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Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1197
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1197, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Unused (no gum), wide margins and choice centering, lovely color with clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,100
1198°
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1198, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Beautiful wide margins and choice centering, nicely complemented by blue cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT BLUE CANCELLED IN BLUE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00)

640
2,900
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1199
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1199, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Rich color on bright paper, beautifully centered, deep rich color nicely contrasted by red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A COLORFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH RED GRID CANCEL, MAGNIFICENT MARGINS AND SUPERB CENTERING.

With 1996 and 2005 P.F. certificates

700
1,500
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1200
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1200, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Very wide almost perfectly balanced margins, certainly near Jumbo proportions for this value, bright color, vertical bars cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, the 90c is seldom seen with such wide margins, with 1999 P.F. certificate

600
900
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1201
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1201, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Rich color, bold strike of grid cancel with part of red transit cancel at bottom, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1982 P.F. certificate

600
750
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1202
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1202, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Original gum, faintly hinged, appears Mint N.H., unusually well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

375
800
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1203
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1203, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Horizontal pair, original gum, right stamp diagonal crease, couple other inconsequential flaws, otherwise Fine

800
225
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1204
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1204, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Fine centering, excellent strike of green quartered cork cancel, rare colored cancel on Black Jack, also incl. 3c Rose No. 65 with light green target cancel, 2002 and 2000 P.F. certificates respectively

868
850
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1205
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1205, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Unused (regummed), bright color, small thin spot, nearly Fine appearance, with 1990 P.F. certificate

7,000
900
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1206
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1206, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, vibrant color, horizontal crease at top

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 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 1982 P.F. and 1999 P.S.E. certificates

5,500
1,400
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1207
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1207, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm color in the true Red Brown shade, nicely contrasted by green "Paid" in circle" handstamp, small paper wrinkle at top right not mentioned on either accompanying certificate

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT RED BROWN 1862 ISSUE CANCELLED IN GREEN.

It is not widely known that the late Marc Haas, who amassed one of the largest and most valuable U.S. cover collections of all time, also collected classic U.S. stamps in superb used condition. His collection was offered under the title "Distinguished Connoisseur" in our Sale 418, and we frequently refer to that sale catalogue to see what exists. Haas also had a penchant for green cancels, and, if he were able to obtain a green cancel on any of the 5c 1861 shades, it would have been in that sale. Not only is an example missing from the Haas sale, it is also missing from the Rohloff, Grunin and Klein sales, all of which had a significant number of 5c 1861-63 Issues.

With 2004 P.S.E. and copy of 2005 P.F. certificates as a pair. The other stamp in the pair realized $7,500 hammer in the 2005 Rarities sale.

1,550
3,500
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1208
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1208, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Perfectly centered with perfs clear of design all around, magnificent depth of color, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
650
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1209
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1209, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Intense shade and impression, vivid red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, exceptionally colorful example of the 5c Red Brown, with 1991 and 2005 P.F. certificates

610
300
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1210
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1210, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Exceptionally wide margins, perfs clear the design on all sides, especially wide top, left and bottom, vivid color with crisp impression, light blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

580
425
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1211
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1211, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Handsome centering with perfs essentially clear all around, sensational color and sharp impression, light red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 and 2005 P.F. certificates

610
450
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1212
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1212, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Warm shade, light strike of red grid cancel, fresh and Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

610
190
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1213
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1213, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Dark Brown (76), 5c Dark Brown (76)5c Dark Brown (76). Block of four, original gum, magnificent deep rich color and clear impression, perfs slightly in at left, attractive example of this rare unused block of which there are very few known, with 1982 P.F. certificate

8,500
600
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1214
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1214, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Perfectly centered with unusually wide margins, brilliant color and sharp proof-like impression, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

140
425
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1215
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1215, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)5c Black Brown (76a), 5c Black Brown (76a)5c Black Brown (76a). Handsome centering with choice margins clear of design all around, intense color, proof-like impression, unobtrusively cancelled by two tiny bits of target rings, Extremely Fine, scarce shade, with 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $900.00)

325
1,200
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1216
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1216, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Wide margins with precise centering, neat central target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992, 2004 and 2008 P.F. certificates

200
300
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1217
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1217, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Bright shade on brilliant paper, proof-like impression, perfect strike of blue target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine

210
550
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1218
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1218, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, excellent color, light gum bends, couple light toning specks, short perfs at bottom, Very Good appearance, a rare block

18,000
1,250
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1219
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1219, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)24c Dark Lilac (78), 24c Dark Lilac (78)24c Dark Lilac (78). Exceptionally wide margins and choice centering, strong color, light cork cancel mostly hidden in design and non-obtrusive, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

425
1,700
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1220
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1220, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Lovely margins and incredibly well-centered with perforations entirely clear of design all around, quartered cork and red transit cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

375
550
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1221
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1221, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 72-78b)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Part original gum, excellent color, short perf at top and some tiny toned spots on face, otherwise Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,900
325
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