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Sale 1000 — Siegel Sale 1000

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — 1861-68 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1071
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1071, 1861-68 Issues24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Perfectly centered with wide margins, bright color and detailed impression nicely contrasted by red cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1987 and 2006 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00).

315
2,600
1072
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1072, 1861-68 Issues3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, strong vibrant color, far superior centering than normally seen on this issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE VERY SCARCE 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 2010 P.F. certificate

5,500
6,500
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1073
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1073, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, D. Grill (85), 3c Rose, D. Grill (85)3c Rose, D. Grill (85). Unusually choice centering, rich color, clearly-defined grill easily visible from the front, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT D GRILL GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1989 and 2006 P.F. certificates. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,000.00). Only three have graded higher to date and one other share this grade

1,250
4,500
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1074
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1074, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Perfectly centered with wide and well-balanced margins, brilliant color on bright paper, light cancel leaves design clearly visible, strong grill impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1868 ONE-CENT E GRILL IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMPS OF THE SERIES TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE -- THE P.S.E. AGREES AND HAS AWARDED THIS STAMP THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE, AND THIS STAMP IS ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE IT.

Ex Tahoe. With 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $15,400.00)

525
9,000
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