Sale Number: 724
Sale Date:
1990 Rarities of the World

1851-56 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
37 og 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, Huge 8mm Top Sheet Margin Single, Large Margins Other Three Sides except barely into plume at bottom left, Typical Light Blue Plate One Early Color, disturbed slightly toned O.g., paper wrinkle, Attractive & Extremely Rare, Only a Few Unused Examples Exist (Image Magnifier)

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13,000 5,250
38   1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, Large Margins, Neat Town pmk., An Extremely Fine Example of This Rare Type (Image Magnifier)

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4,750 3,750
39   1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, Mostly Very Large Margins including Ample Part of Next Stamp at Left and Sheet Margin at Top (just touches top right). Light Town pmk., Wonderfully Choice, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,750 4,550
40 c 1c Blue, Ty. Ib, II (5A, 7). Horizontal Combination Strip of Three, Positions 1R1E-3R1E, Huge Sheet Margins to just in at bottom left, tied by Blue Pa. pmks. on cover to Virginia, tiny tear at bottom right of Ty. Ib stamp, slight cover waterstain, Still Most Attractive & Rare, with Dr. Chase notes on back, P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 1,700
41   1c Blue, Ty. la (6). Ample to Huge Margins, just in at bottom left scroll, Type clearly shows, Town cancel, light crease, o/w Fine, with P.F. & P.S.E. Certificates (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 2,700
42 ogbl 1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Block, Position 61-62, 71-72R2, Mostly Large Margins Including Sheet Margin at Left (Clearing at Top), o.g. (faint gum bend at bottom), lightly hinged, Bright Fresh Color, A Lovely Block, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,100 2,200
43   1c Blue, Ty. II, Position 41L2, Chicago Private Perf. (7 var). Chicago Dec. Town pmk., reperfed at left, tiny corner crease at top right, Decent Centering for This, Fine appearance & Quite Rare, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 800
44   1c Blue, Ty. II, IlIa (7, 8A). Horizontal Combination Strip of Three, Middle Stamp Ty. II, End Stamps Ty. IlIa (Positions 15R1E-17R1E), Neat Red "Paid" cancels, Amazingly Fresh, Ample to Huge Margins except just touching at bottom, tiny scissors cut at bottom between right stamps, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,275 2,300
45 og 1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Fresh o.g., h.r., Margins to barely close at top left, Very Fine, Rare Unused Stamp with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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7,500 6,750
46 c 1c Blue, Ty. IlIa (8A). Wonderfully Wide Margins (Well Clear All Around and With Parts of Two Other Stamps), Lightly Tied by Town Pmk. on Immaculate Jackson, Mich. Drop Cover, Gorgeous Extremely Fine "Gem," with Two P.F. Certificates (Image Magnifier)

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850 1,100
47   1c Blue, Ty. IlIa (8A). Remarkably Fresh, Light Cancel, Large to Huge Margins, An Outstanding "Gem", with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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575 900
48 bl 1c Blue, Ty. IlIa (8A). Block, Positions 42, 43, 52, 53R4. Clear to Large Margins, just touching at top and right, Mobile Alabama pmks., two small corner creases, Fine Rare Block, signed Ashbrook with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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6,000 3,250
49 ogbl 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Block of Eighty Two, Unique, From The Left Pane of Plate One Late. Nearly full top and left sheet margins (position one has been reattached and its margins are now only "huge") showing complete left imprint and plate "No. 1." The stamps are a beautiful deep rich color. There are a few light creases between rows, positions 10 and 30 have creases ending in tears, three stamps have negligible surface scuffs and there is a margin thin just affecting position 81, otherwise EXTREMELY FINE, the largest known multiple from the left pane of plate one late, Ex. Neinken (Image Magnifier)

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E. 50,000-75,000 32,500
50   1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Vertical Strip of Three, Neat Blue Cancels, Gigantic Margins with Wide Sheet Margin at Right, Showing Parts of Adjoining Stamps at Top, Bottom & Left, An Incredible Piece, with P.F. Certificate for Strip of Four from which these are the bottom three stamps (Image Magnifier)

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265 1,000
51 og 3c Orange Brown (10). O.g. Ample to Wide Margins Fresh Color, Very Fine & Choice (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 950
52 c 3c Dull Red, Unofficial Perf. 121/2 (11 var). Tied by Bold Chicago, Ill. Feb. 5, 1857 pmk. on Fresh Buff Cover with Embossed Comer Card, some perfs. trimmed at right, o/w Fine, Scarce, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 525
53 c 3c Dull Red (11). Tied by Boston "Paid" on Small Cover, Letter written in Damascus May 11, 1857 and forwarded by J. M. Gordon AB.C. F.M. Boston in Double Oval on back, with Small Full Strike Beirut May 11, 1857 Straight Line pmk. on Front, Very Rare, only Four Known (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 850
54 c 3c Dull Red (11). Vertical Pair, Large Side Margins including Sheet Margin at Right, Beautifully tied by "New-York Ship" pmk. on Cover to Maine, Light but Clear Handstamp "Via Nicaragua/Ahead of the Mails", Very Fine, a Gem From the Haas Collection, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 700
55 og 5c Red Brown (12). Three Clear Margins, just touching at bottom, Fresh Color & Impression, Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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9,500 2,500
56 og 5c Red Brown (12). Bottom Left Sheet Corner Margin Single, Pas. 91L, Ample Margin at Right, slightly in at top, Extraordinarily Fresh, Full o.g., small faint corner crease at top left, A Spectacular Example of This Very Rare Unused Stamp, with P.F. Certificate for Pair which notes "some light soiling" which is an undue comment (Image Magnifier)

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9,500 1,250
57 og 5c Red Brown (12). Horizontal Pair, Large to Huge Margins, Bold Impression & Rich Dark Color, tiny thin speck left stamp, Extremely Fine appearance, Rare Pair (Image Magnifier)

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20,000 12,500
58   5c Red Brown (12). Extraordinarily Wide, Perfectly Balanced Margins, Deep Rich Color, Light Cleveland, O. pmk., Wonderfully Choice, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 1,600
59   5c Red Brown (12). Outstandingly Wide "Jumbo" Margins Including Part of Next Stamp at Top, An Extremely Fine "Gem", with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 1,200
60   10c Green, Ty. I (13). Horizontal Pair, Very Wide, Even Margins, Blue Grid and Red Transit pmks., faint, barely visible crease bottom right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,650 1,650
61 og 10c Green, Ty. II (14). Beautifully Wide Margins, Large Part o.g., Choice, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,700 2,500
62 ogbl 10c Green, Type II (14). Right Corner Margin Block, Including Position 20R Plate I Double Transfer in Postage, o.g., margins Bold Color & Impression, creases, o/w Very Fine & Choice Position Block, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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9,000 6,750
63 bl 10c Green, Ty. II, III (14, 15). Combination Block of Nine, Ty. III at Top and Bottom, Ty. II in Center, Wide Margins A]most All Around (just touches bottom right), lightened ms. cancel, small faults, Attractive Very Fine Appearance, A Very Rare Block (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-7,500 4,250
64 og 10c Green, Ty. III (15). Full Fresh o.g., Bright Deep Color, Ample to Wide Margins, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,750 1,300
65 og 10c Green, Ty. III (15). Wonderfully Fresh, Nice Impression, Ample to Large Margins, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificates (Image Magnifier)

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1,750 1,300
66   10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 86L (Recut at Top), Huge Margins Including Part of Next Stamp at Right, Neat Town pmk., An Outstandingly Choice "Gem", Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,525 2,200
67 ogbl 12c Black (17). Block, Enormous Margins All Around Including Sheet Margin at Left and Part of Next Stamp at Bottom, Part o.g., Expertly Repaired, Extremely Fine Appearance, A Rare Block (Image Magnifier)

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11,000 1,500
68 c 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Tied by San Francisco, Cal. pmk. on neat folded letter sheet to New York, Fine (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 950
69 c 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Tied by San Francisco pmk., ms. "Per Northerner" on 1853 amber cover to Philadelphia, some slight cover edge wear, Still Quite Attractive & Desireable, with Original Enclosure, P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,500 1,150
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