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Sale 983 — The Hampshire Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 February, 2010

Category — 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
41
og
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 41, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors24c Dark Violet, First Color (60), 24c Dark Violet, First Color (60)24c Dark Violet, First Color (60). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, single short perf at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE THE 1861 24-CENT 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.

Ex Hansen. With 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

15,000
6,000
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