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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

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

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1555
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1555, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Pretty shade nicely complemented by red grid and matching circular datestamp, perforations clear of outer lines on all four sides

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF CANCELLED SOLELY IN RED.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate

1,060
1,700
1556
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1556, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Exceptionally well-centered, strong color complemented by neat red grid cancels, Very Fine and choice

1,060
950
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1557
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1557, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Choice centering with unusually wide margins for this tightly-spaced issue, bright shade, cancelled by neatly struck San Francisco double-circle datestamp, Very Fine and choice

1,250
0
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1558
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1558, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Vivid color nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate as No. 67

1,250
950
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1559
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1559, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Fabulous wide margins and precise centering, neat face-free target cancel in top left corner, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00)

100
700
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1560
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1560, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense color and impression, well-balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

275
250
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1561
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1561, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade on bright paper, bold strike of cork cancel, long and full perforations, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

275
180
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1562
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1562, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, gorgeous color, full margins and choice centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWNISH LILAC.

The color is a soft brownish shade, which is quite distinctive and much different than the Red Lilac (1862) or later Lilac (1863-66) printings. It is particularly difficult to obtain in sound, centered and original-gum condition.

Ex Golin. With 1990 P.F. certificate

3,250
2,500
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1563
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1563, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, excellent color and impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC IN A REMARKABLE STATE OF FRESHNESS.

The color is a soft brownish shade, which is quite distinctive and much different than the Red Lilac (1862) or later Lilac (1863-66) printings.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

3,250
900
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1564
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1564, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Part original gum which covers more than half the stamp, rich color in this desirable shade, centered to left but with perfs clear, wide margins other sides, trivial diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.

The Steel Blue shade was produced early in the series of 24c 1861 shades, and it is scarce in any condition. Examples with any of their original gum are rare

With 2012 P.F. certificate

16,500
2,100
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1565
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1565, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Radiant color, face-free strike of circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,600.00)

900
850
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1566
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1566, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Well-centered, true "Cincinnati" Violet shade with appropriate blue grid cancel used in that city's post office, some thin spots (several filled), Very Fine appearance, with 2012 Weiss certificate

2,250
325
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1567
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1567, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Remarkably well-centered, light red cancel and pen strokes, a bit of toning removed from top left corner, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as handstamp cancel without the pen cancel

2,250
325
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1568
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1568, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Well-centered with perfs clear of design on all sides, bright color, neat "Phila. Pa. Aug 12 1864" yeardate circular datestamp, insignificant short perf at lower right, still Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $325.00)

180
225
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1569
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1569, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Warm color, nice margins and centering, bold strike of Tell City Ind. 4-bar grid in circle cancel with part of red exchange marking at bottom right, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

205
160
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1570
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1570, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Wide margins to touched at left, blue Chicago Supplementary Mail cancel, Fine and attractive, with 2010 P.F. certificate

255
120
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1571
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1571, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Fantastic wide margins deserving of Jumbo appellation, beautifully centered, bright color and paper, unusual circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E., 2008 and 2011 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), a gorgeous stamp worthy of a much better numerical grade

600
500
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1572
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1572, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Slightly disturbed original gum, Very Fine and choice, a desirable stamp

375
0
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1573
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1573, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Horizontal pair, choice centering, cancelled by grid of small squares, left stamp tiny corner crease at bottom left holds down the P.S.E. grade for the pair, right stamp completely sound and Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; unpriced in SMQ as pair)

140
130
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1574
 
2c Black (73). 33 used stamps, range of cancels incl. several in blue such as rosette, circle of wedges, circular datestamp, target, few in red incl. unusual Geometric, cork, London transit, few other interesting such as magenta "Aachen Franco" boxed handstamp, few other better, small flaws throughout, still a worthwhile and desirable group

2,425
350
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1575
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1575, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, part original gum, strong vibrant color, small top left corner nick, otherwise Fine, a rare stamp, 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
1,600
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1576
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1576, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat penstrokes, bright color and well-centered, light vertical crease and repaired at upper right, Very Fine appearance, 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
700
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1577
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1577, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Wonderful warm color, neat strikes of target cancel, far better centering than normally seen

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 5-CENT RED BROWN.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,275.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share this grade.

500
1,600
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1578
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1578, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Deep rich color, choice margins and centering, socked-on-the-nose target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

475
475
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1579
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1579, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Intense shade and impression, bright paper, nicely complemented by magenta quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce with the magenta cancel, we have offered only one other off-cover since keeping computerized records, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

300
650
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1580
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1580, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Fresh color on crisp paper, neat target cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

350
300
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1581
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1581, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Unused (regummed), excellent color and attractively centered, Very Fine

1,000
250
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1582
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1582, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, neat strike of cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate

450
600
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1583
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1583, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Light cork cancel, small corner creases top right and bottom left, small tear bottom

VERY GOOD APPEARANCE. AN AFFORDABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY RARE AND ELUSIVE 1861-66 ISSUE SHADE THAT IS MISSING IN MOST ADVANCED CLASSIC UNITED STATES COLLECTIONS.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate

22,500
2,600
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