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Sale 1174 — The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Category — 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
33
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 33, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Bright shade, wide margins, neat strike of Philadelphia Pa. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987, 2003 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (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

45
450
34
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 34, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich shade with a neat red New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $300.00 as normal)

65
250
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35
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 35, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Exceptionally wide and balanced margins, deep shade on bright paper, neatly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

95
550
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36
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 36, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Wonderful depth of color, well-balanced margins, tied by blue target cancel and "Chicago Ill. Aug. 23" double-circle datestamp on piece of buff cover, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi, with 1989 (for full cover) and 2014 P.F. certificates

325
190
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37
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 37, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, well-balanced margins, bold blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00)

215
275
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38
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 38, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)15c Black (77), 15c Black (77)15c Black (77). Excellent centering, intense shade and impression, well-struck blue target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $300.00)

185
375
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39
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 39, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Outstanding centering, rich color on bright white paper, neat Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

400
700
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40
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 40, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Intense shade and detailed impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

250
400
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41
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 41, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)12c Black, F. Grill (97), 12c Black, F. Grill (97)12c Black, F. Grill (97). Wide margins, crisp impression, perfect bold strike of "leaf" cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

250
325
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