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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1648
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1648, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, h.r., rich color, choice centering, rounded corner, otherwise Extremely Fine

550
250
1649
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1649, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum block of four, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., well-centered for this tightly-spaced value, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four singles

3,000
2,200
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1650
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1650, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Choice centering with wide margins, rich color, face-free strike of red circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, scarce with such choice centering and a light red cancel

1,430
0
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1651
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1651, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Choice margins and well-centered, fabulous deep rich color characteristic of this "August" printing, hardly noticeable red circular datestamp at the left side of the stamp, Very Fine, particularly choice used example, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,430
1,900
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1652
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1652, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Unusually wide margins with classic deep "August" shade, bold red "New-York" circular datestamp, Very Fine and most attractive, with 1991 and 2005 P.F. certificates

1,430
850
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1653
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1653, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Attractive margins and exceptionally well-centered, strong characteristic color, bold grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,250.00)

1,350
1,600
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1654
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1654, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Mint N.H. block of four, beautifully centered, bright color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE. PROBABLY THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE BLOCK EXTANT, EVEN BEFORE FACTORING IN ITS MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged block of four

1,750
12,000
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1655
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1655, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Original gum, brilliant color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

375
325
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1656
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1656, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Original gum, h.r., bright color, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

375
225
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1657
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1657, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, Fine example of this scarce shade

750
150
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1658
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1658, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Block of four, original gum, bright color, choice centering, reperfed at right, small thin spot at top right, appears Extremely Fine

1,750
500
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1659
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1659, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H., top lightly hinged, reperfed at top and right, Fine appearance, Scott Retail as hinged block

1,750
225
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1660
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1660, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Bottom imprint and plate no. 9 block of twelve, original gum, bright color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED FROM PLATE 9.

There are eight plate blocks recorded in total for Scott No. 63. Of these, only one other is from Plate 9.

8,100
11,000
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1661
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1661, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, intense color on bright paper, neat strike of "Paid" in oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00), only two have graded higher to date in the P.S.E. population report

50
750
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1662
FC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1662, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Bright color, well-struck New York City Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce and desirable cancel, stamp lightly creased (not mentioned on certificate), with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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1663
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1663, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Exceptionally well-centered, bold red "paint" circular datestamp, the cancel virtually jumps off paper, an incredible effect created by the vivid red and background blue, few short perfs at bottom, Extremely Fine, a much sought-after cancel on 1847's and 1851's, almost unheard of on the 1861-66 Issue, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
1,000
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1664
 
1c Blue (63). Study of 51 used stamps, few interesting plate varieties incl. dot in "U" of "U.S.", range of cancels incl. patent, red carrier, stars, few other interesting, also one with dramatic pre-printing paperfold, some faults, many appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as basic stamp with no premium for cancels

2,500
800
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1665
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1665, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Original gum, beautifully centered with wide even margins, bright shade, light toning on perfs and within design mostly affects back, vertical crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 3-CENT 1861 PINK IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

Most original-gum examples of the Pink have vertical creasing and slightly brownish gum. However, very few have the centering and bright fresh color of this choice example.

With 1961and 2005 P.F. certificates

14,000
2,900
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1666
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1666, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Rich color, choice centering with wide margins, neat strikes of grid and also circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, scarce with such wonderful color, with 1968 P.F. certificate

950
650
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1667
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1667, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Radiant color, tied on small piece by grid cancel, Very Fine

950
375
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1668
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1668, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Oxidized color, neat strike of "Bath Me. Sep. 16" circular datestamp, Fine centering, with 2006 P.F. certificate

950
120
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1669
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1669, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Excellent color, neat black grid cancel, faint corner crease at bottom left, Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate

950
225
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1670
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1670, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Trace of original gum, exceptionally well-centered, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $920.00)

600
450
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1671
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1671, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Block of eight, original gum, three stamps at bottom right appear Mint N.H., pretty shade, some defects mostly affecting top stamps, perf separations, otherwise Fine, scarce multiple, with 1989 P.F. certificate

6,500
1,100
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1672
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1672, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Wonderfully well-centered, blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

170
800
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1673
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1673, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Radiant color nicely complemented by blue Nov. 7, 1861 circular datestamp, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

170
550
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1674
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1674, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Perfectly centered, excellent color, light Old Point Comfort double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

160
550
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1675
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1675, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Mint N.H, 3c Rose (65). Mint N.H3c Rose (65). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, an outstanding 3c 1861, with 1995 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

150
1,100
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1676
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1676, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

150
170
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1677
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3c Rose (65). Six singles and block of four, original gum, most lightly hinged, right pair in block natural s.e., one stamp small natural inclusion, nearly all Fine

1,600
225
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1678
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1678, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, small toned spot at top left, otherwise Very Fine

700
650
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1679
ogbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1679, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bottom imprint and plate no. 32 block of eight, original gum with typical uneven gum as usually found on classic multiples, radiant color, few expertly reinforced perf separations

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

Highly exhibitable and remarkably fresh.

4,250
7,500
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1680
FC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1680, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, cancelled by perfect strike of Waterbury Conn. Bridgeport Fireman fancy cancel, stamp with small corner crease and tear, Extremely Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, ex Knapp, acquired in that sale 60+ years ago and always regarded as one of the clearest strikes off cover

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
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1681
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1681, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Perfect color and centering, choice margins, small part of blue Chicago Ty. C Supplementary Mail cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $170.00)

3
475
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1682
 
3c Rose (65). 29 used stamps, many exhibit some characteristics of having laid lines and being Scott No. 65b, few faults, appear Fine, if these are the laid papers then catalogue value would be quite high

E. 500-750
275
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1683
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1683, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose, Laid Paper (65b), 3c Rose, Laid Paper (65b)3c Rose, Laid Paper (65b). Four, incl. two horizontal and two vertical, showing clear laid lines, few faults incl. creases and one reperfed, otherwise Fine, scarce group

2,000
500
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1684
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1684, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose, Imperforate (65c), 3c Rose, Imperforate (65c)3c Rose, Imperforate (65c). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), large to huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,000
160
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1685
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1685, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose, Imperforate (65c), 3c Rose, Imperforate (65c)3c Rose, Imperforate (65c). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), toned, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
150
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1686
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1686, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine example of the 3c Lake trial color

2,000
1,200
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1687
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1687, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,400
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1688
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1688, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, fresh, rich color, Very Good

2,000
550
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1689
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1689, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, couple short perfs at left not mentioned on accompanying certificates

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUFF 1861 ISSUE.

Our sales during the past several years have contained a number of original-gum 1861-66 Issues, and we have made frequent reference to the rarity of these stamps in such choice condition. The 5c Brown Yellow and Buff are recognized as the rarest of 1861-66 Issue stamps in sound original-gum condition. Perhaps the only shade varieties rarer than the 5c Brown Yellow or Buff are the 3c Pigeon Blood Pink and 24c Blackish Violet (Scott 64a and 78c).

With 1976 and 2005 P.F. certificates

21,000
10,500
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1690
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1690, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Unused (no gum), radiant color, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

9,500
5,500
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1691
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1691, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Choice centering, rich color, blue Baltimore circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,070
1,100
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1692
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1692, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, choice centering, neat strike of New York double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

1,050
1,100
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1693
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1693, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Exceptionally well-centered, strong color, bold blue Baltimore circular datestamp, trivial perf flaws, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,070
550
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1694
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1694, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, bold strike of red grid cancel, single short perf at left, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,090
275
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1695
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1695, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Unusual shade (mustard-like) with some slight oxidation, neat strike of Philadelphia circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Knapp

1,100
0
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1696
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1696, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, neat face-free strike of large Boston "Paid" cancel and trace of red cancel at bottom, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,075
300
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1697
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1697, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, rich color, cancelled by centrally-struck "New York 23 Feb." double-circle datestamp, expertly repaired tear at top right, otherwise Very Fine

2,250
700
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1698
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1698, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Horizontal pair, rich color, grid cancels, short perf at top right, otherwise Fine, attractive pair

2,250
375
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1699
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1699, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Unused (no gum), intense shade, tiny tear at top, improved perfs on all sides, otherwise Fine, a scarce unused example of this shade, we have offered less than a dozen in any condition in the past 13 years, with 2007 P.F. certificate

11,000
1,800
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1700
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1700, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Brilliant color nicely complemented by blue grid and Cincinnati circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a stamp of remarkable freshness, purple backstamp

1,120
0
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1701
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1701, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Knapp

1,140
1,400
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1702
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1702, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, neat strikes of "Lexington Ky. Nov. 12, 1861" double-circle datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

1,140
1,400
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1703
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1703, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Deep rich color, neat strikes of blue target and also red circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice

1,140
1,000
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1704
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1704, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Exceptionally well-centered, black and red cancels, attractive color, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,100
650
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1705
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1705, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Rich color, neat strikes of circular datestamps, expertly reperfed, Extremely Fine appearance

1,100
275
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1706
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1706, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Perfectly centered with perfs clear of design all around, bright shade, bold blue "Cincinnati O. Jul. 25" double-circle datestamp, thin spot at left not detracting from Extremely Fine appearance

1,100
375
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1707
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1707, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Intense shade, blue circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

1,120
250
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1708
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1708, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Bright color, red grid cancel, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

1,140
225
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1709
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1709, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and unusually choice centering, lovely color

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

The increased awareness of the rarity of 1847 to 1879 issues in superb original-gum condition has elevated many valuations for issues with modest Scott values. The 1861-66 issues are prime examples of this trend. This 10c 1861 has a Scott value of $1,200.00, yet one would be severely challenged to locate more than a few examples with original gum, choice centering and rich color.

1,200
2,100
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1710
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1710, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Original gum, deep rich color, choice centering, single short perf at left not mentioned on accompanying certificates, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,200
600
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1711
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1711, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Original gum, minor red offset and h.r., well-centered, attractive pastel color, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
325
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1712
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1712, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Original gum, small disturbance from hinge removal, lovely fresh color, fresh and Fine

1,200
160
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1713
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1713, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green (68a), 10c Dark Green (68a)10c Dark Green (68a). Original gum, h.r., dark early shade, faint vertical crease at right, appears Fine

1,200
150
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1714
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1714, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green (68a), 10c Dark Green (68a)10c Dark Green (68a). Original gum, dark rich early shade, perfs scissors-separated at top, Fine original-gum example of this shade variety

1,300
110
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1715
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1715, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal strip of four, unusually choice centering for a multiple of this size, rich color, four clear strikes of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, Very Fine, one can only dream about the Hiogo cover from which this rare strip originated

1,040
4,750
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1716
 
No Lot.
0
0
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1717
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1717, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and remarkably well-centered for this issue, light toned spot at top right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

2,100
950
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1718
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1718, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Original gum, minor h.r., remarkably fresh, minor corner crease bottom right, otherwise Fine

2,100
225
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1719
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1719, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Original gum, lightly hinged, Fine and attractive, scarce stamp with full original gum, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

2,100
850
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1720
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1720, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Perfectly centered with extra wide margins framing design on all sides, bold strike of true green target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 12-CENT 1861 IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS OF ANY ISSUE TO OBTAIN WITH A GREEN COLORED CANCEL.

Green cancels are generally very scarce, and most examples are found on 3c values of classic issues used from small post offices. Because the 12c was typically used to pay the U.S-British treaty rates on mail from large cities, examples cancelled in green are extremely rare. A collector looking for a green cancel on a 12c 1861 in any condition would experience great difficulty. A condition-conscious collector who asked a professional for a superb 12c 1861 with a green cancel would be considered slightly mad. The stamp offered here answers that call, and we must emphasize that all attempts to value this stamp -- using Scott, SMQ, Siegel estimate, etc. -- are pointless exercises. The auction will be the deciding event. Whatever the outcome, the winner of this lot will have a unique stamp, and the price paid will be soon forgotten.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90 -- if this is a 90, then what is a 100? This stamp is a good example of why numerical grading is not always pertinent)

660
8,500
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1721
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1721, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Uncharacteristically wide margins and perfectly centered, intense color on bright white paper, light red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

130
1,600
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1722
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1722, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Almost perfectly centered, intense shade and impression on bright paper, neat strike of blue target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

110
850
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1723
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1723, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Choice margins and color, light grid cancel, handsomely centered, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

300
325
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1724
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1724, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Radiant color nicely complemented by red circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, ex Knapp

315
250
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1725
 
24c Red Lilac (70). Choice centering, unusual dark shade and crisp impression, neat strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

300
325
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1726
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1726, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering, bright shade and detailed impression

VERY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC IN A REMARKABLE STATE OF FRESHNESS.

The color is a soft brownish shade, which is quite distinctive and much different than the Red Lilac (1862) or later Lilac (1863-66) printings.

With copy of 2001 P.F. certificate for pair

2,750
2,200
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1727
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1727, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright color on crisp paper, neat strikes of San Francisco cogwheel cancels, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

225
300
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1728, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Block of four, attractively centered, large red circle of wedges cancels, right pair light pressed vertical crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 24-CENT BROWN LILAC SHADE.

This block exhibits wonderful eye appeal with its centered stamps, bright color and beautiful cancels.

3,500
0
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1729, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color in the true Steel Blue color, unusually choice centering, small toned spots at center and at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.

The Steel Blue shade was produced early in the series of 24c 1861 shades, and it is scarce in any condition. Examples with original gum are rare, and those with Very Fine or Extremely Fine centering are of tremendous rarity, probably numbering no more than ten. This stamp has been hiding for more than 50 years in a collector's album and has incredibly fresh color.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

11,000
4,250
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1730
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1730, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color in the true Steel Blue shade, wide margins, bold strike of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN THIS CHOICE USED CONDITION.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

900
2,000
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1731
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1731, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Unusually deep rich color, bold strike of blue Cincinnati circular datestamp, part of additional blue Aachen Franco transit at lower left, wide margins, sealed tear and filled thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Knapp

905
475
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1732
 
24c Steel Blue (70b). Three used singles, red grid, black grid and large "PAID" in grid cancels, mixed condition

2,700
0
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1733
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1733, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, neat strike of target cancel, trivial strengthened corner perf crease at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful stamp, with 1985 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates, the former not mentioning the perf

1,700
1,100
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1734
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1734, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Well-centered, attractive color, bold target cancel, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,700
1,500
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1735
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1735, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Strong color, attractively cancelled by San Francisco cogwheel, Fine, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate

1,700
600
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1736
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1736, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, bold strike of grid cancel, tiny pinhole and tiny tear at top right not mentioned on earlier certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1976 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,450
1,300
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1737
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1737, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Nicely centered, blue Cincinnati circular datestamp, bottom left corner repaired, Fine appearance

1,700
200
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1738
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1738, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Unusually well-centered, blue datestamp, several faults noted on certificate, still attractive, scarce, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,700
325
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1739
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1739, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d), 24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Exceptionally well-centered, attractive margins, magnificent color on bright paper, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

2,000
850
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1740, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Original gum, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WITH WONDERFUL GUM, CENTERING, COLOR AND PERFORATIONS.

The narrowly-spaced 30c 1861 plate left very little room for the 12-gauge perforations between stamps. Consequently, examples with wide margins at sides are extremely rare -- this fact is acknowledged in the Scott Catalogue footnote to No. 71.

2,250
2,700
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1741
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1741, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Brilliant color nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, rarely encountered with such wide margins, with 1999 P.F. certificate

200
425
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1742
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1742, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vertical pair, radiant color, neat strike of target and circular datestamp cancels, top stamp light horizontal crease at bottom, appears Very Fine, ex Knapp

450
600
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1743, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Original gum, radiant color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, most recent accompanying certificate notes small painted over toned spots on perfs at top (which do show up under UV), Extremely Fine appearance, with 1988 and 2006 P.F. certificates

3,250
6,250
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1744, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Slightly disturbed original gum, attractive color, Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

3,500
700
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1745, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Original gum, rich color, faint creases, trivial gum soak at top, otherwise Fine

3,500
600
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1746, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Used block of four, circles of wedges cancels, reperfed at right, Very Good appearance, rare used block

5,000
650
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1747
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1747, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Used on small piece with 10c Yellow Green (65) and two 3c Rose (65), tied by quartered cork and circular datestamp, Very Fine, undoubtedly from a $1.06 rate cover to China (double 53c rate), ex Knapp

E. 500-750
1,500
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1748, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73). Mint N.H, 2c Black (73). Mint N.H2c Black (73). Mint N.H., choice centering for this difficult issue, intense shade and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH WONDERFULLY PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90; SMQ does not price this as XF 90 in Mint N.H. condition). Scott Retail as hinged

400
2,600
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1749, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and exceptional centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful original-gum example and about as nice as can be found, with 1992 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates

400
1,200
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1750
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1750, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Original gum, choice centering, crisp impression, few small toned specks, faint horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine

400
100
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1751
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1751, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of ten, original gum, few h.r., intense shade and impression, some toning spots on back, top left stamp short perf

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE.

Scott Retail as two blocks of four and pair

8,850
3,750
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1752
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1752, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, crisp impression, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

65
275
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1753
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1753, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Perfectly centered, detailed impression on bright paper, neat strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1988 P.F. certificate

65
130
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1754
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1754, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Jumbo margins, intense shade and impression, bold strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine

65
120
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1755
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1755, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Huge margins with wide straddle-pane margin at left showing part of guideline and adjoining stamp, bold grid cancel, Extremely Fine

65
100
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1756
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1756, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Bright color, bold strike of red circle of V's cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

115
140
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1757, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of four, crisp impression, bold cork cancels, few toned spots, bottom right stamp small tear, appears Fine, scarce used multiple of the Black Jack

1,300
275
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1758, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Slightly mount-disturbed original gum, brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET.

Many examples of this stamp without pen marks have either somewhat faded color or poor centering. This example features intense color and choice centering.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

7,000
8,000
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1759
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1759, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, vibrant color, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING FROM THE ROTHFUCHS GROUP.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,000
6,000
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1760
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1760, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm shade, bold strike of red grid cancels, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1993 P.F. certificate

560
1,300
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1761
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1761, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Beautiful warm shade, neat strike of grid cancel, single short perf at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, with 1989 and 2005 P.F. certificates

525
225
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1762
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1762, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Rich shade nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, Very Fine, ex Knapp

535
425
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1763
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1763, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Exceptionally rich color on bright white paper, light grid cancel, Very Fine, signed, with 2002 P.F. certificate

525
325
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1764
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1764, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal pair, brilliant color, grid cancels, small faults and reperfed at right, appears Fine

1,100
200
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1765
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1765, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Dark Brown (76 var), 5c Dark Brown (76 var)5c Dark Brown (76 var). Original gum, rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine for this tightly-spaced issue, a handsome original-gum example of the Dark Brown shade

1,600
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1766, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Unused (no gum), bright color, detailed impression, fresh and Fine

625
130
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1767
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1767, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Almost perfectly centered, choice margins and rich color, blue Baltimore duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

155
475
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1768, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color in the true Grayish Lilac shade, detailed impression, Very Fine, scarce sound original-gum example of this issue, with copy of 2002 P.F. certificate for block of nine

2,500
1,000
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1769, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Original gum, rich color and detailed impression, fresh and Fine original-gum example of this shade

2,500
650
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1770, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Unused (regummed), incredibly well-centered, attractive color, tiny trivial tear in top margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

800
160
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1771, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Large part original gum, intense shade and impression which is stunning (at first we thought it might be the Blackish Violet shade), Fine, a stamp of great visual appeal

2,500
500
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1772
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1772, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Block of four, red quartered cork cancel, fresh rich color, top right stamp small repaired tear and diagonal creases, otherwise Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,850
900
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