Sale 660 — 1986 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 5 April, 1986

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
25
ogbl
Sale 660, Lot 25, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ill, Position 99R2 (8). Block with Enormous Bottom Right Sheet Corner Margins, Bottom Left Stamp Pos. 99R2, others Ty. II No.7, Magnificent Dark Color, part o.g., neatly pressed-out & reinforced crease at left just affecting design, nevertheless a Magnificent Showpiece of The Highest Order of Rarity

17,500
6,750
26
 
Sale 660, Lot 26, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Large Margins, Rich Color, Grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
2,000
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27
c
Sale 660, Lot 27, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, Large Margins, tied by "Chicago Ill" pmk. on Buff Cover, Beautiful Example of a Ty. III 1c 1851, Very Fine

1,750
1,900
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28
c
Sale 660, Lot 28, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IlIa (8A). Horizontal Strip of Three, Pos. 57-59R4, Large to Huge Margins including Small Portions of Six Adjoining Stamps, tied by "Waco Village Tex May 8" pmk. on Orange Cover to San Antonio, lacks most of flap, Right Stamp Very Fine, Left Pair Extremely Fine

2,000
3,750
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29
ogbl
Sale 660, Lot 29, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Vertical Block of 14, Pos. 1, 2, 11, 12, 21, 22, 31, 32, 41, 42, 51, 52, 61, 62L1L, includes Quadruple Recut, Five Double Transfers, etc., Ample to Huge Margins including Top Sheet Margin & Part Left Sheet Margin, Beautiful Deep Shade, Full o.g., tiny gum soak, two horizontal creases, one between pairs, one partly broken affecting two stamps, leaving two Very Fine Blocks of Six, Very Rare & Handsome

5,125
2,200
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30
 
3c Orange Brown (10). Complete Reconstruction of the 100 Positions from Right Pane of Plate One Early, eight are margin singles including the Bottom Left Corner, about twenty percent with ms. cancels, typical plating quality, Scarce Lot

E. 1,000-2,000
1,200
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31
c
Sale 660, Lot 31, 1851-56 Issue3c Red, Unofficial 121/2 "Chicago" Perforations (11 var). Centered to bottom left, on Small Fresh Cover tied by Bold "Chicago Ill. Sep 12 1856" pmk., Exceptional Quality for this, Rare, Particularly on Cover, with P.F. Certificate

E. 2,000-5,000
3,500
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32
c
Sale 660, Lot 32, 1851-56 Issue3c Red (11). Margins to trifle in, tied by Blue "Well, Fargo & Co. Express Steamboat" in Fancy Frame, another Strike to left of stamp on Fresh Buff Cover to Stockton, Very Fine, ex-Haas

E. 750-1,000
800
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33
c
Sale 660, Lot 33, 1851-56 Issue3c Red (11). Block, Margins all Around, small closed tear bottom left stamp, on Cover to Md. tied by New York pmk., Blue Boxed "Via Nicaragua/Ahead Of the Mails,", opened at B., couple edge toning spots, still Very Attractive, Rare, ex-Haas

E. 1,000-2,000
1,400
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34
 
Sale 660, Lot 34, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12). Huge Margins, Rich Color, Town pmk., Extremely Fine, A Magnificent Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
3,750
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35
 
Sale 660, Lot 35, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12). Large to Huge Margins, Rich Color, Neat Town pmk., Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
1,250
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36
 
Sale 660, Lot 36, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12). Large to Huge Margins, including Part Left Sheet Margin, Town pmk., light corner margin crease (clear of design), otherwise Extremely Fine

1,350
1,400
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37
c
Sale 660, Lot 37, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12). Large Even Margins, tied by "New Orleans La. Jan 15 1857" pmk. on Folded Cover to France, Red New York, Oval "GB/40c", etc., strengthened cover filing crease, Extremely Fine, signed Ashbrook, with P.F. Certificate

3,000
3,000
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38
c
Sale 660, Lot 38, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12). Large Margins, Rich Color, tied by "New Orleans, La. Feb 9, 1857" pmk., on Folded Letter to France, Red New York Br. Pkt., etc., slight aging, stamp Extremely Fine

3,000
2,200
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39
og
Sale 660, Lot 39, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large to Huge Margins, Rich Color, faint (almost invisible) corner crease, otherwise Extremely Fine

8,000
3,500
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40
og
Sale 660, Lot 40, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13). Margins All Around, Rich Color, Very Fine, Rare Unused, with P.F. Certificate

8,000
6,750
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41
og
Sale 660, Lot 41, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13). Horizontal Pair, Margins All Around, Fabulous Color, Very Fine, Extraordinarily Rare as an Unused Multiple, with P.F. Certificate

17,000
9,500
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42
c
Sale 660, Lot 42, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Vertical Combination Strip of Four, Ty. III, II, III, I (13-15). Three Ample to Large Margins, tied by New Orleans, La. pmks. on 1857 Folded Cover to Mexico, Bold "5" handstamp, some minor erosion in address, top stamp (Ty. III) slightly cut in, remaining strip of three (Ty. II, Ill, I), Very Fine, Handsome 10c 1851 Combination Usage, with Alcuri Certficate

E. 2,000-5,000
1,900
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43
c
Sale 660, Lot 43, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III, 12c Black (15, 17). Horizontal Strip of Three of Former, Ample to Large Margins Virtually All Around, lifted & replaced on June 1857 Cover to Sweden tied by Bold Galva Ill. Balloon Type pmk., Attractive Range of Transits, Beautiful Cover, Rare Usage, ex-Baker, with P.F. Certificate

E. 2,000-5,000
1,850
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44
og
Sale 660, Lot 44, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Recut at Top, Pos. 74L, Margins All Around, Deep Shade, part o.g., small adherence, with P.F. Certificate which states "stained" (in our opinion "light toning"), otherwise Very Fine, Rare Unused

10,000
6,500
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45
c
Sale 660, Lot 45, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Recut at Top, Huge Margins, Rich Color, on Small Cover to Cal. tied by Cleveland O. pmk., minor cover tear, Stamp An Extremely Fine "Gem"

2,250
2,300
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46
c
Sale 660, Lot 46, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Recut at Top, Position 86L, Large to Huge Margins, beautifully tied by San Francisco, Cal. pmk. on Orange Buff Cover to New York City, couple tiny cover tears, Extremely Fine

2,250
3,250
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47
c
Sale 660, Lot 47, 1851-56 Issue12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Ample to Large Margins, tied by Neat "San Francisco Cal" pmk. on Fresh 1853 Folded Letter to New Bedford, Very Fine, Choice Cover

5,500
2,700
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48
c
Sale 660, Lot 48, 1851-56 Issue12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). On Cover to Mass., tied by San Francisco Cal. pmk., minor cover bends from contents, Very Fine, signed Ashbrook who notes that this cover was carried by the S.S. Winfield Scott, Aug. 16, 1853 Sailing, with P.F. Certificate

5,500
1,750
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