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Sale 1195 — The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
93
ng
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 93, 1861 First Designs and Colors Stamps1c Indigo, First Design (55), 1c Indigo, First Design (55)1c Indigo, First Design (55). Unused (no gum), intense shade in the unmistakable First Design color on bright paper, small thin spot at center is barely noticeable

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN. ONLY 22 UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

Our census of Scott 55, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/55 , contains a total of 26 examples. Three have target cancels and one is in The New York Public Library's collection. Of the remaining 22 copies, thirteen have faults ranging from serious defects to pulled perfs. Two need to be confirmed, as they have not been seen for a long time. The example offered here, with a minor thin spot, is very desirable.

Census No. 55-UNC-23. With 1993 P.F. certificate

50,000
13,500
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