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United States Stamps

1861-66 Issue (Scott 63TC-78)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
388 TC 1861 Issue, Black Trial Color Large and Small Die Proofs on India (63TC1a/72TC1a). Set incl. 1c, 3c-12c and 24c-90c with extra 30c, each cut down to stamp size, faults throughout incl. creases, thins and small margin nicks (possibly from being stuck down in a sample book), one 30c defective with corner missing, several with unusual black pen circles or lines around the vignettes, while the condition lacks something to be desired this is a rare set which comes from the American Bank Note Co. archives, also incl. defective 5c and 10c Postage Currency trial color proofs in Black, Scott Retail if these were sound would be well over $12,000.00 (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 650
389   3c Rose (65). Beautiful bright color and near perfect centering, Syracuse N.Y. town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $180.00) (Image Magnifier)

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3 275
390   3c Rose (65). Brilliant color, cancelled by perfect strike of Anchor fancy cancel of Putnam Conn. (S-E PO-AN 14), Extremely Fine strike of this intricate fancy cancel, with 2008 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 550
391 og 3c Lake, Imperforate (66a). Part original gum, small h.r., large even margins, rich color, small gum soak at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail for pair $1,850.00 (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 400
392   5c Buff (67). Deep rich color and clear impression, gorgeous centering with the design untouched by the perfs, neat strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY FRESH AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 BUFF MADE MORE DESIRABLE BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CANCEL.

Due to narrow spacing on the 5c plate, it is very difficult to find centered copies with the perforations clear of the design on all sides. The stamp offered here, with its choice centering and cancel, is a condition rarity.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,000.00). Only four have graded higher to date, all at 95 (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 1,900
393   5c Brown Yellow (67a). Radiant color in the Brown Yellow shade, well-balanced margins, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE BROWN YELLOW SHADE.

With 2011 P.F. certificate (XF 90) (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 2,000
394   5c Olive Yellow (67b). Vibrant color, town cancel, tiny surface scrape and light corner crease noted on accompanying certificate are barely noticeable, Fine appearance, despite the small flaws an attractive example of this rare shade, with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 650
395   10c Yellow Green (68). Jumbo margins, rich color, blue target cancel and part of circular datestamp at bottom left, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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70 140
396   12c Black (69). Perfect centering with wide margins all around, crisp impression showing every detail of the engraving, neat strike of town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three have graded higher to date (at 98J) and only four others share this desirable grade. (Image Magnifier)

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100 1,600
397   12c Black (69). Sharp impression on bright white paper, bold red grid cancel, Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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125 350
398   12c Black (69). Crisp impression, well-balanced margins, neat strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel and with trace of red cancel at lower left, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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125 180
399   24c Steel Blue (70b). Beautifully centered, neat strike of circular grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1974 and 1998 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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900 1,500
400   24c Steel Blue (70b). Deep rich color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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940 750
401   24c Violet, Thin Paper (70c). Intense shade and detailed impression on bright paper, neat strike of target cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,400
402   2c Black (73). Unusually wide margins for this tightly-spaced issue, beautifully centered, clear impression, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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65 110
403   2c Black (73). Wide margins to touching at left, bold strike of green cancel, Fine, a rare colored cancel on the Black Jack, with 1987 P.F. certificate, the Scott Specialized Catalogue applies a premium for the green cancel that is more than 10x the value of the used stamp (Image Magnifier)

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765 350
404   15c Black (77). Crisp shade and detailed impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with well-proportioned margins, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00), only three have graded higher to date (Image Magnifier)

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200 1,700
405   15c Black (77). Intense shade on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, bold strike of quartered cork cancel and blue French transit circular datestamp at top left, Extremely Fine Gem, easily one of the largest examples of this issue we have ever encountered, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00 as 90, $1,100.00 as 98) (Image Magnifier)

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200 350
406   15c Black (77). Huge margins, sharp impression on bright paper, face-free cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, ex Newbury and Senchuk (Image Magnifier)

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225 475
407   15c Black (77). Wide margins and well-centered, blue target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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210 475
408   15c Black (77). Sharp proof-like impression, circle of wedges and circular datestamp cancels, unusually wide margins for this issue, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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200 200
409   15c Black (77). Bright shade, well-struck negative Shield fancy cancel, negligible perf toning at top and right, Very Fine strike and a rare cancel on the 15c Lincoln, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 220
410   24c Lilac (78). Well-balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, central strike of blue target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00) (Image Magnifier)

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387 700
411   24c Lilac (78). Radiant color nicely complemented by red quartered cork cancel, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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400 400
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