Sale 448 — 1974 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 27 March, 1974

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
46
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 46, 1861-66 Issue1c Indigo, "First Design" (55), 1c Indigo, "First Design" (55)1c Indigo, "First Design" (55). Wonderful Deep Rich Color, Unusually Well Centered with o. g., Very Fine, Certainly One of the Finest Examples of this Rarity in Existence, ex Grainger, with P. F. Certificate

12,000
8,500
47
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 47, 1861-66 Issue3c Brown Rose, "First Design" (56), 3c Brown Rose, "First Design" (56)3c Brown Rose, "First Design" (56). Unusually Large Margins, Beautifully Centered, Rich Color with Full o. g., Extremely Fine, Exceptionally Choice, with P. F. Certificate

250
800
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48
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 48, 1861-66 Issue3c Brown Rose, "First Design" (56), 3c Brown Rose, "First Design" (56)3c Brown Rose, "First Design" (56). Block of Twelve, Fresh Gorgeous Color, particularly Well Centered Throughout, partial separation, neatly and meticulously rejoined with minute bits of hinge, Very Fine, A Splendid Showpiece, Believed to be the largest multiple of this stamp in Existence

3,250
2,800
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49
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 49, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown, "First Design" (57), 5c Brown, "First Design" (57)5c Brown, "First Design" (57). Lovely Impression, Fresh & Bright, centered a trifle to bottom as are most, Very Fine, A Handsome Example of this Rarity, with P. F. Certificate

7,500
5,000
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50
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 50, 1861-66 Issue10c Dark Green, "First Design" (58), 10c Dark Green, "First Design" (58)10c Dark Green, "First Design" (58). Incredibly Well Centered, Deep Rich Color, Virtually Full o. g., Extremely Fine, A "Gem", with P. F. Certificate

1,400
3,000
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51
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 51, 1861-66 Issue12c Black, "First Design" (59), 12c Black, "First Design" (59)12c Black, "First Design" (59). Fresh, Part o. g., A Fine Example of this Tremendously Rare Stamp, with P. F. Certificate

25,000
15,500
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52
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 52, 1861-66 Issue24c Violet, "First Color" (70c), 24c Violet, "First Color" (70c)24c Violet, "First Color" (70c). Fantastic Centering, Beautiful Color, Full o. g., Extremely Fine, A Particularly Choice & Handsome Example of this Rare Stamp, with P. F. Certificate stating it is the former No. 60 (Catalog $2,000.)

600
1,700
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53
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 53, 1861-66 Issue30c Red Orange, "First Color" (61), 30c Red Orange, "First Color" (61)30c Red Orange, "First Color" (61). Brilliant Color, part o. g., Despite a natural rounded corner perf. this is a most Outstanding and Beautiful, Well Centered example of this classic Rarity, Ex Grainger, with P. F. Certificate

9,000
5,500
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54
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 54, 1861-66 Issue90c Dull Blue, "First Design" (62), 90c Dull Blue, "First Design" (62)90c Dull Blue, "First Design" (62). Unbelievably Well Centered with Wide Margins, Magnificent, Beautiful Fresh Color, Extremely Fine, Probably the Finest Existing Example of this Extremely Rare Stamp, ex Grainger, with P. F. Certificate

11,000
12,000
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55
c
Sale Number 448, Lot Number 55, 1861-66 Issue10c Dark Green, "First Design" (62B), 10c Dark Green, "First Design" (62B)10c Dark Green, "First Design" (62B). Wonderful Color, tied by Clear "Paid" in Oval, Red Boston & N. Y. pmks. on Neat Nov. 1861 Folded Cover to Havana, "Forwarded by E. C. Bates & Co. Boston" Red Oval & Havana Receiving Mark, both on back, Very Fine & Handsome, ex Brown

E. 350-500
450
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56
 
1c Blue & Shades (63, a, b). Specialized Collection in Two Albums, all mounted in acetates and extensively written-up. There is a splendid lot of Proofs & Essays including a number of blocks, and a large Imprint Plate Number block. There is a handsome Large Die Proof, a number of the Schernikow Special Printings, Essays on chemical paper and an unusually fine showing of the fascinating coupon essays. The stamps themselves show six unused, including a fine block; used stamps total 63 and are devoted to shades and cancellations of which there are many unusual items. There are 63 covers bearing a total of 15 stamps, a few being in combination with other denominations such as 3c 1861 and 2c "Black Jack". The covers demonstrate many uncommon usages including some ship markings, a fine assortment of Carrier uses, some nice corner cards. Of particular interest is a prepaid Ship Letter showing the 5c non-contract rate, with verifying letter from Ashbrook. This is a very rare cover. Cancellations include several types of Stars, Fancy Geometrics, an unusual "windmill" on an advertised Drop Letter, a huge letter "B", a grotesque "punkin head" & covers with various accessory markings. Condition is mixed; many are Fine-Very Fine, a very few show defects. Mixed centering is found among many of the cancellations both on and off cover, since the interest in the cancellation is paramount. It is a splendid and important collection in its own right, yet it offers a fine opportunity for expansion. We feel that $2000.00 to $2500.00 is a realistic valuation. It would cost a great deal more to try and assemble a similar collection since it contains so many scarce and unusual items

E. 1,000-2,000
2,800
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57
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 57, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose (65). Bottom Imprint & Plate No, 3c Rose (65). Bottom Imprint & Plate No3c Rose (65). Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 37 Block of Ten, Full Brownish o. g., Particularly Well Centered, Extremely Fine & Handsome Example of this Rare Plate Block, with P. F. Certificate

418
900
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58
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3c Rose (65). Complete Sheet of 100, Fresh & Bright, Full o. g., sensibly reinforced around edges with tiny bits of hinge, Most Are Fine-Very Fine including the Gorgeous Plate No. Block of Eight.

1,372
2,300
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59
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 59, 1861-66 Issue5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Well Centered, Large Part o. g., Very Fine, with P. F. Certificate

725
1,450
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60
c
Sale Number 448, Lot Number 60, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Two singles, originally a Vertical Pair, each tied by neat target, "San Francisco, Cal., Jul. 11, 1862" in double circle, ms. "Via Panama" to N. Y. State. Few negligible toning spots, Very Fine & Handsome

E. 350-500
1,350
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61
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 61, 1861-66 Issue24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Top Sheet Margin Block, Marvelous Rich Color, Fresh, o. g., Well Centered, some perf. strengthening, two stamps have tiny thins, another with a light crease, otherwise Very Fine, only two blocks of four & a block of six are known, all of which have some faults, Attractive Block of Utmost Rarity, Unpriced as a Block ex Gibson

4,000
4,250
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62
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 62, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Block, Bright Fresh Color, Virtually Full o. g., centered slightly to right, one stamp single short perf., otherwise Very Fine, Rare Block Particularly in its Wonderful State of Preservation

550
1,050
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63
c
Sale Number 448, Lot Number 63, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 24c Gray (78b) Both tied by Bold Negative "Star of David" Red "New Haven, Ct." pmk. on small mourning envelope to Bangkok, Siam, Red "London, 1867" transit pmk. & "48" credit mark, without flap, Very Fine & Handsome, Very Rare combination, Ex-Gibson

E. 250-300
675
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64
c
Sale Number 448, Lot Number 64, 1861-66 Issue90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Wonderfully Well Centered, Tied by light Grid cancel. on small cover, printed address to Zanzibar, Via Marseilles & Aden. Salem, Mass. pmk. Boston & Aden transits on back. Cover slightly reduced at left & stamp shows minor wrinkles from bulky content. A sensationally beautiful and rare cover, signed "Ashbrook"

2,000
3,400
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65
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Sale Number 448, Lot Number 65, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Imperforate, Experimental Paper (73 unlisted var.), 2c Black, Imperforate, Experimental Paper (73 unlisted var.)2c Black, Imperforate, Experimental Paper (73 unlisted var.). Left Imprint Margin Block of Eight, Large Margins, Fresh, o. g., bottom strip of four is creased, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,250
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