Sale 468 — 1975 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 March, 1975

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
38
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Sale 468, Lot 38, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Vertical Combination Block of Six, Ty. Ill, IlIa (21, 22). Pos. 34-35, 44-45, 54-55L4 (position 35L. is Ty. IlIa, others Ty. III), Incredibly Fresh, Virtually Full o. g., Marvelous Centering, Very Fine Block, the Bottom Pair is Extremely Fine. Unquestionably One of the Finest Existing Blocks from Plate 4, A Gorgeous Rarity, ex Moody

E. 5,000-10,000
8,500
39
 
Sale 468, Lot 39, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III, Pos. 99R2 (21). Lovely Deep Color, Town pmk., perf trifle in at top, Fine, signed Ashbrook. A Perforated Example of this Position is Much Rarer than its Imperforate Counterpart and is, in our opinion, Grossly Undercataloged & Rarely Offered

2,000
3,500
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40
c
Sale 468, Lot 40, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III, Pos. 99R2 (21). Marvelous centering, virtually perfect; Tied by light "Hartford, Ct." on circular envelope, one short perf. otherwise Extremely Fine, negligible gum toning of a few perf. tips noted for the sake of accuracy, immaterial as Pos. 99R2 used alone on cover is believed to be unique. A Stupendous Rarity

E. 5,000-10,000
6,000
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41
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Sale 468, Lot 41, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III, IlIa Combination Block of Twenty-Eight (21, 22). Pos. 31-37, 41-47, 51-57, 61-67R4 with Left Pane Margin, neat ms. cancels., mixed centering, considerable hinge reinforcing with few tiny flaws & some staining except bottom right stamp which has long internal tear & missing corner. These faults are mentioned only for the sake of accuracy as this is the Largest Known used Block from the Right Pane of Plate Four, A Fantastic Showpiece of Tremendous Rarity

E. 1,000-2,000
1,850
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42
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1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Part Sheet of 72, R. Pane PI. 7, Without gum & some minor reinforcement, six stamps thin, 12 are creased, two stamps of plate block affected. Six positions show "Curl on Shoulder". Brilliant, Fresh, Better than usual centering & much finer than description would indicate

3,805
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43
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Sale 468, Lot 43, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Complete Sheet of 100, R. Pane Plate 10, without gum, Very well centered throughout, about 25 show small surface scrapes, some separation & minor reinforcements, Plate Block is Fine-Very Fine. A Handsome & Attractive Sheet

3,345
1,000
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44
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1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Complete Sheet of 100, L. Pane, PI. 10, Without gum. Mixed centering, most Fine-Very Fine. One stamp of Plate Block has a hole, about a dozen others have slight faults. Weak perfs. or separations neatly reinforced. Rare & Attractive Sheet

3,345
0
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45
ogbl
Sale 468, Lot 45, 1857-60 Issue3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Block, Fresh, Mostly o.g., Bright Color, bit reinforced, Very Fine, a Rare and Beautiful Block

750
400
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46
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Sale 468, Lot 46, 1857-60 Issue3c Red (26). R. Imprint Plate No. 28 block of Eight, Fresh, Full o.g., Brilliant, sensibly reinforced in few places, a Very Fine and Beautiful Block

400
675
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47
c
Sale 468, Lot 47, 1857-60 Issue5c Brick Red (27). Horiz. Strip of Three, Fairly well centered, cut from sheet at B. with extra wide margin. Few perfs. separated & insignificant toned specks. New Orleans-France, via N. Y. & American pkt. Choice & Handsome, signed "Ashbrook"

750
700
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48
 
Sale 468, Lot 48, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical Strip of Three, Marvelous Deep Rich Color, Neat Town pmks., Fine-Very Fine, ex-Jessup. This is the strip first identified by Stanley B. Ashbrook as a Major Color Variety and from which the original Scott listing was made

1,250
2,600
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49
c
Sale 468, Lot 49, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical Strip of Three, Gorgeous Color, Wonderfully Well Centered, separated from sheet by scissors entirely outside the perfs. showing bits of three adjoining stamps. New Orleans to France, June 1858, with Red N. Y. transit pmk. An Extraordinary "Gem", ex-Hill

E. 2,000-5,000
4,250
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50
c
Sale 468, Lot 50, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A). Horiz. Strip of Three, Brilliant Color, Unusually Well Centered, few perfs. blunted at B. of left pair, New Orleans, to Nantes, France, via N. Y. & American Pkt., Jan. 1859 prepaid. Fresh & Handsome

1,250
850
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51
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Sale 468, Lot 51, 1857-60 Issue5c Brown, Ty. I (29). Block, Unusual Turquoise Blue Town pmks., tiny hinge reinforcements, few nibbed perfs., otherwise Very Fine, Rare Block

1,250
1,600
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52
ogbl
Sale 468, Lot 52, 1857-60 Issue5c Orange Brown (30). Block of 32, Positions 3-10, 13-20, 23-30, 33-40R2, incl. Top Right Sheet Margins with Bit of Imprint, Fresh, Full o. g., mixed centering, from trifle in to Very Fine, partly separated & rejoined, few slight faults, but as a whole an Outstanding Rarity and Marvelous Showpiece, ex-Caspary

5,800
8,500
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53
ogbl
Sale 468, Lot 53, 1857-60 Issue12c Intense Black, Plate III (36b). Block of Eighteen, Fresh, o. g., some hinge reinforcing, centered a bit to bottom left, Fine for this Rare Block

1,770
1,850
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54
ogbl
Sale 468, Lot 54, 1857-60 Issue24c Red Lilac (37b). Horizontal Block of Six, Fresh, traces of o. g., Fine-Very Fine, Largest Known Block, A Wonderful Exhibition Piece

5,000
5,250
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55
ogbl
Sale 468, Lot 55, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38). Block, Marvelous Deep Rich Color, Nearly Full o. g., tiny hinge reinforcements, Very Fine, A Gorgeous Rare Block, ex-Moody

1,350
2,500
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56
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Sale 468, Lot 56, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange, Imperforate (38a). Rich Color, Very Fine, with P. F. Certificate

1,100
1,150
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57
ogbl
Sale 468, Lot 57, 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39). Block, Fresh, o. g., Wonderful Deep Rich Color, few perfs. lightly strengthened, tiny tear in bottom right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, A Beautiful Block, with P. F. Certificate

3,000
2,300
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