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Sale 1205 — 2019 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Category — 1861-68 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2033°
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2033, 1861-68 Issues24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, deep rich color in this distinctive First Color, outstanding centering both top to bottom and side to side

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 DARK VIOLET EARLY TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE SHADES.

The Dark Violet trial printing and Violet regular issue shades are often confused, and the Scott Catalogue adds to the confusion by putting the Dark Violet (the old Scott 60) in the Trial Color Proofs section as 70TCe, while the Violet gets a front seat as Scott 70c. In our opinion, there is no good reason to relegate the Dark Violet to the Trial Color Proof section. As a result, the stamp offered here is undercatalogued in relation to other 24c stamps of equal rarity. For example, Scott 70c has a value of $35,000.00 versus Scott 70TCe (60) at $15,000.00.

With 1984 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

15,000
16,500
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