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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
212
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 212, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Bottom selvage block of 35 with imprint and plate no. 10, natural s.e. at left showing part of guideline, original gum, several stamps Mint N.H. (we count at least six), some h.r., some perf separations sensibly reinforced incl. right two vertical rows separated and reattached (affects plate block), center row with five stamps creased

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE -- THIS IS THE THIRD LARGEST MULTIPLE IN EXISTENCE.

The Evans 1c book notes the existence of a complete pane of 100 from Plate 27 (ex Neinken, Siegel Sale 384). A block of 98 from Plate 9 is also known (ex Lilly, Siegel Sale 321). The book notes that the next-largest multiples are two blocks of 20, as the author was unaware of the block offered here.

Scott Retail as full plate block of eight, four blocks of four, five pairs and a single, with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps.

16,850
5,750
213
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 213, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Unused (no gum), vibrant color in the true Pink shade

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE PINK SHADE.

The nature of the ink used to print the 3c Pink shade is such that over the course of time, with exposure to light and other adverse elements, the color tends to oxidize or lose its vibrancy. This is a desirable example with vibrant color.

With 2011 P.F. certificate.

5,000
1,200
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214
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 214, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, small h.r., rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine

2,000
800
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215
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 215, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Unused (traces of original gum), intense shade and impression, two tiny sealed tears at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUFF 1861 ISSUE.

With 2011 P.F. certificate.

10,500
1,600
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216
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 216, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Horizontal pair with part imprint and plate no. 16 selvage at bottom, brownish original gum, h.r., perfs separated between stamps and sensibly reinforced and perfs intact in selvage and horizontally, few natural gum bends

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH PART OF THE IMPRINT AND THE FULL PLATE NUMBER. NO PLATE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN FOR THIS ISSUE, AND NO MULTIPLES ARE KNOWN SHOWING THE FULL IMPRINT. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The Chapin census records three pairs such as this with part imprint and plate number, plus one strip of four also with part imprint and plate number -- no multiples showing the complete imprint are known. The pair offered here is unlisted in the census and should be added to the record.

Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the part imprint and plate number is $3,600.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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217
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 217, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Unused (no gum), rich color and detailed impression, fresh and Fine

1,150
350
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218
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 218, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Unused (no gum), deep rich color in the true Steel Blue shade, single pulled perf at right in same location as small adherence, toning on back and slightly into perfs at bottom left, otherwise Fine, a scarce unused example of this better shade

6,250
750
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219
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 219, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Unused (no gum), vivid color on bright paper, fresh and Very Good

1,000
225
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220
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 220, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Bottom imprint and plate no. 7 strip of four, unused (no gum), bright color as fresh as the day it was printed, left stamp trivial natural inclusion on Franklin's nose, right stamp and selvage trivial natural pre-printing paperfold

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE. NO FULL PLATE BLOCK OF THIS ISSUE IS KNOWN, AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO MULTIPLES SHOWING THE FULL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER.

Plate 7 was the only plate used to print the 30c 1861 Issue. The Chapin census lists a bottom imprint and plate number strip of eight, ex Colonel Green, with original gum. It is described in the 1946 Green sale as "off center and several gum stains". It is unusual as a strip of eight, because only four stamps are necessary to show the full imprint and plate number. That is the only example listed in the census. The strip offered here, with bright color and essentially sound, is a phenomenal rarity and should be added to the census.

Listed but unpriced in Scott as an imprint and plate number strip of four

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
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221
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 221, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Block of four, original gum, h.r., vivid color and impression, top stamps light horizontal crease is barely noticeable, few trivial toned spots on back

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE.

Probably 15 to 20 unused blocks of four are known. The two blocks from the Zoellner and Whitman collections originally formed a block of eight.

17,500
2,700
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222
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 222, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Block of four, original gum, small h.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND UNUSED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

Less than ten blocks of four are recorded. Most tend to be centered to left. A block of eight was offered in the Caspary sale, with similar centering, and this may have come from the same sheet.

Ex Ackerman and Sinkler

32,500
12,500
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