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Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
99°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 99, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18, 20), 1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18, 20)1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18, 20). Plate 12, horizontal combination pair, original gum, bright color, well-centered, Extremely Fine Gems, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,400
3,250
100°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 100, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Pos. 100R4, part original gum, fine impression and rich color, well-centered, the bottom perfs in but separated by scissors to show nearly complete Type Ia characteristics at bottom, Fine, exhibits beautifully on an album page and one of the rarest classic stamps in unused condition, with 1984 P.F. certificate

11,500
8,500
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101
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 101, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Beautiful deep Plate 4 color and impression, tied by "Cambridge Mass. Mar. 22" cds on drop cover, short perf at bottom, still Very Fine, ex Sheriff, with 1971 P.F. certificate

4,500
3,750
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102°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 102, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Two Plate 4 bottom row singles, perfs in but clearly "F" Reliefs, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), Plate 1L, tied by "Chicago Ill. May 19, 1858" cds on printed return address cover with matching enclosure from oil manufacturer, beautiful illustration of whaling ships in pursuit, Ty. Ia stamps have several short perfs, all with brownish perf tip gum soaks, still Fine and a truly extraordinary franking combining two of the rarest of the perforated 1c types, perfect for exhibition, Scott Retail for off-cover stamps $6,825.00

E. 2,000-2,500
2,900
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103°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 103, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b), 1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b). Pos. 81R4, extra wide margins all around including top and bottom, deep Plate 4 color, neat town cds, Extremely Fine Gem example of this rare type, with 1994 P.F. certificate and signed by Ashbrook

800
3,500
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104
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 104, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III/IIIa/Ic (21/22/19b), 1c Blue, Ty. III/IIIa/Ic (21/22/19b)1c Blue, Ty. III/IIIa/Ic (21/22/19b). Vertical strip of three, Pos. 62/72/82R4, each with cds and top stamp with trace of red cancel, good color and impression, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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105
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 105, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Pos. 10R4, very well-centered with extraordinary wide margins at top and bottom, a rare example of a Type II showing the wide perforation spacing, infrequently found on bottom-row Type Ia stamps (the top row wide-spacing occured only when the sheet was fed into the perforator upside down), full perfs all around, light cds, minute toned spot entirely in margin at bottom right and not mentioned in accompanying 1985 P.F. certificate, Extremely Fine, a very rare stamp, accompanied by a Fine Type IIIa, Pos. 20R4, the bottom stamp of what was originally a vertical pair

875
2,700
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106°
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Sale Number 767, Lot Number 106, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 11 or 12, original gum, phenomenal centering and margins, deep shade with attractive plate wash, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. certificate

500
1,300
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107
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 107, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III, Pos. 99R2 (21 var), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Pos. 99R2 (21 var)1c Blue, Ty. III, Pos. 99R2 (21 var). Dark shade, centered to top with wide bottom margin, cds, Fine, very rare, probably less than a dozen used copies known, ex Ishikawa, plated and signed by Stanley Ashbrook

10,000
5,750
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108°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 108, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, full original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, very scarce in original gum condition, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block from which this stamp originated

5,000
4,750
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109
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 109, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-III-IIIa (22-21-22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-III-IIIa (22-21-22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-III-IIIa (22-21-22). Horizontal strip of three, Pos. 43-45L4, lovely color and impression, nicely centered, some very trivial toning in perfs in Ty. III, left stamp with two nibbed perfs at bottom, the Type III is Extremely Fine, ex Newbury, with 1986 P.F. certificate

900
2,100
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110°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 110, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Pos. 85-86L4, horizontal pair, deep shade, tied by red New York City "2/City Delivery" cds on small narrow cover to local street address, unusual lithographed illustrated building corner card for Linnaean Hill Seminary, Flushing L.I., sender's note "will open 1st of Sept.", a Very Fine and attractive usage

E. 750-1,000
1,450
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111°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 111, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Perfectly centered, unusually deep shade and fine impression for Plate 1L, grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

350
850
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112
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 112, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Horizontal pair, Pos. 67-68L1L, nicely centered, light Richmond Va. cds, Very Fine, ex Ishikawa, wtih 1982 P.F. certificate

750
1,100
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113°
ogbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 113, 1857-60 Issue3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Block of four, full original gum, bottom pair Mint, small h.r. at top, unusually bright and fresh color, Fine centering as almost always, a very rare Type I block in far better quality than the few others known, with 1992 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,000
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114
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 114, 1857-60 Issue3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 21, 1857" cds on life insurance ad cover with engraved corner card for The Insurance Company of the Valley of Virginia, magnificent design created by Draper, Welsh & Co. of Philadelphia, oval handstamp at bottom of insurance agent O.F. Bresee, in bold vivid red, stamp with tiny corner crease at top left, remarkably choice and Extremely Fine, a rare design and probably the finest known insurance ad cover from any period, ex Emerson

E. 600-800
1,900
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115
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 115, 1857-60 Issue3c Rose Red (26), 3c Rose Red (26)3c Rose Red (26). Deep shade, sealed tear, tied by blue "Saint Joseph Mo. Jul. 12" cds on cover to Indiana with bold "The Central Overland California & PIkes Peak Express Company Denver City K.T. Jul. 5" oval datestamp, mostly clear "Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Jul. 5, 1860" cds also ties stamp, original enclosure headed, "Gold Run U.T. July 1st 1860" written by the lonely wife of a miner, Very Fine usage, the Hinckley & Co. express marking is particularly scarce

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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116
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 116, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue Ty. V, 3 Dull Red (24, two; 26), 1c Blue Ty. V, 3 Dull Red (24, two; 26)1c Blue Ty. V, 3 Dull Red (24, two; 26). 1860 cover from the Lt. Law correspondence to Hong Kong, each stamp tied by "Paid" hs, 3c additionally tied by "Terre Haute Ind. Nov. 26" cds and red "New-York Br. Pkt. Dec. 5" exchange cds, usual printed address, Very Fine usage, accompanying this is a second cover, this one to Mrs. Law in Indiana from Mauritius, franked by Mauritius 1859 6p Blue (18), large margins to just clear at top and bottom right corners, tied by barred oval, ms. "16" and "Due 21" with black New York debit ds, bold "G.P.O. Mauritius" backstamp and London transit, cover with matching printed address, Very Fine, a wonderful exhibit page, Mauritius cover signed by Ashbrook

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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117°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 117, 1857-60 Issue5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Horizontal strip of three, beautiful bright shade, well-centered, tied by bold "New Orleans La. Nov. 5, 1859" cds on blue piece of cover, few perf separations between righthand pair, small mend in piece, the stamps are Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

2,400
0
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118
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 118, 1857-60 Issue5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Two, each well-centered with full perfs all around, tied together by bold "Ravenna O. May 31, 1859" cds on orange cover to St. Catharines, Canada, ms. "Via Buffalo N.Y", flap tear, Very Fine, handsome and rare, usage of the Brick Red on mail bound fo locations other than France are extremely scarce, ex Gibson, Newbury

E. 2,000-2,500
1,350
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119°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 119, 1857-60 Issue5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Horizontal strip of three, brilliant shade, perfs long and full without the typical scissors trimming, tied by "New Orleans La. Mar. 3, 1859" cds on blue folded letter addressed to Burdeos (Bordeaux), France, originated in Campeche, Mexico (embossed corner card on lettersheet and receipt docketing), sent via New Orleans with blue "Fredk. Camerden * New Orleans *" double oval forwarder's hs, red New York credit cds and French transit cds, both tying strip, receiving backstamps, Very Fine, while strips of the scarce Brick Red are typically used from New Orleans, this usage from Mexico is very rare, ex Filstrup, Krug, signed Ashbrook

E. 2,000-2,500
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120°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 120, 1857-60 Issue5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Horizontal strip of six, well-centered, rich color, tied by "Charleston S.C. Apr. 16, 1858" cds on blue folded cover to Lille, France, red "Boston 21 Apr. Paid 24" credit cds, black "P.D." in frame struck twice, French transit cds and receiving backstamps

A VERY FINE STRIP AND COVER. NO STRIP LARGER THAN SIX IS RECORDED ON COVER, AND THIS COVER IS THE FINEST OF THE FEW KNOWN 5-CENT 1857 MULTIPLE USAGES.

Illustrated in the Hill book (p. 45). Ex Baker and Klein

E. 8,000-10,000
12,000
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121°
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 121, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical strip of three, exceptionally well-centered, wonderful deep shade, neat New Orleans cds cancels, top perfs very slightly blunted by scissors separation, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one of the finest off-cover strips extant, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

6,250
0
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122°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 122, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Rich color, well-centered, used with vertical combination pair and single 10c Green, Ty. III/II/III (33/32/33), tied by "New Orleans La. May 29, 1858" cds on small lady's cover addressed in blue to Switzerland, red "Boston Jun. 2 Paid 12" credit cds also ties 5c, red Aachen transit, neatly redirected and rated in ms., transit backstamps, 10c pair overlapping edge with slight creasing as a result, otherwise Very Fine, a handsome small cover and very scarce use of the Indian Red stamp to a destination other than France, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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123°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 123, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Deep rich color, used with 10c Green, Ty. III (33), tied by "New Orleans La. May 13, 1859" cds on blue folded cover to France, red "Short Paid" in frame, black New York debit cds, ultramarine Le Havre receiving ds and "16" decimes due hs, several French transit backstamps, slightly reduced at right, light soiling, still a Fine example of this rare shade on cover, Ashbrook notes on back, with 1991 P.F. certificate

2,400
0
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124°
ogbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 124, 1857-60 Issue5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Horizontal block of six, original gum, fresh, rich color, horizontal crease thru bottom row, otherwise Fine, much scarcer than the Orange Brown

3,300
1,700
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125°
ogbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 125, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III/II (33/32), 10c Green, Ty. III/II (33/32)10c Green, Ty. III/II (33/32). Block of six, combination Ty. III at top, Ty. II at bottom, positions 46-48/56-58R1, deep rich color, original gum, some creasing and perf separations, faint stain between left pair, perfs just in, a rare multiple from Plate 1

17,900
4,000
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126°
bl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 126, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III/II (33/32), 10c Green, Ty. III/II (33/32)10c Green, Ty. III/II (33/32). Block of four, Ty. III at top, Ty. II at bottom, exceptionally well-centered with parts of adjoining stamps at top and right, rich color, lightly canceled, few clipped perfs at bottom, horizontal creases affecting all stamps with some light soiling, still an attractive and scarce used Plate 1 multiple

1,650
500
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127
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 127, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Horizontal pair, Pos. 51-52L1 showing part imprint and "No. 1" at left, tied by twice struck "New York N.Y. Nov. 20, 1858" cds on pale yellow cover to San Francisco, right stamp canceled only in two perfs at bottom otherwise unused, Very Fine and very scarce usage, examples of the New York City postmark with state designation is scarce, especially on mail to California which in this period normally received the ocean mail datestamp

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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128
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 128, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Pos. 54L1, recut at bottom, perfectly centered, intense early shade and impression, neat town cds clear of recut line, scissors separated leaving perfs complete, Extremely Fine Gem, far rarer in this quality as a perforated stamp

1,450
1,700
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129
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 129, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, positions 51-52L2 showing part imprint and "2P." at left, pos. 52 showing curl in E of "Cents", light N.Y. Ocean Mail cds, well-centered, small corner crease in right stamp at bottom right, minor perf separation between stamps, Very Fine appearance, ex Mason

E. 500-600
1,150
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130
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 130, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 13. 1860" cds on illustrated Four-Horse Stagecoach envelope as prepared by Geo. Hitchcock, printed "PER OVERLAND MAIL STAGE, VIA LOS ANGELES", in black on yellow, neatly opened at left, Extremely Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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131
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 131, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, used to England with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 3c Dull Red (26), arranged in block format and tied together by red grids and matching New York exchange cds with large integral "19" credit, on Dec. 1860 folded letter, 3c stamp with small tear, still a Very Fine and colorful usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,650
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132°
c
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 132, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Block of four, Fine centering, fresh color, cancelled by partly clear "Vicksburgh Miss." cds, second more complete strike on 3c Red Nesbitt Entire (U10) to Stockholm, Sweden, red Aachen transit ds ties block, magenta credit, red New York and German transits on back, the entire is trimmed slightly at top and bottom, the flap is partly missing and there are mended nicks or tears, light fold thru block, yet the cover appears Fine; the use of the 10c block is phenomenally rare, we know of one or two others in more common usage to Mexico, this Swedish destination is probably unique with a block paying most of the 42c rate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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133°
ogbl
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 133, 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Pl. 3 (36b), 12c Black, Pl. 3 (36b)12c Black, Pl. 3 (36b). Block of four, unused, well-centered, handsome deep shade and impression, very faint creasing in bottom pair, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,000
0
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134
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 134, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vertical pair with left sheet margin showing part imprint and plate no., unused, few perf separations, Fine and scarce, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,700
0
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135°
og
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 135, 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Full original gum, perfectly centered with extra wide margins all around, intense color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,300
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136
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 136, 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Full perfs all around, canceled by clear New York Ocean Mail cds, tiny thin, Very Fine appearance, very rare marking on the 90c 1860, one of three recorded examples, with 1964 P.F. certificate

5,000
4,000
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137
 
Sale Number 767, Lot Number 137, 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Heavy black town cancellation with slight overall toning, faint diagonal crease, otherwise Fine, rare in genuine used condition, with 1977 P.F. certificate

5,000
0
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