Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013

Category — 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
202
 
Sale 1062, Lot 202, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Dark Red Lilac, "Boston Purple" (70 var). Intense shade and impression, beautifully centered, Boston "Paid" in oval cancel (associated with early 1861 shades), Extremely Fine, the rare and distinctive Boston Purple and Rich Red Lilac shades are described in an article by William K. Herzog (Chronicle 124), this stamp is ex Caspary, Moody (where described as "Red Violet"), Klein and Zoellner, with 1988 P.F. certificate as Red Lilac

315
1,400
203
 
Sale 1062, Lot 203, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered, neat strike of segmented cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded.

300
2,100
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204
 
Sale 1062, Lot 204, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of Oroville Cal. double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1989 P.F. certificate

300
400
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205
 
Sale 1062, Lot 205, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70). Choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, beautiful deep rich color, bold blue segmented bars cancel of Chicago, Extremely Fine, very pretty used single, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

325
500
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206
 
Sale 1062, Lot 206, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade and impression nicely complemented by red grid cancel which appears to float on top of the design, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

340
500
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207
 
Sale 1062, Lot 207, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade and proof-like impression, well-struck 11-bar grid cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

300
375
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208
 
Sale 1062, Lot 208, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade and impression, neat strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel and also red transit datestamp at left, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

340
250
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209
 
Sale 1062, Lot 209, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and crisp impression, neat strike of target cancel and red circular datestamp at lower left, superior centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98, offered in our Kirke and Merlin sales) and only five others share this grade. This is the first example in this grade we have offered.

365
3,000
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210
 
Sale 1062, Lot 210, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Wonderful color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. certificate (submitted as a 70a but called a 70, which it clearly is not)

325
350
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211
 
Sale 1062, Lot 211, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Wide margins and beautiful centering with perforations well-clear of the design all around, choice color and impression, bright blue circular datestamp with matching cork cancel to the right, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly exceptional quality 24c 1861

350
375
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212
 
Sale 1062, Lot 212, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Incredibly well-centered with perfs well clear of design all around, excellent color, crossroads cancel and bit of red transit cancel at bottom, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

365
400
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213
 
Sale 1062, Lot 213, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Detailed impression, bright paper, neat strike of target cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1989 P.F. certificate

325
250
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214
 
Sale 1062, Lot 214, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Bright shade, well-struck red Star Within Circle fancy cancel, Very Fine strike, with 1995 P.F. certificate

365
500
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215
 
Sale 1062, Lot 215, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Rich color, well-struck Star Within Circle fancy cancel, trivial toned speck at top, still Very Fine and choice

325
0
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216
 
Sale 1062, Lot 216, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b). The true early Steel Blue color in an unusually intense and proof-like shade, virtually perfect centering, neatly cancelled by Boston "Paid" grid at the bottom of the stamp well clear of Washington's face

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 24-CENT 1861 STEEL BLUE IS RARELY FOUND WITH THE INTENSITY OF THIS IMPRESSION. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

Ex Klein, Renne, Zoellner and Twigg-Smith. With 1989 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

900
2,800
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217
 
Sale 1062, Lot 217, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b). Bright color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, perfectly centered, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

940
3,250
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218
 
Sale 1062, Lot 218, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, balanced margins, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.

With 1985 P.F. certificate

900
750
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219
 
Sale 1062, Lot 219, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b). Intense shade and impression, grid and red circular datestamp cancels, Fine

940
300
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220
 
Sale 1062, Lot 220, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color, bold socked-on-the-nose strike of large Boston "Paid" grid, few small faults, Very Fine appearance, with 1996 P.F. certificate

915
190
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221
 
Sale 1062, Lot 221, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color and detailed impression, neat strike of target cancel, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance

900
170
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222
 
Sale 1062, Lot 222, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Intense shade and impression, bold strike of Cincinnati boxed grid cancel (so-called "Jail Bars") and trace of red transit datestamp at lower left, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 VIOLET ON THIN PAPER.

The 24c 1861 exists in four basic shades of Violet: Dark Violet (August 1861 trial printing, formerly Scott 60); Violet on Thin Paper (August-September 1861 regular issue, Scott 70c -- the shade offered here); Pale Gray Violet (1861 regular issue, Scott 70d) and Blackish Violet (ca. 1863 printing, Scott 78c).

With 1993 P.S.E. and 1998 P.F. certificates

2,290
1,900
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223
 
Sale 1062, Lot 223, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Choice centering, rich color nicely complemented by bold blue grid cancels (probably Cincinnati)

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE TRUE 24-CENT 1861 VIOLET ON THIN PAPER.

The 24c 1861 exists in four basic shades of Violet: Dark Violet (August 1861 trial printing, formerly Scott 60); Violet on Thin Paper (August-September 1861 regular issue, Scott 70c -- the shade offered here); Pale Gray Violet (1861 regular issue, Scott 70d) and Blackish Violet (ca. 1863 printing, Scott 78c).

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,275
1,800
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224
 
Sale 1062, Lot 224, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Unusually dark shade and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, centrally-struck target cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT VIOLET ON THIN PAPER.

The 24c 1861 exists in four basic shades of Violet: Dark Violet (August 1861 trial printing, formerly Scott 60); Violet on Thin Paper (August-September 1861 regular issue, Scott 70c -- the shade offered here); Pale Gray Violet (1861 regular issue, Scott 70d) and Blackish Violet (ca. 1863 printing, Scott 78c).

With 1983 and 1996 P.F. certificates.

2,250
700
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225
 
Sale 1062, Lot 225, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Wonderful margins and centering with perforations clear of design all around, magnificent deep "Cincinnati" shade with appropriate dark blue "Cincinnati O. Dec. 6" double-circle datestamp, slightly nibbed perfs at top, still Very Fine and choice, tremendous eye-appeal

2,275
400
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226
 
Sale 1062, Lot 226, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Perfectly centered with wide margins, intense Violet color and proof-like impression, bold blue "Cincinnati O. Aug. 10" circular datestamp and also part of red foreign transit handstamp at bottom, most recent certificate notes corner perf crease at top right and 1mm tear at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, combined with the blue and red cancellations, the shade of this stamp and its superb overall appearance make this a desirable stamp, with 1985 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

2,315
1,300
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227
 
Sale 1062, Lot 227, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, cancelled by well-struck criss-crossed grids, few shortish perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Extremely Fine, a stamp with nice visual appeal, with 1996 P.F. certificate

2,250
500
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228
 
Sale 1062, Lot 228, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Near perfect centering with unusually wide margins, the delicate early shade on thin crisp paper, razor-sharp strike of large green 6-ring target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTRAORDINARY STAMP THAT COMBINES ONE OF THE RAREST 1861 SHADES WITH A TRUE GREEN CANCEL -- IN SUPERB FLAWLESS CONDITION.

The 24c Pale Gray Violet shade, Scott 70d, comes from an early 1861 printing on thin paper, a characteristic shared by the Violet and Steel Blue stamps. Scott 70d's rarity has been more widely recognized in recent years. This stamp, cancelled by a large 6-ring target in deep green ink, is incalculably rare. While we must always allow for the possibility of another example, it requires great imagination to envision another superbly-centered 24c Pale Gray Violet in sound condition, cancelled in green. This is not an offering likely to duplicated.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

3,350
14,000
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229
 
Sale 1062, Lot 229, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Deep rich color and detailed impression nicely contrasted by red target cancel, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT PALE GRAY VIOLET ON THIN PAPER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL.

Ex "J & J". With 1988 P.F. certificate.

3,040
6,750
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230
 
Sale 1062, Lot 230, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Pale Gray Violet (70d). The elusive early shade on bright paper, choice centering, blue Cincinnati circular datestamp.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT PALE GRAY VIOLET SHADE WITH A BLUE CANCEL.

The 24c Pale Gray Violet shade, Scott 70d, comes from an early 1861 printing on thin paper, a characteristic shared by the Violet and Steel Blue stamps. Scott 70d's rarity has been more widely recognized in recent years -- we have only sold two with original gum since keeping computerized records, and we have sold very few sound used copies in Extremely Fine condition.

Ex Dr. Morris. With 1988 and 1996 P.F. certificates.

302
4,250
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231
 
Sale 1062, Lot 231, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Rich color approaching the Steel Blue shade, well-struck large Boston "Paid" grid

VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT PALE GRAY VIOLET ON THIN PAPER.

The 24c Pale Gray Violet shade, Scott 70d, comes from an early 1861 printing on thin paper, a characteristic shared by the Violet and Steel Blue stamps. Scott 70d's rarity has been more widely recognized in recent years -- we have only sold two with original gum since keeping computerized records, and we have sold very few sound used copies with decent centering.

With 1963 and 2001 P.F. certificates

3,015
4,750
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