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Sale 983 — The Hampshire Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 February, 2010

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
43
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 43, 1861-66 Issue1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Original gum, single hinge mark, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $500.00)

325
375
44
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 44, 1861-66 Issue3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, intense Pink shade, trivial perf flaw at top right

THE 1861 3-CENT PINK IS AN EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT STAMP TO LOCATE IN UNUSED CONDITION WITH GOOD COLOR, ESPECIALLY WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM. THIS STAMP HAS EXCELLENT COLOR.

With 1960 and 2008 P.F. certificates

14,000
1,700
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45
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 45, 1861-66 Issue3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, single hinge mark, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 LAKE TRIAL PRINTING.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,400
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46
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 46, 1861-66 Issue5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, couple short perfs at left not mentioned on accompanying certificates

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUFF 1861 ISSUE.

Our sales during the past several years have contained a number of original-gum 1861-66 Issues, and we have made frequent reference to the rarity of these stamps in such choice condition. The 5c Brown Yellow and Buff are recognized as the rarest of 1861-66 Issue stamps in sound original-gum condition. Perhaps the only shade varieties rarer than the 5c Brown Yellow or Buff are the 3c Pigeon Blood Pink and 24c Blackish Violet (Scott 64a and 78c).

With 1976 and 2005 P.F. certificates

27,500
6,500
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47
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 47, 1861-66 Issue10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var), 10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var)10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var). Original gum, deep shade on bright fresh paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH DOUBLE TRANSFER. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE STAMP IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.

The increased awareness of the rarity of 1847 to 1879 issues in superb original-gum condition has elevated many valuations for issues with modest Scott values. The 1861-66 issues are prime examples of this trend. This 10c 1861 has a Scott value of $1,200.00, yet one would be severely challenged to locate more than a few examples with original gum, choice centering and rich color.

Ex Hoffman. With 1994 P.F. certificate (not noting double transfer). Scott Retail as normal

1,200
1,500
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48
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 48, 1861-66 Issue12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00)

800
1,500
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49
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 49, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Original gum, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, long and full perforations all around, fresh and Fine, ex Hansen, with 1994 (for pair) and 2008 P.F. certificates

2,600
900
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50
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 50, 1861-66 Issue90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Original gum, brilliant color and detailed impression on crisp paper, well-proportioned margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

With 1988 and 2009 P.F. certificates

3,250
4,250
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51
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 51, 1861-66 Issue2c Black (73). Mint N.H, 2c Black (73). Mint N.H2c Black (73). Mint N.H., choice centering for this difficult issue, intense shade and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH WONDERFULLY PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90). Scott Retail as hinged

375
1,000
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52
 
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 52, 1861-66 Issue3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, vibrant color, radiant color, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING.

As has been documented by Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of Chronicle articles (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62), Carl F. Rothfuchs, a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, obtained a supply of the 3c Scarlet in 1893 -- probably from the Post Office Department in exchange for his assistance with the Columbian Exposition -- and sold them with pen marks and original gum.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

5,500
4,250
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53
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 53, 1861-66 Issue24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Original gum, small h.r., radiant color and detailed impression

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 24-CENT IN THE DISTINCTIVE GRAYISH LILAC SHADE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,900
3,000
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