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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
665
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 665, 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, outstanding centering and margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. certificate

550
600
666
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 666, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue, First Design, Imperforate (62a), 90c Blue, First Design, Imperforate (62a)90c Blue, First Design, Imperforate (62a). Unused (no gum), large margins, rich color, Very Fine and quite scarce, with 1972 P.F. certificate noting "minute corner margin crease", which is not actually present, with 2015 P.F. certificate as sound and identifying the stamp by its original Scott number (62a) as well as its essay number (72-E7g), unpriced as a single in Scott, Scott Retail as half of a pair

2,750
1,700
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667
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 667, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Wide margins and choice centering, wonderful dark shade and intense impression of the First Design printing, which provides the backdrop for a vivid red "New York Paid Oct. 20" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT GREEN FIRST DESIGN, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The 10c 1861 First Design (or Type I) was printed from Plate 4, which left very little space between the stamps for the 12-gauge perforation holes. Examples of Scott 62B (or 58) are rarely seen with margins framing the design on all sides. The stamp offered here is the rare exception, and it is even more remarkable as a used copy, free of faults, and with a complementary red cancel.

With 2015 P.F. certificate

1,710
2,800
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668
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 668, 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 nicely complemented by red circular datestamp cancel, single short perf at bottom right, still Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate

1,710
850
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669
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 669, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63). Mint N.H, 1c Blue (63). Mint N.H1c Blue (63). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 and 2015 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as hinged

300
1,200
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670
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 670, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Brilliant color, blue Wells, Fargo & Co. Express double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, scarce marking on the 1c 1861, ex Rose and Diamond, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
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671
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 671, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Intense color in the true Dark Blue shade, nicely complemented by red New York City carrier circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine example of this distinct variety, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate

850
1,400
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672
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 672, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, unmistakable rich Lake shade, Very Good, with 1966 P.F. certificate

2,000
375
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673
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 673, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Olive Yellow (67b), 5c Olive Yellow (67b)5c Olive Yellow (67b). Radiant color in the true Olive Yellow shade, nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT IN THE DISTINCTIVE OLIVE YELLOW SHADE. THIS IS THE SCARCEST SHADE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE, AND IT IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

We have offered approximately a dozen unduplicated examples of the Olive Yellow shade in any condition since keeping computerized records. Of these, two were unused. It is difficult to find in sound and centered condition.

Ex "Golden Oak". With 1988 P.F. certificate

4,530
0
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674
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 674, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Choice centering, intense shade with contrasting red New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

65
700
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675
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 675, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Unused (no gum), wide margins and excellent centering, clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00)

725
600
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676°
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 676, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Block of six, original gum, top four stamps lightly hinged, bottom two stamps Mint N.H., bright shade and crisp impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WITH THE BOTTOM STAMPS IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A BLOCK OF SIX IS ALSO THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE, AND THIS MAY BE THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Linn's Stamp Facts notes the largest unused multiple is a block of six. The largest multiple we have offered in our auctions since 1979 is a block of four. Sinkler had a block of four. The Ishikawa collection contained a block of four. Walter Klein only had a pair. We offered a block of six in our 1979 Rarities sale, with disturbed gum on one stamp and "nearly full gum" on the others. The block offered here, with full original gum and with two Mint N.H. stamps, is a remarkable rarity.

With 1994 P.F. certificate stating "previously hinged on the top two, the balance are never hinged". We believe the center stamps show a faint trace of hinging or slightly uneven gum that would likely be called previously hinged by today's stringent expertizing standards. Scott Retail as block of four and pair with no premium for the two Mint N.H. stamps

14,000
8,000
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677
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 677, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of nine, original gum, most stamps appear Mint N.H., choice centering and crisp impression, some perf separations, light toning most noticeable at top and on reverse, couple light fingerprints and bottom right stamp with tear, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as block of four, two pairs and a single

4,600
775
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678
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 678, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Original gum, bright color, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate

7,000
3,000
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679
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 679, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Slightly disturbed original gum, brilliant color, small natural inclusion below Washington's ear, Very Fine and attractive

7,000
2,300
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680
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 680, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Unused (no gum), bright color, light horizontal crease, Fine appearance, signed Bloch, Scott Retail as original gum

7,000
1,100
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681
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 681, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Four neat pen strokes, brilliant color, nice margins and centering, single slightly nibbed perf at top left

VERY FINE 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.

With 1981 P.F. certificate

5,500
2,600
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682
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 682, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Unused (no gum), deep rich Red Brown color, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, with 1975 and 2015 P.F. certificates

2,100
750
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683
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 683, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Perfectly centered within balanced margins, deep rich color, razor-sharp impression on bright white paper, light target cancel and trace of red cancel at top

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1862 RED BROWN.

Brookman notes "I consider the used Red Brown to be more scarce than Buff but the Buff is more scarce unused".

With 1994 P.F. certificate

485
2,900
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684
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 684, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Lovely warm color, neat strike of Philadelphia circular datestamp, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

425
425
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685
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 685, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Block of eight, original gum, deep intense color, centered to left, uncommonly fresh, one of the largest blocks of No. 76 still in existence and the largest we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail $16,500.00 as two blocks of four

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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686
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 686, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Exceedingly well-centered within balanced margins, intense shade, crisp impression on fresh paper, red quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1866 15-CENT LINCOLN. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCELLATION.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate

220
1,600
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687
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 687, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Intense shade on bright paper, nicely complemented by blue cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

195
300
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688
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 688, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, red quartered cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1988, 2000 and 2016 P.F. certificates

400
450
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