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Sale 1074 — A Portion of The Wade Saadi Struck on Stamps Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

Category — 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
725
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 725, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich purplish color and proof-like impression, red Boston British Packet circular datestamp, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1989 P.F. certificate

325
2,700
726
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 726, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color and purplish shade, detailed impression, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Haas, with 1989 and 1991 P.F. certificates

340
900
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727
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 727, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense purplish color on bright paper, beautifully centered, magenta grid cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce with a magenta cancel, with 1990 and 1991 P.F. certificates

340
650
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728
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 728, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade and impression, large "PAID" straightline cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1985 and 1991 P.F. certificates

315
1,700
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729
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 729, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Pretty shade, bright red circle of V's cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal, with 1990 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

340
425
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730
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 730, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade and impression, bold large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1985 and 1991 P.F. certificates as No. 70a

315
200
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731
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 731, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color and proof-like impression, bold large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

315
110
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732
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 732, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Intense shade and impression, perfect socked-on-the-nose strike of 10 tiny wedges in circle cancel, light diagonal creases, Very Fine strike of this very unusual cancel, with 1992 P.F. certificate as No. 70a

E. 300-400
475
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733
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 733, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Light shade with violet hue (similar to No. 70d), bold "PAID" in lozenge cancel with tall and thin letters, few short perfs at bottom, Very Fine appearance

315
375
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734
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 734, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color, perfect strike of Flower Petals in Circle cancel of Alexandria Va., repaired, reperfed at right and bottom, otherwise Very Fine strike of this unusual cancel, with 1992 P.F. certificate

300
450
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735
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 735, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Horizontal pair, radiant color, neat strikes of red "Supplementary Mail" Type A cancels, few perf separations sensibly reinforced (not noted on certificates), Very Fine and choice, with 1970 B.P.A. and 1988 P.F. certificates as No. 70a

E. 750-1,000
850
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736
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 736, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Rich color, bold "Smithville Ms. Jul. 10" circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

325
500
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737
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 737, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Warm shade nicely complemented by blue target cancel, Very Fine and choice, purple backstamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate as No. 70

325
250
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738
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 738, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Bright color and paper, neat San Francisco cogwheel cancel and blue boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith, with 1987 and 1992 P.F. certificates

350
400
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739
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 739, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, neat Shield with Stars and Bars fancy cancel of Sacramento Cal. (Skinner-Eno PS-ST 43), Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate as No. 70

E. 300-400
160
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740
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 740, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Intense shade and impression, bold Masonic Triangle cancel of Bristol R.I. (Skinner-Eno GE-T 4), accompanying certificate notes small stain spot at top left which we fail to detect, we do see a nibbed perf at top right not mentioned on the certificate, still a Very Fine and attractive stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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741
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 741, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Warm shade, cancelled by perfect 5-Point Solid Star in Circle fancy cancel, small corner crease at top left, a Very Fine strike and a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1992 P.F. certificate as No. 78

E. 300-400
160
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742
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 742, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color, gorgeous red 5-Point Star in Circle fancy cancel, tear at top, Very Fine appearance

E. 150-200
100
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743
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 743, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Intense shade and impression, bold strike of "9" in circle handstamp of Chicago, tiny corner crease at bottom left, few short perfs at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine strike of this scarce cancel, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,100
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744
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 744, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Warm shade, criss-cross grid cancel and "561" oval grid cancel of Newport, Monmouthshire, England, tiny corner crease at top left, some overall toning not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, rare cancel, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
180
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745
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 745, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Horizontal pair, brilliant color, beautiful strikes of hollow 5-Point Stars in Two Circles fancy cancel, couple toned perf tips, Very Fine and choice, a very attractive multiple with very unusual cancels, with 1986 and 1991 P.F. certificates, multiples are unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the fancy cancel

E. 750-1,000
550
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746
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 746, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Rejoined horizontal pair, rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, bold strikes of New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star in Circle cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. or P.S.E. certificate as single, Scott Retail as singles

650
225
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747
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 747, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color, tied by "PAID" lozenge on bue piece, stamp also tied by "Glasgow Packet Paid FE 2 1862" four-line datestamp, red "Boston A. Pkt. 3 Jan. 18" integral-rate circular datestamp, piece with vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and pretty piece

915
425
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748
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 748, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color, bold grid cancel, part of red circular datestamp at upper right, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Sheriff, with 1965, 1987 and 1992 P.F. certificates

940
550
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749
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 749, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Bright color, neat "Thomaston Me. Oct. 21, 1861" double-circle datestamp, short perf at upper right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce cancelled solely by the double-circle datestamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

900
450
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750
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 750, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Bright color nicely complemented by red New York British Packet circular datestamp, light horizontal crease, small filled-in thin spots, Very Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate

940
250
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751
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 751, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Bright color clear strike of red "PAID" in circle cancel, small closed tear at bottom and small corner crease at top left, Very Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate

955
225
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752
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 752, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Warm shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel and red boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, sealed tear at lower right, Very Fine appearance, ex Eno, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

940
200
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753
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 753, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Colorful cancels, blue "Baltimore Md. Jan. 14" and red "19" credit handstamp, well-balanced margins, two pinholes at center, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,055
300
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754
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 754, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Horizontal pair, deep shade and proof-like impression, red grid cancels, few perf separations sensibly reinforced

VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE 24-CENT 1861 STEEL BLUE WITH VIVID CONTRASTING RED GRID CANCELLATIONS.

With 1987 and 1992 P.F. certificates

1,880
2,100
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755
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 755, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of 7-bar grid in double-line circle cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT VIOLET ON THIN PAPER HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

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 1991 and 1992 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only four others share it.

2,250
7,000
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756
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 756, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Warm shade nicely complemented by blue 6-bar open grid cancel of Cincinnati

VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 24-CENT VIOLET ON THIN PAPER.

This distinctive Violet shade is the so-called "Cincinnati Violet," and it has the appropriate blue grid cancel used at that post office.

Purple backstamp. With 1985 and 1991 P.F. certificates

2,275
1,100
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757
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 757, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Horizontal pair, intense shade and impression on bright paper, bold strikes of blue "Baltimore Md. Sep. 14" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED PAIR OF THE 1861 24-CENT VIOLET ON THIN PAPER. MULTIPLES OF THIS SHADE ARE VIRTUALLY NON-EXISTENT.

A Power Search review indicates we have never offered a block, strip or another pair since keeping computerized records. Given the superior centering of the pair offered here, we wonder whether this rare intact artifact will survive another month.

With 1987 and 1991 P.F. certificates. Unlisted as a multiple in Scott. Scott Retail as singles

4,550
8,000
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758
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 758, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Vertical pair, deep rich color, tied by blue grid cancels and matching "Cincinnati O. Sep. 30" double-circle datestamp on piece

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE PAIR OF THE 1862 24-CENT VIOLET ON THIN PAPER.

Ex Newbury. With 1987 and 1990 P.F. certificates

4,550
2,300
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759
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 759, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d), 24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Rich color and detailed impression, neat strike of thin-line 9-bar open grid cancel

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

Ex Moody and Koppersmith. With two 1991 P.F. certificates, one on cover (cover accompanies)

3,000
2,400
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760
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 760, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d), 24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Intense color, tied by "Ann Arbor Mich. Jan. 27, 1862" circular datestamp on blue piece, red "Detroit Am. Pkt. 3 Paid Jan. 30" circular datestamp alongside

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

With 1990 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,100
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