Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4161
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Sale 967, Lot 4161, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

550
250
4162
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Sale 967, Lot 4162, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, attractively centered for this tightly-spaced issue, bright color, Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

550
190
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4163
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Sale 967, Lot 4163, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, beautiful shade, Extremely Fine, especially desirable in Mint N.H. condition, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

140
425
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4164
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Sale 967, Lot 4164, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Average, bold Waterbury Conn. Heart Within Heart fancy cancel, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
450
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4165
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Sale 967, Lot 4165, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Average, bold Waterbury Conn. Beer Barrel fancy cancel, choice strike

E. 200-300
450
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4166
FC
Sale 967, Lot 4166, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Fine centering, bold Albany N.Y. Negative "Lincoln" in Circular Field of Negative Stars fancy cancel, great strike

E. 200-300
1,600
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4167
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Sale 967, Lot 4167, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, couple slightly shorter perfs (not mentioned on certificate), otherwise Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,000
800
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4168
 
Sale 967, Lot 4168, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67). Rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with balanced margins, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUFF 1861 ISSUE.

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 its choice centering, may be considered a condition rarity.

With 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only three have graded higher to date and only eleven others share this grade

1,100
1,100
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4169
 
Sale 967, Lot 4169, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68). Uncommonly wide Jumbo margins and practically perfect centering, lovely color and bold circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $880.00 as 95, $2,600.00 as 98)

62
2,500
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4170
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Sale 967, Lot 4170, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69). Original gum, attractive margins, intense color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, exceedingly scarce with original gum, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,400
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4171
 
Sale 967, Lot 4171, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69). Beautiful margins and almost perfect centering, nearly face-free cork cancel with a bit of a red transit at bottom right, crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

120
600
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4172
 
Sale 967, Lot 4172, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69). Choice margins and beautifully centered, light magenta grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00 as ordinary cancel)

220
550
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4173
 
Sale 967, Lot 4173, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color, neat strike of grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $640.00)

300
375
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4174
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Sale 967, Lot 4174, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, attractively centered, wide margins, fresh bright color, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate (as No. 70) and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (as No. 70a)

3,250
1,100
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4175
 
Sale 967, Lot 4175, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b). Incredibly well-centered with margins clear of design all around, excellent Steel Blue color, fairly light grid cancel, small sealed tear, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

900
325
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4176
 
Sale 967, Lot 4176, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, neat strike of grid cancel, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, the tightly-spaced 30c 1861 Issue is rarely found with perfs clear of the design and choice centering (a fact specifically noted in the Scott Catalogue), with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

200
325
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4177
 
Sale 967, Lot 4177, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71). Huge Jumbo margins, shows part of design of adjoining stamp at right and wide natural straddle-pane margin at left, uncommonly wide top and bottom as well, bright color, small circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, striking example, the tightly-spaced 30c 1861 Issue is rarely found with perfs clear of the design and choice centering (a fact specifically noted in the Scott Catalogue), with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

200
475
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4178
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Sale 967, Lot 4178, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72). Unused (regummed), wide margins and very choice centering, rich color, sealed laminated tear on back at lower right, appears Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
550
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4179
 
Sale 967, Lot 4179, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72). Nearly perfectly centered with wide margins all around, lovely color, San Francisco cogwheel cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, bidders should use Power Search to compare this stamp to the used examples graded 95, 98 and 100 in recent sales -- the only reason we can think of for the 90 grade given to this stamp is the cogwheel cancel over the portrait, which does not bother us -- with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00)

600
2,500
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4180
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Sale 967, Lot 4180, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74). Part original gum, color slightly rubbed in top label area, often seen on this issue, otherwise strong color and Fine, scarce stamp

7,000
1,700
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4181
 
Sale 967, Lot 4181, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Dark Red Brown (75). Nearly perfect centering and incredibly deep color, bold grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $530.00), had the cancel not been as strong and centrally placed over the vignette, this stamp in all likelihood would have graded 90

600
475
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4182
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Sale 967, Lot 4182, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77). Unused (no gum), beautifully centered, intense shade and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,950.00)

1,750
1,200
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4183
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Sale 967, Lot 4183, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Unused (regummed according to latest P.S.E. certificate), attractive deep shade and proof-like impression on bright fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (as regummed No. 78a) and 2001 P.F. certificate as Lilac shade, Scott No. 78, with original gum (you decide)

950
350
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