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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1731°
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1731, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Position 29L12, original gum, deep rich color, attractive centering and margins, fresh and Very Fine, ex Neinken and Wagshal, with 2011 P.F. certificate for a Type I-II combination block of four

2,100
2,000
1732
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1732, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Position 25L12 with double transfer, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (20), Plate 12, tied by red New York City Carrier circular datestamp on small piece, Ty. II small faults, Ty. I Very Fine, Scott value as singles

1,000
325
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1733
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1733, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I, II, IIIa (18, 20, 22), 1c Blue, Ty. I, II, IIIa (18, 20, 22)1c Blue, Ty. I, II, IIIa (18, 20, 22). Three stamps from Plate 12, Type I C Relief showing full design at top and bottom, pretty shade, neat open grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate, Type II rich color and well-centered, "New York Jul. 13, 1861" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Type IIIa wide margins, rich color, New York circular datestamp, a few blunted perfs at bottom, still Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,300
850
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1734°
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1734, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b), 1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b). Position 47L4, E Relief, deep rich color, well-centered with design characteristics completely visible, light town cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE Ic.

This stamp is far scarcer than its catalogue value would suggest, especially with four margins in sound condition. It is likely that the paucity of copies trading hands has resulted in the catalogue value not being properly updated.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three used examples of Scott 19b have even been deemed worthy of P.S.E. grading by their owners. Apart from this VF 80 grade, there exist a 95 and a 70

2,500
5,500
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1735
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1735, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b), 1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b). Position 81R4, with curl on shoulder, rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, centered to bottom right, Very Good example of this scarce type, ex Wagshal, with 1982 and 2017 P.F. certificates

2,500
1,500
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1736
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1736, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Position 39L12, original gum, deep rich color, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, ex Neinken and Wagshal, with copy of 2011 P.F. certificate for a Type I-II combination block of four

850
750
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1737
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1737, 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 detailed impression, showing the type defining clear breaks at both top and bottom, unobtrusive yet clearly visible red circular datestamp, perfs at left slightly blunted by scissors separation, still Very Fine, an attractive stamp with a red cancel, ex Merlin, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

1,590
850
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1738
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1738, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 51L4, intact perfs at top preserve the type characteristics, face-free cancel, about Fine, with 1960 and 2010 P.F. certificates

1,500
350
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1739
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1739, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Position 86R4, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, centered slightly to bottom, reperfed at bottom and a few short perfs at left, appears Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate

2,200
300
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1740
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1740, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). With interpane selvage and centerline at left, bright color, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex "Cloudrest", with 1990 P.F. certificate for a pair

550
550
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1741
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1741, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24), 1c Blue, Ty. Va (24)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine example of this sub-type, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,000
0
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1742
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1742, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c, 10c 1857 Issue (26, 35), 3c, 10c 1857 Issue (26, 35)3c, 10c 1857 Issue (26, 35). Two blocks of four of 3c and one of 10c, original gum, h.r., Fine

2,000
600
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1743
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1743, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Claret, Ty. III (26), 3c Claret, Ty. III (26)3c Claret, Ty. III (26). Brilliant color, near mathematical perfect centering with well-balanced margins, perfect strike of double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Twigg-Smith and Merlin, with 2002 P.F. certificate as Dull Red, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate as Claret (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00 as Dull Red shade), only two Scott 26 stamps grade higher in used condition

26
900
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1744
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1744, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins which clearly show the type characteristics, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1999, 2015 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $270.00)

150
300
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1745
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1745, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Radiant color, perfs scissors-separated but intact, New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,450
375
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1746
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1746, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Bright color, circular datestamp cancel, couple short perfs at lower right, appears Very Fine

1,450
300
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1747
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1747, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Attractive centering and margins, wonderful depth of color, circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
700
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1748
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1748, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Horizontal pair with left selvage, bright shade, centered to top, unobtrusive strikes of circular datestamp, Fine and scarce used pair, this is the first we have offered since 2013, most multiples in Power Search seem to have similar centering, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,300
650
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1749
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1749, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Lovely color, perfs scissors-separated but intact, unobtrusive strike of La. circular datestamp with red transit cancel at lower right, Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate for strip of three -- in our opinion this is Indian Red Scott 28A, but the P.F. and Scott muddied the waters with "Bright Red Brown" 28b

2,250
550
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1750
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1750, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Radiant color in this scarce shade, complemented by blue circular datestamp cancel, well-balanced margins, small thin spot at top left, Very Fine appearance, an attractive stamp cancelled in blue, with 2020 P.F. certificate

3,850
1,600
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1751
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1751, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Lovely color, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, Fine example of this scarce shade, with 1992 P.F. certificate

3,500
1,700
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1752
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1752, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Crisp impression, well-balanced margins, New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

350
375
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1753
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1753, 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, h.r., lovely warm color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,200
600
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1754
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1754, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Unused (no gum), rich color, wide margins clearly show the type characteristic, diagonal crease

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I.

Type I stamps are only found on the 20 positions that comprise the bottom row of the plate. Due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in aligning the perforating machine, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design. This is a serious drawback, because Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The example offered here clearly shows the type characteristics.

11,500
4,000
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1755
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1755, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Rich color, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate on small piece, which accompanies

1,100
600
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1756
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1756, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32-33), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (32-33)10c Green, Ty. II, III (32-33). Both with attractive margins and centering, first with beautiful strike of large "Paid" in circle cancel, Very Fine and striking, second with red exchange office datestamp cancel, also fresh and Very Fine, a lovely pair of 10c 1857s, each with 1990s and 2002 P.F. certificates

415
450
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1757
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1757, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 55L, recut at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, with 1987, 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,250.00)

2,250
1,900
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1758
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1758, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, intense color, San Francisco Cal. circular datestamp cancel, small filled thin and small corner crease at bottom left, appears Fine, Position 64L is the only double-recut position on Plate 1, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
600
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1759
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1759, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 54L1, recut at bottom, rich color, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel, faint corner crease at bottom left, Fine appearance, with 1987 P.F. certificate

2,250
650
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1760
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1760, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Block of six, crisp impression, neat strikes of "New Orleans La. Apr. 13" circular datestamp, few minor perf separations, Fine, Scott value as block of four and pair

3,450
750
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1761
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1761, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, corner perf crease at top left, Extremely Fine appearance

1,450
500
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1762
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1762, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Bright shade, well-balanced margins, light red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

440
275
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1763
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1763, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Bright shade, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $375.00)

375
250
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1764
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1764, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Two pairs, strip of three and three singles, light strikes of circular datestamp cancel, bottom left stamp spot of manuscript cancel, few faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance, ex Burrus, note on back states this paid $2.40 rate, Scott value as three pairs and singles

3,900
1,000
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1765
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1765, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Original gum, bright color, attractive margins and centering for this tightly spaced issue, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,200
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1766
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1766, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, rich color, fresh and Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

3,000
750
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1767
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1767, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, three wide margins, perfs just touch frame at bottom, fresh and Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
700
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1768
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1768, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Rich color, wide margins, reperfed at right, red New York grid cancel, magenta pen markings at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

The 90c stamp was issued in 1860 to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. The Civil War cut short the life of this issue. For this reason, genuinely cancelled copies are scarce.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

11,000
2,100
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