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Sale 1109 — U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Category — 1861-66 Issue, Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
555
P
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 555, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs and Essays, 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs and Essays1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs and Essays. Complete set of plate proofs on card for all Scott-listed items including the scarcer 24c Red Lilac and the 3c Scarlet (63P4/77P4), ample to large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine set, also nine extra card proofs plus 1c and 3c First Design plate essays, couple flaws on the essays, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail more than $3,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
556
P
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 556, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs10c 1861 Issue, Proofs, 10c 1861 Issue, Proofs10c 1861 Issue, Proofs. Group of six items, including Nos. 62BP3, 68P2 on original card backing from a Roosevelt album, 68P3, 68P4 (two) and 68S-B, Fine-Very Fine group

925
425
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557
P
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 557, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs30c 1861 Issue, Die, Plate and Trial Color Proofs (71P1/71P4, 110TC4), 30c 1861 Issue, Die, Plate and Trial Color Proofs (71P1/71P4, 110TC4)30c 1861 Issue, Die, Plate and Trial Color Proofs (71P1/71P4, 110TC4). Group including No. 71P1, on 151 x 226mm card with full die sinkage (faint mount stains at top edge could easily be trimmed), 71P2 on original card backing from a Roosevelt album, 71P4, finally No. 110TC4, Atlanta Trial Color proofs, complete set of all five colors, one with a close margin at top, the others ample to full margins, a fresh and Very Fine group

1,215
650
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558
P
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 558, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs30c Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (71P2a), 30c Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (71P2a)30c Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (71P2a). Brilliant color, hint of toning as always found on genuine Panama-Pacific proofs

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOF ON WOVE.

Panama-Pacific proofs were found in envelopes with several of each denomination contained in each envelope. The characteristic toning comes from long-term storage. Only three to five of each example were printed. We have not offered another of the 30c 1861 since our 1999 sale of the Falk Finkelburg collection

2,750
2,700
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559
Pbl
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 559, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs90c Blue, Plate Proof on India (72P3), 90c Blue, Plate Proof on India (72P3)90c Blue, Plate Proof on India (72P3). Bottom right corner margin block of four, beautiful color, Extremely Fine

250
200
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560
S
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 560, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-B-78S-B), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-B-78S-B)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-B-78S-B). Set of the ten issued values, 12c with ovpt. faintly visible, original gum either disturbed or with with h.r., typical centering for these, 24c with a couple short perfs, overall Fine set

2,120
950
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561
S
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 561, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs90c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B. (72S-B), 90c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B. (72S-B)90c Blue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B. (72S-B). Block of four with bottom right corner selvage, tropicalized original gum, h.r., couple internal irregular perfs, Fine and scarce block, Scott Retail as singles

480
275
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562
S
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 562, 1861-66 Issue, Proofs1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts. (63S-78S-J), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts. (63S-78S-J)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts. (63S-78S-J). The complete set of ten different, 2c and 12c no gum, others generally with h.r., mixed centering as always and a few small flaws, Very Good-Fine, these are numbered from the highest denomination to the lowest starting with the 90c "1234", 30c "2345", 24c "3456" and so on except for the 15c which has only three numbers ("235"), research by Michael Plett and Ken Gilbart (Chronicle Aug. 2012, pp. 214-226) solved the long-standing mystery of these specimens and determined that the overprints were applied by a bond-numbering mechanical device

2,425
1,900
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