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1861 First Designs continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
101 *    61 image1861, 30¢ red orange, First Design (61), far better centered than most with vibrant color and full original gum; faint horizontal crease (quite endemic to the issue) and few a short perfs at top (also very typical), exceptionally fresh and otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $45,000

AN IMPRESSIVE MINT 30¢ FIRST DESIGN, BEING OF SUPERIOR QUALITY, ESPECIALLY WHEN COMPARED TO MOST OF THE FEW SURVIVING EXAMPLES.

Expertization: 1971 & 2001 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $45,000
SOLD for $14,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
102 *    62B image1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (62B), beautifully centered with especially intense color, characteristic, deep prooflike impression and full, very lightly hinged original gum; light, nearly invisible horizontal crease at top, remarkably fresh and otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $8,000

A CHOICE MINT 10¢ FIRST DESIGN; ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE SEEN—EVEN WITH THE TRIVIAL CREASE.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: "Laila", "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $8,000
SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
103 o    62B image1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (62B), well centered, characteristic deep shade contrasts beautifully with the bright red grid cancel, couple perf faults, Very Fine appearance, pretty stamp.
Scott $1,710

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,710
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1861-1866 Issue
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
104 **    63 image1861, 1¢ blue (63), beautifully centered, bright color and a finely etched impression, original gum, never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300 as hinged

A GEM NEVER HINGED MINT SINGLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ 1861 ISSUE.

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate for the block of four. (Image) (image2)
Scott $300 as hinged
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
105 o    63 image1861, 1¢ blue (63), perfectly centered, bright color, light circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, a choice gem, only 3 have graded higher (no 100s). SMQ $575.
Scott $50

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95. (Image)
Scott $50
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
106 o    63b image1861, 1¢ dark blue (63b), near perfect centering, gorgeous dark blue shade, light face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, choice, certainly among the finest extant of this rare shade; we agree with the XF 90 grade from the PF. SMQ $680 SSV$1750.
Scott $800

Expertization: 2010 P.F. Certificate graded 90 and 2011 P.S.E. Certificate graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $800
SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
107 *    64 image1861, 3¢ pink (64), well centered with true, pastel pink color and lightly hinged original gum, Very Fine.
Scott $14,000

A CHOICE 3¢ PINK, ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE 1861 ISSUE TO FIND COMPLETELY SOUND WITH STRONG COLOR, WELL CENTERED AND WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM.

Expertization: 1962, 1994 & 2009 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Whitman, "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $14,000
SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
108 o    64 image1861, 3¢ pink (64), vibrant, unquestionable deep rich color, impeccable centering, striking 1861 c.d.s., fresh and choice Extremely Fine. SMQ $3,450.
Scott $850

A SIMPLY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE "PINK:", QUITE POSSIBLY UNDERGRADED, WITH ONLY TWO GRADED HIGHER (95).

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90.

Provenance: Merlin. (Image)
Scott $850
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
109 o    64 image1861, 3¢ pink (64), very well centered, neat target cancel and exceptionally bright true color, Very Fine, stunning stamp for which the grade does not do justice. SMQ $650.
Scott $850

Expertization: 2001 A.P.S., 2007, P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. Certificates, the last graded F-VF 75. (Image)
Scott $850
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
110 **    65 image1861, 3¢ rose (65), beautifully centered with rich color and pristine never hinged original gum, post office fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $125 for hinged

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $125 for hinged
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
111 (*)    67 image1861, 5¢ buff (67), particularly strong color, unused, upper left corner perf re-attached, otherwise Fine and attractive example of this rare unused stamp.
Scott $10,500

Expertization: 1992 P.S.E. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $10,500
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
112 o    67 image1861, 5¢ buff (67), quite well centered, strong color, neat San Francisco "cogwheel" cancel, fresh and choice Very Fine. SMQ $1,700.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: 2010 P.F. Certificate and 2011 P.S.E. Certificate both graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $1,000
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
113 *    67a image1861, 5¢ brown yellow (67a), fresh, bright and quite well centered for this with lovely pastel color, and full original gum, Very Fine.
Scott $30,000

A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT SHADE; ONE OF THE MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCKS TO A COMPREHENSIVE MINT 19TH CENTURY US COLLECTION—IN FACT, THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION'S ONLINE RECORDS SHOW ONLY TWO OTHER SOUND, ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLES.

Expertization: 1999 & 2009 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Whitman, "Liberty". (Image)
Scott $30,000
SOLD for $14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
114 o    67a image1861, 5¢ brown yellow (67a), striking rich color, near perfect centering, bold grid cancel, an Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $2,900.
Scott $1,250

AN ESPECIALLY CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 BROWN-YELLOW SHADE, WITH ONLY THREE GRADED HIGHER (95).

Expertization: 2011 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $1,250
SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
115 *    68 image1861, 10¢ yellow green (68), "Tag Variety", excellent centering, large margins and gorgeous rich color, original gum., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp.
Scott $1,100

THE 10¢ 1861 IN THIS CHOICE MINT STATE IS A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

Expertization: 1978 and 2004 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: "Silver Lake". (Image)
Scott $1,100
SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
116 o    68 image1861, 10¢ yellow green (68), impeccable centering within extravagant margins, prooflike color on bright paper, perfect duplex postmark, Superb. SMQ $2,750.
Scott $60

A MAGNIFICENT STAMP WITH EYE APPEAL UPON WHICH IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPROVE— THOUGH A FAIRLY COMMON STAMP, THERE ARE ONLY THREE OTHERS AT OR ABOVE THIS GRADE.

Expertization: 2009 P.S.E. Certificate graded Superb 98. (Image)
Scott $60
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
117 o    68a var. image1861, 10¢ dark green, "TAG" double transfer (68a var.), beautifully centered within very large margins, striking rich color, perfect circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, a wonderful gem. SMQ $1,100.
Scott $85

Expertization: 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95.

Provenance: Kirke. (Image)
Scott $85
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
118 *    69 image1861, 12¢ black (69), exceedingly well centered, with strong color and impression and full fresh lightly hinged original gum, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,800

AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME AND CHOICE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 12¢ 1861 ISSUE.

Expertization: 2004 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,800
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
119 *    69 image1861, 12¢ black (69), well centered, sharp impression, redistributed original gum, fresh and Very Fine, handsome.
Scott $1,800

Expertization: 1995 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,800
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
120 o    70 image1862, 24¢ red lilac (70), outstanding centering, rich color, neat grid cancel, fresh and choice Extremely Fine. SMQ $850.
Scott $300

Expertization: 2004 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $300
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction

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