Sale 857 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1289
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Sale 857, Lot 1289, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)2c Black (73). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, nibbed perf at top right, still Extremely Fine

375
150
1290
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Sale 857, Lot 1290, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)2c Black (73). Original gum, lightly hinged, dark color on bright white paper, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

375
170
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1291
 
Sale 857, Lot 1291, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, vibrant color, brilliant color, reperfed at right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING. THIS PEN-MARKED EXAMPLE COMES FROM THE ROTHFUCHS GROUP OF 1893.

As has been documented by Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of Chronicle articles (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62), a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, Carl F. Rothfuchs, obtained a supply of the 3c Scarlet in 1893 -- probably from the Post office Department in exchange for his assistance with the Columbian Exposition -- and sold them with pen marks and original gum. The Rothfuchs lot is not from the same supply acquired by John W. Scott in the late 1870's, from which stamps exist uncancelled and cancelled with a New York City Station D oval.

7,000
1,600
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1292
 
Sale 857, Lot 1292, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Red Brown (75). Beautifully centered, intense color nicely contrasted by bright red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

510
900
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1293
 
Sale 857, Lot 1293, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Red Brown (75). Bright color, 12-bar grid cancel at top and light red transit cancel at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

510
200
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1294
 
Sale 857, Lot 1294, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal pair, warm shade, bold blue target cancels and trace of red cancel at bottom right, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

1,020
850
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1295
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Sale 857, Lot 1295, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Brown (76). Original gum, intense color and proof-like impression, remarkably fresh paper with long full perfs all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 5-CENT BROWN. A SUPERB STAMP.

The 5c 1861-68 Issue was printed from plates with closely-spaced subjects that left little room for the large 12-gauge perforations. The Brown shade, No. 76, is scarce in original-gum condition, and truly rare in this high grade.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,300
3,750
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1296
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Sale 857, Lot 1296, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Brown (76). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with well-balanced margins, deep dark color and detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 5-CENT BROWN.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,350
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1297
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Sale 857, Lot 1297, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Brown (76). Unused (regummed), extra row of horizontal perfs at bottom, deep dark color, Fine and unusual

575
100
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1298
 
Sale 857, Lot 1298, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Brown (76). Deep shade on bright paper nicely contrasted by blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

125
100
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1299
 
Sale 857, Lot 1299, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)5c Brown (76). Horizontal pair, sharp impression, light circle of V's cancels, left stamp with trace of red transit datestamp at bottom, few nibbed perfs at top left, Very Fine and choice

265
80
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1300
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Sale 857, Lot 1300, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)15c Black (77). Unused (regummed), proof-like impression, fresh and Fine

900
500
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1301
 
Sale 857, Lot 1301, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)15c Black (77). Almost perfectly centered, sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

165
400
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1302
 
Sale 857, Lot 1302, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)24c Lilac (78). Deep dark color approaching the blackish shade, precise centering, well-struck grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

110
375
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1303
 
Sale 857, Lot 1303, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)24c Lilac (78). Rich color and detailed impression, beautifully centered on brilliant paper with long full perfs all around, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

110
400
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1304
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Sale 857, Lot 1304, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM COPY OF THE 24-CENT GRAYISH LILAC. A SCARCE STAMP IN CHOICE CONDITION WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,350
1,800
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1305
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Sale 857, Lot 1305, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73 to 78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and sharp impression, light diagonal crease at center, appears Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,350
180
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