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Sale 1129 — 2016 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

Category — 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
343
og
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 343, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors30c Red Orange, First Color (61), 30c Red Orange, First Color (61)30c Red Orange, First Color (61). Large part original gum, vivid color on bright paper, choice centering, light vertical crease (as do many of this issue)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 FIRST COLOR WITH ORIGINAL GUM. THIS WAS THE RIGHT STAMP IN THE LILLY PAIR.

Our census of the 30c 1861 First Color, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/61/61.pdf , contains a total of 33 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, which in some cases is very severe and in others barely visible. Six stamps with original gum are free of faults, although a few have a trivial nibbed perf or two. All of the sound stamps are centered to one side (as are most of the others).

Census No. 61-OG-17. Ex Lilly as right stamp in a pair with Census No. 61-OG-16. With copy of 1967 P.F. certificate as pair.

45,000
10,000
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