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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1234
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1234, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Remarkably well-centered with perforations clear of design on all sides, bright Brick Red color, part of bold circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,650
1,100
1235
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1235, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Attractive centering, brilliant color, cancelled at bottom by part of town circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful used example with a face-free cancel, ex Grunin, with 1977 and 2012 P.F. certificates

1,650
1,400
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1236
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1236, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Radiant color in the true Brick Red shade, neat strike of 1859 New Orleans circular datestamp, better centering than normally seen with perforations virtually clear of outer projections on all sides, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

1,700
850
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1237
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1237, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Rich color, face-free town datestamp and red transit handstamp at top right, Very Fine, with 1984 PF certificate

1,650
750
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1238
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1238, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Distinctive 1856 shade, outstanding centering with balanced margins well clear of the outer projections all around, town datestamp and trace of red cancel at left

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only six have graded higher.

1,200
2,000
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1239°
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1239, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Original gum, h.r., intense 1858 shade and detailed impression, in our opinion 5c Type I stamps in this shade are the Bright Red Brown (Scott 28b), small thin at bottom right corner

FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN IS AN EXTREMELY RARE STAMP WITH ORIGINAL GUM. THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD SINGLE WITH ORIGINAL GUM WE HAVE OFFERED IN MORE THAN FOURTEEN YEARS OF AUCTIONS. ONE OF THE GREATEST UNHERALDED ORIGINAL-GUM RARITIES OF CLASSIC UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

The perforated 5c “1856” Red Brown (Scott 28) stamps were made from the stock of imperforate stamps on hand in 1857 when perforations were introduced (an example is offered in the previous lot). The 1858 printing, the first after perforations were introduced, was in the Bright Red Brown and Indian Red shades. The perforated 5c Type I stamps in any shade of Red Brown are very rare in unused or original-gum condition. In the past thirteen years we have offered over 200,000 auction lots of primarily U.S. stamps. During that time, we have sold only two other Scott 28 singles with original gum and the block of four in the Whitman sale. In our opinion, the Scott Catalogue value for Scott 28 with original gum is too low. The number of original-gum Scott 28 singles falls somewhere between the numbers for the Brick Red (Scott 27) and the Indian Red (Scott 28A), which catalogue $80,000.00 and $175,000.00, respectively.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate.

60,000
13,000
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1240
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1240, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Deep rich color in the 1858 shade (in our opinion, Bright Red Brown), unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983, 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,150.00)

1,200
950
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1241
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1241, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). True Indian Red shade, crisp impression, natural s.e. at right, small corner crease at top right mentioned on most recent certificate, Very Fine, with 1975, 1984 and 2012 P.F. certificates, the first as strip of three

3,500
950
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1242
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1242, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and crisp impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN.

With 1997 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

5,500
4,750
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1243
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1243, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, h.r., radiant color, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,250
900
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1244
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1244, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, intense shade, wide margins, single pulled perf at bottom mentioned on most recent certificate, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 and 2012 P.F. certificates

1,250
0
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1245
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1245, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Unused (no gum), rich color, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

500
250
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1246
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1246, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN 1860 SHADE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,100.00)

2,200
1,800
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1247
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1247, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color, detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN 1860 SHADE.

With 1984 and 2003 P.F. certificates.

2,200
0
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1248
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1248, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Dark shade nicely complemented by red circular datestamp, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

295
450
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1249
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1249, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Bright shade, wide and balanced margins and clearly showing the type characteristics, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.

Type I stamps are only found on the 20 stamps that comprise the bottom row of the plate. Due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in aligning the perforating machine, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design. This is a serious drawback, because Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The stamp offered here, which is very well-centered and clearly shows the type characteristics, is a true condition rarity.

With 1987 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

1,250
9,500
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1250
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1250, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Beautifully centered with wide bottom margin showing the complete shells which are the defining design characteristics of this 10c type, rich color, large "Paid" grid cancel and bit of red cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,250
900
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1251
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1251, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal pair, bright color and paper, neat strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED PAIR OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I PERFORATED ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90)

2,700
3,500
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1252
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1252, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II.

Ex Hillmer. With 1985 and 2001 P.F. certificates. This is the first example with original gum we have offered since our 2009 Whitman sale.

6,000
2,500
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1253
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1253, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Original gum, bright color, nicely centered, thin spot at top from hinge removal, Very Fine appearance, a scarce stamp with original gum

6,000
850
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1254
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1254, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Unused (no gum), perfectly centered, gorgeous rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, the perfect stamp for the collector who cares more about centering and condition than gum, with 2009 P.F. certificate

2,150
1,900
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1255
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1255, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 54L1, recut at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, bold strike of Portland Me. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine (despite inexplicable VF 80 grade), with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $2,250.00)

2,600
1,800
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1256
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1256, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

225
425
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1257
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1257, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Block of four and strip of three, block original gum, h.r., blunted perfs at top, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, strip large part original gum, h.r., Fine

1,850
475
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