensconsed in the Ackerman, Perry, Severn and Kantor collections since their discovery 80 years ago until sold in Siegel Sale 766 in 1995.

The latest addition (top left example) with 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

30,000
13,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1002, Lot Number 4099, Sanitary FairSoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Large even margins, bold part strike of red "Stamford Ct. Jul. 27" (1864) circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

There is a total of twelve recorded Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps, issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. Seven form a reconstructed unused block. There is an additional unused copy and four used copies. The stamp offered here is by far the finest of the used examples.

With 2008 P.F. certificate

5,750
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
2008-06-07
2008 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 769, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits and Sanitary FairSoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Large even margins, bold part strike of red "Stamford Ct. Jul. 27" (1864) circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE STAMFORD SOLDIERS' FAIR STAMP.

There is a total of twelve recorded Stamford Soldiers' Fair stamps, issued during the fair on July 27-29, 1864. Seven form a reconstructed unused block. There is an additional unused copy and four used copies. The stamp offered here is by far the finest of the used examples.

4,000
5,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Sanitary Fair
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 13, Sanitary FairsSoldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15), Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15)Soldier's Fair, Stamford Conn., 15c Pale Brown (WV15). Bold part strike of red "Stamford Ct. Jul. 27" (1864) circular datestamp, rough separation at bottom, slight thin at top, negligible considering the Fine appearance of this great rarity, this is the Luff copy acquired by Elliott Perry, only four used examples reported

4,500
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