Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2210
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2210, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)12c Black (69). Choice centering with wide margins all around, crisp impression showing every detail of the engraving, long and full perforations all around, light strike of target cancel and also trace of red transit cancel at lower left leaves design completely clear

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE12-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- A GORGEOUS STAMP.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three have graded higher to date (at 98J) and only four others share this grade.

135
1,300
2211
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Sale 1007, Lot 2211, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)12c Black (69). Unused (no gum), wide margins and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

800
475
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2212
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2212, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with well proportioned margins, large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate as No. 70c with which we agree, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates as No. 70, VF-XF 85 and XF 90 respectively (SMQ $850.00)

300
850
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2213
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Sale 1007, Lot 2213, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)30c Orange (71). Original gum, single hinge mark, vibrant color, most recent certificate notes reperfed at left (remarkably skillful if it is reperfed), Extremely Fine appearance, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1991 and 2000 P.F. certificates as sound, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate as reperfed

2,600
1,900
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2214
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2214, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)30c Orange (71). Bright color nicely complemented by blue Wells, Fargo & Co." double-circle datestamp, tiny perf tear at bottom, Fine appearance

550
140
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2215
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2215, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, straddle-pane margin at left, bold strike of circle of V's cancel, unusually wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

200
325
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2216
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2216, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)30c Orange (71). Four, range of better cancels incl. geometric from Alexandria Va., leaf, target and red New York American Packet, last with unusual cancel that may be a patent, few small flaws, Very Fine strikes, interesting group

835
180
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2217
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2217, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)30c Orange (71). Horizontal pair, rich color, cancelled by grids, Fine-Very Fine, desirable pair

450
170
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2218
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Sale 1007, Lot 2218, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)90c Blue (72). Unused, regummed and reperfed at right according to recent certificate, intense shade and impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1985 and 2000 P.F. certificates as sound and with original gum, overruled with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,300
2,300
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2219
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2219, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)90c Blue (72). Rich color, cancelled by attractive strike of grid, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance

600
200
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2220
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Sale 1007, Lot 2220, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)2c Black (73). Mint N.H., crisp impression on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1978 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; not listed in SMQ as Mint N.H.) inexplicably graded in our opinion, as we believe it should be at least an 85, Scott Retail as hinged

375
550
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2221
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Sale 1007, Lot 2221, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)2c Black (73). Original gum, lightly hinged, essentially perfectly centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, an outstanding stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

375
700
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2222
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Sale 1007, Lot 2222, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)2c Black (73). Block of four, original gum, bottom right Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, well-centered, top right stamp has tiny corner crease, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate for block of six

4,000
800
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2223
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Sale 1007, Lot 2223, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)2c Black (73). Irregular block of 23, gum ranges from disturbed original gum to position 14 which is Extremely Fine, sound and probably Mint N.H., centering ranges from perfs touching to Very Fine or better, couple insignificant flaws in the less well-centered stamps, a scarce and attractive multiple of this difficult issue, Scott Retail as seven singles and four blocks of four with original gum

18,625
2,900
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2224
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2224, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)5c Red Brown (75). Gorgeous warm shade, well-balanced margins, bold strike of circle of V's cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00)

550
500
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2225
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2225, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)5c Brown (76). Rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

140
275
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