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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 and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
879
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 879, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Brilliant color, Jumbo margins, neat strike of Bat fancy cancel of Hingham Mass. (Skinner-Eno PA-BT 1), trace of red circular datestamp at left, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
2,800
880
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 880, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Horizontal pair, brilliant color, each with perfect strike of Bat fancy cancel of Hingham Mass. (Skinner-Eno PA-BT 1), Very Fine and choice, a gorgeous pair, with 1987 and 1992 P.F. certificates, the former as Scott 70a

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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881
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 881, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color nicely complemented by Blue Bird fancy cancel of Rockford Ill. (Skinner-Eno PA-B 18), Very Fine and choice, we have offered only a half-dozen unduplicated examples of this cancel since keeping computerized records but always on 3c stamps, this use on a 24c stamp is a phenomenal rarity, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,700
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882
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 882, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Wide margins, rich color, cancelled by perfect strike of Horse Head fancy cancel of New York City (Skinner-Eno PA-H 13), small diagonal crease at bottom right of little consequence

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE HORSE HEAD FANCY CANCELLATION OF NEW YORK CITY.

The Horse Head and Union Soldier's Head cancellations are two of the more famous fancy cancellations to be used in New York City.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
5,500
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883
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 883, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Perfect strike of Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel of New York City (Skinner-Eno PH-F 73), Extremely Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, ex Koppersmith, with 1988 and 1992 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
3,500
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884
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 884, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Dark Lilac (78 var), 24c Dark Lilac (78 var)24c Dark Lilac (78 var). Deep rich color in this distinct subshade, perfect strike of Star and Rays fancy cancel of Westborough Mass. (Skinner-Eno ST E 18a), Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,300
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885
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 885, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color and proof-like impression, bold Skull fancy cancel of Cambridge Mass. (Skinner-Eno PH-M 32), trace of red cancel at upper right, Very Fine strike, extremely rare pictorial fancy cancel on the 24c 1861-63 Issue

E. 500-750
375
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886
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 886, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Pretty shade, bold large "L" letter fancy cancel of Lockport N.Y., Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
600
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887
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 887, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Warm shade, clear strike of hollow 5-Point Star fancy cancel, additional red cancel at lower right, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
475
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888
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 888, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Bright shade, perfect strike of "Paid" Shield with Stars and Stripes fancy cancel of Dedham Mass. (Skinner-Eno PM-PE 4), trace of red cancel at lower left, small corner crease at bottom left, small repairs at right, still an Extremely Fine strike of this attractive fancy cancel and very rare on a high-value stamp, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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889
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 889, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Radiant color beautifully complemented by red "PAID" in lozenge cancel, Very Fine strike, a pretty stamp, with 1977 P.F. certificate

465
800
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890
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 890, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Rich color, large "PAID" straightline cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith, with 1988 and 1991 P.F. certificates as No. 78

440
350
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891
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 891, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Brilliant color, two clear strikes of red New York American Packet circular datestamp, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Jennings, with 1991 P.F. certificate

375
475
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892
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 892, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Bright color, clear "PAID" in lozenge cancel with small letters, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, ex Keightley, with 1991 P.F. certificate

365
1,600
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893
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 893, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Well-balanced margins, bright shade, neat strike of green 11-bar grid cancel with part of matching circular datestamp at left, true vivid green ink (not a bluish green), accompanying certificate comments on imaginary "lightened staining" which is simply not the case, tiny corner perf crease at top right not mentioned on certificate, inconsequential considering the rarity of this high-value 1861 Issue with a green cancel

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE HIGH-VALUE 1861 ISSUE STAMP WITH A TRUE GREEN CANCELLATION.

This is the only example of this shade we have offered with a green cancel since keeping computerized records.

Ex Ishikawa. With 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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894
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 894, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color, clear strike of dark green 5-ring target cancel, a true green ink (not bluish green), small corner creases at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861-63 ISSUE WITH GREEN CANCELLATION.

We have offered only one other (in 1997) since keeping computerized records, and only two in the entire Scott 78 shade family (Lilac, Dark Lilac, Grayish Lilac, Gray or Blackish Violet) are contained in our computerized records.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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895
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 895, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color, choice centering, large 3-bar segmented grid and red circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

375
225
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896
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 896, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Radiant color nicely complemented by blue propeller-style cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith, with 1988 and 1992 P.F. certificates

362
250
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897
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 897, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Bright shade, socked-on-the-nose magenta circle of V's cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

440
700
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898
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 898, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Intense shade and impression nicely complemented by blue Shield in Circle fancy cancel of Chicago (Skinner-Eno PS-FC 12), Very Fine strike, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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899
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 899, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Bold strike of blue Shield fancy cancel of Memphis Tenn. (Skinner-Eno PS-FC 20), stamp with faults, still a Very Fine strike and very scarce on a high-value 1861 issue

E. 300-400
140
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900
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 900, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Bright color, blue 6-Point Negative Star fancy cancel of Louisville Ky. nicely frames Washington's face, tiny corner crease, Very Fine appearance, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,900
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901
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 901, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color, bold Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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902
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 902, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Radiant color, bold strike of unusual large 4-bar grid in circle cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate

450
160
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903
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 903, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color, cancelled solely by red "24" credit handstamp, couple creased perf tips at top, some slight overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, attractive with the 24c stamp cancelled solely by the "24" cancel

E. 200-300
120
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904
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 904, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Jumbo margins, bright color, bold strike of quartered cork with negative ornaments (Skinner-Eno GE-M 15), also part of red circular datestamp at left, light vertical crease at right, Extremely Fine appearance, a very unusual cancel, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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905
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 905, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Dark Lilac (78 var), 24c Dark Lilac (78 var)24c Dark Lilac (78 var). Intense shade and impression, bold blue target cancel, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice example of this subshade, small purple backstamp, with 1974 and 1992 P.F. certificates

412
325
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906
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 906, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Dark Lilac (78 var), 24c Dark Lilac (78 var)24c Dark Lilac (78 var). Deep shade, neat blue target cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this subshade, with 1981 and 1992 P.F. certificates

412
850
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907
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 907, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, neat target cancels and also part of red circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty pair, with 1986 and 1990 P.F. certificates, unlisted in Scott as a multiple, Scott Retail as singles

950
400
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908
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 908, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Horizontal pair, pretty shade, unusual 8-bar triangular grid cancel, few short perfs at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

750
250
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909
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 909, 24c Lilac and Blackish Violet Shades, 1863 Issue (Scott 78-78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c), 24c Blackish Violet (78c)24c Blackish Violet (78c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, neat 7-bar grid cancel, three tiny tears at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT SHADES OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN IN ANY CONDITION.

Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 44 used examples of this issue, of which only 37 have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on covers, plus three unused, for a total of 56 potential examples. Several need to be reexamined to confirm the shade.

Census No. 78c-CAN-12. With 1988 and 2014 P.F. certificates

22,500
4,500
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