Sale 1107 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015
Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)
FINE-VERY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT ROSE PINK WITH THE BOTTOM STAMPS IN PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.
Ex Southgate. Scott Retail as a hinged block of four
VERY FINE. OUTSTANDING QUALITY FOR THIS SCARCE CLASSIC UNITED STATES PLATE BLOCK.
With 1972 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as plate block of eight and two singles
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT ROSE 1861 ISSUE.
With 1994 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as hinged
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWNISH LILAC.
The color is a soft brownish shade, which is quite distinctive and much different than the Red Lilac (1862) or later Lilac (1863-66) printings. It is particularly difficult to obtain in sound, centered and original-gum condition.
Ex Golin. With 1990 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE. A BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE TWO FINEST BLOCKS.
As this block demonstrates, 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 which centering standards are adjusted accordingly.
This block is one of approximately eight different blocks we have located in past auctions. It was originally joined with the equally superb block of four in our sale of Alan B. Whitman collection (Siegel Sale 968). This block was originally positioned to the right of the ex-Whitman block. It is possible that these and a few other 30c 1861 blocks were part of a larger multiple, but this and the Whitman blocks have superior centering to any others.
Ex Lilly, Klein and Zoellner. With 1968 and 1998 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL.
Ex Saadi. With 1991 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE.
With 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two blocks of four and pair
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE.
Scott Retail as two blocks of four and pair
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 5-CENT RED BROWN, WITH A WONDERFUL RED CANCEL.
Ex Saadi. With 1989 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $775.00). In our opinion this is very undergraded