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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1097
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1097, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Wide margins and choice centering, wonderful dark shade and intense impression of the First Design printing, neat San Francisco circular datestamp leaves portrait almost completely unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT GREEN FIRST DESIGN, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE 1861 ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,600
2,100
1098
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1098, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Pretty pastel shade, exceptionally well-centered with wide and balanced margins, quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The 1c 1861 Issue is a very common stamp. However, it is very difficult to find in such superb condition. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 63, either used or unused, and it has been equaled by only two other used examples

45
1,900
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1099
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1099, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)1c Ultramarine (63a), 1c Ultramarine (63a)1c Ultramarine (63a). Radiant color in the distinctive Ultramarine shade, wide margins, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE ELUSIVE ULTRAMARINE SHADE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

Don Evans devotes almost an entire column in his book on the 1c 1861 Issue to a discussion of the Ultramarine shade, in which he notes they are "extremely scarce" (page 33). We have offered only three other used examples since keeping computerized records

With 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
3,750
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1100
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1100, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade, well-centered, bold target cancels, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

875
700
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1101
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1101, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Near perfect centering with wide margins, beautiful bright color in the true Pink shade, clearly struck blue Springfield O. double-circle datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE EARLY PINK SHADE. A MATCHLESS COMBINATION OF QUALITY AND COLOR.

Ex Klein and Zoellner. 1959 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates

600
6,500
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1102
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1102, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright color, circular grid of small segments cancel used at Philadelphia

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE PINK SHADE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only two have graded higher (both at 95) and only five others share this grade

600
1,800
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1103
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1103, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Brilliant color with bluish cast indicative of the true Pigeon Blood Pink shade, wide margins and attractive centering, complemented by neat blue grid cancel and trace of Louisville Ky. circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK, CANCELLED IN BLUE.

The Pigeon Blood Pink shade, named for the rare ruby, is regarded as the most distinctive and rarest of the Pink shades. Unfortunately, the special bluish-pink tint of the true Pigeon Blood Pink is sensitive to light and other environmental factors. Therefore, examples kept in the dark over many years retain the true Pigeon Blood color, while others have lost it. This example retains its vivid color.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

4,500
4,000
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1104
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1104, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Bright shade, attractive centering and margins, blue Cincinnati duplex datestamp and grid cancel, short perf at upper right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

165
130
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1105
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1105, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Deep rich color on bright paper, complemented by blue target cancel, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $600.00), only one has graded higher

4
2,400
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1106
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1106, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Pastel shade, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, 2002 P.S.E. certificate with Superb 98 grade (SMQ $600.00), more likely to grade 90J by today's standards

3
325
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1107
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1107, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Choice centering, with part imprint and "No. 11" plate number selvage at bottom, neat grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, a scarce 3c 1861 with the plate number and part imprint, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

E. 200-300
800
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1108
c
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1108, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, outstanding centering and margins, tied by bold strike of blue segmented cork with matching "Chicago Ill. RA Oct. 5" double-circle datestamp on buff prisoner-of-war cover to Williamstown Ky., clear strike of "Camp Douglas, Prisoners Letter, Examined" oval handstamp (Ty. I), slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine stamp on a fresh cover, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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1109
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1109, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Rose, Vertically Laid Paper (65b), 3c Rose, Vertically Laid Paper (65b)3c Rose, Vertically Laid Paper (65b). Showing clear laid lines, brilliant color, neat face free double-circle datestamp cancel at lower right leaves design clearly visible, Very Fine, Brookman notes "It is known on both horizontally and vertically laid paper, in used and unused condition in each instance. It is not common in either form...", with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,100
700
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