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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
47
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 47, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Intense color and impression which is very distinct from the standard Blue shade, essentially perfect centering, lightly cancelled

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE COLOR. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCARCEST SHADES OF THE ONE-CENT.

Don Evans notes in his book on the 1c 1861 Issue (p. 33) that the Dark Blue shade is very close to the Indigo shade used for the "Premiere Gravure" (Scott No. 55) and in fact he believed that this should be the formal designated color name for this shade.

Ex Kirke. With 1992 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

850
3,250
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