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Sale 371 — 1970 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 1970

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
51
og
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 51, 1861-66 Issue1c Indigo "August" (55), 1c Indigo "August" (55)1c Indigo "August" (55). Gorgeous, Rich color, Fresh, o.g., Fine, Handsome Example of this Great Rarity

9,000
11,000
52
ogbl
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 52, 1861-66 Issue3c Brown Rose, "August" (56), 3c Brown Rose, "August" (56)3c Brown Rose, "August" (56). Block, Brilliant, Fresh, o.g., tiny perf. break in one stamp, otherwise Very Fine

750
575
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53
og
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 53, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown, "August" (57), 5c Brown, "August" (57)5c Brown, "August" (57). Beautiful color, Fresh o.g., tiny corner crease, single nibbed perf., Very Fine appearance, Unusually Choice, Ex-Waterhouse

5,250
5,500
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54
og
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 54, 1861-66 Issue10c Dark Green, "August" (58), 10c Dark Green, "August" (58)10c Dark Green, "August" (58). Wonderful, Deep Color, fresh, o.g. reperfed, Fine appearance & Most Attractive

1,250
1,050
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55
og
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 55, 1861-66 Issue24c Violet, "August" (60), 24c Violet, "August" (60)24c Violet, "August" (60). Lovely, Deep color, fresh, o.g., reperfed, Fine appearance, signed "W.H.C. (olson)"

1,100
725
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56
og
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 56, 1861-66 Issue30c Red Orange, "August" (61), 30c Red Orange, "August" (61)30c Red Orange, "August" (61). Brilliant Color, fresh, o.g., Very Fine, a Gorgeous Example of this Rarity

7,000
7,000
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57
og
90c Dull Blue, "August" Imperforate (62a). Beautiful Rich Color, Huge Margins, faint internal wrinkle, otherwise Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

850
1,250
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58
c
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 58, 1861-66 Issue3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Wonderful, Rich Color, Exceptional Centering, tied by neat, light grid, "Flushing, N.Y., Feb. 7, 1862" pmk., Signed "Ashbrook" as "No. 64 Pink" but in 1948 prior to the separate listing of the scarce deep "Pigeon Blood", A Gorgeous, immaculate cover, Extremely Fine

550
800
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59
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Sale Number 371, Lot Number 59, 1861-66 Issue3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Lovely, Rich Color, fresh, o.g., centered slightly to U.R., Very Fine

425
475
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60
c
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 60, 1861-66 Issue90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Tied on neat blue envelope to Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, by edge of Boston "Paid" in frame, red "Boston' Mass." pmk. paying the 90c rate for a 41/2 oz. letter; Negligible tiny white spot over "T" of "postage", still Very Fine, and so far as is known, the only 90c used to Hawaii on record

E. 1,000-2,000
2,100
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61
c
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 61, 1861-66 Issue90c Blue (72) Block, used with 30c Orange, Pair (71), 90c Blue (72) Block, used with 30c Orange, Pair (71)90c Blue (72) Block, used with 30c Orange, Pair (71). all tied on legal size cover, N.Y. to Lyon, France, paying $4.20 postage, 28 times the regular rate of 15c per quarter ounce. The block has a str. edge at R.; stamps & cover have some age stains, yet an attractive cover of utmost rarity, probably unique. Signed "Ashbrook" who writes "28X15c to France, via French Packet" and he affirms genuineness

E. 2,000-5,000
1,500
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62
 
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 62, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Laid Paper (73d), 2c Black, Laid Paper (73d)2c Black, Laid Paper (73d). Strange Laid lines, centered to R. & tied on small piece, Rare variety, with P.F. Certificate

E. 350-500
525
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63
ogbl
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 63, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Imperforate (73 unlisted type), 2c Black, Imperforate (73 unlisted type)2c Black, Imperforate (73 unlisted type). Block, fresh, o.g., Extremely Fine, a Great Rarity, with P.F. Certificate which states "that it is not a variety of Scott #73 but is a Genuine Imperf. on experimental paper"

E. 1,000-2,000
1,500
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64
og
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 64, 1861-66 Issue3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Nearly full o.g., Fine & Fresh, with P.F. Certificate

900
900
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