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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1162
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1162, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, bright shade nicely complemented by red New York Carrier circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate

785
650
1163
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1163, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade typical of Plate 12 printings, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II.

With 2002 P.F. certificate.

1,200
1,300
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1164
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1164, 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, original gum, lightly hinged, three wide margins and attractively centered, small owner's backstamp, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,200
400
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1165
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1165, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, exceptional centering with lovely pastel color complimented by a pretty red "Paint" grid, the cancel is neatly struck as to leave the main features of the stamp distraction free, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $840.00 as ordinary 90)

320
900
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1166
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1166, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (20)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (20). Position 23L2, deep rich color with a clearly defined vertical crack, attractively centered, partial circular datestamp, Fine, scarce

800
375
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1167
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1167, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Position 10R4, double transfer, grid cancel, short perf right and minor light staining, otherwise Fine, this is the only double transfer on Plate 4 (see Neinken, p. 270), a significant variety for the specialist, ex Neinken

1,800
425
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1168
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1168, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue showing clear breaks at both top and bottom (the defining characteristic of the type), neat strike of circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,700
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1169
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1169, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 48L4, marvelous deep rich color, light blue circular datestamp, perfs slightly in, Fine and attractive, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,785
750
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1170
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1170, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 50L4, rich color, unusual face-free circle of dots cancel, single nibbed perf at right, otherwise Fine

2,750
500
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1171
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1171, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 4, intact perfs at bottom and so clearly showing the characteristics of the type, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, natural fiber inclusion of little consequence, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1987 P.F. certificate not mentioning the inclusion and 2008 P.F. certificate

550
300
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1172
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1172, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Rich color on bright paper, choice centering, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate

550
300
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1173
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1c Blue, Ty. IIIa, V, 24c Gray Lilac (22, 24, 37). Original gum, slightly disturbed on 24c, fresh, nicely centered, No. 24 tiny thin and scuff, other two reperfed, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, No. 24 with 2008 P.F. certificate, other two with prior clean certificates (No. 22---2002 P.S.E. and 2004 P.F., No. 37---1983 and 2003 P.F.), each with 2008 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates respectively mentioning the reperfing

4,370
1,800
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1174
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1174, 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, detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue which clearly shows the recut lines, short perf at top, also a faint line across top described on most recent certificate as a faint horizontal "pressure ridge", Extremely Fine appearance, with 1997 and 2008 P.F. certificates

850
550
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1175
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1175, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, unusually well-centered, deep rich color and very light face-free circular datestamp, Very Fine, with conflicting certificates: 2000 P.F. as sound; 2005 P.S.E. "horizontal wrinkle at the left center"; 2007 P.F. as sound -- we agree that there is a slight paper bend, but of little consequence

850
600
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1176
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1176, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, beautiful deep rich color, part strike of "Paid" cancel, Fine

850
130
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1177
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1177, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, bright color, cancel removed (looks unused), Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate

850
350
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1178
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1178, 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., choice margins and centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00), Scott Retail as hinged, SMQ value as Mint N.H.

170
600
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1179
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1179, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Position 3L10 with top selvage, shows interesting plate scratches on rear of shoulder, also scratches in selvage, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

175
170
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1180
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1180, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Position 51L9 with captured imprint and trace of plate no. in margin at left, bright color, two cancels, Fine, scarce with the captured imprint which also shows part of the plate no., with 2006 P.F. certificate

45
0
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1181
 
1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Seven singles, one with original gum (Position 25R9), others used, variety of cancels incl. circular datestamps, large "Paid" in grid, red grid and red carrier, positions incl. 65R5 (Ty. Va), 52R8 (Double Curl) and 59R7 (Curl on Shoulder), few small flaws, generally Fine lot, also incl. one defective (not counted), the four mentioned positions are ex Neinken

747
130
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1182
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1182, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, rich color, couple slightly irregular perfs at bottom, Very Good

3,000
350
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1183
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1183, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Claret, Ty. I (25), 3c Claret, Ty. I (25)3c Claret, Ty. I (25). Small part original gum, corner crease top left, trivial torn perf bottom left, otherwise Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
225
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1184
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1184, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Choice centering with balanced margins and framelines essentially intact on all four sides, radiant color, neat strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $690.00)

125
325
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1185
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1185, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Claret, Ty. I (25 var), 3c Claret, Ty. I (25 var)3c Claret, Ty. I (25 var). Bright shade, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice example of this shade variety, with 2004 P.F. certificate

140
225
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1186
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1186, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $570.00), Scott Retail as hinged

75
325
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1187
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1187, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., intense shade, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

75
140
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1188
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1188, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Right imprint and plate no. 20 block of eight, original gum, few small h.r. where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, bottom pair and selvage with few creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1857 3-CENT DULL RED TYPE III.

Scarce with such choice centering.

3,250
1,500
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1189
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1189, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Fresh color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, indistinct strike of circular datestamp and also with part of red transit cancel, short top left corner perf, otherwise Very Fine and choice example of this often difficult-to-find shade, with 1991 and 2002 P.F. certificates not mentioning the short corner perf and 2008 P.S.E. certificate calling the short perf (VF 80; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,750
500
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1190
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1190, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Exceptionally deep rich color, essentially face-free light partial circular datestamp, trivial light margin toning spot top left, otherwise Fine, overall a desirable example of this rare and elusive 1857-60 Issue shade

3,750
1,300
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1191
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1191, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). "A" Relief from the top row of the plate, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautifully centered with wide margins all around which are well clear of the outer projections of the design, bold strikes of red grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 ISSUE IN THE BROWN COLOR. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Ex Floyd and Tahoe. With 1988 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,150.00). A note accompanying this stamp when it was graded explained that the cancel was a bit heavy, otherwise it would have graded higher. We actually think a colorful red cancel adds to this stamp's appeal, which puts it on a par with the seven other examples which have graded higher.

475
2,000
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1192
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1192, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Fabulous centering and rich color, black circular datestamp and light ultramarine French transit, Extremely Fine, ultramarine cancel listed but unpriced, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,150.00 as ordinary cancel)

450
800
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1193
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1193, 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, vibrant color and crisp impression, essentially perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN TYPE II.

with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,200.00). Conservatively graded in our opinion

1,250
1,500
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1194
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1194, 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, bright color, choice centering, pulled perf at upper right, added perf at bottom left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,250
170
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1195
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1195, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Large part original gum, h.r., pretty shade, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
700
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1196
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1196, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Well-centered, deep shade, attractive brown red grid cancel, expertly reperfed at left, Very Fine and choice appearance

1,375
225
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1197
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1197, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Well-centered with wide side margins, rich color, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $890.00)

345
425
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1198
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1198, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Incredible deep rich color, well-centered, faintly cancelled, appears unused at a glance, Very Fine and choice, exceptionally handsome, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,300
1,600
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1199
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1199, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Deep rich color, neat red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,350
750
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1200
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1200, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Superbly centered with wide margins, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, a bit toned, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,950.00)

1,300
1,000
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1201
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1201, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Neat San Francisco circular datestamp, Fine

1,300
300
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1202
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1202, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal strip of three, tied on small piece by brown red grids, perfs trimmed, end stamps small margin faults, about Fine centering, rare multiple

4,050
500
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1203
 
10c Green, Ty. I-III (31-33). Well-centered, first two very light circular datestamps, last barely cancelled, rich color, Ty. I filled thin, Ty. III enhanced perf, otherwise Very Fine, all with 2008 P.F. certificates, Ty. I also clear 1987 P.F. certificate, and last two clear 1991 P.F. certificates

1,900
1,200
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1204
 
10c Green, Ty. I, III, IV (31, 33-34). Ty. IV recut at bottom Position 76L1, circular datestamps, No. 31 slight toning, No. 34 tiny thin spot, Very Good-Fine appearance

4,200
500
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1205
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1205, 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). First with grid cancel, second with circular datestamp, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, with 1987 and 1986 P.F. certificates respectively

600
160
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1206
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1206, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Wide and beautifully balanced margins framing the design all around, deep rich color and detailed impression, neat 1859 San Francisco circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III.

The first perforated 10c stamps produced by Toppan Carpenter from sheets printed from Plate 1 are notorious among collectors for their poor centering.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00). Only three examples have graded higher to date in the PSE Population Report.

300
1,500
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1207
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1207, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Wonderfully well-centered with margins clear of the design all around, rich color, neat "PAID" in circle cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

300
550
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1208
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1208, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 54L1, recut at bottom, choice centering and margins throughout, scissors-separated but fully-formed perforations, deep rich color, circular datestamp, single unpunched perf mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE IV.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,550.00)

2,600
1,900
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1209
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1209, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 54L1, recut at bottom, nearly perfect centering, rich color and intense impression, faintly cancelled, appears unused, couple unpunched perf holes at left, a few short perfs and lightly soiled at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine

2,600
600
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1210
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1210, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, pretty color, well-balanced margins, neat strike of circular datestamp, deceptively reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with clean 1994 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate calling it reperfed

2,750
950
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1211
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1211, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 65L1, recut at top, unusually well-centered, deep rich color, light San Francisco circular datestamp, couple nibbed perfs, otherwise Very Fine and choice

2,500
450
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1212
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1212, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 3R1, recut at top, rich color and light circular datestamp, Very Good

2,500
275
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1213
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1213, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Original gum, faintly hinged, exceptionally wide margins with lovely bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (OGph, XF 90)

260
450
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1214
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1214, 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 $590.00)

72
350
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1215
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1215, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35 var), 10c Green, Ty. V (35 var)10c Green, Ty. V (35 var). Position 78L2 with Curl in Head, rich color and detailed impression which clearly shows the variety, red cancel, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous example of this plate variety which is known from only two positions, with 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

85
200
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1216, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Positions 36-37/46-47R2, block of four, bottom right stamp double transfer at bottom, rich color, bold strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 5, 1860" circular datestamps and part of red cancel, stamps at right with few light toned spots, Very Fine appearance and most attractive, with note from Ashbrook on back, this is the only double transfer position on this plate, with 2008 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the variety

650
500
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1217
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1217, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Intense shade and impression, choice centering, vivid red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

335
650
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1218
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1218, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Well-balanced margins, bright shade, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, purple ms. initials on back, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

325
200
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1219
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1219, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Exceptionally well-centered, light blue double-circle datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $620.00)

330
375
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1220
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1220, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal pair, well-centered for this tightly-spaced stamp, clear impression and very light unobtrusive circular datestamp, faint diagonal crease bottom left of right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

700
225
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1221, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Unused (faint traces of original gum), fresh, intense color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as no gum, 2009 P.S.E. certificate

400
250
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1222
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1222, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Slightly disturbed original gum and small h.r., rich color, Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate for pair

1,600
450
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1223
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1223, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, bit heavy paper h.r., bright color, small thin spot at bottom, appears Fine

1,600
180
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1224
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1224, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, neat strike of Charleston double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

400
750
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1225
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1225, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Original gum, vivid color, fresh and Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate showing selvage at left

2,400
650
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1226
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1226, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Unused (regummed), Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

900
350
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1227
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1227, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Wide and balanced margins, beautiful warm color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

500
1,200
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1228
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1228, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Huge imperforate straddle-pane margin at right showing guideline, Boston large "Paid" grid cancel, excellent centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

500
475
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1229
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1229, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Part original gum, attractive centering with wide margins all around, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1974 and 1995 P.F. certificates

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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1230, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), small faults incl. short perf and margin nick, otherwise Fine

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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1231, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Attractive margins and centering, black cork cancel and tiny trace of red transit, reperfed at right, single pulled perf at top, purple backstamp shows through bottom left (actually barely noticeable as it blends in with cancel), otherwise Very Fine, very scarce used stamp of which the vast majority are found defective, heavily repaired or with fraudulent cancels, with 2008 P.F. certificate

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