Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1472
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1472, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26). Gorgeous wide margins and essentially perfect centering, vivid color in this better shade, neat town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (Superb 98)

20
325
1473
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1473, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Deep rich color, nice margins and centering for this tightly-spaced issue, perfect bold strike of green "Paid 3" in circle handstamp, Extremely Fine strike on a fresh stamp, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott assigns a $150.00 premium for a green cancel

159
600
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1474
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1474, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Brick Red (27). Remarkably well-centered with perforations clear of design on all sides, bright Brick Red color, part of bold circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 BRICK RED.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

1,650
0
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1475
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1475, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Brick Red (27). Unusually rich color for this 5c shade, neat New Orleans circular datestamp, minor perf faults, otherwise Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,650
225
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1476
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1476, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Red Brown (28). Stitch watermark, extraordinarily well-centered with perfs clear of the design at all points, rich vibrant color with light unobtrusive cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only six have been graded higher

1,200
2,400
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1477
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1477, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Deep rich color, margins to in at right, light town cancel, almost Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate as No. 28b, but this stamp's color is more Indian Red than many Indian Reds

2,500
450
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1478
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1478, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Indian Red (28A). Well-centered with perforations essentially clear of design all around, magnificent color with clearly struck Jan. 24, 1859 town datestamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED.

With 2001 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
1,500
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1479
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1479, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Indian Red (28A). Incredibly well-centered, magnificent depth of color, two strikes of face-free town datestamp at top and bottom, expertly reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with clear 1985 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

3,500
2,800
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1480
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1480, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Indian Red (28A). Rich saturated color in the true Indian Red shade, full margins to just touched at bottom, New Orleans circular datestamp cancel with corner strike of red cancel, tiny perf flaws at top left are barely evident, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,100
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1481
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1481, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Brown (29). Well-balanced margins with outer projections clear of perforations on all four sides, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

375
800
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1482
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Sale 1037, Lot 1482, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Disturbed original gum, unusually intense color with a great impression, shows trace of imprint on right perfs, Fine

1,250
200
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1483
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Sale 1037, Lot 1483, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Unused (no gum), rich color, wide margins at sides, small thin spots, Very Fine appearance

500
250
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1484
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1484, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Remarkably well-centered with wide margins at sides and with design completely clear at top and bottom, deep rich color, light face-free grid cancel, single bottom left corner perf added -- mentioned only on most recent of four accompanying certificates, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce in used condition, with clear 1997 P.S.E., 1997 and 2004 P.F. certificates, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate noting the added perf

1,400
650
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1485
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1485, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Wide margins at sides, intense shade and impression, grid cancel and also part of red circular datestamp at left, light crease, corner perf added at lower left, Very Fine appearance

1,400
130
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1486
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1486, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Exceptional centering with wide margins, rich color and clear impression, "socked-on-the-nose" large Boston "Paid" grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT TYPE II.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,700.00). Only three have been graded higher

275
1,500
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1487
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1487, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Gorgeous deep bluish green shade, nicely centered with extra wide bottom margin framing the type characteristics, circular datestamp leaves most of the central vignette distraction free, Very Fine

1,250
0
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1488
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1488, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Pretty shade, bold red grid cancel, reperfed and tear at left, Extremely Fine appearance

1,340
225
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1489
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1489, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. I-III, V (31-33, 35). Ty. I unusually wide margins, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, single short perf and light diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, others attractively centered, Ty. II with red circular datestamp cancel (small flaws), last two with circular datestamps off to one side (face-free), Very Fine appearing lot, Nos. 31-33 with 2012 P.F. certificates, the latter sound

1,715
750
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1490
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1490, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. III/II/III (33/32/33). Vertical combination strip of three, top and bottom stamps Ty. III, excellent centering and attractive color, neat circular datestamp cancels, faint corner crease or bend bottom left, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

775
0
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1491
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Sale 1037, Lot 1491, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Unused (no gum), fresh, deep rich color, Fine, with photocopy of 2002 P.F. certificate for strip of three

2,150
375
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1492
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1492, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Pretty shade, beautiful centering, neat strike of circular datestamp, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00)

200
1,300
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1493
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1493, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, rich color, wide bottom margin, lightly struck datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,000
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1494
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1494, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 86L1, recut at top, rich color with a light datestamp cancel, Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

2,500
800
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1495
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Sale 1037, Lot 1495, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $360.00)

225
300
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1496
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1496, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Light strike of blue town circular datestamp, choice centering, crisp shade, Extremely Fine, scarce in this grade, with 1989 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $825.00)

360
700
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1497
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1497, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Crisp impression, bright shade, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $825.00)

350
450
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1498
 
12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Four singles, vertical and horizontal pairs, variety of cancels, the vertical pair with bottom sheet selvage, the horizontal pair with large red circular datestamp, also incl. No. 36B with red cancel, mixed condition, mostly Fine

3,215
325
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1499
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Sale 1037, Lot 1499, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,950.00)

700
1,500
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1500
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Sale 1037, Lot 1500, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo side margins and exceptionally well-centered, classic intense "muddy" Black shade which is characteristic of the Plate 3 printing, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,175.00 as 85, $1,950.00 as 90)

700
650
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1501
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Sale 1037, Lot 1501, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Original gum, trivial h.r., intense shade with better than usual centering and for this issue, Very Fine

700
225
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1502
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1502, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, virtually face-free cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

275
375
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1503
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Sale 1037, Lot 1503, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC. THIS IS THE FIRST MINT NEVER-HINGED SINGLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Aside from five Mint N.H. stamps contained in the block of twelve offered in our Sevenoaks sale (Sale 831) and one single contained in another blocks of twelve offered in our 2010 Rarities sale, we have not offered any in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate. Unpriced as Mint N.H. in Scott. Scott Retail as hinged

1,400
6,750
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1504
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Sale 1037, Lot 1504, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,100.00)

1,400
2,200
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1505
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Sale 1037, Lot 1505, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, well-centered with fresh crisp color, vertical gum crease (probably natural), otherwise Very Fine

1,400
350
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1506
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1506, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Pretty shade nicely complemented by bold strike of "PAID" straightline handstamp, trace of additional red cancel at bottom, Very Fine and choice, scarce with this cancel, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $525.00)

400
375
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1507
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1507, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Nicely balanced margins which are especially wide at sides, nice color complemented by vivid red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, a lovely stamp

440
650
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1508
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1508, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color, exceptional centering for this difficult issue, face-free cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB USED CONDITION.

The 30c 1860 challenges collectors for several reasons. First, the subjects were closely spaced together on the plate, leaving almost no room for perforations and little opportunity to create stamps with perforations clear of the design on all four sides. Second, the 30c and 90c 1860 were only in circulation for a brief period before the series was demonetized in the Fall of 1861. Third, this high-denomination stamp was issued for use on transatlantic mail, and postal clerks were careful to thoroughly cancel the stamps to prevent cleaning and re-use. Therefore, 30c 1860 stamps in sound, well-centered and lightly-cancelled condition defy all circumstances and are extremely rare.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95J; SMQ $4,600.00 as 95, $10,500.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade and one has graded higher (at 98).

425
3,250
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1509
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1509, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color, faintly cancelled at lower left, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

450
700
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1510
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1510, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)30c Orange (38). Bright color nicely complemented by red "Paid" in circle handstamp, wide margins, hint of oxidation, Very Fine and choice, especially desirable with this cancel, ex DuPuy

510
375
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1511
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Sale 1037, Lot 1511, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), deep rich color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered, tiny trace of red in top left corner perfs mentioned only on most recent certificate, still Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,350.00)

1,200
950
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1512
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Sale 1037, Lot 1512, 3c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 26-39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), attractive margins and centering, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1985 A.P.S. certificate

1,100
900
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