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Flagship U.S. Stamps


1861-1866 Issue




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Lot 3136
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1861, 1¢ Franklin essay and 24¢ Washington essay, both by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. (Scott 63-E9e, 70-E2a), 1¢ completed design in violet, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, 50 x 54 mm; 24¢ vignette plus label in orange die II on proof paper, 65 x 64 mm; 24¢ with tiny scuff at top, far from die, overall Very Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $70.
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Lot 3137
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1861, 1¢ to 90¢, plate proofs on card, 11 different (Scott 63P4//74P4), tremendous selection of 11 card proofs, including 63P4, 65P4, 68-69P4, 71-74P4, and 76-78P4, all with outstanding large margins, each with sharp clear engraving; a most attractive group of these terribly undervalued plate proofs on card; hinge remnants mentioned for strict accuracy, Extremely Fine.
Scott $685.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3138
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1861, 1¢ to 90¢, plate proofs on card, 9 different (Scott 63P4//78P4), outstanding top quality group of impressive card proofs; 9 values, including 63P4, 65P4, 68-72P4, 76P4 and 78P4, with both shades of the 24 cent value including the rarely offered 70P4 violet shade; and eye catching group in immaculate condition, Extremely Fine.
Scott $915.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 3139
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1861, 1¢ trial color plate proof on wove, imperf, in blue (Scott 63TC5n), block of 4, brilliant color and clear impression; an extraordinary multiple, Superb, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 3140
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1861, 1¢ trial color plate proof on wove, perf'd, three: in deep orange red, dark orange, and blue green (Scott 63TC6b,d,j), o.g., never hinged (63TC6d with natural gum creases), brilliant fresh mint examples, an eye catching group of these eye catching colorful trial colors, Very Good.
Scott $150.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3141
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1861, 3¢ rose, plate proof on stamp paper, imperf (Scott 65c), block of 4, unused without gum, fantastic well margined block with gorgeous fresh color; this particular stamp was always known to collectors as Scott #65c, until it was recategorized by Scott as Scott #65P5, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 3142
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 66TC6 (66)), o.g., hinged, refreshingly sharp detailed lake color and impression, centered to the top, Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. and 1976 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3143
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1861, 3¢ scarlet, trial color plate proof on card (Scott 74TC4), large margins and vivid color and a nice clean back with no hinge marks, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $150.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3144
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1861, 3¢ scarlet, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 74TC6 (74)), disturbed o.g., brilliant and radiating color and impression, the true definition of scarlet, contained within its margins; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. and 1997 P.F. certificates.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 3145
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1861, 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose and 90¢ blue, each overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 73SB, 65SB, 72SB, 76SB, 78SB), unused, without gum or regummed, difficult specimen group, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,120.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 3146
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1861-63, 1¢ blue, 10¢ green and 5¢ brown, each overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 63SB, 68SB, 76SB), unused without gum, lovely trio of Specimen overprints, 76SB with natural straight edge at right, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 3147
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1861, 3¢ rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 65SB), block of 4, unused without gum, bold impression and rich color, Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3148
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1861, 1¢ to 90¢ group (Scott 63//78), choice group of 12 values including 63, 65, 67-73, 75-76 and 78, a neatly cancelled group with excellent eye appeal; small faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,138.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3149

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., lightly hinged, crisp color and crystal clear impression; a beauty that looks like it just came off the printing press - scarce thus, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3150

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., never hinged, delicately delightful color and impression, Very Fine P.O. Fresh, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $300 for hinged.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 3151
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1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), circular grid cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-Sup 95; $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3152
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1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), light black town and year date "1861" cancellation, fabulous appearing well centered example in the true pink shade; a very desirable stamp whose color has not been affected by sulfurization - still retaining it's original "glow"; reperforated at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate of authenticity, otherwise Very Fine, with clear 1972 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3153
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1861, 3¢ rose pink (Scott 64b), unused without gum, intense color on this incredibly elusive color variety, Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 3154
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1861, 3¢ rose pink (Scott 64b), wonderfully struck town cancellation, handsome well margined stamp with lively color and impression; although reperfed this stamp is among the prettiest rose pinks you'll ever see; deceptively reperforated at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3155

1861, 3¢ brown red (Scott 65 var.), o.g., never hinged, impressive example of the terribly elusive brown red color variety; an exceptional stamp in immaculate mint condition worthy of bids in excess of its modest catalog value, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $125 for "hinged".
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3156
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1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), green circular grid cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate with no opinion about origin (city) of cancel.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3157
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), lightly struck black town cancellation, wonderful example with exceptionally large margins and beautiful centering; a great looking 5 cent buff; reperforated at right, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3158
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1861, 10¢ yellow green (Scott 68), unused without gum, superior example with gleaming rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3159
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1861, 10¢ blue green (Scott 68a), unused without gum, completely sound example with tremendous color, Very Good, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $70.
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Lot 3160
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), unused without gum; reperforated at right, Very Good to Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3161
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), blue target cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $225.
Scott $110.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3162
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1862, 24¢ red lilac (Scott 70), nice strike of black "Philadelphia, Pa" town cancellation, gorgeous rich color and deeply etched impression; quite handsome, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 3163

1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), o.g., hinged, impressive example of this rarely offered mint example of the difficult steel blue shade; with scintillating true rich color and razor sharp impression; one of the more attractive examples of this rarity, especially considering how fresh the gum is; pulled perf at right, otherwise Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $16,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 3164
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), regummed, Very Good to Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 3165
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), light black cancellation, fresh and choice with large margins, Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 3166

1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), traces of o.g., rich exuberant radiant color and impression within its balanced borders; faults, reperforated at bottom, lovely Very Fine appearance a truly tough mint stamp to acquire, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 3167
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), neat black grid cancellation, handsome example with ravishing rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3168
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), light strike of boxed "PAID" cancellation, intense color and clear impression, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 3169

1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), disturbed o.g., beautiful rich color; a very attractive example of this tough stamp, Fine, with 1989 Roger Calves certificate specifically identifying this stamp as the scarce 1875 reprint, Scott #105 - which it is not.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 3170
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), regummed over filled thin; reperforated at left, Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 3171
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), regummed, sharp jet black color and impression within almost completely balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, Scott catalog is grossly undervalued for unused classics such as this, with 2016 P.S.E. and certificates.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 3172
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), regummed, extremely fresh and completely sound example of this tough stamp, Very Good to Fine, with 1989 Roger Calves certificate specifically identifying this stamp as the scarce 1875 reprint, Scott #108 - which it is not.
Scott $1,750 for no gum.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 3173
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1863, 24¢ lilac (Scott 78), regummed; reperforated at left and top, otherwise Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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