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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1348
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1348, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Bright early shade, well-proportioned margins, perfect strike of large Boston "Paid" grid, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

215
325
1349
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1349, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Radiant color, extraordinarily wide and balanced margins, bold grid cancel, nibbed perf at top, still Extremely Fine, the 30c 1861 is rarely found with the margin width of this stamp

200
200
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1350
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1350, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Average, bold Shield fancy cancel with negative bar and two ellipses, edge of circular datestamp, Very Fine strike, unlisted in Skinner-Eno

E. 200-300
300
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1351
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1351, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Vertical pair, original gum, h.r., bright color, choice centering, few perf separations sensibly rejoined

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

As an indicator of rarity, the last block with original gum we offered was over ten years ago, in our 1998 Rarities sale. The last time we offered a pair with gum was in 1996.

Ex Hetherington. With 1961 P.F. certificate

7,500
9,500
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1352
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1352, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

With 1998 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates, the former as a block of four

3,500
1,200
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1353
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1353, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, deep rich color on bright paper, cork cancel, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $16,200.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 100, which realized $62,500 hammer in our Dauer sale), and only two others share this grade.

600
8,000
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1354
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1354, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Wide margins and unusually well-centered, deep rich color, segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

600
600
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1355
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1355, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Wide margins, pretty shade, unobtrusive cancel, reperfed at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

600
160
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1356
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1356, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Original gum, small h.r., bright shade, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

375
375
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1357
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1357, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering, intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, nicely complemented by blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with great visual appeal

75
550
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1358
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1358, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Bright shade, wide and balanced margins, neat strike of double-circle datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, one rarely sees a lightly-struck circular datestamp on a 2c Black Jack with such wide margins and perfect centering

70
475
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1359
FC
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1359, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Cancelled by perfect strike of Devil and Pitchfork fancy cancel of West Meriden Conn., stamp with couple of faults, choice strike of this intricate fancy cancel, especially scarce on the Black Jack issue

E. 400-500
1,700
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1360
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1360, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Horizontal strip of four, bright shade, neat target cancels, left stamp tiny corner crease at top right, some perf separations expertly rejoined, appears Very Fine, scarce used multiple, Scott Retail as block of four $1,350.00, Scott Retail as two pairs

300
425
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1361, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Unused (regummed), exceptionally well-centered and with deep rich color, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance

2,200
550
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1362
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1362, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Well-centered with incredible depth of color, fairly unobtrusive partial target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85)

600
800
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1363
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1363, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm shade, detailed impression, neat strike of target cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

600
800
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1364
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1364, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Gorgeous color in what is often called the "Chestnut Brown" shade, face-free grid and also trace of red transit at top right, reperfed at right (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine appearance, with 1987 P.F. certificate

600
450
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1365
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1365, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Choice centering, detailed impression, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

150
375
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1366
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1366, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, brilliant color, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine, beautiful stamp, with 1982 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

150
250
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1367
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1367, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Beautifully centered with well-proportioned margins, bold strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

150
225
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1368
FC
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1368, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Rich color and proof-like impression, cancelled by perfect strike of Bat fancy cancel of Hingham Mass.

E. 150-200
150
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1369
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1369, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Dark Brown (76a), 5c Dark Brown (76a)5c Dark Brown (76a). Intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering, lightly cancelled leaving design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful example of this desirable shade, with 1989 P.F. certificate

300
0
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1370
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1370, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Original gum, choice impression on bright paper, light corner crease top right, otherwise Fine, an exceptionally difficult stamp to find with original gum, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

4,500
650
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1371
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1371, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Wide margins, crisp impression on bright paper, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, ex Newbury

225
2,100
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1372
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1372, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce with such superb centering

225
0
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1373
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1373, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Balanced margins and near-perfect centering, light and essentially face-free circular datestamp, choice color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT LILAC.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,350.00)

250
1,600
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1374
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1374, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Pretty shade on post-office fresh paper, bold strike of grid cancel, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Sheriff

250
0
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1375
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1375, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Radiant color and crisp impression, choice centering, neat cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

300
600
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1376
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1376, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Unusually wide margins, bright shade, face-free cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp for this issue

300
0
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