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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1606, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with design features fully visible, bright color

FRESH AND VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,150.00)

2,100
2,100
1607
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1607, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, unused (no gum), choice centering, trivial natural inclusion at center, Very Fine

800
325
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1608
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1608, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II-I/I-I (20-18/18-18), 1c Blue, Ty. II-I/I-I (20-18/18-18)1c Blue, Ty. II-I/I-I (20-18/18-18). Positions 87-88/97-98L12, combination block of four with bottom sheet selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright color, centered to bottom right

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE SHEET-MARGIN MULTIPLE FROM PLATE 12 CONTAINING THREE TYPE I STAMPS.

Ex "Sevenoaks". With 1995 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as Type I/II combination pair plus pair of Type I

8,000
1,700
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1609
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1609, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II/I (20/18), 1c Blue, Ty. II/I (20/18)1c Blue, Ty. II/I (20/18). Plate 12, vertical pair, top stamp Ty. II, bright color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine

900
225
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1610
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1610, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, rich color and bright paper, sharp impression, light strike of blue town datestamp, centered slightly to left but showing clear breaks at top and bottom

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE III STAMP WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.

Due to narrow spacing on the plate, examples of this type often have the perforations cutting into the outer lines at either top or bottom or both. The example offered here clearly presents the characteristics of the type.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,650
1,200
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1611, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Unused (no gum), recut at top and bottom, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, the perforated 1c 1857 from Plate 1 Late is a scarce issue to obtain in sound and centered condition, especially unused

4,250
2,000
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1612
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1612, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top and bottom, beautiful bright shade, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Fine, with 1988 P.S.E. certificate

900
375
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1613
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1613, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top and twice at bottom, rich color, choice centering, light crease at top left, Very Fine appearance

950
160
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1614
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1614, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H, 1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., deep rich color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00), Scott Retail as hinged

140
700
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1615
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1615, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Radiant color, choice centering with wide margins, neat circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only five grade higher

37
750
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1616
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1616, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var), 1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var). Positions 7-9/17-19/27-29/37-39/49/59/69R5, irregular block of 15, cancelled by "Jewett City Ct. Feb. 22" circular datestamps and "PAID" handstamps neatly applied, due to its size we did not dip this but it looks to be in excellent condition aside from a small tear in the bottom stamp

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE BLOCK OF 15 OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE Va. THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLES FROM PLATE 5.

This scarce sub-type, Type Va, comes only from Plate 5. The ornaments at right are almost complete, and they do not have any of the scratches at sides that are seen on the Type V stamps. The largest recorded multiples from Plate 5 are a block of 20, followed by this block of 15. This block is noted on pp. 324-325 of the Neinken book.

Ex Hollowbush. One stamp signed Ashbrook and with his plating notes on two stamps "7R6" and "9R6", made prior to the confirmation that there was no Plate 6.

E. 2,000-3,000
8,000
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1617
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1617, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, intense color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate for a pair

175
600
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1618
c
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1618, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b var), 3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b var)3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b var). Rich color, wide margins, with no trace of perforations at top and bottom "indicating this might have been an imperforate between" (to quote accompanying Ashbrook note), used with 10c Green, Ty. III (33) and horizontal pair of 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), Positions 14-15L8, tied by red grid cancels, matching "New York Paid 3 Nov. 28" (1857) credit datestamp on small cover to Paris, France, red Havre arrival datestamp, receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, left 1c small internal tear, 3c stamp lifted and put back into place, otherwise Very Fine and attractive, with explanatory note from Ashbrook which has note from Thomas Alexander on back opining that this is imperforate horizontally (several examples of singles are known), with 1995 P.F. certificate declining opinion, offered on its own merits

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1619
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1619, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Bright shade, attractive margins and centering, double-struck New Orleans circular datestamp cancel with portion of red transit at top right, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,700
850
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1620
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1620, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Rich color nicely complemented by blue grid and circular datestamp cancels, well-balanced margins with perforations clear of outer projections on all sides, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

1,125
650
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1621
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1621, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Rich color, nice margins and centering, double-struck circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, purple backstamp does not show thru, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,050
475
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1622
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1622, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Unused (no gum), wonderful intense color in the true 1858 Indian Red shade, proof-like impression on bright paper, margins clear of outer projections on all sides, reperfed at top and faint stain at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT INDIAN RED.

Our search of old auction catalogues and the records of The Philatelic Foundation and P.S.E. yielded only eleven unused examples of Scott 28A. Of these, the majority are without gum.

With 1959 and 1997 P.F. certificates

40,000
19,000
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1623
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1623, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unused (no gum), choice margins and centering with perfs clear of all four outer projections, rich color, faintest trace of toning on two perf tips at bottom, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,200
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1624
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1624, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Mint N.H, 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Mint N.H5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color, single pulled perf at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate as Brown, Scott 30A, which it is not, but confirming Mint N.H. condition -- Scott Retail as hinged No. 30

1,200
1,000
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1625
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1625, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Slightly disturbed original gum, vibrant color, well-centered with balanced margins, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate as "o.g"

1,200
650
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1626
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1626, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lovely warm color on bright paper, three wide margins, fresh and Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,200
325
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1627
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1627, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Nicely balanced margins, deep rich color, grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarcer used than unused, with 1991 P.F. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates

1,300
1,000
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1628
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1628, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Rich color, unobtrusive strike of red grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine

1,375
425
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1629
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1629, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Unusually wide margins, lovely warm color, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,000
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1630
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1630, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, small h.r., deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine example of this scarce original-gum stamp, unlike its Orange Brown counterpart (Scott 30), the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect, therefore original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30, with 1998 P.F. certificate

2,200
1,300
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1631
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1631, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Wide margins for this tightly spaced issue, which is normally found touched or cut in at top or bottom, rich color, grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

280
275
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1632
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1632, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Extra wide bottom margin shows the full scrolls that define the type, other sides nicely balanced, "San Francisco Jul. 27, 1857" circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice

1,100
700
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1633
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1633, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Unusually precise centering, rich color, light circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,100
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1634
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1634, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Choice margins and centering with perfs essentially clear of design all around, intense shade and impression, neat red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a difficult stamp to find in this condition, with 2001 P.F. certificate

290
450
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1635
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1635, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Wide margins and nice centering, well-struck red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

465
250
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1636
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1636, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Original gum, deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, a stamp with great eye appeal, with 2018 P.F. certificate

1,900
850
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1637
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1637, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Outstanding balanced margins for this tightly spaced issue, vivid color complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

475
600
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1638
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1638, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Well-centered for this tightly spaced issue with perfs clear of design all around, bright color, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

425
425
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1639, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), rich color, well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,200
750
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1640
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1640, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (regummed), rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

1,200
600
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