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Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
94
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 94, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)1c Blue, Ty. III/Ia (21/19), 1c Blue, Ty. III/Ia (21/19)1c Blue, Ty. III/Ia (21/19). Positions 81/91L4, vertical pair with bottom sheet selvage, unused (no gum), top stamp has clear breaks at both top and bottom, type characteristics of the Type Ia stamp fully visible in selvage, deep rich color, few perf separations expertly reinforced

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE UNUSED VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED, WITH THE TOP STAMP TYPE III AND THE BOTTOM STAMP TYPE Ia.

Type Ia, imperforate and perforated, only comes from 18 positions in the bottom rows of the right and left panes of Plate 4.

In Neinken's layout of Plate 4 (p. 263), Positions 81-82L are identified as Type IIIa's with Position 82L4 being a "swing position" that became Type III after the plate wore. So-called swing positions began as Type IIIa with the outer line at bottom complete, but as the plate was used, the bottom line wore and a portion disappeared, thus becoming Type III. Therefore, this pair, a late impression including one swing position -- 81L4 -- is correctly identified as a Type III/Ia combination.

With 1977 P.F. certificate signed by Neinken. Scott Retail as pair with gum $65,000.00. Scott Retail as no gum singles does not adequately convey its rarity, especially with the intact bottom selvage.

27,000
7,500
95
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 95, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief with bottom sheet selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, attractively centered, beautiful color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, with 1973 P.F. certificate

2,100
850
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96
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 96, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, A Relief in top row, original gum, lightly hinged, precisely centered with beautiful color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE 12.

With 1976 P.F. certificate

1,100
2,100
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97
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 97, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 46L4, rich color, distinct natural pre-printing paperfold, neat strikes of circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

2,250
500
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98
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 98, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Position 60R4, showing wide break at top, deep rich color, neat strike of 1858 circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2014 P.F. certificate

500
425
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99
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 99, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, deep rich color on bright paper, nicely complemented by blue circular datestamps, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1994 P.F. certificate

920
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100
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 100, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as Mint N.H.)

65
250
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101
ogbl
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 101, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Left selvage block of four, top left stamp Mint N.H., radiant color, unusually choice centering, few perf separations at bottom causing light gum soak, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as block with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamp

450
400
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102
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 102, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Choice centering, rich color, perfect strike of ornamental "Paid 3" in oval handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem

E. 300-400
300
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103
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 103, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Beautifully centered with perfs clear of design on all sides, vivid shade, lightly struck New Orleans circular datestamp, bright and fresh, natural coal speck inclusion visible only on back

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED.

The 5c Brick Red stamps are usually cancelled at New Orleans and have scissors-trimmed perforations. This stamp is remarkably well-centered and lightly cancelled, and it has intact perforations without any trimming.

1,650
1,700
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104
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 104, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Intense color on bright paper, neat strike of circular datestamp

VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE.

With 1989 and 2014 P.F. certificates

2,500
950
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105
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 105, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Wonderful intense shade and impression, well-centered with perforations clear of design all around, town cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED.

Ex Emerson

3,500
2,100
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106
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 106, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). True Indian Red color, well-balanced margins, face-free cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, few small corner or corner perf creases, short perf at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

3,500
900
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107
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 107, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Choice centering with balanced margins, bright shade, tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 3, 1859" double-circle datestamp on small blue piece, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

400
130
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108
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 108, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Bright shade, crisp impression, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2013 PSAG certificate (VF 80)

400
350
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109
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 109, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Vertical pair, rich color, face-free circular datestamps, Fine-Very Fine

850
130
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110
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 110, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, h.r., perfectly centered with perfs well clear of design at top and bottom, wonderful warm color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ORANGE BROWN SHADE.

From an old-time collection and offered to the market for the first time in half a century

1,250
4,500
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111
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 111, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Unused (no gum), nicely centered with deep rich color, some tiny perf flaws, otherwise Very Fine, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate

2,150
650
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112
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 112, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Pale Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Pale Green, Ty. II (32)10c Pale Green, Ty. II (32). Horizontal pair, unusual pale shade, choice centering, neat grid cancels, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 1990 and 1991 P.F. certificates, Scott Catalogue does not list a pale shade, which is specified as such on the certificate

425
180
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113
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 113, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Green, Ty. II/III (32/33), 10c Green, Ty. II/III (32/33)10c Green, Ty. II/III (32/33). Vertical pair, top stamp Type III, bottom stamp Type II, deep rich color, neat strikes of New Orleans circular datestamps, Very Fine and choice combination pair, with 1991 and 2014 P.F. certificates, the former as on cover

500
800
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114
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 114, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, pretty shade nicely complemented by red "New-York" circular datestamp, reperfed at top, appears Extremely Fine

235
350
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115
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 115, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 65L1, recut at top, bright shade, wide margins, tiny surface scuff near top of Washington's head at right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,000
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116
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 116, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Jumbo margins, bright shade, neat red New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, ex Caspary

72
475
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117
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 117, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Position 47R2, gorgeous centering, rich color, bold strike of red circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect

72
375
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118
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 118, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)10c Dark Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Dark Green, Ty. V (35)10c Dark Green, Ty. V (35). Position 52R2, choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color, bold strike of red grid of diamonds cancel of New Haven Conn., Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate

72
180
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119
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 119, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Original gum, almost perfectly centered, characteristic Plate 3 mottled impression, tiny corner crease bottom left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

700
275
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120
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 120, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Vertical pair, choice centering with wide margins, intense shade, light strikes of blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous pair, with 1993 P.F. certificate for strip

670
850
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121
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 121, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Block of four, intense shade and impression, s.e. at right, unusual 12-spoke pinwheel fancy cancel, pulled perf at bottom left, otherwise Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to whether the straight edge at right comes from the interpane margin

3,250
1,000
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122
og
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 122, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, deep shade and detailed impression, unusually wide margins, Very Fine

1,400
550
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123
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 123, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, h.r., rich color, Very Fine

1,400
400
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124
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 124, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Jumbo margins especially at sides, rich color, neat strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 1986 P.F. certificate

375
600
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125
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 125, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)24c Gray (37a), 24c Gray (37a)24c Gray (37a). Rich color, wide and balanced margins, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine, in our opinion the 24c 1860 Issue in the Gray shade is considerably scarcer than the main shade listing and deserves a higher catalogue value, with 1980 A.P.S. and 1982 P.F. certificates

400
500
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126
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 126, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Large part original gum, beautifully centered with marvelous vibrant color, Extremely Fine, exceptionally choice unused example of the 30c 1860 Issue, with 1976 P.F. certificate

2,150
1,600
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127
og
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 127, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Original gum, h.r., vibrant color, wide and well-balanced margins, few light gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine

2,150
425
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128
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 128, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Choice centering with unusually wide margins at sides, vibrant color, trace of blue transit and red grid cancels, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1990 and 1991 P.F. certificates

505
550
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129
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 129, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Choice centering with balanced margins, intense shade, neat strike of Sacramento City Cal. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

425
700
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130
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 130, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color, choice centering, neat strike of 11-bar open grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1981 and 1991 P.F. certificates

425
225
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131
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 131, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Brilliant color, well-balanced margins, circular datestamp cancel struck at lower right leaves entire design clearly visible, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

425
425
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132
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 132, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Vibrant color, neat strike of violet handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, exceedingly rare with a violet cancel, with 1991 P.F. certificate

675
425
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133
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 133, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)30c Orange, Imperforate (38a), 30c Orange, Imperforate (38a)30c Orange, Imperforate (38a). Unused, without gum as issued, typical small margins except right much larger than usual, rich color, Very Fine, scarce and seldom offered, with 1955 P.F. certificate

1,500
475
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134
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 134, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, small h.r., rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

Scarce with such choice centering.

3,000
3,250
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135
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 135, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), well-centered with exceptionally wide side margins, strong intense color, Extremely Fine, handsome unused example, with 1967 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,300
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136
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 136, 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Deep rich color, bold strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, reperfed at right, few faults incl. pulled perfs at top and bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE SHORT-LIVED 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

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. With 1970 and 1977 P.F. certificates, the former stating "defective" and the latter stating reperfed.

11,750
1,000
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