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Sale 1122 — The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 April, 2016

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
57°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 57, 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, crisp paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. IT IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS 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. However, almost none would grade as highly as the example offered here, which is lightly hinged and with wide balanced margins all around. The remaining 6,805 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $5,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and ony two others share it.

800
5,250
58°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 58, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)2c Black, Re-Issue (103), 2c Black, Re-Issue (103)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Original gum, intense shade and impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 979 were sold. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $7,750.00)

3,500
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59°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 59, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104), 3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression which shows every detail of the intricate lathework engraving, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, AND IT IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

The 3c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate, which contained 200 subjects in two panes. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 465 of the 3c were sold; the remaining 9,535 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. The 3c is one of the three most difficult stamps in the set to obtain in this Extremely Fine Gem original-gum condition (the others are the 24c and 30c).

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $15,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

4,000
13,500
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60°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 60, 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). Original gum, rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

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.

With 2005 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (latter graded Mint OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,500.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95J).

2,600
10,000
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61°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 61, 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, intense shade and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE AND BALANCED MARGINS. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING STAMP AND ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

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 1977 and 2005 P.F. certificates

3,750
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62°
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 62, 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, lightly hinged, deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, unusually choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

The 24c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. A total of 10,000 was printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 24c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Ex Golin and Gorham. With 1985, 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

5,750
10,000
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