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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3456
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3456, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, well-centered, rich color with hint of oxidation, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

550
325
3457
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3457, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, rich color which is slightly oxidized, light vertical crease at left, Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate

550
120
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3458
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3458, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, h.r., clear margins all around, hint of oxidation, Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

550
130
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3459
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3459, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, deep rich color with hint of oxidation, margins to touched at top, Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

550
140
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3460
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3460, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Deep Pink, First Design (56 var), 3c Deep Pink, First Design (56 var)3c Deep Pink, First Design (56 var). Original gum, barely hinged, wide margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine example of this trial color

475
650
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3461
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3461, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Deep Pink, First Design (56 var), 3c Deep Pink, First Design (56 var)3c Deep Pink, First Design (56 var). Original gum, pretty shade, fresh and Fine example of this trial color, with 2007 P.F. certificate

475
300
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3462
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3462, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Bright Orange Red, First Design (56 var), 3c Bright Orange Red, First Design (56 var)3c Bright Orange Red, First Design (56 var). Original gum, bright color, pulled corner perfs, still Fine example of this scarce trial color, with 2007 P.F. certificate

475
170
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3463
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3463, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Original gum, minor h.r., beautiful color and impression, Very Fine and choice

300
140
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3464
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3464, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Original gum, nicely centered, lovely color, tiny corner perf crease, otherwise Very Fine, with clean 1999 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate that mentions perf crease

300
200
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3465
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3465, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Disturbed part original gum, tiny and small tears at top and reperfed at right, Fine appearance, rare in original-gum condition and desirable even with small faults

14,000
950
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3466
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3466, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Excellent color, neat grid cancel, Fine and attractive, with 1964 P.F. certificate

850
300
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3467
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3467, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Mint N.H, 3c Rose (65). Mint N.H3c Rose (65). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

125
350
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3468
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3468, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by full detailed strike of Eagle & Shield fancy cancel with "Corry Pa. Oct. 5" circular datestamp to the left on piece, Very Fine, this early Corry Eagle & Shield is much scarcer that the later versions, this is one of the finest genuine strikes extant (we emphasize "genuine", because this cancel was faked by John A. Fox)

E. 400-500
650
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3469
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3469, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two singles originally cancelled together by two strikes of Waterbury Conn. 3-Leaf fancy cancel (S-E PP-L45), perforation faults, scarce cancel, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
170
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3470
 
3c Rose (65). Several hundred used stamps and few covers on stock pages, fantastic range of cancels incl. page with blue cancels, nice range of grids, segmented corks with some very unusual, entire page of Stars, Geometrics, "Paid" and "Paid 3", nice range of shades, some faults to be expected, most appear Fine-Very Fine, an excellent lot for the specialist

E. 300-400
750
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3471
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3471, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake, Imperforate (66a). Mint N.H, 3c Lake, Imperforate (66a). Mint N.H3c Lake, Imperforate (66a). Mint N.H., large even margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem pair, with 2008 Weiss certificate, Scott Retail for hinged

1,850
1,800
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3472
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3472, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Uncharacteristically well-centered, rich color, target cancels, short perf at right, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,000
650
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3473
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3473, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, bold strike of red grid cancel, two small pinholes at lower left, Fine appearance, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,060
0
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3474
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3474, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Pretty shade in the true Brown Yellow sub-shade, nicely complemented by red grid cancel, tiny corner crease at upper right, Very Fine appearance, purple backstamps, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

1,310
300
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3475
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3475, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Attractive margins and centering, wonderful deep color with a neat circular datestamp, Very Fine

1,250
950
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3476
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3476, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Superbly centered with perfs well clear of design all around, intense shade with strong purplish hue, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00), we would have graded this 95, and we are confident collectors will bid on it as if it were a 95 (for reference the SMQ would be $4,900.00 as a used 95)

315
1,100
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3477
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3477, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Wide margins and almost perfectly centered, marvelous color complemented by a pretty blue segmented cork cancel (probably Chicago), Extremely Fine

325
650
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3478
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3478, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, face-free large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

275
475
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3479
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3479, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Balanced margins and beautifully centered, light town cancel, strong color, Extremely Fine, with 2013 .P.S.E. certificate

300
400
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3480
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3480, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Virtually full original gum, crisp shade and sharp impression, light gum creases and tiny eroded pin-point spot top left, some minor discoloration around the hardly visible hole

A FRESH AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.

Despite this stamp's small unobtrusive flaws, it should draw considerable attention, inasmuch as original-gum examples of the 24c 1861 Steel Blue are exceedingly rare.

16,500
1,200
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3481
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3481, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color in the true Steel Blue shade, neat strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 STEEL BLUE WITH CLEAR STRIKE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO COGWHEEL CANCEL.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,400.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95)

900
3,750
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3482°
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3482, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Intense color and proof-like impression, unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine, an attractive stamp, with 1985 and 2009 P.F. certificates

2,250
1,300
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3483
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3483, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Attractively centered, great depth of color in the "Cincinnati Violet" shade with appropriate blue grid cancel and circular datestamp applied at Cincinnati, few minor perf flaws, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

2,275
850
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3484
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3484, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

180
900
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3485
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3485, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Horizontal strip of three, brilliant color, bold circle of wedges cancels, right stamp few shorter perfs at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty strip, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

580
800
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3486°
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3486, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with enormous margins on all sides, unobtrusive target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT BLUE WITH EXCEPTIONALLY WIDE MARGINS. THIS IS THE ONLY 90-CENT 1861 GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

Ex Hinrichs and Dauer. 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $14,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to this Scott number in any category (OG, used etc.) and it is the only example to achieve this grade.

600
12,500
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3487
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3487, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Deep rich color on bright paper, outstanding centering, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine, Brookman notes (in something resembling English) "I consider the used Red Brown to be more scarce than Buff but the Buff is more scarce unused", with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), only four have graded higher (all at 95)

475
950
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3488
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3488, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Remarkably wide margins, rich color cancelled by perfect bold strike of Geometric "Cogwheel" fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, spectacular, Scott Retail as ordinary used stamp

350
1,800
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