Sale 800 — 1998 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 9 May, 1998
Category — 1857-60 Issue
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE TRUE INDIAN RED SHADE.
With 1998 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND SUPERB BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN. A RARITY IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
Illustrated in Brookman (p. 231). Ex West
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STRIP OF THE SCARCE 10-CENT TYPE I AND RARE USED ON 35-CENT PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL COVER TO SWITZERLAND.
Strips of the 10c 1857 Type I are very scarce and are usually found on covers to France or Vera Cruz. This well-centered strip in combination with the 5c Red Brown for the 35c PCM rate is most remarkable.
EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING. AN ASTOUNDING BLOCK OF THE 12-CENT 1857-59 ISSUE - REPORTED TO BE THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE IN PRIVATE HANDS.
The Neinken book records a full pane in the Jeffreys collection at the Franklin Institute, but we have not verified whether the pane is intact. Another unused block of 25 is recorded.
The Scott value for a block with original gum is $3,750, or 1.44 times the value of four singles. Applying the same multiple to the single no-gum value ($400), the total estimated Scott value of this block of 50 is $28,800.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL FRANKING AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE UNITED STATES 1857 ISSUE FROM LOUISIANA AS A CONFEDERATE STATE.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USED ON PIECE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE WITH A FANCY CANCEL.
Accompanied by a cover to Havre, France, bearing a horizontal pair of 10c Green, Ty. V (35) and 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) tied by bold strikes of the same red fancy cancel and clear "New Haven Con. Nov. 30, 1860" datestamp at left. The cover has the appropriate transit markings and shows some slight wear.
This 90c stamp on piece was the subject of an article by Thomas J. Alexander in Opinions II: Philatelic Expertizing - An Insider's View, published by the Philatelic Foundation in 1984. With 1983 P.F. certificate