Sale 857 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003

Category — 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1237
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Sale 857, Lot 1237, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36). Plate 1, original gum, almost perfect centering with perforations evenly framing design and showing outer frameline on all four sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE PERFORATED 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 1 IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Any multiple of the 1857 12c Black from Plate 1 will demonstrate the narrow layout of this plate, which produced Scott 17 (imperforate) and 36 (perforated). Even when the perforations are aligned between stamps, they still punch out part of the outer frameline. Plate 3, which produced Scott 36b, remedied this problem by allowing more space for perforations. Collectors now appreciate the rarity of this stamp in such superb condition. An example in similar condition realized $10,500 hammer in our Sale 833.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

1,400
2,200
1238
 
Sale 857, Lot 1238, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36). Almost perfectly centered with jumbo margins at sides, frameline intact on all sides, neat face-free strike of town datestamp, intense impression, Extremely Fine Gem, the Plate 1 12c 1857 stamp is extremely difficult to find with such enormous margins and in such pristine condition, with 2002 P.F. certificate for pair

260
600
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1239
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Sale 857, Lot 1239, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade, choice centering, light crease at top, otherwise Extremely Fine

750
270
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1240
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Sale 857, Lot 1240, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Left margin horizontal pair, original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, left stamp small covered-over scuff at top left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,550
325
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1241
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Sale 857, Lot 1241, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36). One disturbed original gum, paper h.r., and one unused (regummed) and reperfed at left, sharp impressions, Fine

2,050
180
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1242
 
Sale 857, Lot 1242, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Remarkably well-centered, light red grid cancel leaves vast majority of design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, an outstanding stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

190
200
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1243
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Sale 857, Lot 1243, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,600
800
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1244
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Sale 857, Lot 1244, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Part original gum, detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,600
525
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1245
 
Sale 857, Lot 1245, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Perfectly centered with nicely balanced margins, face-free red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

390
400
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1246
 
Sale 857, Lot 1246, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37). Fresh color on bright white paper, dark red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

390
170
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1247
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Sale 857, Lot 1247, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, tiny natural inclusion at bottom right, one short perf at bottom left, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,900
525
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1248
 
Sale 857, Lot 1248, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38). Light red grid cancel, reperfed at left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

490
260
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1249
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Sale 857, Lot 1249, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39). Original gum, dark color, small faults invisible on face, appears Very Fine

2,900
700
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1250
ng
Sale 857, Lot 1250, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39). Unused (regummed), deep rich color, choice centering, Very Fine and choice

1,400
700
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1250A
 
Sale 857, Lot 1250A, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39). Rich color, circular datestamp, reperfed at left and repaired at top right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

7,200
700
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