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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
127
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 127, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine

550
180
128
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 128, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Deep Pink, First Design (56), 3c Deep Pink, First Design (56)3c Deep Pink, First Design (56). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, sharp impression, Very Fine, with 1977 and 1979 P.F. certificates

475
350
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129
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 129, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Deep rich color, crisp impression, perfs clear of design all around, neat strikes of Boston double-circle datestamp and trace of red cancel, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,710
1,200
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130
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 130, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

300
350
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131
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 131, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63). Mint N.H, 1c Blue (63). Mint N.H1c Blue (63). Mint N.H., bright color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

300
160
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132
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 132, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Deep rich color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, light strike of circle of V's cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00), despite the abundance of used copies of Scott 63, it is very difficult to find in the higher grades either used or unused, only five used examples have graded higher than 95 (highest is 98, which realized $3,000 hammer in our sale 1140 in 2016)

50
225
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133
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 133, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Original gum, slight vertical crease as often found among examples of the 3c Pink with original gum

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PINK.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

14,000
1,600
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134
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 134, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Light blue grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

725
450
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135
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 135, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, face-free part strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate as "Pale Brown Red" (95J used)

5
250
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136
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 136, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, rich color and sharp impression, Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,000
750
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137
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 137, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Original gum, attractive centering and margins, small flaws including short perf, couple small thins and reperfed at top

FINE APPEARANCE. THE BUFF AND BROWN YELLOW SHADES OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE ARE THE EARLIEST PRINTINGS AND VERY RARE IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate as Buff

27,500
1,300
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138
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 138, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep shade on fresh paper, wide margins at top and bottom, nicely balanced at sides, perfectly struck red quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 1999 P.F. certificate

65
225
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139
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 139, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Wide margins and well-centered, intense shade on bright paper, lightly cancelled, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

100
275
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140
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 140, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color, neat double strike of Philadelphia datestamp and trace of red cancel at left, balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

300
180
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141
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 141, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Warm shade, with interpane margin and centerline at left, neat target cancel, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate as Scott 78, Lilac shade, which it clearly is not

325
0
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142
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 142, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually well-centered with wide margins, vibrant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,200
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143
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 143, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, well-struck red New York "Paid" credit datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Saadi, with 1992 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

235
325
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144
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 144, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Block of four, original gum, intense shade and proof-like impression, top right stamp light diagonal bend not noted on certificate

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

Less than ten blocks of four are recorded. Most tend to be centered to left. A block of eight was offered in the Caspary sale, with similar centering, and this may have come from the same sheet.

Ex Hall. With 1983 P.F. certificate.

32,500
4,000
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145
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 145, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Wide margins and nicely centered, circle of V's cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Curtis, with 1987 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

600
850
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146
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 146, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Deep rich color on bright paper, outstanding centering, face-free strike of grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 used)

425
500
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147
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 147, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1985 and 2000 P.F. certificates

1,350
450
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148
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 148, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Horizontal pair, rich color, both stamps nicely centered, neat strikes of target duplex and red transit cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate

365
375
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149
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 149, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Choice centering, sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, neat strike of blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 and 2011 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

195
500
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150
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 150, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color, bold strike of unusual large grid in circle handstamp, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith, with 1987 and 1992 P.F. certificates

375
80
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