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Sale 1067 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 24-28 March, 2014

Category — 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1045°
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Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1045, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Unused (no gum), vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to any unused example of this issue. Scott 71 is notorious for its normally narrow margins, and the stamp offered here is a true condition rarity.

1,000
4,500
1046
ogbl
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1046, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Block of four, original gum, h.r., vivid color and impression, top stamps light horizontal crease is barely noticeable, few trivial toned spots on back

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE.

Probably 15 to 20 unused blocks of four are known. The two blocks from the Zoellner and Whitman collections originally formed a block of eight.

Ex Frelinghuysen

17,500
1,800
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1047
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1047, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vivid color, bold strike of 6-Point Hollow Star with Dot in Center fancy geometric cancel of New York, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, ex Koppersmith, with 1988 and 1992 P.F. certificates

180
500
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1048
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1048, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Two, each with bold strike of star in circle fancy cancel, first from New York (Skinner-Eno GE-C 101), Very Fine, with 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates, second with negative "U" inside the star (Skinner-Eno ST-C 21), small corner crease, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

360
350
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1049
ogbl
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1049, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of 21, original gum, generally h.r. except few lightly hinged, bright shade, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, toned spots affect two stamps at upper left, vertical crease affects fourth row, diagonal crease and perf flaw affects top right stamp

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF 21 OF THE 1863 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE.

Ex Frelinghuysen. Scott Retail as blocks of four, pairs and single

15,575
2,000
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1050
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1050, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Gorgeous centering, intense shade and proof-like impression, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. certificate

65
110
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1051
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1051, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Unusually wide margins for this tightly spaced issue, choice centering, neat blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Haas, with 1986 and 2008 P.F. certificates

80
1,500
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1052
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1052, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Outstanding centering with wide margins, light blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

80
400
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1053
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1053, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)5c Dark Red Brown (75 var), 5c Dark Red Brown (75 var)5c Dark Red Brown (75 var). Intense shade and impression, light strike of blue circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of the Dark Red Brown sub-shade, with 1989 P.F. certificate

505
600
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1054
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1054, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Fiery color on the extreme end of the Red Brown color spectrum, nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal, with 1991 P.F. certificate

505
600
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1055
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1055, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Rich color on bright paper, bold strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 and 1992 P.F. certificates.

475
250
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1056
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1056, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)5c Deep Red Brown (75 var), 5c Deep Red Brown (75 var)5c Deep Red Brown (75 var). Intense shade and impression, neat strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this sub-shade, ex Jennings, with 1991 P.F. certificate, pencil note on back from Ashbrook reads "Brownish Red-a shade not listed. Too Brown for 75, too Red for 76 S.B.A."

535
425
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1057
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1057, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Lovely warm shade, neat strike of blue target and matching circular datestamp, single shortish perf at left, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

505
325
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1058
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1058, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Rejoined horizontal pair, beautifully centered, grid cancels, couple nibbed perfs, Extremely Fine appearance

1,200
400
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1059
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1059, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Rich color beautifully complemented by red crossroads cancel, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

165
1,000
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1060
og
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1060, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Original gum, rich color and detailed impression, fresh and Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

2,750
800
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1061
og
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1061, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Original gum, small h.r., light creases, Fine appearance, scarce in unused condition

2,750
0
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1062
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1062, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Unusually wide margins, rich color nicely complemented by blue target and matching circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 and 1989 P.F. certificates

362
325
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1063
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1063, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color, cancelled by three strikes of red circular datestamp and blue boxed "Aachen Franco" handstamp, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal, with 1989 and 1992 P.F. certificates

475
650
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1064
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1064, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color, bold strike of unusual large grid in circle handstamp, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith, with 1987 and 1992 P.F. certificates

350
150
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1065
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1065, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Dark Lilac (78 var), 24c Dark Lilac (78 var)24c Dark Lilac (78 var). Deep shade and detailed impression, with interpane margin and centerline at left, blue grid cancel and matching circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1990 A.P.S. and 1991 P.F. certificates as Grayish Lilac

437
375
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1066
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1066, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Choice centering with balanced margins, crisp shade, clear strike of red Newark N.J. double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1994 P.F., 2013 P.S.E. and 2013 P.S.A.G. certificates (90 Used)

475
1,800
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1067
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1067, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78b)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Bright shade nicely complemented by red quartered cork cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1988 and 1991 P.F. certificates

475
800
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