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Sale 1185 — 2018 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

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Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
43°
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 43, 1861-66 Issue15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Original gum, intense shade and detailed impression, well-centered

VERY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1866 15-CENT LINCOLN.

The 1866 15c Lincoln, which is regarded by many as the first U.S. commemorative stamp -- issued exactly one year after Lincoln's death -- is an exceedingly difficult issue to find in sound condition with original gum and choice centering. The statistics bear this out as only one original-gum example has been graded higher than F-VF 75 by P.S.E. -- a single hinged stamp graded XF 90.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate

4,750
10,000
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