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Sale 941 — The John F. Odeneal Collection of Superb Mint U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2007

Category — 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1027
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1027, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40), 1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40)1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE REPRINT IN EXISTENCE. A STAMP OF REMARKABLE BEAUTY AND FRESHNESS.

With 1988 and 1999 P.F. certificates

625
2,100
1028
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1028, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue3c Scarlet, Reprint (41), 3c Scarlet, Reprint (41)3c Scarlet, Reprint (41). Without gum as issued, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering for this difficult issue, perfs scissors-trimmed but intact at right

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

This is the most difficult stamp of the series to obtain in such choice condition, as only 479 were sold.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

3,250
2,100
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1029
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1029, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42), 5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42)5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42). Without gum as issued, rich color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

Only 878 sold. With 1992 P.F. certificate

1,400
6,500
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1030
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1030, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue10c Blue Green, Reprint (43), 10c Blue Green, Reprint (43)10c Blue Green, Reprint (43). Without gum as issued, deep rich color which jumps off of the bright paper, gorgeous centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES EXTANT OF THE 10-CENT 1857 REPRINT. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SET TO OBTAIN IN SOUND, EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION.

Only 516 were sold. As a means of comparing the quality of this stamp against some of the other existing copies, we searched through our Levi records and several past auction catalogues, looking for examples in comparable condition. Perhaps five in our records of hundreds of surviving examples compared favorably to the stamp offered here.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

3,000
6,500
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1031
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1031, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44), 12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44). Without gum as issued, pretty shade and detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 REPRINT. SCARCE IN SUCH MARVELOUS CONDITION.

Only 489 were sold. With 1999 P.F. certificate

3,250
4,000
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1032
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1032, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45), 24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45)24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

Only 479 were sold. Of these, very few have perforations clear of the design on all four sides.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

3,250
4,500
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1033
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1033, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46), 30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46)30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46). Without gum as issued, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed on crisp paper, perfs scissors-separated but intact, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

Only 480 were sold. With 1958 and 1990 P.F. and 1995 P.S.E. certificates

3,250
4,500
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1034
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Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1034, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47), 90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47)90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47). Without gum as issued, intense shade on bright paper, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1857 REPRINT. A WONDERFULLY FRESH STAMP.

With 1988 P.F. certificate.

4,750
4,000
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