Sale 1240 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021
Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1861 3-CENT PINK.
Multiples of this distinctive shade are very difficult to obtain. Apart from the unique plate block of twelve (ex Zoellner) we have offered only four other blocks since keeping computerized records. None were sound.
Ex Drews and from our 1988 Rarities sale. With 1988 P.S.E. certificate. Scott value $65,000.00
VERY FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE BUFF OR BROWN YELLOW. ONLY FOUR BLOCKS OF FOUR ARE KNOWN FOR EITHER SHADE AND NONE ARE SOUND.
We are aware of only four blocks of four of either Scott 67 or 67a. None are known for Scott 67b. The blocks are: 1) Scott 67 with original gum, bottom stamps with crease and one stamp small repair, ex Ward, Phillips, Ishikawa and Gross (Sale 1200, lot 62); 2) Scott 67 with blue grid cancels, rejoined, ex Bechtel and Zoellner (Sale 804, lot 181); 3) Scott 67a, pen cancels on piece, small faults, ex Klein and Drews (Sale 1195, lot 131, realized $16,500 hammer); and 4) Scott 67a, grid cancels, rejoined along horizontal perfs, the block offered here. The Philatelic Foundation has only certified the one unused block.
Scott Catalogue does not list a block in the No. 67a Brown Yellow shade. Scott value $13,000.00 as No. 67 Buff used block
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 BROWN YELLOW SHADE WITH PART ORIGINAL GUM.
The 5c Brown Yellow and its shade varieties (Buff and Olive Yellow) are recognized as among the rarest of 1861-66 Issue stamps in original-gum condition. We have offered fewer than a dozen unused examples in any condition since keeping computerized records.
Ex Drews. With 1997 P.F. certificate. Scott value $30,000.00 as original gum
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE VIOLET SHADE ON THIN PAPER, SCOTT 70c.
Ex Drews. With 2000 P.S.E. and 2018 P.F. certificates, the former not noting regumming. Scott value as no gum $13,500.00