Sale 1111 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2015

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
25
 
Sale 1111, Lot 25, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black (17). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression, face-free cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Senchuk, with 1973 P.F. certificate, accompanying this stamp is a 3c 1861 No. 65 which used to be No. 64b but has changed color, neat blue town cancel, with 1988 and 2014 P.F. certificates

250
375
26
 
Sale 1111, Lot 26, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black (17). Full to large margins, crisp impression, blue Cincinnati datestamp, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates

265
225
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27
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Sale 1111, Lot 27, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

140
225
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28
 
Sale 1111, Lot 28, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Claret, Ty. I (25). Incredibly well-centered with almost perfectly balanced margins, rich color, bold circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, an issue that is infamous for being off center, sometimes cutting in substantially on one or two sides, due to the fact that the spacing between subjects on the plates of 100 is extremely narrow

140
400
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29
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Sale 1111, Lot 29, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., radiant color, well-centered for this difficult issue, Very Fine and choice, ex Odeneal, with 1990 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

65
275
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30
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Sale 1111, Lot 30, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

65
250
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31°
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Sale 1111, Lot 31, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich color and proof-like impression, completely sound

VERY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE MOST PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The perforated 5c “1856” Red Brown (Scott 28) stamps were made from the stock of imperforate stamps on hand in 1857 when perforations were introduced. The 1858 printing, the first after perforations were introduced, was in the Bright Red Brown and Indian Red shades. The perforated 5c Type I stamps in any shade of Red Brown are very rare in unused or original-gum condition. In the past 14 years we have offered over 200,000 auction lots. During that time, we have sold only four other Scott 28 singles with original gum and the block of four in the Whitman sale. Of the other singles, only two were completely sound (one from the Whitman collection, one in our 2014 Rarities sale). A search of the records at the Philatelic Foundation for sound copies found only these other two. In our opinion, the Scott Catalogue value for Scott 28 with original gum is too low. The number of original-gum Scott 28 singles falls somewhere between the numbers for the Brick Red (Scott 27) and the Indian Red (Scott 28A), which catalogue $80,000.00 and $175,000.00, respectively.

With 1975 and 2015 P.F. certificates.

60,000
35,000
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32
 
Sale 1111, Lot 32, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29). Rich color, well-centered for this tightly-spaced issue, bold Philadelphia octagonal datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 A.P.S. certificate

400
250
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33
 
Sale 1111, Lot 33, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Rich color, wonderfully well-centered with the type characteristics clearly visible, circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. and 2013 P.S.A.G. certificates

1,200
700
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34
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Sale 1111, Lot 34, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, wide margins to clear at bottom, couple short or blunted perfs at bottom, Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
475
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35
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Sale 1111, Lot 35, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45). Without gum as issued, wide margins, wonderfully bright and fresh, trivial nibbed perf at upper right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
900
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