VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE LAKE SHADE.
With 1975, 1990 and 2005 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT IN THE BUFF COLOR. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
There has been some confusion in nomenclature over the years with regard to the shades of the 1861 5c stamps. The three main shades are Buff (67), Brown Yellow (67a) and Olive Yellow (67b). The Buff is the darkest of the three; the Brown Yellow shows strong hints of Yellow; the Olive Yellow is the most distinct and rarest of the three, with strong Olive undertones.
Ex Hinrichs and Natalee Grace. With 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates as Brown Yellow. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate as Buff (XF 90; SMQ $3,000.00). Only five have graded higher (at 95)
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF SHADE.
Ex Rose and "Golden Oak". With 1998 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW WITH AN ATTRACTIVE LIGHTLY-STRUCK RED GRID CANCELLATION.
Unlike many of the 5c 1861's offered today, this wonderful example of the Brown Yellow retains its original color, having been kept in a dark vault for more than a half century.
With 2014 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT IN THE BROWN YELLOW COLOR.
Ex Rose and "Natalee Grace". With 2001 P.F. certificate as Buff shade
FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE VERY SCARCE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL PRINTING.
As has been documented by Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of Chronicle articles (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62), Carl F. Rothfuchs, a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, 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.
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT BLACKISH VIOLET, WHICH IS THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMP OF THE 1861-66 SERIES TO OBTAIN.
Our census of Scott 78c, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/78c/78c.pdf , records a total of 46 used examples of this issue, not all of which have been certified as genuine by The Philatelic Foundation. We also record nine on cover plus three unused, for a total of 58 potential examples.
Census No. 78c-CAN-06. With 1980 and 2016 P.F. certificates