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Sale 1209 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 22-23 October, 2019

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1113
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1113, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Bottom selvage block of 35 with imprint and plate no. 10, natural s.e. at left showing part of guideline, original gum, several stamps Mint N.H. (we count at least six), some h.r., some perf separations sensibly reinforced including right two vertical rows separated and reattached (affects plate block), center row with five stamps creased

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE -- THIS IS THE THIRD LARGEST MULTIPLE IN EXISTENCE.

The Evans 1c book notes the existence of a complete pane of 100 from Plate 27 (ex Neinken, Siegel Sale 384). A block of 98 from Plate 9 is also known (ex Lilly, Siegel Sale 321). The book notes that the next-largest multiples are two blocks of 20, as the author was unaware of the block offered here.

Ex Frelinghuysen. Scott Retail as full plate block of eight, four blocks of four, five pairs and a single, with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps.

16,175
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1114
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1114, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, bold and almost complete strike of Two-Cent Coin of Marshall, Mich. (Skinner-Eno PO-Co 1), few bent perfs at top, Very Fine strike, the postmaster used a 2c coin which he inked and impressed on the stamp and cover, the 1861 2c was the first coin minted with the motto "In God We Trust"

E. 400-500
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1115
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1115, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1861-69 Issues with Fancy Cancels, 1861-69 Issues with Fancy Cancels1861-69 Issues with Fancy Cancels. 19, including nice group of 3c Rose (65) with range of cancels such as Shield (3 different), "US" in Circle, Healdsburg Flag, "R" of Ridgefield, Mask, "III" in Circle of East Plainfield N.H., Handcuffs of Rockville Ind., other better such as 73 with blue Shield, 113 with "G" of Easton Pa., 116 with unusual segmented cross, 121 with Star, 210 with Jack-o-Lantern, few faults, all are Very Fine strikes

E. 1,500-2,000
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1116
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1116, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, rich color, attractive margins and centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC.

With 2015 P.F. certificate for a pair (the other stamp in the pair is offered in the following lot)

3,250
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1117
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1117, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, rich color, better centering than usually found in original-gum examples of this issue, fresh and Very Fine, with copy of 2015 P.F. certificate for a pair (the other stamp in the pair is offered in the previous lot)

3,250
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1118
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1118, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and detailed impression, near perfect centering, bold strike of Shield fancy cancel (S-E PS-SD3)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC WITH A FANCY CANCEL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2000 A.P.S. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00 for normal cancel). Only two grade higher (at 95J and 98, neither has a fancy cancel) and six others share this grade.

325
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1119
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1119, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Unused (no gum), brilliant color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this issue, with 1985 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

1,200
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1120
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1120, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered, crisp impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $400.00)

325
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1121
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1121, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Block of four, well-centered, bold circle of wedges cancels, bottom right stamp either an additional cancel or a small stain in corner, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive used block, much scarcer than an unused block despite the similar Scott Retail value

2,000
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1122
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1122, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Block of sixteen, original gum, few h.r., one possibly Mint N.H., several lightly hinged, rich color, couple small faults including light diagonal crease affecting three at top and one towards bottom with toned spot

VERY GOOD CENTERING. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 1862 24-CENT GRAY. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.

From our 2013 Rarities of the World sale. The Scott Catalogue does not price this shade as a multiple. Scott Retail as four blocks of four of the more common Lilac shade is $72,000.00.

E. 7,500-10,000
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