Sale Number: 1019
Sale Date: Thursday thru Friday, March 1-2, 2012
United States Stamps

10c-90c 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 32-47)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
375   10c Green, Ty. II (32). Choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED 10-CENT TYPE II.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00) (Image Magnifier)

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240 1,300
376°   10c Green, Ty. II (32). Tied on small piece by well-struck Marysville Cal. blue-green Shadow Star fancy cancel, choice strike on a Very Fine stamp, fancy cancels on 10c 1857 issues are rare, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 1,000
377   10c Green, Ty. V (35). Extra wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, rich color complemented by red town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00) (Image Magnifier)

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72 375
378   12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Intense shade and impression, almost perfect centering with margins clear of framelines all around, clear Seneca Falls N.Y. datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE ONE. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three have graded higher to date, all at 98 (Image Magnifier)

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350 1,400
379   12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Beautiful centering for this tightly-spaced issue with perfs clear of framelines three sides and just touching at bottom, unobtrusive town cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $875.00) (Image Magnifier)

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350 600
380   12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Intense shade and detailed impression nicely complemented by red grid cancel, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $300.00), this stamp is far prettier than its grade implies (Image Magnifier)

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370 400
381° og 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Original gum, beautifully balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,950.00), a difficult stamp to obtain in sound original-gum condition in the higher grades, only seven have graded higher to date (Image Magnifier)

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700 0
382   12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Wide margins and well-centered, intense shade nicely contrasted by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00) (Image Magnifier)

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295 600
383   24c Gray Lilac (37). Exceptionally well-centered with wide and balanced margins, fresh color and detailed impression, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). Only four have graded higher to date, all at 98 (Image Magnifier)

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375 1,600
384   30c Orange (38). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, well-balanced margins, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85) (Image Magnifier)

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485 550
385   30c Orange (38). Cancelled by British "A91" in barred oval handstamp, fresh and Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 200-300 225
386 og 90c Blue (39). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE. THIS ISSUE IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN SUCH PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION AND WITH SUCH PRECISE CENTERING.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $6,800.00). Only three have graded higher to date (the highest is 95). (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 5,500
387 og 90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47). Without gum as issued, rich color, small expertly sealed tear at right detectible in fluid, appears Fine, only 454 were sold, with 1975 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 1,100
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