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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
83
og
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 83, 1861 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). Large part original gum covering nearly the entire back, distinctive "August" shade, nice centering, small flaws including tiny thin, few short perfs and tiny edge tear

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1861 FIRST COLOR.

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 creasing, which in some cases is very severe and in others barely visible. Most stamps are centered to one side.

Census No. 61-OG-25. Ex "Isleham" (Peyton). With 1986 P.F. certificate

45,000
4,750
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