Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5327
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Sale 997, Lot 5327, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong color and exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine

550
475
5328
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Sale 997, Lot 5328, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine

550
350
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5329
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Sale 997, Lot 5329, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, fresh and Fine

550
160
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5330
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Sale 997, Lot 5330, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, deeply etched impression and with the classic strong "August" shade, couple nibbed perfs

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 10-CENT FIRST DESIGN.

The 10c 1861 "First Design" (or Type I from Plate 4) is extremely difficult to find in well-centered, sound, original-gum condition, This is partly due to the narrow spacing on Plate 4, which was used for the earliest printing.

8,000
1,600
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5331
 
Sale 997, Lot 5331, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Intense "August" color with bold red grid cancels, Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,710
550
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5332
 
Sale 997, Lot 5332, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Rich color, bold strike of black grid cancel, Fine

1,600
300
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5333
 
Sale 997, Lot 5333, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Exceptionally well-centered, intense "August" shade, several short or nibbed perfs at left and tiny tear, otherwise Very Fine

1,600
275
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5334
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Sale 997, Lot 5334, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)1c Blue (63). Mint N.H. and with top left corner sheet selvage, rich color, Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition and with corner selvage, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

325
325
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5335
 
Sale 997, Lot 5335, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)1c Blue (63). Perfectly centered, lovely bright color, neat circular datestamp and light unobtrusive target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $610.00)

50
425
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5336
 
Sale 997, Lot 5336, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Pink (64). Precise centering, bright color with light circular datestamp and faint grid cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,000
5,500
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5337
 
Sale 997, Lot 5337, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Pink (64). Well-centered, lovely distinctive Pink shade, town datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

1,000
700
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5338
 
Sale 997, Lot 5338, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Brilliant color in the true Pigeon Blood shade, nicely centered with perfs clear of design all around, unobtrusive strike of blue grid cancel

VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK. A RARE STAMP IN THIS CHOICE SOUND CONDITION.

With 1989, 2003 and 2010 P.F. certificates

5,000
2,200
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5339
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Sale 997, Lot 5339, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Lake (66). Original gum, lightly hinged, extraordinarily well-centered, deep rich color and sharp impression, few slightly shorter perfs at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,200
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5340
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Sale 997, Lot 5340, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)3c Lake (66). Original gum, fabulous color and proof-like impression, Fine, with 1973 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,000
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5341
 
Sale 997, Lot 5341, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)5c Buff (67). Beautiful centering with perforations well clear of the design on all sides, wonderful strong color complemented by a bold red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF.

With 1983 P.F. certificate

1,260
1,600
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5342
 
Sale 997, Lot 5342, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)5c Buff (67). Intense shade, red grid cancel, margins wide to just clear, most recent certificate notes "slight discoloration affecting Jefferson's head and left side of oval", still Very Fine appearing example of this difficult stamp, with 1999 and 2010 P.F. certificates

1,200
425
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5343
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Sale 997, Lot 5343, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Original gum, true Brown Yellow shade with bright yellowish hue, centered slightly to top but perfs mostly clear, light horizontal crease at top

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE BROWN YELLOW SHADE. WE HAVE SOLD ONLY ELEVEN OTHERS SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

The 5c Brown Yellow is recognized as being among the rarest of 1861-66 Issue stamps in original-gum condition. Perhaps the only shade varieties rarer than the 5c Brown Yellow are the 3c Pigeon Blood Pink and 24c Blackish Violet (Scott 64a and 78c). A review of Power Search found only eleven other unduplicated examples offered in all of our Rarities sales and in the past 16 years of our auctions.

With 1978 and 2010 P.F. certificates

30,000
2,800
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5344
 
Sale 997, Lot 5344, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Exceptionally well-centered, bright color, bold Boston large "Paid" grid cancel, small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

1,300
300
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5345
 
Sale 997, Lot 5345, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Bright color, unusually choice centering, neat strike of "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 30, 1861" double-circle datestamp and trace of red transit, expertly reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 P.F. certificate

1,200
325
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5346
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Sale 997, Lot 5346, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)10c Green (68). Original gum, choice centering, dark shade, Very Fine, scarce in this sound well-centered original-gum condition, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,200
850
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5347
 
Sale 997, Lot 5347, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)10c Yellow Green (68). Enormous Jumbo margins and precise centering, straddle-pane margin at left with part of guideline, rich color, magenta segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an eye-catching single, with 1987 P.F. certificate

112
200
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5348
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Sale 997, Lot 5348, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)12c Black (69). Unused (regummed), essentially precise centering, intense color, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $700.00), the P.S.E. must have downgraded this for the regumming as this is far superior to Very Fine centering

825
450
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5349
 
Sale 997, Lot 5349, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)12c Black (69). Bright shade, face-free blue and red cancels, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

150
225
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5350
 
Sale 997, Lot 5350, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)24c Red Lilac (70). Beautifully centered with perfs well clear of design all around, intense shade with strong purplish hue, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, light owner's backstamp, with 1988 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $775.00 as ordinary cancel)

340
750
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5351
 
Sale 997, Lot 5351, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)24c Steel Blue (70b). Magnificent centering and wide balanced margins, gorgeous true Steel Blue color, tied by "Lenox Ms. Jan. 17" circular datestamp on piece

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED, IN TERMS OF COLOR, MARGINS AND CENTERING.

The 1861 Issue high values are usually cancelled by cork killers designed to obliterate the design and prevent re-use. The use of a town datestamp to cancel this magnificent 24c Steel Blue adds an element of scarcity and desirability to an already-impressive stamp.

900
2,900
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5352
 
Sale 997, Lot 5352, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Remarkably wide margins all around incl. huge right straddle-pane margin with guideline and part of a stamp from adjoining pane, beautiful color with strong bluish cast, cork cancel, light diagonal crease, Extremely Fine appearance

2,400
0
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