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)
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 BRICK RED.
With 1987 P.F. certificate
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
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED.
With 2001 P.S.E. certificate
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
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
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,100.00)
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).