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Sale 1057 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Category — 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
614
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 614, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors (Scott 55-62)30c Red Orange, First Color (61), 30c Red Orange, First Color (61)30c Red Orange, First Color (61). Original gum, unmistakable intense August shade, well-centered for this difficult issue with three wide margins, barely touched at left, light vertical crease (as most do have)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 FIRST COLOR. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

Our census of the 30c 1861 First Color, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/61/61.pdf , contains a total of 32 examples, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. A characteristic common to most examples of the 30c 1861 First Color is faint creasing.

Census No. 61-OG-16. This was the left stamp in the pair offered in the 1967 Lilly sale. Previous P.F. certificate as pair no longer accompanies. With 1989 P.F. certificate as single

45,000
15,000
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