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Sale 963 — The Perry Hansen Collection of U.S. Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 2008

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
511
og
Sale Number 963, Lot Number 511, 1861-66 Issue24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered on bright white paper, small faint corner crease at top right, single shortish perf at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.

The Steel Blue shade was produced early in the series of 24c 1861 shades, and it is scarce in any condition. Examples with original gum are rare, and those with Very Fine or Extremely Fine centering are of tremendous rarity, probably numbering no more than ten.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

16,500
5,000
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