Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013
Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-69)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 10-CENT FIRST DESIGN, SCOTT 62B.
With 1981 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE ON VERTICALLY LAID PAPER. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.
Don Evans notes in his 1c book (p. 37) that this is known to have been printed on both horizontally and vertically laid paper. He notes that examples are somewhat difficult to identify by casual observation. He also notes that horizontally laid paper seems to be scarcer than vertically laid (he was aware of only two horizontal), but our experience and an examination of the records of the Philatelic Foundation indicate that both are equally scarce. They are also usually seen with faults.
With 1988 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE PIGEON BLOOD PINK, WHICH IS THE RAREST OF THE 3-CENT 1861 SHADES.
Ex Lyons. With 1997 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS AND DISTINCTIVE HOCKANUM FOX FANCY CANCEL. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST STRIKES WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
A history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded as a PDF file at http://web.me.com/ctpostroad1/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/Dudley%27s%20Fox%20Story%20Dec%202010%20LR.pdf The
TheRunning Fox cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve an intricate fancy cancel.
With 2011 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF SHADE.
Ex Rose. With 1998 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW SHADE WITH A BEAUTIFUL RED CANCELLATION.
Ex Hansen. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates as Buff (XF 90; SMQ $3,000.00)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT IN THE DISTINCTIVE OLIVE YELLOW SHADE. THIS IS THE SCARCEST SHADE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE, AND IT IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
We have offered approximately a dozen unduplicated examples of the Olive Yellow shade in any condition since keeping computerized records. Of these two were unused. It is difficult to find in sound and centered condition.
With 1988 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Although the 12c 1861 plate provided ample space between the subjects, the 12-gauge perforation holes use up much of that space, and the lines of perforations were rarely applied in a way that created four balanced margins around the design. This stamp is a one-in-a-million example of perforating outside the normal boundary line on all four sides.
With 1989 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,750.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it; the others were offered in our recent Merlin and Kirke sales
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- A GORGEOUS STAMP.
With 1983 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three have graded higher.