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1857 Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
61 o    28 image1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (28), well centered, lovely color on bright crisp paper, neat cancel, couple slightly short perfs, otherwise F.-V.F., SMQ $825.
Scott $1,200

Expertization: 1983, 2000 P.F. (neither mentioning nibbed perfs), and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the last graded F-VF 75. (Image)
Scott $1,200
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
62 o    28A image1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (28A), stunning deep color, exceptional centering with the perforations clearing the design all around, New Orleans c.d.s., an Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $7,500.
Scott $3,500

UNUSUALLY RICH COLOR FOR THIS OFTEN MISIDENTIFIED AND RARE SHADE, BEING UNUSUALLY WELL CENTERED AS WELL, WITH ONLY 5 OTHERS IN THIS GRADE, AND ONLY ONE (A 95) GRADED HIGHER.

Expertization: 2005 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90.

Provenance: Merlin. (Image)
Scott $3,500
SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 o    28A image1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (28A), rich true shade, neatly postmarked in black and red, Fine. SMQ $1,650.
Scott $3,750

Expertization: 2012 P.S.E. Certificate graded F 70. (Image)
Scott $3,750
SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
64 o    28A image1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (28A), nicely centered with vibrant color, prooflike impression and light town cancels, lower right corner lightly toned, mainly visible on reverse, otherwise F.-V.F. and quite handsome.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $3,500
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
65 o    28A image1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (28A), gorgeous color, New Orleans c.d.s., fresh and Fine.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded G 50. (Image)
Scott $3,500
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
66 (*)    29 image1859, 5¢ brown, type I (29), bright and fresh with superlative centering and a sharp, prooflike impression, accompanying certificates note "traces of gum"; Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,750 for no gum

A MOST HANDSOME UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ BROWN TYPE I.

Expertization: 1997 & 2005 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $1,750 for no gum
SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
67 o    29 image1859, 5¢ brown, type I (29), near perfect centering, rich fresh color, neat town postmark, choice Extremely Fine SMQ $1,050.
Scott $400

Expertization: 2007 and 2008 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $400
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
68 o    30 image1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (30), quite well centered for this difficult stamp, exquisite color complimented by a pretty red town postmark, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a most attractive used example of the 5¢ orange brown. SMQ $1,900.
Scott $1,475

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $1,475
SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
69 *    30A image1860, 5¢ brown, type II (30A), well centered for this, rich color, sharp impression, large part original gum, Very Fine, a scarce mint single.
Scott $2,200

Expertization: 1994 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $2,200
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
70 o    30A image1860, 5¢ brown, type II (30A), exceptionally well centered, dark shade, well struck c.d.s., fresh and choice Extremely Fine. SMQ $700.
Scott $300

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $300
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
71 *    31 image1857, 10¢ green, type I (31), well centered within balanced margins and perfs clear on all sides, original gum, slight creases, couple trivial margin nicks (not mentioned on cert.), a Very Fine appearing example.
Scott $30,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10¢ 1857 TYPE I.

Expertization: 1988 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Schwenk. (Image)
Scott $30,000
SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
72 o    31 image1857, 10¢ green, type I (31), quite well centered, allowing the type characteristics to be fully visible, rich color, fresh and choice Very Fine. SMQ $1,250.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 2012 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF 80. (Image)
Scott $1,250
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
73 o    31 image1857, 10¢ green, type I (31), quite well centered, rich color, grid cancel, trivial tiny corner crease (totally invisible), otherwise Very Fine. SMQ $875.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 2011 P.F. graded VF 80 (crease not mentioned), 2011 (crease not mentioned) and 2012 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded F-VF 75. (Image)
Scott $1,250
SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
74 o    31 image1857, 10¢ green, type I (31), well centered, bright color, lightly cancelled, single nibbed perf, Very Fine. SMQ $560.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 1989 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded F 70. (Image)
Scott $1,250
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
75 *    32 image1857, 10¢ green, type II (32), quite well centered for the issue, bright color, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $6,000

A MOST ATTRACTIVE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 10¢ TYPE II PERFORATED— SURPRISINGLY RARE IN THIS PREMIUM MINT CONDITION, WITH ONLY 12 SOUND, FULL O.G. MINT SINGLES LISTED IN THE PF ONLINE RECORDS.

Expertization: 1992 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $6,000
SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
76 o    33 image1857, 10¢ green, type III (33), outstanding centering with unusually large margins all around, rich color, town c.d.s., Extremely Fine, choice. SMQ $700.
Scott $200

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $200
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
77 (*)    34 image1857, 10¢ green, type IV (34), recut at top, position 86L1; choice centering with balanced margins, deep, rich color and a sharp impression on bright paper; unused without gum, wonderfully fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $20,000

A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE 19TH CENTURY U.S. CLASSIC. A SEARCH OF THE PFS ONLINE RECORDS REVEALS LESS THAN A DOZEN SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLES, ONLY FOUR OF WHICH CAN BE CLASSIFIED AS WELL CENTERED, AND THIS IS ARGUABLY THE FINEST OF THESE. NOT ONE UNUSED EXAMPLE HAS BEEN GRADED BY THE PSE.

Expertization: signed Ashbrook accompanied by his note and photograph, 2002 P.S.E. and P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: "Scarsdale", Schwenk, "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $20,000
SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
78 o    34 image1857, 10¢ green, type IV (34), position 64, recut at top and bottom (the only position to feature recutting at both top and bottom), exceptionally well centered, bright color, neat town c.d.s., tiny thin (not mentioned in PSE), pinpoint surface abrasion (not mentioned in either cert), neither is visible to naked eye, choice, Extremely Fine appearance, SMQ $2250.
Scott $3,000

Expertization: 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF 80 (mentions unpunched perf at lower left). (Image)
Scott $3,000
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 *    36 image1857, 12¢ black, plate I (36), virtually perfectly centered with perforations nearly clearing the design all around, full original gum, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,900

A GEM MINT SINGLE, EASILY AMONG THE FINEST CENTERED EXTANT.

Expertization: 1995 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,900
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
80 *    36 image1857, 12¢ black, plate I (36), beautifully fresh prooflike impression, original gum, lightly hinged, light gum bend (minor and not mentioned in accompanying certificate), F.-V.F., handsome.
Scott $1,900

Expertization: 1992 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,900
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction

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