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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25 to 26)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
266
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 266, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25 to 26)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, deep shade on fresh paper with long full perfs all around

VERY FINE AND SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 TYPE I.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,500
267
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 267, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25 to 26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Rich color, tied by Boston large "Paid" grid on multicolored Fireworks advertising cover to New Bedford Mass., red "Boston Ms. Oct. 1, 1860" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp of the same day, stamp with a couple pulled perfs at bottom left

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE FIREWORKS ADVERTISING COVER WITH AN INDEPENDENCE DAY THEME.

The central part of the design illustrates a Liberty vignette, with an eagle holding a shield and "Liberty July 4, 1776" as part of the central theme. This cover and a companion fireworks cover are widely regarded as two of the greatest 19th century U.S. advertising covers extant.

Ex Haas and Piller. With 2002 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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