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Sale 1192 — United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 14-16 November, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
168
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 168, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, vibrant color

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE VERY SCARCE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING.

As has been documented by Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of Chronicle articles (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62), Carl F. Rothfuchs, a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, obtained a supply of the 3c Scarlet in 1893 -- probably from the Post Office Department in exchange for his assistance with the Columbian Exposition -- and sold them with pen marks and original gum. The Rothfuchs lot is not from the same supply acquired by John W. Scott in the late 1870's, from which stamps exist uncancelled and cancelled with a New York City Station D oval.

With 2004 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates

5,500
3,000
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