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Sale 1163 — The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
46
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 46, 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, rich color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

550
400
47
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 47, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Intense color and impression which is very distinct from the standard Blue shade, essentially perfect centering, lightly cancelled

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE DARK BLUE COLOR. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCARCEST SHADES OF THE ONE-CENT.

Don Evans notes in his book on the 1c 1861 Issue (p. 33) that the Dark Blue shade is very close to the Indigo shade used for the "Premiere Gravure" (Scott No. 55) and in fact he believed that this should be the formal designated color name for this shade.

Ex Kirke. With 1992 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

850
3,250
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48
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 48, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Near perfect centering, lovely rich color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, a beautiful used example, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1999 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

150
375
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49
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Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 49, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Mint N.H, 3c Rose (65). Mint N.H3c Rose (65). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only one has graded higher (at 98), Scott Retail as hinged

125
750
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50
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 50, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Intense color, well-centered, bold strike of blue Baltimore circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF SHADE.

Ex Rose and "Golden Oak". With 1998 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates

830
800
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51
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 51, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Outstanding centering with margins clear of design all around, lovely bright color, light oval grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ 90; $3,000.00)

1,100
1,500
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52
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 52, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green (68a), 10c Dark Green (68a)10c Dark Green (68a). Huge Jumbo margins with wide straddle-pane margin at left showing bit of adjoining stamp and cutting line marker at bottom, precise centering, fabulous intense color and essentially face-free light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, incredibly beautiful, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

85
850
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53
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 53, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Unusually wide and beautifully balanced margins, deep shade on bright paper, lightly canceled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

100
450
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54
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 54, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression beautifully complemented by blue "Chicago Ills. Oct. 15" double-circle datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 70

300
5,250
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55
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 55, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and detailed impression on bright paper, neat strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2006 P.F. (XF 90), 2002 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

325
500
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56
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 56, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich true Steel Blue color, wide margins, town cancel and part of red cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

850
1,200
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57
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 57, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Fabulous margins and exceptionally well-centered, lovely color, light multiple strikes of Boston "Paid" grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 90-CENT BLUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Beverly Hills". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00)

600
3,250
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58
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 58, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73). Mint N.H, 2c Black (73). Mint N.H2c Black (73). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CENTERED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 2-CENT BLACK JACK, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Only six Mint N.H. Scott 73's are listed in the P.S.E. Population Report. This is one of two graded 90 -- the highest grade awarded. Scott Retail as hinged

350
3,500
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59
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 59, 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, light grid cancel, Extremely Fine, Brookman notes (in something resembling English) "I consider the used Red Brown to be more scarce than Buff but the Buff is more scarce unused", with 1987 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00), only six have graded higher (all at 95)

425
800
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60
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 60, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, cork and red town cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

165
1,600
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61
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 61, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, intense shade on bright paper, well-struck quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Curtis, with 1989 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

180
425
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62
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 62, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Brilliant color, Jumbo margins, neat strike of Bat fancy cancel of Hingham Mass. (Skinner-Eno PA-BT 1), trace of red circular datestamp at left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT LILAC WITH A "BAT" FANCY CANCEL.

Ex Saadi. With 1990 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,950.00 without premium for the fancy cancel)

375
1,500
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