Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1115 — A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Category — 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2222
ogbl
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2222, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, bright fresh color on crisp white paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE.

This block is one of approximately eight different blocks we have located in past auctions. It demonstrates that the 30c 1861 plate left very little space between the stamp subjects. Consequently, perforations usually cut into part of the design. This fact is acknowledged in both the Scott Catalogue and Stamp Market Quarterly, and the 30c 1861-68 Issue is one of the few for which centering standards are adjusted accordingly.

17,500
6,000
2223
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2223, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Intense shade, tied by French "Ancre" Diamond of Dots maritime cancellation with "ETATS-UNIS PAQ. FR. H NO. 3 1 JUIN 67" octagonal datestamp applied on board the Compagnie General Transatlantique (CGT) steamer in New York harbor on cover to Paris, France, red "PD" in frame handstamp, sender's directive "per Steamer 'Europe'", this steamer sailed on June 1, 1867, and arrived in Havre on June 13, some minor edgewear, top backflap missing, small erosion spot at top left, still Fine, full covers with United States stamps cancelled by the French "Ancre" cancel are very rare

E. 1,000-1,500
6,500
Back to Top
2224
og
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2224, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Original gum, slight disturbance from hinge removal, deep rich color, slight crease (almost just a wrinkle), Very Fine appearance, an attractive original-gum example of the 90c 1861

3,250
1,700
Back to Top
2225
ngbl
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2225, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of four with bottom sheet selvage, unused (no gum), choice centering, Very Fine, Scott value for original-gum block is $2,750.00

E. 500-750
550
Back to Top
2226
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2226, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering and margins, deep shade, cancelled by vivid red Crossroads cancel of New York City, Extremely Fine, with 1962 P.F. certificate

115
3,250
Back to Top
2227
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2227, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Cancelled by perfect strike of green circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, this cancel is the true green and not one of the muddy or adulterated green cancels, outstanding

665
1,400
Back to Top
2228
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2228, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Jumbo margins, cancelled by perfect socked-on-the-nose Flower Petals fancy cancel of Alexandria Va., Extremely Fine Gem appearance, this famous stamp is pictured in the Brookman book and realized an astonishing $700 in 1960 -- unfortunately, we know more about reperfed straddle-pane margins now, and the right side of this stamp is reperfed, in our opinion

E. 100-150
2,000
Back to Top
2229
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2229, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black Jack Issues (73, 87, 93), 2c Black Jack Issues (73, 87, 93)2c Black Jack Issues (73, 87, 93). Nine of No. 73 (one with original gum), singles of Nos. 87 and 93, nice centering and some better cancels including red "48" handstamp and blue Chicago "Supplementary Mail" circular datestamp, few small flaws, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
950
Back to Top
2230
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2230, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Attractive grayish shade, tied by huge Circle of Tiny Diamonds cancellation on circular-rate cover from New Haven to Chester Conn., Extremely Fine, magnificent, for several years New Haven used a few different cancels of similar design, this version is of enormous dimensions, ex Hindes

E. 400-500
2,600
Back to Top
2231
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2231, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied on separate local New York City covers, one by red Star within Multi-Point Star cancel with matching duplex datestamp, other by blue target with matching Station B circular datestamp, former with small brown mark at bottom corner, Very Fine

E. 200-300
500
Back to Top
2232
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2232, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Superbly centered, intense shade, tied by grid cancel and "Branford Ct. Feb. 14" circular datestamp on embossed Valentine's Day cover with original multicolored enclosure, the Valentine is signed in the same hand as the address, Extremely Fine, ex Newbury

E. 500-750
3,500
Back to Top
2233
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2233, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Intense shade, tied by vivid red "PO" in Circle cancel, matching "New York City 26 Dec." circular datestamp on cover to a soldier of "late Co. 'E' 36 N.Y. Vols.", return address in Manchester N.H., apparently undeliverable through the New York City post office and returned to New Hampshire, "Returned to Writer" Pointing Hand handstamp, "New-York Jan. 23" circular datestamp, light folds clear of stamp, Very Fine, although prepaid only 2c for city delivery, the post office apparently sent it to another place without postage due, ex Emerson

E. 500-750
2,600
Back to Top
2234
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2234, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Astonishing fiery red color -- the most vivid true shade we have encountered -- cancelled by light face-free strike of Boston large "Paid" grid, beautifully centered, Very Fine and choice, some 5c Red Brown stamps have been touted as "Chestnut", but these invariably prove to be changelings -- this stamp is a genuine shade and has the blazing color that some might call "Chestnut", ex Moody

450
1,600
Back to Top
2235
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2235, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)5c Red Brown, Brown (75, 76), 5c Red Brown, Brown (75, 76)5c Red Brown, Brown (75, 76). Four of Red Brown shade, one with red grid cancel (toned spot), others have black grids (one creased), Fine-Very Fine or similar appearance

1,980
600
Back to Top
2236
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2236, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)5c Red Brown, 10c Green (68, 75), 5c Red Brown, 10c Green (68, 75)5c Red Brown, 10c Green (68, 75). 5c choice centering, both stamps have extraordinary color, the 5c is vivid fiery Red Brown, lightly cancelled by red grids, matching "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Mar. 29" credit datestamp on bright buff cover addressed in blue to Darmstadt, Germany, blue "America/Uber Bremen/Franco" handstamp, manuscript "1" German rate, receiving backstamps, no yeardate, Extremely Fine, ex Moody and Caspary, in the 1956 Caspary sale the 5c stamp on this cover was was described as "a beautiful copy of excellent and very rare pronounced red brown color" and the cover realized $750 (!), to put that in perspective, in the same sale a 90c 1861 combination cover to China brought $1,000

E. 750-1,000
3,000
Back to Top
2237
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2237, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)5c Red Brown, 10c Green (68, 75), 5c Red Brown, 10c Green (68, 75)5c Red Brown, 10c Green (68, 75). Tied by "Phila. Pa. Apr. 15, 1864" small circular datestamp and duplex target cancel on blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, stamps also tied by faintly struck red Philadelphia credit datestamp, red Calais transit datestamp and matching "P.D." in frame, stamps have extraordinary depth of color, Very Fine cover

E. 400-500
250
Back to Top
2238
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2238, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal strip of three, remarkably choice centering, rich fiery shade, a few insignificant perf separations, tied by neat strikes of red grid cancel on cover to Hesingue, Alsace, France, red "New York Paid 12 Apr. 1" credit datestamp, Calais arrival datestamp (Apr. 16) and matching "P.D." in frame handstamp, French transit backstamps, negligible edgewear

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING QUALITY STRIP OF THE 1862 5-CENT RED BROWN ON COVER TO FRANCE.

We searched our records and found very few strips of the 5c Red Brown on cover, and only one or two others comparable to the quality of this strip.

Ex White and Chase. According to a note on back, acquired from Weill in June 1965 for 2,400 Swiss francs (approximately $550).

E. 1,500-2,000
5,000
Back to Top
2239
ng
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2239, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Horizontal strip of four, unused (no gum), crisp shade and proof-like impression on brilliant white paper

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 1866 15-CENT LINCOLN ISSUE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY STATE OF FRESHNESS.

The 15c 1866 is very rare in original-gum condition, and if this multiple still retained its gum, the Scott value would be $20,000.00, and the righthand stamp might well be worth $15,000 alone. Without gum, the strip will hopefully be acquired and kept intact by a collector who appreciates its philatelic rarity.

Scott Retail as four unused (no gum) singles

7,000
11,000
Back to Top
2240
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2240, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Horizontal pair, well-centered, deep shade, lightly cancelled in black, tied by purple "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 12 Nov. 6" credit datestamp on small cover to Paris, France, red wax seal with "Sainte-Helene A.A." embossing, faint blue French transit datestamp ties pair, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
Back to Top
2241
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2241, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-77)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Horizontal pair, used with horizontal pair of 2c Black, E. Grill (87), all stamps tied by neat and clear strikes of circle of wedges cancel, no originating postmark but definitely New York City, on cover to Santiago, Chile, red "24" credit handstamp, "Panama MR 31 68" British P.O. circular datestamp, red "15" (centavos) in circle handstamp for Chilean postage due, small piece out of top flap and tiny mended nick at top center

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING "ALL BLACK" FRANKING WITH THE 1866 15-CENT LINCOLN AND THE 1868 2-CENT BLACK JACK E GRILL, PAYING THE 34-CENT RATE TO CHILE BY BRITISH MAIL VIA PANAMA.

The Raymond Vogel collection sold by our firm contained 12c and 15c 1866-68 Issue covers to Brazil, Peru and Uruguay, but not one cover to Chile. Using Power Search we located a few 1861-68 Issue covers to Chile, but this franking with the 15c Lincoln is the only one of its kind we have located

E. 2,000-3,000
9,500
Back to Top
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy