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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1284
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1284, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, single hinge mark, brilliant color, Very Fine, this stamp has amazing color, ex Hansen, with 1985 P.F. certificate

550
325
1285
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1285, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Block of four, unused (no gum), rich color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles with gum

2,200
550
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1286
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1286, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, top pair particularly well-centered, bright color, fresh and Very Fine

1,700
0
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1287
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1287, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Bright color with hint of blue of Pigeon Blood Pink shade, neat grid of squares cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Zoellner where offered as a pair of Pigeon Blood Pink, which it was and might still be in theory (the effect of light has diminished shade), with 2009 P.F. certificate as Pink shade

850
1,500
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1288
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1288, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Well centered, blue town datestamp, thins and a sealed tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2011 P.F. certificate

5,000
550
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1289
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1289, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Unused (no gum), rich color, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT IN A REMARKABLY DEEP BUFF SHADE.

Most unused examples of this issue tend to either be off-center and/or faulty to some degree. The stamp offered here is sound, fresh and has extraordinary richness of color.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $14,000.00)

10,500
9,000
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1290
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1290, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 P.F. certificate

725
425
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1291
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1291, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color nicely complemented by blue segmented target cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

300
325
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1292
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1292, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, h.r., bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,000
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1293
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1293, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Intense shade in the true Steel Blue shade, nicely complemented by red grid cancel, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Dr. Morris, with 1985 and 1991 P.F. certificates.

940
1,100
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1294
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1294, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color, bold strike of grid cancel, small thin spot, tiny tear at right, Very Fine appearance

900
120
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1295
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1295, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Original gum, small h.r., vibrant color, Very Fine, a fresh and well-centered original-gum example of this challenging 1861 Issue, with 1978, 1998 and 2006 P.F. certificates

2,600
1,500
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1296
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1296, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Unused (no gum), rich color, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,200
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1297
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1297, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Unused (no gum), choice margins and centering, reperfed at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate not noting reperfing

1,300
850
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1298
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1298, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Exceptionally wide margins and nearly perfectly centered, lovely pastel shade, virtually face-free cork cancel, tiny insignificant corner perf crease top right, otherwise Extremely Fine

600
160
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1299
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1299, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, disturbed original gum, strong vibrant color, fresh and bright

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING.

As 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.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

5,500
3,250
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1300
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1300, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Original gum, attractive warm color, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1862 ISSUE IN THE RED BROWN SHADE.

A Power Search review shows that we have offered very few sound and centered original-gum examples of this issue.

With 1985 and 2003 P.F. certificates.

5,750
4,750
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1301
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1301, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade and crisp impression, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
2,200
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1302
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1302, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Perfectly centered, dark shade, small neat circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

120
160
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1303
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1303, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1866 ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Throughout years of Siegel sales, we have made frequent reference to the rarity of certain 1861-66 Issue stamps in choice original-gum condition. With the exception of the rare 5c and 24c shades, our experience shows that the 15c Lincoln is the most difficult stamp to obtain in sound, choice original-gum condition. It is most often found without gum or with disturbed gum. Examples with full original gum are frequently off-center. The block of six (straight edge at left), ex Caspary, Lilly and Ishikawa, is well-centered with original gum, but our search of numerous other major auction sales produced few other examples apart from the block. Therefore, this stamp could be the rarest face-different design of the 1861-66 series in choice original-gum condition.

Ex McKinney. With 1999 and 2012 P.F. certificate.

4,500
5,750
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1304
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1304, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Unused (no gum), dark shade, proof-like impression, wide margins for this issue, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,100
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1305
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1305, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Intense shade on bright paper, nicely complemented by blue cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.F. certificate

215
225
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1306
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1306, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Unused (no gum), rich color and detailed impression on crisp paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 and 1998 P.F. certificates, the former as a block

950
650
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1307
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1307, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)Burnett's Cooking Extracts, Boston Mass., 5c Red Brown (EP54), Burnett's Cooking Extracts, Boston Mass., 5c Red Brown (EP54)Burnett's Cooking Extracts, Boston Mass., 5c Red Brown (EP54). Stamp is an intense reddish shade, case with large part of original silvering on reverse and tabs, mica with some trivial lamination, Extremely Fine, ex Lilly, Ford and Litle

500
500
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1308
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1308, 1861-66 Issue and Encased Postage (Scott 56-78)Kirkpatrick & Gault, New York N.Y., 12c Black (EP117), Kirkpatrick & Gault, New York N.Y., 12c Black (EP117)Kirkpatrick & Gault, New York N.Y., 12c Black (EP117). Stamp is an intense shade and attractively placed to show centered denomination at bottom, case has dark olive brown color, mica intact but with minor lamination visible in cross-lighting, Extremely Fine, perhaps 10-12 are known -- Joseph Kirkpatrick was a small-time munitions importer and president of the United States Dispatch Company in New York City. He became John Gault's partner in the summer of 1862. According to research by Fred L. Reed III, Gault and Kirkpatrick probably met through a mutual business associate, William V. Barkalow. The Kirkpatrick & Gault encasements solicited "Applications for Advertising on this Currency" and gave the 1 Park Place address. Ex Litle

1,250
1,000
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