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Sale 1082 — The William Fekete Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 21-22 October, 2014

Category — 1851-60 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
337
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 337, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Unused (no gum), recut once at top and bottom, large margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at bottom and sheet margin at right, rich color, fresh and Very Fine

275
275
338
ng
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 338, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Unused (no gum), large to clear margins three sides, barely touched at top and with portion of adjoining stamp at left, warm color on fresh paper

FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE IN SOUND UNUSED CONDITION.

With 1981 P.F. certificate.

11,000
1,300
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339
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 339, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Appears unused but we detect a small trace of a cancel in Jefferson's hair, rich color, tiny thin at top and tiny nick in margin at left, appears Very Fine, with 1987 Pinchot certificate stating unused

700
650
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340
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 340, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full margins to just clear, neat strike of "Paid" in circle handstamp, Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

700
325
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341
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 341, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Three large to ample margins with trace of adjoining stamp at left, just touched at top, rich color, town cancel, faint pressed vertical crease, appears Fine

700
250
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342
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 342, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Ample margins to just in at right, deep rich color, tied by large Boston "Paid" grid cancel on Aug. 23, 1859 docketed folded cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, ship directive "Arabia", "5" due handstamp, Halifax receiving backstamp, file folds clear of stamp with slight bleaching, Very Fine cover from the Hare correspondence and a scarce use to Halifax, only approximately 25 No. 12 covers are recorded to Nova Scotia, this is also a very late use of the 5c 1856 Issue, ex Knapp

E. 750-1,000
600
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343
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 343, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to just touched, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 12c Black (36), all three stamps slightly overlapping and tied by magenta grids, bold black "Hartford Ct. Mar. 26, 1859" circular datestamp on large part of 1859 printed "Election Returns, 1859" cover to Bethlem Conn., somewhat reduced at left, piece out at bottom right of cover and some other edge wear

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND LATE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 IMPERFORATE STAMP.

Our extensive census records of the the 5c 1856 Issue contain more than 350 covers. Of these, ten originate in the state of Connecticut. A total of four of these ten were used on election returns in 1859, each in combination with the perforated issue. One of these has not been offered since 1976.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
750
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344
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 344, 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Unused (no gum), fresh color on bright paper, large margins, accompanying certificate notes a faint surface scrape at left which is not evident to us, there is a tiny scissors-cut at top left which is not noted, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,800
950
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345
ogbl
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 345, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Horizontal block of six, original gum, right four stamps not hinged but with tiny gum disturbances, bright color, fresh and Very Fine block, Scott Retail as block of four and two singles

1,100
650
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346
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 346, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Wide margins at sides with natural s.e. at right, small tear at top, perfect strike of unusual Circle of Clothes Pins fancy cancel, Fine appearance and a rare cancel on this stamp

E. 100-150
130
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347
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 347, 1851-60 Issues5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color, wide margins for this stamp, perfectly struck "Paid" cancel, small tear at top, Extremely Fine appearance

1,700
250
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348
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 348, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Bright shade, light New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, scissors separated at top leaving intact perfs and part of adjoining stamp, small diagonal crease at lower right, small backstamps do not show thru, appears Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,200
400
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349
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 349, 1851-60 Issues5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Vivid color, New York circular datestamp cancel, reperfed at bottom and corner crease at top left, Fine appearance, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate mentioning only the crease

3,500
850
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350
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 350, 1851-60 Issues5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Vertical pair and single, vivid color, single with s.e. at right, tied by three strikes of "New Orleans La. May 2" circular datestamp on 1859 folded tissue paper cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 May 11" credit datestamp, French transit and receiving backstamp, docketed inside, Very Fine, a pretty cover, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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351
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 351, 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Vertical strip of three, scissors separated leaving intact perfs at left, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Mar. 31, 1858" circular datestamp on buff cover to Department of Creuse, France, faint red "New York Paid 6 Apr. 10" credit datestamp, French transit and receiving backstamps, soiling and envelope slightly acidified but stamps appear largely unaffected, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as off-cover strip of three $4,500.00

E. 500-750
450
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352
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 352, 1851-60 Issues5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Disturbed original gum and adherence, rich color, well-centered with nice margins for this tightly-spaced issue

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN.

With 1976 and 1989 P.F. certificates, the latter as "previously hinged"

5,500
3,000
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353
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 353, 1851-60 Issues5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Horizontal strip of three, scissors separated with intact perfs at top, bottom perfs partly trimmed, rich color, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Jul. 5, 1860" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Gironde, France, clear red "New York Paid 12 Jul. 10" credit datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, indentations in center and left stamps from additional cancel, some minor wear on back, Very Fine cover, Scott Retail as strip of three off cover $1,300.00

E. 400-500
350
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354
ogbl
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 354, 1851-60 Issues5c Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Brown, Ty. II (30). Block of four, original gum, h.r., at top and bottom, deep rich color, perfs clear of designs all around, a few minor perf separations along edges

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1860 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST CONDITION BLOCKS WE HAVE OFFERED.

The 5c Brown Type II is rarer in unused condition, including in multiples, than the Orange Brown. Unlike the 1861 Orange Brown, the earlier printing in Brown was not left in Southern post offices when the issue was demonetized in August 1861. The largest recorded multiple is the block of 20 offered in our Frelinghuysen sale, followed by a block of nine with plate number and imprint at left, one horizontal block of six (creased thru bottom three stamps) and probably fewer than ten blocks of four. Photos of most of the known blocks can be located on our website using Power Search, which will provide visual confirmation of the generally poor centering and condition of most surviving multiples.

Ex Worthington

25,000
2,600
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355
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 355, 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Wide margins and well-centered, neat red cancel, Very Fine and choice

1,250
1,200
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356
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 356, 1851-60 Issues12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Left interpane margin with centerline, nicely balanced margins other sides, neat large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, a stunning stamp

350
325
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357
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 357, 1851-60 Issues12c Black, Plate 3, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (36BP4d), 12c Black, Plate 3, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (36BP4d)12c Black, Plate 3, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (36BP4d). Ample to large margins on crisp paper, classic Plate 3 impression, Very Fine, scarce unpriced variety, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
275
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358
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 358, 1851-60 Issues24c Gray Lilac, 30c Orange, 90c Blue, Imperforate (37c, 38a, 39a), 24c Gray Lilac, 30c Orange, 90c Blue, Imperforate (37c, 38a, 39a)24c Gray Lilac, 30c Orange, 90c Blue, Imperforate (37c, 38a, 39a). Complete set, ample margins to clear, without gum as issued, rich colors, 24c and 90c tiny think spots, 30c pressed horizontal crease

FINE-VERY APPEARANCE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1860 IMPERFORATE ISSUE. THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ALL THREE VALUES OF THIS IMPERFORATE VARIETY AT ONCE.

According to Brookman, the 24c, 30c and 90c 1860 Imperforates come from a trial printing of the finished designs submitted to the Postmaster General for final opinion. The designs and colors match the regular issues (unlike essays and trial color proofs). For many years these were listed in the front of Scott Catalogue. Only one pair of the 90c is known, which we sold in our 1994 Rarities sale.

With 1989, 1988 and 1988 P.F. certificates respectively

7,500
1,200
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359
ng
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 359, 1851-60 Issues90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), rich color, tiny tear at top, appears Fine

1,100
375
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360
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 360, 1851-60 Issues1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40), 1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40)1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40). Without gum as issued, bright color, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

575
450
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361
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 361, 1851-60 Issues3c Scarlet, Reprint (41), 3c Scarlet, Reprint (41)3c Scarlet, Reprint (41). Without gum as issued, vivid color, scissors-separation causes two shortish perfs at bottom left, Fine, only 479 sold, with 1986 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,200
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362
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 362, 1851-60 Issues5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42), 5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42)5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42). Without gum as issued, radiant color on bright paper, Very Fine, only 878 sold, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,200
2,000
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363
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 363, 1851-60 Issues5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42), 5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42)5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42). Without gum as issued, pulled perf at right, otherwise Fine, only 878 sold

1,200
350
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364
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 364, 1851-60 Issues10c Blue Green, Reprint (43), 10c Blue Green, Reprint (43)10c Blue Green, Reprint (43). Without gum as issued, perfs in at top, rich color, about Fine, only 516 sold, with 1981 P.F. certificate

2,500
750
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365
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 365, 1851-60 Issues12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44), 12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44). Without gum as issued, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine for this difficult issue, 1988 P.F. certificate states "toned" but this was caused by privately applied gum which has since been removed, only the faintest trace of toning remains in the left margin

2,750
1,000
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366
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 366, 1851-60 Issues24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45), 24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45)24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45). Without gum as issued, fresh color and paper, Fine, only 479 sold

3,000
1,600
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367
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 367, 1851-60 Issues30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46), 30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46)30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46). Without gum as issued, vivid color, slightly blunted perfs at top from scissors-separation, still Fine, only 480 sold, with 1986 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,000
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368
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 368, 1851-60 Issues90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47), 90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47)90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47). Without gum as issued, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, only 454 sold, with 1972 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,900
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