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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1144
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1144, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Choice centering with balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, light strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF 10-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH THIS CHOICE CENTERING.

With 1977, 1993 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,600
4,000
1145
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1145, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Deep rich color, light strike of grid cancel, fresh and Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,600
400
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1146
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1146, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56), 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Original gum, bright color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1984, 2002 and 2010 P.F. certificates

550
600
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1147
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1147, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Brilliant color, blue Wells, Fargo & Co. Express double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, scarce marking on the 1c 1861, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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1148
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1148, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Intense shade and impression, neat strike of "Providence R.I. Sept. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90)

875
700
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1149
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1149, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Dark Blue (63b), 1c Dark Blue (63b)1c Dark Blue (63b). Intense shade in the distinctive Dark Blue, well-balanced margins, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $925.00)

875
750
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1150
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1150, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b), 3c Rose Pink (64b)3c Rose Pink (64b). Brilliant color nicely complemented by blue Baltimore Feb. 28 circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, we detect a corner crease at top right, but not noted on certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

165
120
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1151
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1151, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Three used singles, first with blue quartered cork cancel, rich color and gorgeous centering, second with blue target cancel and also with superior centering and color, third with blue circular datestamp and also with beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gems, each graded XF-Superb 95, first with 2014 P.F. certificate, other two with 2005 or 2018 P.S.E. certificate, total SMQ as all P.S.E. graded $825.00

12
475
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1152
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1152, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff, Olive Yellow (67, 67b), 5c Buff, Olive Yellow (67, 67b)5c Buff, Olive Yellow (67, 67b). Two stamps which appear unused, No. 67 with cancel removed and regummed, corner creases, otherwise Fine, No. 67b just faintly cancelled, small paper adherence filling in for a missing perf at right, appears Fine, both with 2020 P.F. certificates, Scott value $5,500.00

E. 750-1,000
800
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1153
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1153, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Rich color, choice centering, bold strike of large Boston "Paid" and part of blue transit cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex "Vineyard", with 1988, 2003 and 2015 P.F. certificates

780
500
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1154
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1154, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00), only three grade higher (two at 98 and the massive 100J offered in our recent Morton sale) and only two others share this desirable grade

55
425
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1155
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1155, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, deep rich color, bold strike of blue Baltimore circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

60
200
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1156
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1156, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green (68a), 10c Dark Green (68a)10c Dark Green (68a). Remarkable Jumbo margins and dark rich color, circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Morris, with 1996 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95), deserves a "J" (Jumbo) appellation

47
1,700
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1157
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1157, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Detailed impression nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, dealer's small backstamp, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

95
550
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1158
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1158, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Intense shade and impression, choice centering, lightly and solely cancelled by red circular datestamp at lower left, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

135
950
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1159
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1159, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep color, bold red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

340
250
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1160
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1160, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with full perforations

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND, ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.

The Steel Blue is the most distinctive of all the 24c shades. Unlike some of the others, it is rarely mistaken or misidentified, and as such has always been a favorite of collectors. Examples with original gum are rare, and those with Very Fine or Extremely Fine centering are of tremendous rarity, probably numbering no more than a dozen, and some of those have faults.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

16,500
6,500
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1161
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1161, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Brilliant color, well-centered, neat strike of blue target cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

2,275
1,600
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1162
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1162, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Radiant color, neat "Virginia City Nev. Jul. 24" circular datestamp and additional red cancel at upper left, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

210
275
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1163
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1163, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Unused (no gum), gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1983 P.F. and 1989 P.S.E. certificates

1,200
1,600
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1164
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1164, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Bright shade and detailed impression, beautiful centering with balanced margins, unusual cork cancel, retaining most of its original gum, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00), only five grade higher

55
650
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1165
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1165, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Intense shade and impression nicely complemented by paint red circle of wedges squared off cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2012 and 2017 P.F. certificates

105
600
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1166
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1166, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of 1866 Pa. double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00)

55
475
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1167
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1167, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Choice centering, neat quartered cork cancel, also with magenta "Exd TLM POW" at center, small thins, Extremely Fine appearance, a rare Black Jack with a manuscript examiner's marking, this was on a cover mailed by flag-of-truce during the Civil War, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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1168
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1168, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Original gum, h.r., fiery color, reperfed at top, appears Very Fine, a rare trial printing, with 2020 P.F. certificate

7,000
3,500
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1169
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1169, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Lovely warm shade nicely complemented by blue Baltimore circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

455
750
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1170
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1170, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Unused (no gum), beautifully balanced margins, tiny purple ink mark at top left, appears Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

950
1,700
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1171
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1171, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Gray (78b), 24c Gray (78b)24c Gray (78b). Rich color on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, quartered cork and red circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Saadi, with 1987 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

490
950
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