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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

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Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
258
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 258, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102), 1c Blue, Re-Issue (102)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Deep rich color on bright paper, sharp proof-like impression, outstanding centering with wide margins, light strike of circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

Ex Drucker and Kirke. With 1986, 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only four grade higher

1,600
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259
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 259, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)2c Black, Re-Issue (103), 2c Black, Re-Issue (103)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Original gum, intense shade and impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLACK JACK RE-ISSUE.

The 2c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 979 of the 2c were sold; the remaining 9,021 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. The 2c plate can be easily identified by a spot on the cheek.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $7,750.00). Only six grade higher (all at 95)

3,500
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260
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 260, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104), 3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104)3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression on crisp paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE -- ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE SET IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

The 3c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate, which contained 200 subjects in two panes. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 465 of the 3c were sold; the remaining 9,535 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 2006 and 2017 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

3,750
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261
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 261, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105), 5c Brown, Re-Issue (105)5c Brown, Re-Issue (105). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and detailed impression on fresh white paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WONDERFUL GUM, COLOR, IMPRESSION AND CENTERING.

The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $6,500.00)

2,500
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262
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 262, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)10c Green, Re-Issue (106), 10c Green, Re-Issue (106)10c Green, Re-Issue (106). Original gum, wide margins and choice centering, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

The 10c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 451 of the 10c were sold; the remaining 9,549 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $7,500.00)

2,900
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263
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 263, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)12c Black, Re-Issue (107), 12c Black, Re-Issue (107)12c Black, Re-Issue (107). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

The 12c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 389 of the 12c were sold; the remaining 9,611 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $9,750.00)

3,500
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264
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 264, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)15c Black, Re-Issue (108), 15c Black, Re-Issue (108)15c Black, Re-Issue (108). Original gum, intense shade, well-centered with balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1866 RE-ISSUE.

The 15c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (50 impressions). Only 397 of the 15c were sold; the remaining 9,603 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

With 1974 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

4,500
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265
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 265, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109), 24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109)24c Deep Violet, Re-Issue (109). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

The 24c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 24c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. The quantity sold for the 24c (346) is close in number to several lower values, including the 12c and 15c (389 and 397, respectively). However, the 24c is scarcer and appears less frequently at auction. It is also one of the three values most difficult to obtain in choice original-gum condition (the others are the 3c and 30c).

With 1967 and 1998 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $12,600.00). This is a very conservative grade in our opinion. Viewed in relation to P.S.E.'s grading guide, we feel this is deserving of a 95. In any case, only two stamps grade higher than this 90 (both at 95)

6,000
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 266, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110), 30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110)30c Brownish Orange, Re-Issue (110). Original gum, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, bright paper, gorgeous centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATION TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

Little space was left on the 30c 1861 plate for vertical rows of perforations between stamps, and the same plate was used for the 1875 Re-Issue. Therefore, well-centered copies with perforations clear at the sides are rare. Only 346 were sold. The remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. Our Levi records contain 146 unused singles, an unused pair and an unused block of four. Many have margins either touching or in on at least one side. Few of the sound copies retain all or part of their original gum.

Ex Whitman and "Hampshire". With 1983, 1997 and 2009 P.F. certificates

5,750
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267
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 267, 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111), 90c Blue, Re-Issue (111)90c Blue, Re-Issue (111). Original gum, deep rich color on bright crisp paper, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.

The 90c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (50 impressions). Only 317 of the 90c were sold; the remaining 9,683 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. The example offered here, with original-gum, sound and well-centered, is a great rarity.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

7,000
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