Sale Number: 632
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1984 Rarities of the World

1861-66 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
247 P 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Small Die Proofs (63P2, 66P2, 68P2, 69P2, 71P2-73aP2, 76P2, 77P2, 78P2). Complete "Set" (all values represented) mounted on 103/4x63/4" Gray Card from a Roosevelt Album, 24c with faint "natural" margin thin (prior to mounting), Very Fine & Choice (Image Magnifier)

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4,200 2,600
248 ogbl 1c Blue (63). Top Margin Block of Nine, Full o.g., Six Mint, Exceptional Color & Centering, some separation, slight gum toning, bottom right stamp light crease, otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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960 1,250
249 og 3c Rose (65). Complete Sheet of 100, Mint, except three in Bottom Row, perfs. touching to slightly into design, Rare Sheet (Image Magnifier)

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6,230 2,300
250 c 3c Rose (65). Used From Switzerland with Swiss 20r Dull Orange (23) & 40r Dark Yellow Green (40), Two of each, Tied by "Luzerne 4 Jul 62" Pmks. on Blue cover to the United States, Appropriate Transit Markings, Red "New Paid York Jul 12 15" Exchange office Handstamp, Very Fine and Colorful Mixed Franking Cover, with Swiss Philatelic Union Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 7,000
251 c 3c Rose (65). four slightly overlapped singles, on Multicolor Soldier & Flag, Patriotic Cover, tied by Blue Straight Line "Registered" (Three Strikes), matching Philadelphia pmk., Extraordinary Usage of the 3c Stamp to pay 5c Registration, Double 3c Postage Plus 1c Carrier Fee (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,050
252 og 5c Buff (67). Fresh, Full o.g., Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 5,000
253 c 5c Buff (67). Used with 10c Dark Green (68a), August Shade, tied by Solid Five Point Stars, "Kankakee Depot Ill. Oct 3 1861" pmk. on Cover to France, Red "New Paid York 12", etc., part of flap missing, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 1,150
254 c 10c Green (68). Bold Target cancel, clear "San Francisco Cal Sep 11 1865" Double Circle, on Cover to New York, Clear Blue "Post Office Victoria Vancouver Island Paid" Oval, Additional Markings include Straight Line "Unclaimed" & Boxed "Adv Oct 14 1865" tiny cover tear, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 800
255 c 10c Dark Green, "August" Shade (68a). Horizontal Pair, Well-centered, Intense Color, vaguely tied by Red Targets, matching "New Haven Ct Aug 20 1861" Double Circle, Earliest Recorded Date of Use, on Overall Illustrated Carriage Makers Cover to Guatemala from the Well-known Crosby Correspondence, Black "4" handstamp, Very Fine, A Strikingly Beautiful 1861 Issue Cover Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 11,500
256 c 12c Black (69). Two Singles, one small nick, Used with 1c Blue (63) & 3c Rose (65) tied by Large "Paid" in Grids, Red Boston 7 Paid & Red Boxed Aachen Franco on Angell Correspondence Patriotic Cover (Flag, Constitution, Handshake, etc.) to Austria, Rare Very Handsome (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 4,750
257 c 24c Red Lilac (70). Exceptionally Well-centered, Cogwheel cancel, San Francisco Double Circle pmk. on Jun 1865 Mourning Cover From Vancouver Island to England, Clear Blue "Post Office Victorian Vancouver Island Paid" Oval, Red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19", Extremely Fine, A Wonderful Rare Cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 1,000
258 og 24c Steel Blue (70b). Fresh, Nearly Full o.g., reperfed at left, Fine Appearance, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 700
259 ogbl 30c Orange (71). Block, Full o.g., right perfs. touch to tiny bit in, some trivial gum toning specks, otherwise Fine (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 650
260 bl 90c Blue (72). Horizontal Block of Ten, Large Circle of "V"s cancels, left pair neatly rejoined, couple minor faults (to be expected on a used high value multiple of this size), otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 2,500
261 c 2c Black (73). Bottom Sheet Margin Single showing Part Imprint and Plate Number 50, tied by cork cancel on Neat Orange Cover, partial Philadelphia postmark, Fine, One of Two Known Examples Showing this Plate Number, and the Only Known Example on Cover (Plate 50 is The Rarest "Black Jack" Plate No.), ex-Russo (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 3,250
262 og 5c Red Brown (75). Horizontal Strip of Three, Fresh, Virtually Full o.g., Rich Vibrant Color, right stamp broken corner crease, otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,650 2,400
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