Sale Number: 767
Sale Date:
1995 Rarities of the World

1861-66 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
150 ogbl 3c Brown Rose, First Design (56). Block of four, full original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade, bottom left stamp with small sealed tear in bottom margin, Very Fine appearance, with 1955 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,200
151 og 30c Red Orange, First Color (61). Part original gum, centered to right with perfs just touching there, brilliant color, light diagonal crease at bottom right (a typical characteristic of the 30c trial printing) and one short perf, a Fine example of this rarity, ex Crocker, Waterhouse, with 1955 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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17,500 7,500
152 c 1c Blue (63). With "New-York B'W Leeds & Franklin 11 2" in circle, from a sample of this firm's products, Very Fine and rare (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 500
153 og 3c Pink (64). Original gum, bright shade, Very Fine, this early 1861 color is rare in sound original gum condition, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,500 0
154   3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Bright color, beautifully centered, full perfs all around, canceled by "Portland Me. 19 Oct. 1861" double-circle, Extremely Fine, one of the finest Pigeon Blood Pink stamps in existence, with 1991 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 7,500
155   3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Corner margin vertical pair, beautifully centered, bright color, each with matching grid of tiny squares, Extremely Fine, unlisted as a multiple and probably unique with corner margins, with 1989 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 6,000
156 c 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Rich color, tied by well-struck "Portland Me. 26 Oct. 1861" double-circle ds on cover with embossed corner card, cover with mended nick just above stamp, still a Very Fine example of this rare shade and an attractive cover, with 1984 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,700
157   3c Rose, Double Impression (65f). Strong full doubling of design with clear "Paid" in frame struck near bottom, reperfed top and right, light vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, the rarest of all 1861 plate varieties, with 1989 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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6,000 2,500
158 c 3c Rose (65). Tied by bold circle of wedges on 12c Red & Brown on Buff entire (U42) to France, red "Boston 6 12 Oct. Paid" credit cds, orange red "PD" and Calais transit both tie 3c, Paris backstamp, neatly opened along top, Extremely Fine; this entire is one of a several known, all from one Boston writer to correspondents in France (Marcon) or Switzerland (Davis), including a 1c 1861 used on an 20c entire in the Ishikawa collection, and all originally large envelopes, skillfully refolded before mailing by someone whose preference for small size covers nicely anticipated modern collecting tastes. A beautiful and very rare usage, ex Baker (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 5,250
159 c 3c Rose (65). Horizontal block of eighteen, well-centered, each stamp boldly cancelled and tied by circle of wedges, covering the entire back of a 3c Pink Entire (U59) addressed to "Renkum, near Wageningen, Province of Gelderland, Netherlands", printed Wells Fargo & Co. frank but not carried by express, faint red New York cds, blue crayon "Paid 57 Turn Over", red credits (crossed out and re-rated), red London transit cds (Oct. 1867), red Wageningen receiving backstamp on block, negligible edge wear and small nicks or perf faults in block, the condition is Very Fine for such an extraordinary multiple usage, the entire has not been opened for display but it is one of the outstanding exhibition items of the 3c 1861 Issue

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E. 4,000-5,000 4,000
160 c 5c Buff, 10c Dark Green, 30c Bright Orange (67, 68a, 71). Two 30c, each value in its distinctive early 1861 shade, 5c s.e., tied by black grids on blue folded cover to Lyon, France, red "New York Paid Jan. 15" (1862) cds, magenta "60" credit, red "P.D." in frame, red Calais receiving cds, file folds clear of stamps, Very Fine, a colorful cover from the Payen correspondence with scarce franking for five-times rate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-2,500 0
161   5c Olive Yellow (67b). True bright "Mustard Yellow" shade, perfectly centered, bold brilliant red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, this shade in such quality is incalculably rare, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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425 3,250
162 og 24c Brown Lilac (70a). Full original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered, handsome deep shade on thin paper from early printing, Extremely Fine Gem, the 1861 shades of the 24c are rare in choice original gum condition, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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700 3,500
163 og 24c Steel Blue (70b). Part original gum, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce early 1861 shade, with 1992 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 0
164 og 24c Violet (70c). Well-centered, perfs just touching at right, fresh original gum, lightly hinged, bright pretty color, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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6,500 0
165 og 90c Blue (72). Full original gum, deep shade and fine impression, exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, the 90c 1861 is seldom obtainable with original gum and centered, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,450 2,500
166 c 2c Black, 24c Gray (73, 78b). 2c two pairs, 24c two singles, one with s.e., neatly arranged in alternating pattern and tied by cork circle of wedges, red "N.York Br.Pkt. 14 Paid Oct. 9" credit cds on 1866 cover with printed address to Bavaria, Germany, endorsed per Cuba and sent via Prussian Closed Mail (double 28c rate), two strikes of blue Aachen transit (one ties stamps), receiving backstamp

A VERY FINE AND OUTSTANDING PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL USAGE WITH WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE A UNIQUE FRANKING

This cover was one of the highlights of the Russo Black Jack collection. Ex Klein. Signed Ashbrook (Image Magnifier)

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E. 7,500-10,000 7,500
167 c 2c Black, 24c Gray Lilac (73, 78a). 24c pair with s.e., used with 2c, all with perfs in, tied by cogwheel cancels and "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 8" double-circle ds on 1866 buff cover originating in Hawaii and addressed to London, England, red "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid Jan. 22" cds, red New York credit cds and red London receiving cds, backflap missing and minor wrinkles and wear

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE BLACK JACK STAMP TO PAY SHIP FEE ON A TRANS-OCEANIC COVER FROM HAWAII TO ENGLAND VIA SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK

The double rate U.S. postage to England was prepaid with the 24c pair, and the Black Jack stamp prepaid the 2c ship captain's fee. Hawaiian postage was paiud in coin at the Honolulu post office. Very few covers are known showing use of the Black Jack stamp from Hawaii. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 10,000-15,000 11,500
168 c 2c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (73a). Horizontal pair, right stamp bisected diagonally, each canceled by matching fancy target in homemade black brown ink, right tying, on cover to Green Castle, Pa., matching "Leitersburg, Md. Nov. 9" cds, ms."Paid", with 1866 enclosure and a second cover from same correspondence showing normal payment with a 3c 1861, Extremely Fine bisected Black Jack usage, photocopy of a 1968 P.F. certificate accompanies (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 2,700
169   3c Scarlet (74). Centered to right, bold barred-oval cancel, pulled perf at top right, small corner crease, still Fine and very rare cancelled in this manner, the Scarlet stamps were used by J. W. Scott to mail letters to himself in the 188s, the few surviving examples show similar New York City oval cancels, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 2,300
170 og 5c Red Brown (75). Large part original gum, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, extremely scarce in this choice unused condition, with 1986 P.F. and 1989 P.S.E. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 2,300
171   24c Blackish Violet (78c). Perfectly centered, dark shade and fine impression, neat quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem example of this rare 24c shade, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 3,750
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