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Sale 1195 — The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
76
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 76, Specimens1c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. A (63S-A), 1c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. A (63S-A)1c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. A (63S-A). With additional tiny manuscript "x" above overprint, perfs slightly in at left, Very Good and very scarce, ex Diamond, with 2014 P.F. certificate

900
500
77
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 77, Specimens10c Dark Green, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (68S-A), 10c Dark Green, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (68S-A)10c Dark Green, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (68S-A). Faint manuscript "Issued 1861" on back, couple slight toned spots not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine and scarce, ex Diamond, with 2014 P.F. certificate

900
250
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78
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 78, Specimens90c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (72S-A), 90c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (72S-A)90c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (72S-A). Additional small manuscript mark in overprint, paper adherence at right, small sealed tear at bottom, appears Fine, very rare, ex Diamond, with 2014 P.F. certificate

900
300
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79
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 79, Specimens5c Brown, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (76S-A), 5c Brown, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (76S-A)5c Brown, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (76S-A). 1863 shade, manuscript "Issued 1861" on back, single short perf at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, an extremely rare 5c 1861 Issue Type A Specimen, ex Diamond, with 2014 P.F. certificate

3,000
850
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80
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 80, Specimens1c Blue, E. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (86S-A), 1c Blue, E. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (86S-A)1c Blue, E. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (86S-A). Unused (regummed), natural s.e. at left, manuscript "Issued 1861" on back and additional tiny check mark above overprint, thin spot top left, appears Fine, scarce, ex Diamond, with 1953 and 2014 P.F. certificates

1,000
450
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81
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 81, Specimens3c Red, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (94S-A), 3c Red, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (94S-A)3c Red, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (94S-A). Original gum, some paper remnants adhering to gum and faintly toned, otherwise Fine, scarce, ex Diamond, with 1994 and 2014 P.F. certificates

1,000
375
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82
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 82, Specimens12c Black, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (97S-A), 12c Black, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (97S-A)12c Black, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (97S-A). Unused (no gum), small manuscript check mark above overprint, tiny thin spot a top, appears Very Good, extremely rare, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 750-1,000
400
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83
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 83, Specimens30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (100S-A), 30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (100S-A)30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (100S-A). Small manuscript check mark, fresh color, Very Fine and rare, probably fewer than five are known, of the three examples we have encountered, including the one offered in the following lot, this is the finest

1,250
500
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84
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 84, Specimens30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (100S-A), 30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (100S-A)30c Orange, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. A. (100S-A). Manuscript "Issue 1861" on back, bright color, Fine and rare, probably fewer than five are known, ex Diamond, with 1953 and 2014 P.F. certificates

1,250
400
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85
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 85, Specimens1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (63S-B to 78S-B), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (63S-B to 78S-B)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (63S-B to 78S-B). Set of the ten issued values, 12c with overprint faintly visible as typical, most no gum, a couple disturbed original gum, typical centering for these, a couple small flaws, overall Fine set

2,120
800
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86
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 86, Specimens3c Rose, 30c Orange, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (65S-B, 71S-B), 3c Rose, 30c Orange, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (65S-B, 71S-B)3c Rose, 30c Orange, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (65S-B, 71S-B). Blocks of four, original gum, 3c h.r., bright color, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,600
800
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87
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 87, Specimens24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. H (99S-H), 24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. H (99S-H)24c Gray Lilac, F. Grill, Specimen Overprint Ty. H (99S-H). Clear 16mm long "SPECIMEN" overprint in capital letters, tiny thin spot, Very Good appearance, an extremely rare 24c 1868 F Grill with the Ty. H Specimen overprint, among the front of the book classics, Scott lists only three low denomination Columbians with this overprint (a few Revenues are also listed), this 24c F Grill is unlisted and may well be unique, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
950
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88
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 88, Specimens1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts., Ty. J (63S-J to 78S-J), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts., Ty. J (63S-J to 78S-J)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Red Control Number Ovpts., Ty. J (63S-J to 78S-J). The complete set of ten different, original gum, generally with h.r., mixed centering as always and a couple minor flaws, 5c with double perfs at left, Very Good-Fine, these are numbered from the highest denomination to the lowest starting with the 90c "1234", 30c "2345", 24c "3456" and so on except for the 15c which has only three numbers ("235"), research by Michael Plett and Ken Gilbart (Chronicle Aug. 2012, pp. 214-226) solved the long-standing mystery of these specimens and determined that the overprints were applied by a bond-numbering mechanical device, it is believed that only one-half pane of each were overprinted

4,000
2,000
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89
Sbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 89, Specimens3c Rose, Red Control Number "7890" Overprint Ty. J (65SJ), 3c Rose, Red Control Number "7890" Overprint Ty. J (65SJ)3c Rose, Red Control Number "7890" Overprint Ty. J (65SJ). Block of four, original gum, bright color, Fine, the 1861-66 Issue Ty. J control number overprints are numbered from the highest denomination to the lowest starting with the 90c "1234", 30c "2345", 24c "3456" and so on, except for the 15c which has only three numbers ("235"), research by Michael Plett and Ken Gilbart (Chronicle Aug. 2012, pp. 214-226) solved the long-standing mystery of how these specimens were made and deduced that numbers were applied one stamp at a time in the sheet or multiple, using a bond-numbering mechanical device -- the Plett-Gilbart census (updated in Chronicle Nov. 2018) records four blocks of the 3c with control number

1,750
2,100
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90
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 90, Specimens1c-90c 1861 Issue, Imperforate (63var/78 var), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Imperforate (63var/78 var)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Imperforate (63var/78 var). Complete set of all ten values, small manuscript "x" marks on 3c, 12c, 15c, 24c, and 30c, larger manuscript mark on 10c, the others without manuscript markings, generally large margins, only the 30c with margins to in one side, fresh colors, a few with small flaws including 1c and 2c small tears

VERY FINE. THE ONLY POSSIBLE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1861 ISSUE IMPERFORATES.

These imperforates, particularly those with manuscript "x" cancels are most likely presentation copies. All values are rare, and the 1c is believed to be unique. As such, this is the only complete set possible.

Each with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
12,000
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91
S
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 91, Specimens1c-30c F. Grills, Specimens (86S, 95S, 96S, 100S var), 1c-30c F. Grills, Specimens (86S, 95S, 96S, 100S var)1c-30c F. Grills, Specimens (86S, 95S, 96S, 100S var). Four stamps with small manuscript "x" marks, including 1c, 5c, 10c and 30c F Grills, a few small faults and 5c and 30c with one s.e., Fine appearance, a rare group which were likely presentation copies, among these four only the 5c and 30c F Grills are recorded with the "Specimen" overprint, ex Sloane

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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92
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 92, Specimens1c Blue, E. Grill (86), 1c Blue, E. Grill (86)1c Blue, E. Grill (86). Clearly-defined grill, full original gum, unusual straight pen line through portrait makes stamp unfit for postal use, Very Fine, this likely falls into the category of a presentation specimen, an unusual item, unlisted in Scott, with 1980 P.F. certificate calling the line a precancel

E. 400-500
350
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