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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

Category — 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
137
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 137, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum with only a light hinge mark, uncharacteristically well-centered for this very tightly-margined 1857 Issue, tiny tear at left not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,200
138
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 138, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only two have graded higher to date, Scott Retail as hinged

65
1,000
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139
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 139, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., vivid color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

65
250
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140
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 140, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., radiant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

65
200
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141
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 141, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Original gum, attractive shade, gorgeous centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, very few perforated 3c 1857 stamps could ever achieve a Superb 98 grade, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $540.00)

65
450
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142
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 142, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H. block of four, bright color, few nibbed perfs at top left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

375
200
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143
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 143, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Block of four, original gum, h.r., few light natural gum bends, Very Fine

375
150
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144
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 144, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Block of eight, original gum, h.r. where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, bright color, few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

750
350
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145
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 145, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Six singles from Plate 10, mostly plated -- Positions 85R, 86R, 87R, 99R, 79L -- tied by "Milwaukie Wis. Feb. 8, 1859" circular datestamps on piece, few small imperfections, Very Fine, Position 79L10 clearly shows the Type IV characteristics but also has recut inner lines

E. 150-200
250
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146
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 146, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Attractively centered, deep rich color, New Orleans circular datestamp and red transit, Very Fine

1,800
475
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147
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 147, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Bright shade, face-free strike of circular datestamp and red transit, couple nibbed perfs at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Extremely Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

2,000
650
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148
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 148, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Bright color, neat strike of circular datestamp, reperfed, few perf flaws and thin spot, otherwise Fine

1,800
200
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149
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 149, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Two, first with light cancel and part of red transit, reperfed at bottom and few lightly stained perfs at left, Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate, second with town datestamp, couple shortish perfs at left and pulled perf at bottom, otherwise Fine

3,600
650
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150
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 150, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Vertical pair, radiant color, neat strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp, Fine, a scarce multiple of the 5c Brick Red

4,250
500
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151
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 151, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Uncharacteristically well-centered with beautiful rich color, grid cancel, two or three perf holes deepened at left center, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,300
325
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152
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 152, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Deep rich color, unusually choice centering with wide margins which are comfortably clear of the outer projections all around, black San Francisco circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN. THIS ISSUE IS RARE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 1992 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,300.00). Only four have graded higher to date

1,300
3,500
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153
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 153, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Beautiful rich color (submitted to the P.F. as Bright Red Brown), choice centering with perfs clear of projections to barely touching at bottom, light cancel and red transit, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,375
1,400
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154
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 154, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Neat face-free circular datestamp, warm shade, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,300
900
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155
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 155, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Deep rich shade on bright paper, face-free strikes of circular datestamp, fresh and Fine

1,300
375
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156
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 156, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Intense shade, choice centering with perfs clear of projections all around, face-free circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice example of this often difficult-to-find shade, with 1990 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

1,750
1,500
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157
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 157, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Intense color and impression, centered to right but clear other sides, strikes of black New Orleans and French circular datestamps and red transit

FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED.

With 1969 P.F. certificate

4,000
850
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158
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 158, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Disturbed original gum, bright color, small thin spots, light horizontal crease at bottom, Fine appearance

5,000
400
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159
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 159, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Rich color, well-centered for this tightly-spaced issue, bold Philadelphia octagonal datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 A.P.S. certificate

425
400
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160
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 160, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unusually wide margins for this issue with perfs clear of design all around, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel, single short perf at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

425
250
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161
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 161, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Incredibly well-centered, rich color, New Orleans double-circle datestamp and bit of red transit, reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

425
180
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162
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 162, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide margins to just touched at bottom, Very Fine and attractive, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,350
700
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163
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 163, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Orange Brown (30), 5c Orange Brown (30)5c Orange Brown (30). Well-centered, beautiful rich color, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35), both tied by grids on small blue piece, fresh and Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,465
450
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164
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 164, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Choice margins and almost perfectly centered, red grid cancel, shorter perf at bottom right and small shallow thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1978 P.F. certificate (not mentioning fault) and 2010 P.S.E. certificate (which does) (F-VF 75; SMQ $600.00 as 70, $1,200.00 as 80)

1,475
650
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165
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 165, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Warm shade, bold strike of grid cancel, small thin spot, reperfed at right, Fine appearance

1,400
150
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166
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 166, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Exceptionally well centered with wide side margins, rich color, bold red grid cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

320
575
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167
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 167, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Rich color and balanced margins, neat red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate identifying the shade as Orange Brown

300
600
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168
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 168, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Bright shade, balanced margins, bold red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

320
275
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169
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 169, 3c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Wide left margin with captured imprint, blue cancel, couple small faults, still Fine appearance and attractive, scarce with the imprint

E. 300-400
120
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