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Sale 961 — The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 September, 2008

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
17
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 17, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Radiant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, well-struck Oct. 31 circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I.

With 1983 and 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00). Only five have graded higher to date and only two others share this grade.

700
1,900
18
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 18, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 95R4, choice centering with large part of the bottom plumes visible, light strike of town datestamp, intense shade and proof-like impression, a very early state of the plate with clearly defined plating marks including the vertical layout line along right ornaments

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE Ia STAMP. ONE OF THE FEW KNOWN USED EXAMPLES WITH CHOICE CENTERING AND A LIGHT CANCEL.

Due to narrow spacing on the plate, most examples of this stamp have part of the type characteristics cut away by the perforations. It is an obvious early impression from Plate 4.

Signed Ashbrook. With 1984 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

10,000
10,000
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19
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 19, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, well-centered, rich color, red New York "U.S. Mail" carrier datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1994 P.F. certificate

335
1,200
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20
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 20, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Deep rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered with clear breaks at top and at bottom, light circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III PERFORATED ISSUE IS RARE IN THIS CHOICE USED CONDITION.

Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on some portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the type characteristics are clearly visible.

With 2004 P.F. certificate. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $15,600.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date.

2,750
10,000
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21
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 21, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 4, perfectly centered showing wide break at top, rich color on bright paper, light strike of New York "U.S. Mail" carrier datestamp cancel leaves design and type characteristics clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA.

With 1996 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

600
2,100
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22
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 22, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Position 51L1L, recut twice at top and once at bottom, radiant color, face-free cancel, perfectly centered with wide margins all around and clearly showing the recut lines

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IV, RECUT TWICE AT TOP AND ONCE AT BOTTOM.

There are only four positions on the recut plate which are recut twice at top and once at bottom. One of those, Position 71L1L, is a triple transfer, one inverted position.

With 2005 P.F. certificate.

950
5,500
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23
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 23, 1857-60 Issue5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Brilliant color in the 1856 shade, unusually choice centering with perforations comfortably clear of the outer projections of the design on all four sides, light strike of red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN.

With 2000 P.F. certificate.

1,245
6,000
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24
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 24, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Choice centering with straddle-pane margin at right showing full guideline, gorgeous color in the true Indian Red shade, unobtrusive strike of "New Orleans La. Aug. 1, 1858" circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE STRADDLE-PANE MARGIN.

Ex Yost. With 1989 and 1996 P.F. certificates

3,850
3,500
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25
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 25, 1857-60 Issue5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright color, long and full perforations all around, virtually face-free strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BROWN. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates

450
1,000
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26
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 26, 1857-60 Issue5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Remarkably well-centered with unusually wide margins at sides and with design completely clear at top and bottom, deep rich color, light face-free grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT TYPE II ORANGE BROWN. RARE IN WELL-CENTERED AND SOUND USED CONDITION.

The Orange Brown was issued just before the 1857-61 Issue was demonetized, and thus is very scarce in used condition.

With 1997 P.S.E. and 1997 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

1,300
1,200
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27
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 27, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Choice centering with unusually wide margins, extra wide margin at bottom (from the bottom of the sheet) which leaves plenty of room around the type characteristics, pretty shade, light cancel at top left leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I PERFORATED. A DESIRABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,300
3,000
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28
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 28, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and detailed impression, red town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp combining color, impression and a colored cancel, with 2004 P.F. certificate, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

300
15,000
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29
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 29, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, deep rich color on bright paper, detailed impression, clear strike of New York Ocean Mail cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail with no premium for the cancel

300
950
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30
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 30, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, lightly cancelled by Apr. 1859 town datestamp (accompanying 1990 P.F.C. states Sep. 19, 1858 in error), deep rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE IV PERFORATED 10-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM THE ONLY POSITION RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM.

With 1988, 1990 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,750
4,000
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31
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 31, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Choice centering with enormous balanced margins at sides, radiant color, bold strike of blue circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

70
300
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32
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 32, 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Intense shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with perforations clear of design on all sides, face-free strike of blue target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 1. THIS STAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE WITH SUCH WONDERFUL CENTERING, IMPRESSION AND CANCELLATION.

Ex Drucker and Hinrichs. With 1988 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $3,650.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

380
17,000
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33
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 33, 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Extra wide margins all around with perfs well clear of framelines, showing unusual doubling of frameline at left, bright shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1860 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Ex Morris. With 1985 and 1991 P.F. certificates

225
2,100
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34
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 34, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, radiant color on crisp paper, bold strike of red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,050.00). Only three have graded higher to date and only seven others share this desirable grade.

440
3,500
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35
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 35, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, neat strike of Boston large "Paid" grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB USED CONDITION.

The 30c 1860 challenges collectors for several reasons. First, the subjects were closely spaced together on the plate, leaving almost no room for perforations and little opportunity to create stamps with perforations clear of the design on all four sides. Second, the 30c and 90c 1860 were only in circulation for a brief period before the series was demonetized in the Fall of 1861. Third, this high-denomination stamp was issued for use on transatlantic mail, and postal clerks were careful to thoroughly cancel the stamps to prevent cleaning and re-use. Therefore, 30c 1860 stamps in sound, well-centered and lightly-cancelled condition defy all circumstances and are extremely rare.

With 1984 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95J) and only four others share this grade.

500
8,000
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36
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 36, 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Gorgeous centering with wide margins all around, deep rich color and sharp impression, clear strike of black Philadelphia circular datestamp cancel, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE SHORT-LIVED 90-CENT 1860 -- THE FIRST UNITED STATES 90-CENT ISSUE.

The 90c stamp was issued in 1860, along with the 24c and 30c values, all of which were needed to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. The basic 24c and 30c rates to England, France and Germany created a large volume of mail franked with those values. However, the 90c saw much more limited use, partly due to the rates in effect, but more because of the American Civil War. When supplies of current postage stamps were declared invalid in the South and ultimately demonetized by the Federal government, the 90c had been in use for only one year. For this reason, genuinely cancelled copies and covers bearing the 90c are extremely rare. Approximately 180 used examples have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, of which approximately one-quarter are sound. Of these sound examples, many are off-center.

Ex Hinrichs. With 1980, 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $13,800.00). Only one has graded higher to date.

9,500
20,000
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