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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

Category — 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 67-70d)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
194
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 194, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 67-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering with wide margins on all sides, well-struck large Boston "Paid" grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT IN THE VIOLET SHADE ON THIN PAPER, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The 24c 1861 exists in four basic shades of Violet: Dark Violet (August 1861 trial printing, formerly Scott 60); Violet on Thin Paper (August-September 1861 regular issue, Scott 70c -- the shade offered here); Pale Gray Violet (1861 regular issue, Scott 70d) and Blackish Violet (ca. 1863 printing, Scott 78c).

Ex "Scarsdale" and Kirke. With 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others

2,250
5,250
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