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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2146
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2146, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, Very Fine, exceptionally fresh and attractive, with 1983 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,100
2147
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2147, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Wide margins, typical overall "plate wash", framed "Paid" cancel, Very Fine, with 1982 and 2001 P.F. certificates

725
325
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2148
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2148, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Plate 4, F Relief, unused (no gum), deep rich color, Very Good example of this extremely rare unused stamp, there are only a handful of examples known in sound condition, with 1979 P.F. certificate

19,000
4,750
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2149
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2149, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 98L4, choice centering for this difficult issue, rich color, light strike of circular datestamp, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, rare and unusually choice centering, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

10,000
2,400
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2150
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2150, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, wonderfully well-centered with marvelous deep rich color, light New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $840.00)

300
650
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2151
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2151, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 11 or 12, incredibly well centered with beautiful margins, attractive "plate wash", neat Philadelphia carrier datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

350
750
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2152
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2152, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 11 or 12, nearly perfect centering with wide margins all around, lovely bright shade, New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

300
700
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2153
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2153, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Deep rich color, nearly perfect centering, circular datestamp, stitch watermark variety, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

300
375
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2154
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2154, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, neat strike of circular datestamp, choice centering for this difficult issue, single short perf at upper right, Very Fine appearance, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $1,400.00)

2,750
1,300
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2155
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2155, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Marvelous centering and deep rich color, circular datestamp leaves the central vignette essentially clear of any distractions, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

550
950
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2156
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2156, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Nicely centered with great depth of color, circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

550
700
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2157
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2157, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Small Break at Bottom (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Small Break at Bottom (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Small Break at Bottom (23). Position 89R1L, well-centered, light circular datestamp

VERY FINE. A RARELY-SEEN ONE-CENT 1851-57 PLATE VARIETY AND AN EXTREMELY DESIRABLE ITEM FOR THE SPECIALIST.

With Ashbrook's notes on card and his signature. With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,500
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2158
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2158, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var). Position 71L1L, recut twice at top and once at bottom, rich color, unobtrusive cancel

FINE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR POSITIONS ON THIS ONE-CENT PLATE RECUT TWICE AT TOP AND ONCE AT BOTTOM, AND THE ONLY ONE OF THE FOUR WHICH IS A TRIPLE TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED. THIS VARIETY IS SIGNIFICANTLY RARER IN PERFORATED FORM.

Accompanied by a note from Richard Celler confirming the plate position.

4,000
750
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2159
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2159, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top and once at bottom, bright color, choice centering for this difficult issue, unobtrusive cancel, most recent certificate notes shorter perfs at upper left and short perf at lower right, still Very Fine, with 2001 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $420.00 as 70, $840.00 as 80)

850
425
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2160
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2160, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Exceptionally nice centering, typical Plate 1L color, light face-free circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

850
1,300
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2161
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2161, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H, 1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., fresh, attractively centered, Very Fine, pretty example, with 1983 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, Scott Retail as hinged

180
200
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2162
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2162, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H, 1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., wide margins, bright color, Very Fine, with copy of 2000 P.F. certificate for block of nine, Scott Retail as hinged

180
190
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2163
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2163, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

180
200
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2164
 
1c Blue, Ty. V (24). 21 used singles, incl. shades, cancels with "PAID" (one red in circle), carriers, etc., also incl Ty. IIIa No. 22 from Plate 11 or 12, some faults, Fine appearing overall

1,660
425
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2165
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2165, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Brown Red, Ty. I (25), 3c Brown Red, Ty. I (25)3c Brown Red, Ty. I (25). Deep rich color, almost Claret shade, incredibly well-centered, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

125
225
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2166
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2166, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Brilliant color, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, perfect strike of double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Twigg-Smith, with 2002 P.F. certificate

9
475
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2167
 
3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). 40 stamps (20 off-cover, 20 on small pieces), incl. shades, cancels with Masonics, Stars, fancy geometrics, those on piece are mostly Syracuse N.Y. but also incl. blue Sun Prairie Wis. balloon-type circular datestamp, generally Fine, attractive scarce lot

E. 400-500
275
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2168
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2168, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Vertical pair, Positions 42/52L10L, bottom stamp Mint N.H. (but with light pencil notation), top stamp lightly hinged, intense shade, choice centering, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate, a pair is more desirable than a single for this scarce type due to the difficulty in correctly identifying the characteristics, Scott Retail as both hinged

950
550
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2169
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2169, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Exceptionally well-centered, beautiful bright color, neat 1859 circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
900
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2170
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2170, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Choice centering with perfs essentially clear of design all around, incredibly beautiful deep rich color, undeniably the Indian Red shade, light partial circular datestamps at top and bottom leaving Jefferson's vignette clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED.

With 1993 and 2003 P.F. certificates

3,750
3,750
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2171
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2171, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Magnificent depth of color, neat New Orleans circular datestamp and part of red transit, perfs close to tiny bit in top and left, nearly Fine, with photocopy of 2006 A.P.S. certificate for horizontal pair (left stamp)

3,750
900
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2172
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2172, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Beautiful single with lovely color and centering, margins clear of design all around, Philadelphia octagonal datestamp, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 1984 P.F. certificate for a horizontal pair, and 1992 P.S.E. and 2001 P.F. certificates

450
900
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2173
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2173, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unusually choice centering with wide margins, bright shade and crisp impression, bold strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, most recent certificate notes major repair at bottom, appears Extremely Fine, with 1979 and 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

450
325
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2174
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2174, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Wonderfully well-centered, rich color and with face-free circular datestamp, trivial rounded corner perf, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair (left stamp)

450
250
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2175
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2175, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, perfectly balanced margins, wide at sides, marvelous bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ORANGE BROWN. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,700
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2176
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2176, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful warm color, choice centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II ORANGE BROWN ISSUED IN 1861.

This issue is extremely difficult to obtain with perfs clear of design on all sides.

1,250
2,700
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2177
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2177, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, very dark shade and proof-like impression, well-centered for this difficult issue, tiny nibbed perf at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,250
550
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2178
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2178, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, single hinge mark, warm shade, fresh and Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

1,250
350
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2179
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2179, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Unused (no gum), well-centered and deep rich color, trivial rounded top left corner perf, otherwise Extremely Fine

550
200
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2180
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2180, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, three wide margins and clear at left, dark shade and detailed impression

VERY FINE. THE 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN IS RARE IN THIS ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Unlike its Orange Brown counterpart, the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect. Therefore, original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30. The narrow spacing between subjects on the plate and Toppan Carpenter's imprecise perforating leave collectors with very few well-centered original-gum examples.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,600
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2181
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2181, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Incredibly well-centered with choice deep color, very pretty unframed blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. certificate.

330
550
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2182
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2182, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Beautifully centered, marvelous deep rich color, San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

300
550
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2183
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2183, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32-33), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (32-33)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32-33). Well-centered, each with exceptionally light face-free circular datestamps, Very Fine and choice, each with 1991 P.F. certificate

600
650
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2184
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2184, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Large part original gum, exceptionally deep rich color, thin spot at top and light crease, Very Good appearance

6,500
410
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2185
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2185, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Marvelous centering and color, light red cancel with letters (either "Paid" or "Mail"), Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $530.00)

72
550
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2186
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2186, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Position 1R1, choice centering with unusually wide margins, rich color and detailed impression, face-free strike of double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Twigg-Smith, with 2001 P.F. certificate

65
180
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2187
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2187, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Fabulous margins and centering, wonderful color on bright paper, light double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $180.00)

65
225
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2188
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2188, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Unused (no gum), attractively centered for this tightly-spaced 1857 Issue value, classic Plate 3 impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $405.00)

360
275
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2189
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2189, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Block of four, original gum, h.r., top pair creased, otherwise Fine

5,000
550
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2190
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2190, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Extraordinarily well-centered, circular datestamp and boxed transit, both in red, Very Fine and choice, with 1982 and 2000 P.F. certificates

235
300
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2191
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2191, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Large part original gum, bright fresh color, a strong Fine and arguably Very Fine for this issue

1,700
700
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2192
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2192, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, Fine

1,700
400
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2193
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2193, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Well-centered with unusually wide margins at top and bottom and with perforations well clear of projections, bold strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Twigg-Smith, with 2001 P.F. certificate

440
950
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2194
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2194, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). A pretty-looking stamp but "worked on" gum and perfs, possibly a sealed tear, Very Fine appearance, with 1985 P.F. certificate as "large part original gum"

2,500
550
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2195
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2195, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Unused (no gum), beautiful color and fantastic centering, horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance

1,050
275
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2196
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2196, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Essentially flawless centering, deep rich color complemented by an attractively struck magenta grid, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

540
1,200
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2197
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2197, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange, Imperforate (38a), 30c Orange, Imperforate (38a)30c Orange, Imperforate (38a). Without gum as issued, large margins to just touched, intense shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 1950 A.P.S. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates, this is the first we have offered in four years

2,500
0
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2198
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2198, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum with disturbance from hinge removal and small h.r., deep shade, well-centered, Very Fine, a handsome example of the 1857-60 high value

3,500
1,300
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2199
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2199, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, Fine

3,500
800
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