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Sale 1179 — United States and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 March, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2139
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2139, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Mint N.H, 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Mint N.H3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

550
1,000
2140
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2140, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Part original gum covering most of the back, intense shade and impression, centered to bottom left, Very Good, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

8,250
800
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2141
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2141, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied to small piece by complete strike of negative "Lincoln" and Stars in Circle fancy cancel, "Albany N.Y. Oct. 7" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine strike of this fancy cancel, especially desirable on piece with the Albany datestamp, the New York State Comptroller in 1866 was Thomas Hillhouse and the Albany postmaster in 1866 was George Dawson, both were ardent pro-Union Republicans, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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2142
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2142, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). With 3c Rose (65) and tied on small piece by perfect strike of Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine strike

E. 150-200
110
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2143
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2143, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, wide margins and unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh in every respect

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT LAKE TRIAL PRINTING WITH UNCOMMONLY WIDE MARGINS.

A review using Power Search reveals how difficult the 3c Lake is to find with full original gum and choice centering. We can count on one hand the examples that compare favorably to the stamp offered here.

Ex Engel. With 1960 and 2008 P.F. certificates

2,000
1,500
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2144
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2144, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, unmistakable rich Lake color, centering as often seen on this issue with perfs in at top, Very Good, with 1976 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates

2,000
325
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2145
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2145, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, single short perf at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

2,000
500
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2146
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2146, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Radiant color, nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, also trace of red postmark at bottom, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate as rare Olive Yellow (67b), with 2018 P.F. certificate as Brown Yellow (67a), the stamp has not changed color in 30 years, leaving us to wonder what did change

1,130
1,400
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2147
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2147, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Brilliant color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice

1,160
1,200
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2148
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2148, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Gorgeous Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, intense shade on bright paper, double circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,675.00)

95
850
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2149
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2149, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color on bright paper, balanced margins, neat cancel, Very Fine

300
325
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2150
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2150, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Rich color, natural s.e. at left, cancelled by well-struck Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel of New York City (Skinner-Eno PH-F 72), trace of second strike at right, few perf flaws, tiny pinhole at center, still an Extremely Fine strike of this distinctive fancy cancel, the creation and use of this fancy cancel in the Spring of 1866 coincided with the return of soldiers from the Civil War, it is known on at least one domestic cover, but apparently the cancelling device migrated to the foreign-mail exchange office, where it was used to cancel stamps on mail to foreign countries

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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2151
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2151, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, perfect strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel with part of second strike, choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $575.00)

200
450
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2152
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2152, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Original gum, small h.r., deep rich color, bold impression, Fine, an attractive original-gum example of the 90c 1861 Issue, signed A. Brun

3,000
650
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2153
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2153, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Radiant color, Jumbo margins, face-free circle of wedges cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Saadi, with 1989 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,250.00)

575
1,400
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2154
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2154, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Wide margins, lovely rich color, Very Fine, signed A. Brun

575
275
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2155
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2155, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Deep rich color nicely complemented by blue Cincinnati circular datestamp, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tiny flaw at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1996 P.F. certificate

635
700
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2156
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2156, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Original gum, bright color, light vertical crease and a few scissors-blunted perforations, Very Fine appearance, small blue "W.H.C" (Warren H. Colson) backstamp, with 2018 P.F. certificate

7,000
1,700
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2157
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2157, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a), 3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a)3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a). Unused (no gum), three large margins, slightly in at top, light horizontal crease at bottom, appears Fine, scarce, with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as half a pair

2,000
325
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2158
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2158, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Lovely rich color on bright paper, outstanding centering with wide margins, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example

425
550
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2159
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2159, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Remarkable depth of color, well-centered, neat Boston "Paid" grid and trace of red cancel at bottom left, fresh and Very Fine

425
225
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2160
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2160, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Rich color, right straddle-pane margin showing part of stamp in adjacent pane, exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine

120
325
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