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Sale 1021 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 March, 2012

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
223
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 223, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of 21, original gum, generally h.r. except few lightly hinged, bright shade, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, toned spots affect two stamps at upper left, vertical crease affects fourth row, diagonal crease and perf flaw affects top right stamp

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF 21 OF THE 1863 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE.

Scott Retail as blocks of four, pairs and single

15,575
3,250
224
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 224, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of four, original gum, h.r., beautiful shade and impression, light vertical creases, Fine-Very Fine appearance, an attractive block

4,000
475
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225
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 225, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of four, original gum, small h.r., crisp impression, few toned spots mostly on bottom stamps, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

4,000
375
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226
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 226, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Large part original gum, small h.r., bright color, some faint toning, Fine example of this scarce trial printing

7,000
2,800
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227
ngbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 227, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Block of four, unused (no gum), brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, top right stamp trivial natural inclusion in margin at left

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST OF CLASSIC UNITED STATES BLOCKS.

A review using Power Search found only one other block of this issue, offered in our 1991 Rarities sale (ex Weill). It does not have pen marks and is in a slightly different shade than the usual 3c Scarlet, Scott 74.

"W.H.C." Colson backstamp. Scott Retail as with gum

29,000
7,500
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228
 
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 228, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Small part original gum, h.r., vibrant color, four neat penstrokes, light horizontal crease at bottom, short perf at bottom right, otherwise Fine, 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

5,500
1,500
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229
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 229, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a), 3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a)3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, large margins, light horizontal crease at bottom, some manuscript on back barely shows thru, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as half a pair

2,000
700
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230
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 230, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Unused (no gum), wonderful warm shade, few thin spots, Fine appearing and scarce unused example of this desirable shade

2,200
325
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231
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 231, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

525
1,100
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232
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 232, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Block of four, unused (no gum), rich color, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, some soiling on back only, Very Fine appearance, a scarce block, Scott Retail as block of four with gum $8,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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233
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 233, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression on bright paper, fresh and Fine

1,750
325
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234
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 234, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Unused (no gum), deep shade, minor toning, few small perf creases, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
225
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235
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 235, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Original gum, small h.r., light creases, Fine appearance, scarce in unused condition

2,750
400
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236
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Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 236, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Original gum, small h.r., intense shade and impression, Very Good, a scarce shade to obtain in sound original-gum condition

2,900
425
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237
ogbl
Sale Number 1021, Lot Number 237, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 73-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Block of four, original gum, small h.r., rich color and detailed impression, bottom right stamp light diagonal crease at bottom right, top right stamp pulled perf at right

FINE-VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1862 24-CENT LILAC SHADE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

As an indication of rarity, none was offered in our Whitman or Zoellner sales, probably because a block of suitable quality could not be found. Most blocks of this issue are wildly off-center.

18,000
4,000
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