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Sale 1074 — A Portion of The Wade Saadi Struck on Stamps Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

Category — 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)

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Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 755, 24c Lilac, Steel Blue, Violet Shades, 1861 Issue (Scott 70-70d)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c), 24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c)24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of 7-bar grid in double-line circle cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT VIOLET ON THIN PAPER HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The 24c 1861 exists in four basic shades of Violet: Dark Violet (August 1861 trial printing, formerly Scott 60); Violet on Thin Paper (August-September 1861 regular issue, Scott 70c -- the shade offered here); Pale Gray Violet (1861 regular issue, Scott 70d) and Blackish Violet (ca. 1863 printing, Scott 78c).

With 1991 and 1992 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only four others share it.

2,250
7,000
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