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

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1777
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1777, 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, single hinge mark, brilliant color, Very Fine, ex Hansen, with 1985 and 2007 P.F. certificates

550
250
1778
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1778, 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 of the First Design, well-centered, red circular datestamp cancel, reperfed at right, appears Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

1,810
600
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1779
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1779, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Intense shade on bright paper, neat "PAID" in oval and red cancels, Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,600
300
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1780
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1780, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by perfect strike of Clover fancy cancel of Brooklyn N.Y. (Skinner-Eno PP-C 29), stamp with rich color, light horizontal crease, an exceptional and Extremely Fine strike, with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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1781
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1781, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, centered to bottom left, Very Good

2,000
425
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1782
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1782, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Deep rich color, attractive centering and margins, grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate incorrectly identifying shade as Brown Yellow No. 67a

750
325
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1783
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1783, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Bright shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, scarce in this quality

1,160
1,700
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1784
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1784, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown Yellow (67a), 5c Brown Yellow (67a)5c Brown Yellow (67a). Radiant color, grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate as Scott 67

1,100
375
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1785
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1785, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Choice balanced margins, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

95
160
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1786
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1786, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, bright color, small thin spot at top, vertical crease at right mostly along perfs, small tear at right, Fine appearance, with clear 1991 P.S.E. certificate

3,250
375
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1787
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1787, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Unused (regummed), reperfed at left, Fine appearance

1,200
475
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1788
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1788, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72), 90c Blue (72)90c Blue (72). Block of four, rich color, cork cancel, couple small perf flaws, otherwise Very Good, a scarce used block, Scott value $5,000.00

E. 500-750
600
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1789
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1789, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var), 2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var)2c Black, Atherton Shift (73 var). Sharp impression and wide top margin which clearly shows the double transfer at top left, grid cancel, small surface scrape at top and reperfed at left (as usual for this straight-edge position)

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ATHERTON SHIFT, THE MOST PRONOUNCED OF THE BLACK JACK DOUBLE TRANSFERS. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE WIDE TOP MARGIN, WHICH COMPLETELY SHOWS THE VARIETY.

According to the Allen book, the Atherton shift got its name from Stanley Ashbrook, who first discovered it in the summer of 1923 in the collection of J. P. Atherton. Concerning this double transfer, Mr. Ashbrook wrote: "Here we have one of the most remarkable double transfers on U. S. stamps that I have ever seen. I have for years classed the One Cent 1851, Type II, 89R2, as the No. 1 among remarkable examples of this variety and in my opinion this 2c Black Jack could well rank as No. 2. Perhaps some would even rank it equal to the 1c..." He stated further that it was his opinion, supported by other authorities whom he had consulted, that the variety must surely have come from an early or first condition of one of the plates, and that later it had been burnished out and a fresh entry made. The fact that every line in the Atherton Shift "is razor sharp" led him to conclude that the plate from which it came was very new.

Ex Drews. With 1995 P.F. certificate

12,500
2,100
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1790
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1790, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Large part original gum, h.r., brilliant color, centered to bottom right, light horizontal crease and tiny tear at top right, appears Very Good, with 1994 P.F. certificate as original gum

7,000
1,500
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1791
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1791, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Unused (traces of original gum), lovely color, light horizontal creases, Very Fine appearance, Scott value as no gum

2,100
600
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1792
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1792, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Unused (regummed), rich color, small sealed tear and small thin spot, otherwise Fine example of this scarce unused stamp, with 2020 P.F. certificate

2,100
250
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1793
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1793, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78), 24c Lilac (78)24c Lilac (78). Original gum, detailed impression, perfs scissors-separated at bottom, Fine, with copy of 1996 P.F. certificate for block of four

2,750
550
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1794
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1794, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Deep rich color, face-free segmented cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, red backstamp, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $425.00)

425
225
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