Sale 1235 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 May, 2021

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1044
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Sale 1235, Lot 1044, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Mint N.H., deep rich color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott value as hinged

550
1,200
1045
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Sale 1235, Lot 1045, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown, First Design (57). Original gum, deep rich color, well-centered, slightly nibbed perf at top, reperfed at right which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, small crease at bottom is noted on certificate and is just a minor gum crease

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 37 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

Our census of Scott 57, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/57 , contains a total of 37 copies of this rarity. Of these, one is in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. Of the 36 thought to be available to collectors, two are cancelled, 19 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten, including the example offered here, have full (or nearly full) original gum. Only two of the full or part original-gum copies are confirmed as sound.

Census no. 57-OG-09. From our 1965 Rarities sale and ex Mielstrup (Siegel sale 431). P.F. certificate no. 19601 no longer accompanies. With 1989 P.F. certificate not noting the reperfing.

30,000
12,500
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1046
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Sale 1235, Lot 1046, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Original gum, deep rich color and well-centered, small natural inclusion to left of Washington portrait is not noticeable on an album page and not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST DESIGN.

With clear 1998 P.F. certificate

8,500
6,750
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1047
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Sale 1235, Lot 1047, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)1c Blue (63). Original gum, wide margins, pastel color, Extremely Fine

275
400
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1048
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Sale 1235, Lot 1048, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64). Original gum, very lightly hinged, radiant color in the true Pink shade, choice centering and margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CENTERED, LIGHTLY HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PINK.

The 3c 1861 Pink (Scott 64) is one of the most difficult stamps of the 1861-66 Issue to find in sound, well-centered, original-gum condition with fresh color. The nature of the ink used to print the 3c Pink shade is such that over the course of time, with exposure to light and other adverse elements, the color tends to oxidize or lose its vibrancy. The example offered here retains that vibrancy of color.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

14,000
26,000
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1049
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Sale 1235, Lot 1049, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose Pink (64b). Original gum, barely hinged, bright color in this better sub-shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

600
2,000
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1050
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Sale 1235, Lot 1050, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Rose (65). Mint N.H., rich color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate, Scott value as hinged

125
2,000
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1051
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Sale 1235, Lot 1051, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Lake (66). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful centering with wide margins, vivid color and sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 LAKE TRIAL PRINTING.

A review using Power Search reveals how difficult the 3c Lake is to find with full original gum and choice centering. Most examples have perfs touching or in on at least one side. We have offered fewer than ten examples that compare favorably to this stamp in the last 25 years.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,000
8,000
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1052
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Sale 1235, Lot 1052, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, reperfed at right, appears Very Fine

950
325
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1053
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Sale 1235, Lot 1053, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Original gum, rich color, attractive centering with well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

3,250
2,400
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1054
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Sale 1235, Lot 1054, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71). Original gum with slight disturbance in one corner, vivid color, Fine, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for a block of four (this the top left stamp)

2,600
900
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1055
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Sale 1235, Lot 1055, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)90c Blue (72). Original gum, rich color, three wide margins to clear of design at left, bright shade and fresh, Fine, an attractive original-gum example of the 90c 1861 Issue, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
1,100
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1056
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Sale 1235, Lot 1056, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black (73). Original gum, intense shade, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

350
650
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1057
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Sale 1235, Lot 1057, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, well-centered for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1862 ISSUE IN THE RED BROWN SHADE.

The 5c Red Brown is one of the 1861-66 stamps that challenges collectors who demand choice original-gum examples. Multiples are extremely rare, with only one recorded original-gum block; therefore, there has never been a supply of blocks from which singles could be harvested. The vast majority of original-gum singles are off-center, faulty or both.

With 2008 P.F. certificate

5,750
11,500
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1058
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Sale 1235, Lot 1058, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76). Original gum, warm color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.F. certificate

1,400
3,000
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1059
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Sale 1235, Lot 1059, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Lilac (78). Unused, we believe regummed though certified as original gum, attractive deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex "Scarsdale", with 2001 P.F. certificate stating "genuine, previously hinged", Scott value without gum

950
1,800
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