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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1285
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1285, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Perfectly centered with wide margins, long and full perforations, lovely bright shade, light strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS STANDS ALONE AS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The 1c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 3,195 of the 1c were sold, by far the largest quantity of any denomination of the set. The remaining 6,805 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Our census of Scott 102 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/102/102.pdf , records approximately 52 examples. Census No. 102-CAN-52. With 1987 P.F. certificate as Scott 63 (which it is not) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate as No. 102 (Superb 98; SMQ $10,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it.

1,500
5,750
1286
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1286, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105), 5c Brown, Re-Issue (105)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105). Choice wide margins and well-centered, deep rich color and finely etched impression, very light unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. ONLY 38 USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Our census of Scott 105 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/105/105.pdf , records only 38 examples. This is the second most common of any denomination after the 1c, but it is still difficult to find in sound and centered condition.

Census No. 105-CAN-16. With 2002 P.F. certificate

7,500
2,000
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1287
og
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1287, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)12c Black, Re-Issue (107), 12c Black, Re-Issue (107)12c Black, Re-Issue (107). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with wide margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERIOR CONDITION.

The 12c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 389 of the 12c were sold; the remaining 9,611 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1980 and 1993 P.F. certificates

3,750
9,500
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1288°
og
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1288, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Original gum, deep intense color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 346 sold. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate as "genuine, o.g. hinged" (OGh, VF 80; SMQ $6,000.00)

5,750
3,750
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