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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1240
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1240, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

550
600
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1241, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Unused (no gum), bright shade on crisp paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

3,250
3,500
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1242
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1242, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color and grid cancel, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
350
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1243
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1243, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Wonderful intense color, face-free partial red circular datestamp, Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,580
400
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1244
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1244, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63). Mint N.H, 1c Blue (63). Mint N.H1c Blue (63). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, rich color, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with copy of 1989 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), Scott Retail as hinged

350
1,400
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1245
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1245, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63). Mint N.H, 1c Blue (63). Mint N.H1c Blue (63). Mint N.H., vivid color, clear impression, fresh and crisp. Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

350
550
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1246
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1246, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Deep rich color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, light strike of circle of V's cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $610.00), only three have graded higher to date

50
350
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1247
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1247, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Bright Blue (63), 1c Bright Blue (63)1c Bright Blue (63). Magnificently centered with beautiful color, neat grid cancel, full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $610.00)

50
1,800
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1248, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Unused (no gum), attractively centered with remarkable deep rich color, sharp impression, tiny natural inclusion in "C" of Cent, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

300
1,400
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1249
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1249, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Bright shade with lots of purple in the lathework (this was submitted to the P.F. as a Pigeon Blood), lightly cancelled by circular datestamp with clear "Sep 27" date, almost perfectly centered, tiny corner perf crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, a beautiful looking used example of the 3c 1861 Issue in the true Pink shade, with clean 1987 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate mentioning the very trivial perf crease

1,000
900
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1250
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1250, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Well-proportioned margins, neat strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

160
425
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1251
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1251, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose, Imperforate (65c), 3c Rose, Imperforate (65c)3c Rose, Imperforate (65c). Pair, unused (no gum), large margins, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,000
450
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1252
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1252, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, rich color, Very Good, with 2009 P.F. certificate

2,000
450
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1253
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1253, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Part original gum, wide margins but centered top left, magnificent deep rich color, reperfed at left

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 BUFF WITH PART ORIGINAL GUM.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate

27,500
2,500
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1254
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1254, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color and detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue with perfs clear of the design on all sides, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,650.00)

1,100
850
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1255
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1255, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Pretty shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel, wide margins, short corner perf at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,340
0
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1256
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1256, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Original gum, attractive centering with ample to wide margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,200
650
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1257
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1257, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68a var), 10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68a var)10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68a var). Uncommonly wide margins and choice centering, lovely dark early shade, portrait neatly framed by circle of wedges, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $880.00)

85
2,100
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1258
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1258, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Rich color, unusually choice centering with well-balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

62
150
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1259
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1259, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var), 10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var)10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var). Rich color on bright paper, cork cancel at bottom leaves the double transfer clearly visible, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00 as 90, $880.00 as 95)

65
160
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1260
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1260, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tiny flaws, large bold red New York Heart cancel, Fine, very pretty example of this scarce fancy cancel

E. 200-300
160
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1261
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1261, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Used with British Columbia & Vancouver Island 5c Rose No. 5, tied together and on piece by San Francisco cogwheel cancel and datestamp, 5c with additional blue Victoria Vancouver Island Paid oval, Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
0
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1262
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1262, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Four singles, cancels incl. magenta circle of wedges, bold numeral "29", New York Star of David with "U" in center (Union?) in thick rimmed circle and Masonic Square and Compass with "G" in center, Fine lot of scarce fancy cancels

E. 200-300
0
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1263
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1263, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Block of four and horizontal strip of five, former indistinct cancels, latter faint blue cancels (appears unused at a glance plus has a fair amount of original gum remaining), Fine lot of scarce multiples

972
375
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1264
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1264, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Choice wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, sharp impression, neat blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

122
275
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1265
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1265, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Crisp shade and impression, well-balanced margins, neat strike of an unusual cancel at right, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

120
225
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1266
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1266, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-struck grid cancel, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

300
550
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1267
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1267, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Nearly precise centering and with choice margins clear of the design all around, deep rich color, light black grid cancel, Extremely Fine, truly a premium used example, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

300
750
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1268
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1268, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Wide margins incl. straddle-pane margin at left, rich color nicely complemented by blue grid and Cincinnati circular datestamp, few added perf tips, still Very Fine

305
0
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1269
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1269, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Green, 24c Red Lilac (68, 70), 10c Green, 24c Red Lilac (68, 70)10c Green, 24c Red Lilac (68, 70). On small piece, tied together by red "Supplementary Mail" Ty. A cancel, additional light red cancels, Very Fine, handsome and very scarce

E. 200-300
1,400
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1270
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1270, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2007 P.F. certificate

225
325
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1271
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1271, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Extraordinarily well-centered for this tightly-spaced issue, strong color, bold circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

200
275
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1272
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1272, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Brilliant color, neat strike of face-free cancel, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1995 and 2004 P.F. certificates

200
0
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1273
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1273, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Handsomely centered with lovely soft pastel color, partial red circular datestamp, few small toned spots noted on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, a red town datestamp is much scarcer than a red "killer", which we assume is the basis of the $75.00 Scott premium, with 2006 P.F. certificate

675
650
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1274
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1274, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Pale Blue (72a), 90c Pale Blue (72a)90c Pale Blue (72a). Exceptionally wide margins and beautifully centered, attractive pastel color, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,450.00)

600
900
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1275, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Unused (no gum), reperfed on at least two sides and creased, we are struggling to find something good to say about this stamp -- it's rare and it's real -- with 1960 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as original gum

7,000
700
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1276, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Unused (no gum), choice centering, warm color, Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

2,200
1,300
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1277
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1277, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, clear stitch watermark, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

150
325
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1278, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Unused (no gum), nicely centered, intense color on bright paper, Very Fine

1,750
900
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1279
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1279, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Wide margins and almost precisely centered, sharp impression on crisp paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $620.00)

225
500
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1280
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1280, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Wide margins and almost precisely centered, sharp impression on bright white paper, bold grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $620.00)

225
300
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1281
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1281, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Choice centering with unusually wide margins at top and bottom, unobtrusive cancel, deep shade, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, with 2004 P.F. certificate

225
285
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1282
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1282, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)J. Gault, 10c Green, Encased Postage (EP97), J. Gault, 10c Green, Encased Postage (EP97)J. Gault, 10c Green, Encased Postage (EP97). Couple small mica cracks, otherwise Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

750
225
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