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Sale 1234 — The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April, 2021

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
40
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 40, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, choice centering for this difficult issue, fresh and Fine, ex Geisler, with 1996 P.F. certificate

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2,100
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41
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 41, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 45L4, original gum, lightly hinged, showing wide break in line at top and distinct break at bottom, beautiful fresh color and unusually detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III. VERY FEW EXIST IN ANY TYPE OF ACCEPTABLE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION. THE INCREDIBLE CENTERING AND REMARKABLY FRESH ORIGINAL GUM MAKE THIS STAMP A PHENOMENAL CONDITION RARITY.

Ex Moody as part of a vertical block of six and from our 2000 and 2007 Rarities of the World sales. With 1991 P.F. certificate.

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17,500
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42
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 42, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, B Relief, original gum, attractive margins and centering, rich color, couple slightly short perfs at right, still Very Fine, ex Beals, with 1977 P.F. certificate

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2,400
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43
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 43, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, B Relief, original gum, bright color, faint corner creases at left, Very Fine appearance

Bid on this lot

2,400
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44
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 44, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Original gum described on P.S.E. certificate as "slightly disturbed", but the earlier P.F. certificates state "original gum" -- in our opinion the gum is intact and does not deserve the "disturbed" qualifier -- recut once at top and bottom, brilliant color and proof-like impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IV. A VERY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

The Plate 1 Late sheets on hand in 1857 were perforated on the new equipment, but the spacing between subjects and Toppan Carpenter's generally poor perforating skills resulted in the majority being off center. Examples of Scott 23 with original gum and this grade of centering are extremely rare.

Ex Whitman. With 1967 and 2000 P.F. certificates as "previously hinged". With 2008 P.S.E. certificate stating "slightly disturbed original gum" (DOG, XF 90; SMQ $23,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an unused example of Scott 23. The P.S.E. Population Report records one other unused stamp graded XF 90, but we are not aware of the gum condition of that stamp. The only unused category P.S.E. uses for this stamp is "NG/RG/D-POG" (no gum, regummed, disturbed or part gum). This means that they have not graded any unused examples of Scott 23 in the OGph or OGh categories

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10,000
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45
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 45, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Left imprint and plate no. 10 block of twelve, pristine gum which is Mint N.H. but with with some offset or adherence at top from another sheet so counted as hinged, deep rich color, top right stamp natural gum bend and light pencil notation (not part of the plate block), selvage slightly reduced and with small selvage tear at bottom

FINE-VERY FINE PLATE BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE V WITH MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

Scott value $5,060.00 as hinged plate block of eight and four hinged singles

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E. 3,000-4,000
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46
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 46, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, lightly hinged, marvelous rich color and unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT TYPE I 1857 PERFORATED ISSUE. A MARVELOUS STAMP IN TERMS OF GUM, COLOR, CENTERING AND PERFORATIONS.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,000.00). Only two original-gum stamps grade higher (at 90)

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2,750
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47
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 47, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Part original gum covers most of the back but is harshly described on accompanying certificate as "traces" of gum, lovely brilliant color in the distinctive Brick Red shade, perfs touch but almost all unused examples of this stamp are slightly off center

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED SHADE -- IN OUR OPINION, THE BRICK RED IS ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS OF THE CLASSIC PERIOD IN SOUND CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

Many collectors know this issue by type and shade, but few are aware of the order of production (or release). This state of confusion is partly due to the Scott Catalogue. The distinctive Brick Red shade of the 5c 1857 Issue comes first in the series of Scott-listed perforated 5c issues, but its true release date comes later in the sequence.

Based on dated covers, the 5c Type I shades were released in the following order: 1) Red Brown, Scott 28, EDU 8/23/1857; 2) Indian Red, Scott 28A, EDU 3/31/1858; 3) Brick Red, Scott 27, EDU 10/6/1858; and 4) Brown, Scott 29, EDU 3/21/1859, almost certainly the last printing from the first 5c plate. The second 5c plate was made from a new six-relief transfer roll with the design projections cut away at top and bottom, to varying degrees. The Type II Brown was issued first (Scott 30A, EDU 5/4/1860), and the Orange Brown printing from the same plate followed about one year later (Scott 30, EDU 5/8/1861).

After surveying dozens of classic United States sale catalogues, we found approximately 20 stamps with original gum, allowing for duplicate offerings and excluding the one known original-gum block. Of the stamps we counted, about half had perfs touching two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or small faults.

Ex Hansen. With 1996 P.F. certificate. Scott value without gum is $20,000.00. Scott value as original gum

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80,000
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48
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 48, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Original gum, h.r., intense reddish shade and remarkably detailed impression on crisp paper

FINE. AN 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN WITH ORIGINAL GUM IS ONE OF THE GREAT UNHERALDED RARITIES OF CLASSIC UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

The perforated 5c “1856” Red Brown (Scott 28) stamps were made from the stock of imperforate stamps on hand in 1857 when perforations were introduced. Since these were the first 5c stamps to be put through the perforating machine, they were the first to be used, and very few unused examples survive, especially with original gum. The number of original-gum Scott 28 singles falls somewhere between the numbers for the Brick Red (Scott 27) and the Indian Red (Scott 28A), which catalogue $80,000.00 and $160,000.00, respectively.

Ex Golin and Whitman. With 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

60,000
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49
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 49, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Unused (no gum), beautiful rich color in the most vivid Indian Red shade that exists, sharp detailed impression, well-centered, diagonal crease at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE INDIAN RED SHADE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMPS OF THE 1857 ISSUE TO FIND IN UNUSED CONDITION. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED AND MOST VIVID EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

The so-called Indian Red shade of the 5c 1857 Issue is the rarest of the colors, ranging from Brick Red to Red Brown to Brown. In unused condition, it is an extreme rarity. Our search of old auction catalogues and the records of The Philatelic Foundation and P.S.E. yielded only eleven unused examples of Scott 28A. Of these, the majority are without gum. The stamp offered here is one of the three best-centered of the group.

From our 2000 Rarities of the World sale. With copy of 1999 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

40,000
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 50, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unused (no gum), rich color, decent centering but reperfed, otherwise Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate not noting the reperfing

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1,750
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51
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 51, 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, single hinge mark at top, wonderful depth of color, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,200
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52
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 52, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Large part original gum which thinly covers essentially the entire back (somewhat redistributed), rich color, Fine, with 1968 P.F. certificate stating "part o.g.", Scott value as original gum

Bid on this lot

2,250
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53
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 53, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Block of nine, original gum, center stamp Mint N.H., others very lightly hinged, radiant color, the center horizontal row (with the Mint N.H. stamp) is particularly well-centered, some sensibly reinforced perf separations, left center stamp tiny thin spot

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF NINE OF THE 1861 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN. THIS IS THE SECOND LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS ISSUE -- IT IS IN MUCH BETTER CONDITION THAN THE LARGER BLOCK. THE CENTER STAMP, WITH SUPERIOR CENTERING AND MINT NEVER-HINGED ORIGINAL GUM, IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES EXTANT.

Although a relatively large number of 5c Orange Browns reached collectors from unused supplies left over after the issue was demonetized due to the Civil War, multiples are scarce, and most have been broken to feed the market's desire for singles. The largest recorded multiple is a partially separated and rejoined block of 32 with selvage at top and right (offered in our 2001 Rarities sale). This is the only recorded block of nine, which is the second largest recorded multiple.

Ex Caspary, Stanitz and Whitman. With 1975 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

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E. 20,000-30,000
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54
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 54, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression, few expertly rejoined perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE LIGHTLY HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II 1860 ISSUE.

The Brown Ty. II is far rarer in multiples than the Orange Brown, because unlike the 1861 Orange Brown, the earlier printing in Brown was not left in Southern post offices when the issue was demonetized in August 1861.

Scott value $25,000.00

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E. 3,000-4,000
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55
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 55, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, attractive centering and margins

FRESH AND VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

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5,750
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56
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 56, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Original gum, lightly hinged, warm shade, intact perfs at bottom, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III.

The first perforated 10c stamps produced by Toppan, Carpenter from sheets printed from Plate 1 are notorious among collectors for their poor centering. They are also very scarce in original-gum condition because, unlike 10c Plate 2 stamps (Scott 35), there were no supplies on hand in 1861 when the issue was demonetized due to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Ex Whitman. With 1992 and 1993 P.F. certificates, the former as a pair. The other stamp in the pair was offered in our 2006 sale of the "Scarsdale" collection.

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5,750
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57
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 57, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Horizontal strip of three, choice centering, intact perfs at top, light strikes of town datestamp, right stamp small corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, ex Hansen, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

600
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58
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 58, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 74L1, recut at top, deep rich color, attractive centering and margins, lightly struck town circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2021 P.F. certificate

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2,100
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59
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 59, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

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210
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60
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 60, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of four, beautiful centering and rich color, grid cancels, left stamps with red boxed "Paid" handstamp, left stamp small thin spot at top left, appears Extremely Fine, ex Hansen

Bid on this lot

255
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61
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 61, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Positions 81-86L2, horizontal strip of six, bright shade, neat strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 21" circular datestamp, few sensibly reinforced perf separations, appears Fine, scarce multiple, ex Hansen, Scott value as three pairs

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360
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62
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 62, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Large part original gum, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate as "part o.g."

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1,700
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63
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 63, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Reconstructed block of eighteen comprising blocks of twelve and six, Positions 3-8/13-18/23-28R3, original gum, mostly h.r. with small hinge reinforcements except Positions 14 and 15 appear Mint N.H., deep shade and proof-like impression, Position 28 with distinct horizontal line across top of top right rosette

FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE RECONSTRUCTED BLOCK OF EIGHTEEN OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3.

Ex "J & J" and Hansen. With 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott value $19,500.00 as three blocks of four and three pairs

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E. 4,000-5,000
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64
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 64, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Part original gum which covers a bit more than half the back, warm shade, short perf at upper left not mentioned on certificate, appears Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate as "part o.g."

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1,450
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65
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 65, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Block of four, original gum, bright color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC.

Ex Hansen. With 1992 P.F. certificate

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10,000
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66
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 66, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Reconstructed block of four, original gum, centered to top right, bottom left stamp separated and rejoined, appears Very Good, 2005 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies, Scott value as pair and two singles $8,050.00

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E. 750-1,000
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67
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 67, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, fresh and Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

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1,400
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68
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 68, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Block of four, original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering, the left stamps are extraordinary

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE SHORT-LIVED 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. MULTIPLES OF THIS ISSUE ARE EXTREMELY RARE.

The 90c stamp was issued in 1860, along with the 24c and 30c values, all of which were needed to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. When supplies of current postage stamps were declared invalid in the South and ultimately demonetized by the federal government, the 90c had been in use for only one year. Most unused multiples probably come from supplies recovered from Southern post offices.

Ex Anderson and Whitman. With 1980, 1992 and 2003 P.F. certificates.

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75,000
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