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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
282
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 282, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Horizontal strip of five, tied by five strikes of "New Orleans La. Dec. 14, 1858" circular datestamp on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, neat "8" reales due handstamp and ms. ship endorsement "per Tennessee", strip has faint even gum toning, tiny tear at top of first stamp at left (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 1, PAYING SIX TIMES THE 10-CENT RATE TO MEXICO.

The vast majority of Hargous covers have 10c frankings. Ex Grunin, Klein and Sevenoaks. With 2001 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,500-3,500
4,750
283
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 283, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Vertical pair, incredibly well-centered with huge side margins showing framelines of adjoining stamps at left, neat black town circular datestamp and part of red "19" transatlantic mail credit handstamp, cancels free of face on top stamp, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the most challenging of the perforated classics to find in superb condition -- a remarkable pair -- ex Morris, with 1996 P.F. certificate

610
1,900
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284
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 284, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Used with 3c Dull Red (26), both stamps tied by bold strikes of red New York "Supplementary Mail" Type A handstamp, third strike at bottom of 1860 folded letter to Marseilles, France, red "New York Paid 3 Jul. 28" credit datestamp, carried aboard the Vanderbilt Line's Vanderbilt (American Packet), small boxed "PD", ultramarine Havre transit, transit and receiving backstamps, stamps centered to one side, slightly toned, horizontal file fold away from stamps, Very Fine, a colorful and extremely rare New York Supplementary Mail cover carried by the short-lived Vanderbilt Line, the premium for sending the cover via Supplementary Mail was paid in cash, ex Sevenoaks, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
6,750
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285
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 285, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with extra wide margins at sides, fresh color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,600
2,000
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286
ng
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 286, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Bottom sheet margin horizontal strip of three, unused (no gum), fresh and bright color, Very Fine, a scarce and impressive unused sheet-margin multiple of the 24c 1860, with 1978 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

2,025
2,000
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287
bl
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 287, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Bottom sheet margin block of six, original gum, h.r., neat magenta pen lines rich color, color slightly blued from light exposure

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE SHEET-MARGIN BLOCK OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE WITH CONTROL MARKS IN PEN.

The magenta pen lines were probably applied as a control cancel for official distribution.

E. 4,000-5,000
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288
bl
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 288, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Block of six, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, cancelled by neat magenta pen lines, bottom right stamp small thin spot, few sensibly reinforced perf separations

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE WITH CONTROL MARKS IN PEN.

As in the case of the 24c block offered in the previous lot, the magenta pen lines were probably applied as a control cancel for official distribution.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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289
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 289, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,700
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290
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 290, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color, wide straddle-pane guideline margin at right, tied by large "New Orleans La. 8 Mar." (1861) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, red "New Paid York 12 Mar. 16" credit datestamp, boxed "P.D." and 1861 French transits

VERY FINE. A SCARCE CONFEDERATE STATE USAGE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE TO FRANCE.

Ex Baker. With 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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291
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 291, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Used with 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), tied together by red "Philadelphia Pa. Paid Jan. 1, 1860" circular datestamp on blue cover to a naval address in Gibraltar, French transit including boxed "P.D.", receiving backstamp, bold blue "8Rs" due marking, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, some ink erosion in address and from docketing

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USAGE TO GIBRALTAR WITH THE ADDED RARITY OF A PHILADELPHIA EXCHANGE OFFICE DATESTAMP IN RED.

The rate paid of 42c paid the rate for a double-weight cover sent via French Mails. Ex Gallagher and Sevenoaks. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
2,800
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292
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 292, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered with wide margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE. ESPECIALLY SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,900
3,500
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293
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 293, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, almost perfectly centered with wide margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,900
4,250
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294
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 294, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Well-centered with wide margins, rich color, cancelled by clear strike of New York Ocean Mail datestamp with distinctive grid entirely on stamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE. ESPECIALLY SCARCE WITH A NEW YORK OCEAN MAIL CANCEL.

The New York Ocean Mail cancel is listed but not priced in Scott. With 1964 and 1995 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail without premium for cancel

7,000
7,000
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295
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 295, 12c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 36-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Perfectly centered with wide margins all around, deep rich color and sharp impression, bold strike of deep red grid cancel, bottom left corner perf slightly rounded

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE SHORT-LIVED 90-CENT 1860 -- THE FIRST UNITED STATES 90-CENT ISSUE.

Genuinely cancelled copies and covers bearing the 90c are extremely rare. Approximately 180 used examples have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, of which approximately one-quarter are sound. Of these sound examples, many are off-center. This example is a rare and highly desirable exception.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

7,000
8,500
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