Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021

Category — 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1088
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1088, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)1c Dark Blue (63b). Deep dark color in this distinctive shade, well-centered, bold target cancels, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

875
400
1089
 
24c 1861 Issue (70/78). Group of ten singles, range of shades, each with handstamp cancel including one in red, several others are attractive, margins mostly to touched or in one side, small faults, Fine accumulation, Scott value using the least expensive listing (No. 70), though most are in the Scott 78 family

3,500
400
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1090
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1090, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)24c Pale Gray Violet, Thin Paper (70d). Remarkably choice centering for this difficult issue, intense shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper, neat strike of circle of wedges within circle cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE PALE GRAY VIOLET SHADE ON THIN PAPER. A STAMP WITH GREAT VISUAL APPEAL.

Ex Zoellner, "Natalee Grace" and Curtis. With 1994 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $2,250.00).

3,250
2,600
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1091
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1091, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)90c Blue (72). Rich color, large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, small corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance

600
190
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1092
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1092, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)15c Black (77). Intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue, segmented grid cancel and also trace of red transit cancel at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1866 15-CENT LINCOLN IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER.

The 1866 15c Lincoln is one of the most difficult denominations to obtain in such choice used condition. The most common barrier to a high grade is the size of the side margins, which are often narrow. The stamp offered here is the exception. It has wide and balanced margins on all four sides, a strong impression, and a neat cancel which leaves the entire design clearly visible.

Ex Merlin. With 2010 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $5,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade.

175
5,750
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1093
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Sale 1232, Lot 1093, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)15c Black, E. Grill (91). Original gum, clearly-defined grill, bright shade

VERY FINE. THE 1868 15-CENT E GRILL IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION WITH DECENT CENTERING. A REMARKABLE STAMP.

As an indication of rarity, Scott Catalogue values Scott 91 at $4,500.00 without gum, and $12,500.00 with original gum. Only one has been graded by P.S.E., at VF 80.

With 2005 P.F. certificate.

12,500
14,000
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1094
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1094, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)10c Yellow Green, F. Grill, Thin Paper (96). Almost perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, rich color, circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996, 2003 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates

270
650
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1095
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1095, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)15c Black, F. Grill (98). Choice centering, crisp shade, unobtrusive cork and blue cancels, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1992 (clear) and 2021 P.F. certificates

295
275
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1096
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Sale 1232, Lot 1096, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)1c Blue, Re-Issue (102). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS EXCEPTIONAL STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Ex Odeneal and "Beverly Hills". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $5,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any gum category and it is shared by only two others

750
5,500
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1097
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Sale 1232, Lot 1097, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Original gum, intense shade and impression on crisp paper, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

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.

Ex Whitman. With 1995 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an original gum example, and it has been equaled by only five others.

3,500
8,500
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1098
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Sale 1232, Lot 1098, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)2c Black, Re-Issue (103). Original gum, h.r., filled thins in corners and perf flaw at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Faust

3,500
1,800
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1099
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Sale 1232, Lot 1099, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-111)15c Black, Re-Issue (108). Original gum, intense shade and detailed impression, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

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 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $10,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an original gum example and it has been achieved by only five others

4,500
7,500
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