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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
621
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 621, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, perfect centering which clearly shows the characteristics of the type, deep rich color, razor-sharp impression on pristine paper, pretty strike of red New York Paid City Delivery circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. PARTICULARLY EYE-APPEALING WITH THE RED NEW YORK CITY CARRIER DATESTAMP.

The defining characteristic of Type I is that the entire design is printed, including the scrolls and plumes at bottom. Type I perforated stamps are only known from certain positions on Plate 12. Due to the narrow spacing between perforations and difficulties of production, this issue is usually found with part of the design cut off by the perforations. The example offered here, with bright color, a clear cancel and with the design characteristics clearly visible, is a true condition rarity.

Ex Dr. Hinrichs. With 1999 P.F. certificate

645
4,750
622
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 622, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Plate 4, deep intense color, grid cancel, some short perfs and a few not fully formed at upper right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

9,000
1,600
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623
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 623, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 98R4, intense early color and impression, light town circular datestamp, small tear at bottom, Fine appearance, a scarce type which was produced only by 18 positions in the bottom row of Plate 4, with 1983 P.F. certificate

9,000
1,500
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624
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 624, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful margins and centering, small natural inclusion in gum not visible on an album page and not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE II.

With copy of 1980 P.F. (for a block) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)

900
3,000
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625
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 625, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, large part original gum, deep color and sharp detailed impression, small crease at top left

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

This stamp was printed from Plate 4, which originally produced imperforate stamps and was used only briefly after the introduction of perforations in 1857 before being discontinued. Original-gum examples of stamps from Plate 4 are extremely scarce.

17,500
2,400
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626
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 626, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 45L4, rich color and bright paper, sharp impression, light strike of town datestamp, beautifully centered with clear breaks at top and bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE III, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.

Due to narrow spacing on the plate, examples of this type often have the perforations cutting into the outer lines at either top or bottom or both. The example offered here clearly presents the characteristics of the type.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,750
0
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627
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 627, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Intense shade and impression on crisp paper, well-balanced margins with perfs completely clear of design on all sides, dark blue cancel

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE III.

Ex Dr. Morris. With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,800
3,000
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628
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 628, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 61L4, light (or lightened) pen cancel, attractive margins and centering for this tightly-spaced issue, Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for pen cancel

1,150
650
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629
ng
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 629, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, unused (regummed), rich color, near perfect centering but called reperfed at top on most recent certificate (we are unconvinced), appears Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. (as sound) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (as reperfed)

4,250
2,550
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630°
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 630, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, radiant color on bright paper, neat strike of red New York City carrier datestamp, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and especially desirable with the red carrier cancel, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
1,000
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631
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 631, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, well-centered, crisp shade, light circular datestamp, Very Fine

900
400
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632
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 632, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Original gum, h.r., choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

140
425
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633
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 633, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, post-office fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp which is rarely seen with Jumbo margins, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00), only three have graded higher (all at 98) and this is the only 95J, Scott Retail as hinged

75
2,300
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634
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 634, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Vivid color, almost perfect centering, circular datestamp cancel with "From" (railroad route agent's marking), perfectly struck, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $290.00)

10
275
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635
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 635, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Position 44R10, original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with copy of 1996 P.F. certificate for block

600
0
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636
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 636, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Position 54R10, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate for block

600
550
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637
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 637, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Position 55R10, original gum, bright color, light vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, with copy of 1996 P.F. certificate for block

600
160
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638
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 638, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Rich color and sharp impression, neat town circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate

1,600
450
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639°
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 639, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Lovely shade on bright paper, remarkably choice centering with intact perfs at top and bottom which show the outer projections of both adjoining stamps, face-free strike of circular datestamp leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Due to the narrow spacing between stamps on the plate, the perforations often touch or go into the outer portion of the design on one or more sides. The intact perforations at top and bottom beautifully demonstrate this lack of spacing. The example offered here, with perfect centering and unusually wide margins, is a true condition rarity.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,850.00). Only two have graded higher (both 98, one of which brought $17,000 hammer in our 2012 Kirke sale). Only four others share this grade, and we have offered only one of them in our past sales

1,100
8,000
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640
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 640, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Choice centering with perfs clear of design at all points, rich color, New Orleans town cancel, tiny corner perf tip creases at top, appears Extremely Fine

1,100
600
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641
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 641, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Well-centered, wonderfully rich color, black grid and red transit cancels, Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate incorrectly identifying it as the Indian Red color (No. 28A)

2,300
550
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642
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 642, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Rich color in this 1858 shade, very light cancel, couple unpunched perfs at top, Fine

2,300
0
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643
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 643, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Rich color on bright paper, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, gorgeous centering with design clear of outer projections on all four sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER.

With 2001 P.F. certificate as on cover (the cover accompanies this lot). With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00). Only two have graded higher (both at 98)

390
3,250
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644°
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 644, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, with "Carpenter & Co. BANK NOTE E" of imprint captured at left, rich color, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT BROWN TYPE II IN EXISTENCE. A REMARKABLE STAMP, ESPECIALLY WITH THE CAPTURED IMPRINT.

Unlike its Orange Brown counterpart, the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect. Therefore, original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30. The narrow spacing between subjects on the plate, as well as Toppan Carpenter's imprecise perforating, leaves collectors with very few well-centered original-gum examples. This remarkable stamp, with the captured imprint at left, is among the finest we have located among auction sales of the past 65 years. It would make an excellent companion to the example we offered in our 2017 Rarities sale, with captured imprint at right, which was graded XF 90 by P.S.E.

With 2017 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" designation is bestowed on stamps of Extraordinary Quality

2,200
3,750
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645
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 645, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Deep shade, well-struck "21" in concentric circles cancel of Montreal, reperfed at bottom, Fine appearance, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail without any premium for the Canadian cancel which is listed but unpriced in Scott

1,200
275
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646
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 646, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Position 100R1 showing double transfer at bottom, deep shade, neat town cancel, Very Fine

1,350
600
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647
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 647, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 3R1, recut at top, well centered with wide margins, fresh color and strong impression, neat San Francisco circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,100
850
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648
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 648, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 86L1, recut at top, neat strike of red New York circular datestamp, reperfed at top, otherwise Very Fine

2,275
550
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649
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 649, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Choice centering with unusually wide margins, rich color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1987, 1998 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,900.00)

465
1,300
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650°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 650, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), mathematically perfect centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL HAVE THE WIDEST MARGINS AND MOST PRECISE CENTERING OF ANY EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CATEGORY AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $3,250.00 as 95). This is the only example to achieve the grade of Superb 98 in any category (used, no gum, OG and NH). The next-highest grade in any category is a 95. As another indication of rarity, we have offered only two copies graded higher than a 90 in any of our auctions (a 90J with gum, and a 95 without gum).

1,200
2,900
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651
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 651, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Deep rich color, neat strike of red grid cancel, tiny corner crease at top left which has been repaired, Fine appearance, a rare genuinely used example, with 1988 P.F. certificate

11,000
1,200
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