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Sale 1000 — Siegel Sale 1000

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1075
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1075, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Choice wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, magnificent color and impression, cancelled by "Nautilus Shell" fancy cancel which was sold as a stock device in the early 1880's and is most often seen on 2c Red Brown No. 210, Extremely Fine, possibly the only known example of the 1c 1861 Re-Issue with a true "fancy" cancel, Scott Retail as ordinary cancellation

1,250
4,750
1076
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1076, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104), 3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104). Deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, neat strike of duplex cancel, small thin spot at top, tiny corner perf crease at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE 20 USED EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. A GREAT RARITY.

Our unpublished census of Scott 104 in used condition contains only 20 used examples of the 3c 1861 Re-Issue (one has never been certified). Of these, less than half are sound. By virtue of centering, this is easily one of the finest in our records.

Unpublished Census No. 104-CAN-02. Ex Twigg-Smith and Dauer. With 1982 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

15,000
14,000
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1077
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1077, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue5c Brown, Re-Issue (105), 5c Brown, Re-Issue (105)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105). Choice centering with wide and beautifully balanced margins, light strike of cork cancellation at left, detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Only 672 were issued, and of these only a small number were used. Our unpublished census of this issue records only 35 used examples.

Unpublished Census No. 105-CAN-30. Ex Tahoe. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $32,800.00). This is the only example graded XF-Superb 95 by P.S.E., and only one has graded higher to date.

7,500
8,000
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1078°
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1078, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue90c Blue, Re-Issue (111), 90c Blue, Re-Issue (111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111). Perfect centering with wide even margins, deep rich color and intense impression on crisp white paper, neatly cancelled by New York City circular datestamp and oval grid

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE TWO FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 90 CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. ONLY FOUR USED COPIES ARE KNOWN TO EXIST. AN OUTSTANDING CLASSIC RARITY.

The footnote in Scott Catalogue at the end of the Re-Issue section states that "Five examples are recorded of No. 111 used, one of which has a non-contemporaneous cancel. Value is for centered and sound example (two are known thus.)"

The four recorded genuinely used copies of this stamp are as follows: 1) Census No. 111-CAN-01, sound and superbly centered, ex Sheriff, Zoellner and Dauer (Siegel Sale 961, lot 66, realized $280,000 hammer), the stamp offered here; 2) Census No. 111-CAN-02, oval grid cancel, ex Twigg-Smith (Siegel Sale 835, lot 216, realized $50,000 hammer); 3) Census No. 111-CAN-03, sound, duplex cancel, centered slightly to top, from our 1986 Rarities sale (lot 97); and 4) Census No. 111-CAN-04, centered to top, small corner creases at top left with one ending in a small tear, offered in the Ameripex auction.

This stamp is the basis of the Scott earliest documented use, since it is the only dated example. The Scott footnote describes the date as Nov. 30, 1888.

Census No. 111-CAN-01. Ex Sheriff, Zoellner and Dauer. With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

225,000
190,000
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