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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

Category — 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
639
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 639, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Intense shade and impression, cancelled by perfect strike of red large Circular Grid of Diamonds of New Haven Conn.

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A PHENOMENAL EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE CANCELLED BY THE NEW HAVEN GRID OF DIAMONDS.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
640
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 640, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color, cancelled by perfect strike of "UNION" surrounding 5-Point Hollow Star with "US" at center of Three Rivers, Michigan, the "S" of "US" reversed

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THIS ELABORATE AND RARE PATRIOTIC FANCY CANCELLATION. PATRIOTIC CANCELS ARE ESPECIALLY RARE ON HIGH-DENOMINATION 1860 ISSUE STAMPS, WHICH WERE INFREQUENTLY USED AND DEMONETIZED SOON AFTER THE START OF THE CIVIL WAR.

With 1995 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
6,250
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641
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 641, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vivid color, unusually wide and balanced margins, neat strike of blue 11-bar grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1988 P.F. certificate

455
850
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642
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 642, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vivid color as fresh and the day it was printed, nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, with 1991 P.F. certificate

475
500
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643
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 643, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Choice centering, vibrant color, neat strikes of grid and red "Aachen Franco" boxed datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1980 and 1991 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail with no premium for the boxed datestamp

475
400
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644
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 644, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, well-struck target cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1995 P.F. certificate

425
425
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645
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 645, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Position 52L1, recut at bottom, brilliant color beautifully complemented by blue "Baltimore Md. Feb. 12" circular datestamp, choice centering for this difficult issue, fresh and Very Fine example of this plate variety, with 1989 P.F. certificate

580
425
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646
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 646, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vivid color, neat strike of New York Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid, fresh and Very Fine, this cancel is rare on the 30c 1860 Issue, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
250
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647
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 647, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Radiant color, neat strike of "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 27, 1861" double-circle datestamp, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, very late use as San Francisco demonetized the stamps in October of 1861, ex Koppersmith, with 1987 P.S.E. and 1991 P.F. certificates

425
550
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648
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 648, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Rich color, red "New York Paid City Delivery 1ct Dec. 10" circular datestamp, wide margins at sides, Very Fine and choice, a rare use of the 30c with the red New York City carrier datestamp, with 1993 P.F. certificate

455
250
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649
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 649, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Intense shade, two bold strikes of red "Supplementary Mail" Type A octagonal handstamp, tiny corner crease at top right is barely noticeable, Fine appearance, purple backstamp just shows thru, with 1996 P.F. certificate

550
160
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650
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 650, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Rich color, neat strikes of circular datestamp and full strike of March 4, 1861 French transit datestamp, Fine

E. 400-500
350
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651
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 651, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vivid color, wide margins, cancelled by red grid and red German transit double-circle datestamp, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful stamp, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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652
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 652, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Bright color, bold strike of "PAID" straightline cancel and part of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice

460
225
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653
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 653, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Radiant color, choice centering for this difficult issue, bold strike of large red grid cancel, natural inclusion, short perf at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1989 P.F. certificate

475
225
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654
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 654, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Radiant color, with left straddle-pane margin showing centerline and part of stamp in adjacent pane, wide margins other sides, part of red circular datestamp, black grid cancel, single nibbed perf at right, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Ishikawa

475
500
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655
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 655, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)30c Orange, Cracked Plate (38 var), 30c Orange, Cracked Plate (38 var)30c Orange, Cracked Plate (38 var). Showing significant plate crack in back of Franklin's head, bold strike of large open grid leaves the plate crack clearly visible, Fine, a rare plate variety, Brookman illustrates what he says is a unique plate crack at lower left and questions whether that is a scratch, the stamp offered here with its different crack must have been unknown to him and is far more prominent than the one he was aware of, ex Koppersmith, with 1988 P.F. certificate, the variety is listed but unpriced in Scott and this stamp may well be unique

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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656
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 656, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, neat strike of blue circular datestamp (probably Baltimore Md.)

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE, WITH GORGEOUS CENTERING AND A BLUE CIRCULARE DATESTAMP CANCEL.

The 90c stamp was issued in 1860, along with the 24c and 30c values, all of which were needed to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. The basic 24c and 30c rates to England, France and Germany created a volume of mail franked with those values. However, the 90c saw much more limited use, partly due to the rates in effect, but more because of the American Civil War. When supplies of current postage stamps were declared invalid in the South and ultimately demonetized by the Federal government, the 90c had been in use for only one year. For this reason, genuinely cancelled copies are scarce, and covers bearing the 90c are extremely rare.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

11,400
6,000
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657
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 657, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Rich color on bright paper, neat strike of "New York May 21" Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE WITH THE NEW YORK OCEAN MAIL CANCELLATION.

The 90c stamp was issued in 1860, along with the 24c and 30c values, all of which were needed to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. The basic 24c and 30c rates to England, France and Germany created a volume of mail franked with those values. However, the 90c saw much more limited use, partly due to the rates in effect, but more because of the American Civil War. When supplies of current postage stamps were declared invalid in the South and ultimately demonetized by the Federal government, the 90c had been in use for only one year. For this reason, genuinely cancelled copies are scarce, and covers bearing the 90c are extremely rare.

Approximately 180 used examples have been certified by The Philatelic Foundation, of which one-quarter are sound. The example offered here, with the New York Ocean Mail cancel, is extremely desirable.

With 1951 and 1989 P.F. certificates.

11,000
2,700
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658
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 658, 30c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 38-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Deep rich color, neat strike of grid of small rectangles cancel, tiny tear at top, small thin spot at top right, light toning at bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE WITH WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY A FANCY CANCELLATION.

Most used examples of the 90c 1860 Issue have either a circular datestamp, standard killer or pen cancel. The stamp offered here, with an unusual cancel consisting of a grid of small rectangles, is an extremely unusual example of a non-standard killer cancel on the 90c 1860.

With 1973 and 1993 P.F. certificates.

11,000
2,000
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