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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
412
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 412, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Intense shade of the First Design, light strike of red cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1968 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,300
413
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 413, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Pretty pastel shade, exceptionally well-centered with wide and balanced margins, crossroads cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp and extremely rare in this quality, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 63, either used or unused, and it has been equaled by only two other used examples

50
3,000
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414
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 414, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Original gum, vivid color, natural vertical gum crease, Fine appearance, a scarce original-gum example of the 3c Pink, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

14,000
1,200
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415
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 415, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Brilliant color, neat strike of "Paid 3" in arc cancel, fresh and Fine, a pretty stamp

700
275
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416
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 416, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)3c Rose Pink (64b). Mint N.H, 3c Rose Pink (64b). Mint N.H3c Rose Pink (64b). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, a scarce Mint N.H. example of this better shade, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

600
1,100
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417
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 417, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Natural s.e. at left, cancelled by Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel of New York City (Skinner-Eno PH-F 72), some short perfs but the strike is clear, Fine, the creation and use of this fancy cancel in the Spring of 1866 coincided with the return of soldiers from the Civil War, it is known on at least one domestic cover, but apparently the cancelling device migrated to the foreign-mail exchange office, where it was used to cancel stamps on mail to foreign countries

E. 400-500
200
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418
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 418, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Calendar containing 365 stamps on twelve hand-made pages (one for each month), each stamp cancelled by clear strike of circular datestamp, range of cancels, shades and condition with some Fine and some faulty (usual "plating quality")

A RARE CALENDAR OF THE 3-CENT 1861-66 ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT GROUP TO ASSEMBLE.

After June 23, 1860, new postal regulations prohibited postmasters from using town markings to cancel stamps. Most stamps were cancelled by other devices, such as circle of wedges, corks, etc. As this calendar illustrates, not all postmasters adhered to the new regulations.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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419
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 419, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, unmistakable rich Lake shade, about Fine

2,000
450
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420
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 420, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, part strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel, trace of red transit cancel in corner, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

850
650
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421
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 421, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Unused (no gum), vivid color, defective and repaired with portions of left and right margins added, small tear at bottom, otherwise Fine, a presentable example of the 1861 Brown Yellow, which is very rare unused, with 2016 P.F. certificate

11,500
650
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422°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 422, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Almost perfectly centered, bright shade, neat double-circle datestamp cancel.

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,000.00)

1,100
2,100
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423
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 423, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Unused (no gum), intense shade and clear impression, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

725
700
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424
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 424, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Unused (no gum), well-centered with balanced margins, intense shade, nibbed perf at top, otherwise Very Fine and choice

725
400
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425
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 425, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Unused (no gum), intense shade, three wide margins, reperfed at bottom, appears Fine

6,250
500
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426
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 426, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, fresh and Fine example of this challenging unused stamp, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
700
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427°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 427, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)90c Dull Blue (72), 90c Dull Blue (72)90c Dull Blue (72). Original gum, pretty pastel color, wide margins at top and bottom and attractive centering, incredibly fresh, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

3,250
0
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428
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 428, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Original gum, bright color, centered to top, Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

3,250
450
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429
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 429, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Original gum, vivid color in the unmistakable Scarlet shade, detailed impression

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING.

The story of the 3c Scarlet was documented by the late Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of articles appearing in the Chronicle (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62). Wagshal quotes statements made in 1893 and 1910 by a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, Carl F. Rothfuchs, to the effect that Rothfuchs obtained a supply of the 3c Scarlet in 1893 -- probably from the Post Office Department in exchange for his assistance with the Columbian Exposition -- and sold them with pen marks and original gum. The Rothfuchs lot is not from the same supply acquired by John W. Scott in the late 1870's, from which stamps exist uncancelled and cancelled with a New York City Station D oval.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

7,000
2,800
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430°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 430, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Original gum, barely hinged, fiery shade of Red Brown, outstanding centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT RED BROWN. A GREAT RARITY IN THIS OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

The 5c Red Brown is one of the 1861-66 stamps that challenges collectors who demand choice original-gum examples. Multiples are extremely rare, with only one recorded original-gum block; therefore, there has never been a supply of blocks from which singles could be harvested. The vast majority of original-gum singles are off-center, faulty or both. The example offered here -- in superb original-gum condition -- is a truly rare stamp.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ). The "XQ" denotes extraordinary quality. By way of comparison, the highest graded original gum example of Scott 75 contained in P.S.E.'s Population Report is Fine 70

5,750
13,250
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431
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 431, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Large part original gum which covers most of the back (though a bit unevenly), deep rich color in the Red Brown shade, proof-like impression, Fine, scarce in sound condition with original gum, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

5,750
1,200
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432
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 432, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT LILAC 1863 ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
1,300
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433
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 433, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Large part original gum, intense shade, Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,750
550
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434
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 434, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, strong color, circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

425
600
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435
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 435, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Bright color, small tears at top, clear strike of Bat fancy cancel of Hingham Mass. (Skinner-Eno PA-BT 1), trace of red circular datestamp at left, Extremely Fine strike

E. 400-500
225
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