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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
117
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 117, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, crisp paper, outstanding centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The 1c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 3,195 of the 1c were sold, by far the largest quantity of any denomination of the set. However, few would grade as highly as the example offered here. The remaining 6,805 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1997 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00)

800
2,600
118
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 118, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)2c Black, Re-Issue (103), 2c Black, Re-Issue (103)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Original gum, intense shade and impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK RE-ISSUE.

Only 979 were sold. With 2005 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

3,500
3,500
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119
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 119, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)2c Black, Re-Issue (103), 2c Black, Re-Issue (103)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Well-centered, tied on small piece by cork cancel with matching "N.Y. & Wash R.P.O. Night Apr. 19, 1884" circular datestamp at left, insignificant nibbed perf at right

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK 1875 RE-ISSUE. ONLY 26 USED EXAMPLES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR CENSUS WITH VERY FEW IN SOUND CONDITION OR CENTERED. THIS RECENTLY-DISCOVERED ITEM IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN ON PIECE AND IT IS THE CLOSEST THING TO A COVER, OF WHICH NONE IS KNOWN.

The 2c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 979 of the 2c were sold; the remaining 9,021 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. The 2c Re-Issue plate can be easily identified by a spot on the cheek.

Our census of Scott 103 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/103/103.pdf , records 26 examples. It is known with a variety of cancels. Approximately half are sound, but not all are as well-centered as the example offered here.

Census No. 103-CAN-PCE-26. With 2015 P.F. certificate

12,500
5,250
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120°
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 120, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104), 3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104). Original gum, brilliant color, near perfect centering with well-proportioned margins, razor-sharp impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE -- ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE SET IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION AND ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

The 3c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate, which contained 200 subjects in two panes. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 465 of the 3c were sold; the remaining 9,535 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1981, 1994 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

4,000
10,000
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121
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 121, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104), 3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104). Original gum, small h.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 465 sold. Ex Coulter. With 1973 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $9,000.00)

4,000
3,250
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122
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 122, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105), 5c Brown, Re-Issue (105)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105). Original gum, deep rich color, perfect centering with Jumbo margins on post-office fresh paper, dealer's small backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 2001 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $13,000.00). This stamp was graded before P.S.E. started breaking out OGph vs. OGh. While the gum is intact and quite typical for the 1861 Re-Issues, we feel it would be graded OGh, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo if submitted today. This is the highest graded example in the P.S.E. Population Report and no others share this grade

2,600
0
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123
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 123, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105), 5c Brown, Re-Issue (105)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105). Original gum, wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1986, 1995 and 2008 P.F. certificates

2,600
3,250
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124
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 124, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)10c Green, Re-Issue (106), 10c Green, Re-Issue (106)10c Green, Re-Issue (106). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Ex "Hampshire". With 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $7,000.00)

3,100
3,250
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125
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 125, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)12c Black, Re-Issue (107), 12c Black, Re-Issue (107)12c Black, Re-Issue (107). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

Ex Curtis. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $8,750.00)

3,750
4,250
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126
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 126, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)15c Black, Re-Issue (108), 15c Black, Re-Issue (108)15c Black, Re-Issue (108). Original gum, intense shade, nicely balanced margins

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 397 sold. Ex Seymour. With 1967, 1994 and 2005 P.F. certificates

4,500
2,800
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127
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 127, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Original gum, lightly hinged, dark color and sharp proof-like impression on crisp bright paper, well-centered with full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE 1861-66 RE-ISSUES. THE 24-CENT IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT TO LOCATE IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 24c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. A total of 10,000 was printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 24c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

The quantity issued for the 24c 1861 Re-Issue (346) is close in number to several lower values, including the 12c and 15c (389 and 397, respectively). However, the 24c is scarcer and appears less frequently at auction. It is also one of the three values most difficult to obtain in choice original-gum condition (the others are the 3c and 30c).

With 2002 P.F. certificate

5,750
3,750
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128
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 128, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, attractive margins and centering

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS TO OBTAIN IN CHOICE CONDITION.

The 24c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. A total of 10,000 was printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 24c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 2007 P.F. certificate

5,750
2,500
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129°
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 129, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Well-centered, deep shade on bright paper, duplex cancel leaves the Washington portrait clearly visible, small stain has been removed from bottom right corner, which is barely noticeable but P.F. states "color slightly affected"

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 24-CENT RE-ISSUE IS EXTREMELY RARE IN USED CONDITION. ONLY FOURTEEN USED COPIES ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

The 24c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. A total of 10,000 was printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 24c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Our census of Scott 109 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/109/109.pdf , records only fourteen copies. This denomination ranks third in rarity after the 90c and 10c.

Census No. 109-CAN-14. With 2016 P.F. certificate

20,000
6,000
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130
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 130, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110), 30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color on bright paper, beautifully centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH IS ARGUABLY THE MOST CHALLENGING OF THE 1861-66 RE-ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN THIS CONDITION.

The 30c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 30c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Little space was left on the 30c 1861 plate for vertical rows of perforations between stamps, and the same plate was used for the 1875 Re-Issue. Therefore, well-centered copies with perforations clear at the sides are rare. When one takes into consideration the limited number sold (346) and other condition factors, such as lightly hinged gum and freshness of paper, the rarity of the stamp offered here can be truly appreciated.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

6,000
4,750
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131
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 131, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110), 30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATIONS TO OBTAIN IN SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The 30c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 30c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Ex Hoffman. With 1994 and 2008 P.F. certificates

6,000
3,000
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132°
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 132, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111), 90c Blue, Re-Issue (111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111). Original gum, deep color on bright crisp paper, near perfect centering with wide and well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING AND TRULY SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE -- AND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 XQ BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The 90c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (50 impressions). Only 317 of the 90c were sold; the remaining 9,683 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

By way of comparison, the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to Scott 111 is XF 90 (one copy). P.S.E. places a value of $15,000.00 in the SMQ for the example grading 90. The Philatelic Foundation has graded only this stamp 95XQ, with the next highest VF-XF 85.

With 1998 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95 XQ). The "XQ" denotes extraordinary quality -- an apt description for this stamp

6,750
37,500
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133
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 133, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111), 90c Blue, Re-Issue (111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111). Original gum, wide margins and beautifully centered, intense color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Only 317 sold. Ex Anderson. With 1992 P.S.E., 1970, 2000 and 2013 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

6,750
4,250
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