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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 — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
37
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 37, 1861-66 Issue10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Choice centering with wide and even margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression beautifully complemented by red New York circular datestamp, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST DESIGN 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL.

The 10c 1861 "First Design" (or Type I from Plate 4) is extremely difficult to find in well-centered and sound condition. This is partly due to the narrow spacing on Plate 4, which was used for the earliest printing. This stamp is nearly the equal of the 10c Type I in our Sale 953 (lot 299), which realized $25,000 hammer.

Ex Zoellner. With 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,050.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only two have graded higher.

1,580
9,000
38
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 38, 1861-66 Issue3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Beautifully centered, light strike of blue "Amherst N.Y. 14 Sep." circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PINK, WITH A GORGEOUS BLUE "SOCKED-ON-THE-NOSE" CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.

With 2004 P.F. certificate. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade.

1,050
7,500
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39
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 39, 1861-66 Issue3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Brilliant color in the true Pigeon Blood shade, choice centering, bold strike of grid cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,700
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40
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 40, 1861-66 Issue5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color and detailed impression nicely complemented by red grid cancel, choice centering with balanced margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF WITH GORGEOUS COLOR, CENTERING, PERFORATIONS AND CANCEL. A REMARKABLE STAMP.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,400.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only ten others share this grade.

1,140
2,700
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41
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 41, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Fresh color in an unusually bright shade, choice centering with perforations clear of design on all sides, neat strike of red town circular datestamp at right leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE BROWN YELLOW COLOR.

Due to narrow spacing on the 5c plate, it is very difficult to find centered copies with the perforations clear of the design on all sides. The stamp offered here, with choice centering and the red town cancellation, should be considered a condition rarity.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,650.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade.

1,340
13,000
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42
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 42, 1861-66 Issue10c Green (68 var), 10c Green (68 var)10c Green (68 var). Perfectly centered with wide margins all around, deep rich color in the Green sub-shade, proof-like impression, neat strike of "Mount Pleasant Pa. Oct. 20" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. certificate

60
650
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43
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 43, 1861-66 Issue12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and proof-like impression nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

122
1,000
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44
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 44, 1861-66 Issue24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Beautifully centered with balanced margins all around, deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT RED LILAC SHADE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

This stamp is certainly one of the finest examples of the early 24c 1861 Red Lilac shade we have handled, in terms of centering, margins, cancellation and overall condition.

With 1991, 1996 and 2005 P.F. certificates

315
3,250
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45
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 45, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Radiant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, face-free cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Hinrichs, with 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates

200
1,200
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46
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 46, 1861-66 Issue90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with enormous margins on all sides, unobtrusive target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT BLUE WITH EXCEPTIONALLY WIDE MARGINS.

Ex Hinrichs. With 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $14,600.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date to this Scott number in any category (OG, used etc.) and is the only example to achieve this grade.

550
62,500
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47
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 47, 1861-66 Issue24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Nearly perfect centering with wide even margins, beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression, target cancels, Extremely Fine, the ubiquitous Scott 78 is a remarkably scarce stamp in this choice used condition, with 2005 P.F. certificate

300
1,200
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48
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 48, 1861-66 Issue24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Magnificent intense color, perfect clear strike of "Paid" cancel, perfs just in at top

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET. THIS IS POSSIBLY THE MOST DIFFICULT SHADE OF THE 1861-63 ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN ANY CONDITION.

A thorough search through past auction catalogues will demonstrate how rare this stamp is in either used or unused condition. With regard to used stamps, this shade was lacking from the Ishikawa, Grunin, Klein, Caspary and Twigg-Smith collections. The Zoellner collection contained an original-gum single even though the rest of the series was obtained in used condition, because a suitable used stamp was never offered.

With 1992 P.S.E. and 2005 P.F. certificates

15,000
12,500
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