Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1083
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1083, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, rich color nicely complemented by red "Paid/U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1" one-cent integral-rate New York City carrier datestamp, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1982 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

845
850
1084
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1084, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, exceptionally well-centered, wide margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

475
700
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1085
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1085, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Plate 4, deep rich color on bright paper, light strike of circular datestamp cancels, small thin spot at top center, short perf at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

9,000
2,300
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1086
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Sale 1245, Lot 1086, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Position 43L12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate for a block, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)

1,050
3,000
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1087
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1087, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, wide margins, deep color, light mostly face-free cancel, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of 1998 P.S.E. certificate for a pair, with 2004 P.F. certificate as this single

275
350
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1088
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1088, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, deep rich color on bright paper, circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on a portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the type characteristics are clearly visible.

Ex Saadi. With 1982, 1989 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only eight others.

1,500
6,750
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1089
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1089, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, excellent centering, deep rich Plate 4 color, sharp impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT BLUE TYPE III FROM PLATE 4.

Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on some portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the type characteristics are clearly visible.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00)

1,500
2,900
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1090
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1090, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strike of grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1997, 2005 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,100.00)

1,500
1,500
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1091
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1091, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, bright shade, unusually wide margins for this difficult issue, showing clear break in outer line at top, "New-York Jul. 7, 1861" circular datestamp with inverted yeardate

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1983 P.F. and 2005 and 2021 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,550.00). Only two grade higher (both 95J).

500
3,250
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1092
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1092, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 4, well-centered, wide margins, beautiful color in a particularly deep shade, light circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

475
600
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1093
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1093, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top and bottom, deep rich color, neat strikes of circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,750.00)

550
1,000
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1094
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1094, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top and bottom, rich color, choice centering, circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

550
500
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1095
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Sale 1245, Lot 1095, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp, with 2007 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $425.00)

140
500
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1096
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Sale 1245, Lot 1096, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2021 P.F. certificate, Scott value as hinged

140
375
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1097
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1097, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Outstanding centering, uncharacteristically wide top and bottom margins, light face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only five grade higher

37
500
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1098
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Sale 1245, Lot 1098, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and choice centering, perfs to touched as always but all four framelines clearly visible

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1857 PERFORATED 3-CENT TYPE I IS RARELY FOUND IN CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

This stamp is extremely difficult to obtain with superior margins and centering, due to the narrow spacing on the plate, which was laid out prior to the introduction of perforations in 1857. Finding such an example in unused condition with original gum adds considerably to the difficulty. Even superb copies will show perforations impinging on at least one frameline.

Ex Curtis. 1989 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

2,750
4,000
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1099
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1099, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Brilliant color, nicely centered for this very difficult issue, town circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2021 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

850
1,000
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1100
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1100, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (25A). Well-centered, pretty color in the Dull Red shade, lightly cancelled, certificate notes a double transfer in "THREE CENTS", Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

850
900
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1101
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Sale 1245, Lot 1101, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., deep rich color, choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

65
425
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1102
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1102, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Unusually wide and balanced margins, bold strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,475.00), only four grade higher

150
850
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1103
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1103, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Position 45R11L, well-centered, bright color, light blue town cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2014 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

160
275
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1104
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1104, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brick Red (27). Radiant color, well-balanced margins with perfs clear of outer projections on all sides, neat 1860 San Francisco circular datestamp, 1994 P.F. certificate (no longer accompanies) notes "large manuscript marking removed from reverse" which we see no evidence of

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR, CENTERING AND A NEAT SAN FRANCISCO CANCELLATION.

Ex Curtis where we erroneously noted a tiny perf tear. 1994 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 1993 and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,100.00). Only six grade higher (all at 95).

1,450
3,250
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1105
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1105, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brick Red (27). Bright color, light strikes of black and red "Paid" in circle cancel and matching transit datestamp, trivial natural inclusion at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Fine, with 1989 and 2010 P.F. certificates

1,700
800
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1106
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1106, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Red Brown (28). Perfect centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, beautiful warm shade on bright paper, neat 1859 circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Due to the narrow spacing between stamps on the 5c Plate 1, the perforations often touch or go into the outer portion of the design on one or more sides. The example offered here, with perfect centering and deep rich color, is a true condition rarity.

With 1983 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $27,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. This statistic has not changed since 2010.

1,050
17,000
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1107
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1107, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Rich color, perfs just touch outer projection at left, light face-free red and black cancels, strong Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

2,250
700
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1108
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1108, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Warm color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp cancel, tiny corner perf crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate

2,325
650
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1109
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1109, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Indian Red (28A). Lovely warm shade, unusually choice centering, neat strike of Philadelphia circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

The deepest shade of Red Brown from the 1858 printing is known as Indian Red. It is found in a short spectrum of color, ranging from a dark purplish shade to a vivid "glowing" orange shade. To be classified as Indian Red, the stamp's impression must be strong throughout, especially in the area of the oval surrounding Jefferson's head. If a stamp possesses anything less than a very deep impression with the characteristic intense red shade, it will fall short of Indian Red, Scott 28A (and that is why Scott 28b was created as "second place").

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 95) and five others share this desirable grade.

3,500
5,500
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1110
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1110, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Indian Red (28A). Intense color in the true Indian Red shade, light town circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT INDIAN RED SHADE.

With 1998 and 2014 P.F. certificates

3,500
2,400
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1111
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1111, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Indian Red (28A). Wide margins for this, rich color in the true Indian Red shade, 1858 New Orleans circular datestamp and partial red "Paid", reperfed at bottom and small tear at bottom left corner from perf separation, Very Fine appearance, with 2021 P.F. certificate, Scott value $3,500.00

E. 400-500
1,200
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1112
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1112, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brown (29). Rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide margins, design clear of outer projections on all four sides, two different datestamp cancels in black and at top left in ultramarine (subtle but identifiable)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex Merlin. With 1985 P.F., 2008 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates identifying the top left cancel as ultramarine (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00 for normal color). Only two grade higher (at 98).

525
2,800
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1113
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1113, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brown (29). Choice centering with perfs clear of projections all around, deep rich color, well-struck grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

350
600
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1114
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1114, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brown (29). Exceedingly well-centered, rich color and sharp impression, town cancels, Extremely Fine, a handsome stamp, with 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

350
650
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1115
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Sale 1245, Lot 1115, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, pretty shade, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN TYPE II.

With 2004 P.F. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,300.00). Only three grade higher (two at 95, one at 95J)

1,200
2,000
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1116
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Sale 1245, Lot 1116, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncommonly well-centered, deep shade

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN TYPE II.

With 1991 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90), by way of comparison, only three have graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

1,200
2,100
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1117
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1117, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Intense shade and impression, neat strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT TYPE II, SCOTT 30A

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00). Only three grade higher -- one each at 95J (we have never offered it), 98 (ex Bowman, realized $14,500) and 100 (ex "Natalee Grace", realized $18,000). We have offered only one other at this grade since 2012.

300
1,900
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1118
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1118, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Wide margins, deep rich color, bright red cancels, Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $300.00)

375
325
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