Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3107°
 
Sale 1106, Lot 3107, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, 1875 Re-Issue3c Brown Red, Re-Issue (104). Deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, light strike of duplex cancel leaves design clearly visible, pulled perf at top left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY 23 USED EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS. A GREAT RARITY.

The 3c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate, which contained 200 subjects in two panes. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 465 of the 3c were sold; the remaining 9,535 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.

Our census of Scott 104 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/104/104.pdf , records 23 examples, plus one with a non-contemporary cancel (not shown). Most have duplex cancels, with a large portion sent from New York.

Census No. 104-CAN-23. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate

17,500
8,000