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1866 FIFTEEN CENT “MEMORIAL” ISSUE PROOFS, ESSAYS & SPECIMENS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
21 P 77P2a 77P2a, 15c Black, Panama-Pacific small die proof on wove, deep color and impression on typically toned paper, tiny edge nick at top ending in a small tear not mentioned on
accompanying certificate, otherwise very fine for this extremely rare p#77P2a, 15c Black, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof on wove, deep color and impression on typically toned paper, tiny edge nick at top ending in a small tear not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise very fine for this extremely rare proof, of which no more than five are believed to have been produced; a special printing of small die proofs was produced in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, these proofs are on characteristic yellowish wove paper that differs from the wove paper of the earlier small die proofs; clear 1986 PF certificate. (Image) $2,750.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
22 PPB 77P3 77P3, 15c Black, plate proof on India, an exceptionally handsome and rare full imprint and plate No. 41 block of eight, the first we have seen of this value, wonderfully bright
and fresh, large even margins all around, extremely fine a perfec#77P3, 15c Black, plate proof on India, an exceptionally handsome and rare full imprint and plate "No. 41" block of eight, the first we have seen of this value, wonderfully bright and fresh, large even margins all around, extremely fine; a perfect way to display a plate block of this issue as, to our knowledge, there are no known plate blocks of the issued stamp. (Image) $950.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
23 P 77P4 77P4, 15c Black, plate proof on card, the set of five known separate printings of the plate proofs on card (1879, 1882, 1890, 1893 and 1894), which can be distinguished by
measuring the thickness of the card, most with four large margins, very f#77P4, 15c Black, plate proof on card, the set of five known separate printings of the plate proofs on card (1879, 1882, 1890, 1893 and 1894), which can be distinguished by measuring the thickness of the card, most with four large margins, very fine. (Image) $225.00

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
24 Pbl 77P4 77P4, 15c Black, plate proof on card, a spectacular full imprint and plate No. 41 block of fifty, being the complete lower half of the left pane, with full sheet selvages at
left and at bottom, quite likely the largest intact block of this p#77P4, 15c Black, plate proof on card, a spectacular full imprint and plate "No. 41" block of fifty, being the complete lower half of the left pane, with full sheet selvages at left and at bottom, quite likely the largest intact block of this proof, as well as containing one of perhaps only two or three possible plate blocks in existence, bright and fresh, marvelously well margined, small inconsequential marginal flaws at both bottom corners well away from the proof impressions, extremely fine; an eye-arresting 1861 15c Lincoln showpiece multiple; cataloged simply as ten singles and ten blocks of four, as the Scott catalog does not price a plate block. (Image) $2,450.00+

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
25 P 77P var. 77P var., 15c Black, imperforate presentation copy on stamp paper, four large to very large margins, with small manuscript X in center, extremely fine and enormously rare as
fewer than four examples of these presentation copies are reported#77P var., 15c Black, imperforate presentation copy on stamp paper, four large to very large margins, with small manuscript "X" in center, extremely fine and enormously rare as fewer than four examples of these presentation copies are reported to exist. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
26 Sbl 77SB 77SB, 15c Black, Specimen overprint Ty. B in vermilion, an exceedingly scarce block of four of this seldom seen Specimen overprint, magnificently centered and unusually fresh,
o.g., minor h.r., extremely fine overprinted for non-postal use#77SB, 15c Black, "Specimen" overprint Ty. B in vermilion, an exceedingly scarce block of four of this seldom seen "Specimen" overprint, magnificently centered and unusually fresh, o.g., minor h.r., extremely fine; overprinted for non-postal use as specimens of the design and color of the issued stamp, and distribution was limited to only 1,208 examples, of which very few remain in intact blocks of four, particularly in this outstanding condition. (Image) $900.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
27 Sbl 77SJ 77SJ, 15c Black, overprinted with control number 235 in carmine, block of four, incredibly fresh and crisp, well centered, prooflike color and impression, o.g., a couple of
minor h.r.s, very fine an enormously rare specimen block of four, wi#77SJ, 15c Black, overprinted with control number "235" in carmine, block of four, incredibly fresh and crisp, well centered, prooflike color and impression, o.g., a couple of minor h.r.'s, very fine; an enormously rare specimen block of four, with the seldom seen control number overprint, in fact this is the first such block of this we have ever seen; it is believed only one sheet of 100 was so overprinted. (Image) $1,150.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1866 FIFTEEN CENT “MEMORIAL” ISSUE STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
28 ogbl 77 77, 15c Black, a magnificent mint bottom sheet margin block of four, showing a partial National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom left, extraordinarily fresh and bright, full
clean o.g., lightly hinged, quite fine and impressive an enormously r#77, 15c Black, a magnificent mint bottom sheet margin block of four, showing a partial National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom left, extraordinarily fresh and bright, full clean o.g., lightly hinged, quite fine and impressive; an enormously rare mint multiple, as fewer than ten to twelve mint multiples (of four or larger) of this stamp are known (most of which have no gum), with this being the only one to show a portion of the Bank Note Co. Imprint; in fact, this is one of the rarest values of the entire 1861-66 series to find as a multiple of any kind; an important showpiece for either the specialist in either the 1861-66 issues or Lincoln related issues. (Image) $32,500.00

SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
29 O 77 77, 15c Black, a striking top left corner sheet-margin used example, especially intense color and impression on bright white paper, bold fancy New York rosette fancy duplex
cancel, very fine overall any of the 1861 higher values are seldom enco#77, 15c Black, a striking top left corner sheet-margin used example, especially intense color and impression on bright white paper, bold fancy New York rosette fancy duplex cancel, very fine overall; any of the 1861 higher values are seldom encountered with corner sheet margins still intact. (Image) $225.00+

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1866 FIFTEEN CENT “MEMORIAL” ISSUE POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
30 c 77, 65, 76 77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (65) and 5c Brown (76), all used on a registered cover to Detroit, each stamp with matching central solid rectangle cancels, originating
Rockland, Mic.Aug 1 c.d.s. also ties 5c stamp, light soling and tiny#77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (#65) and 5c Brown (#76), all used on a registered cover to Detroit, each stamp with matching central solid rectangle cancels, originating "Rockland, Mic./Aug 1" c.d.s. also ties 5c stamp, light soling and tiny edge wear, fine; a scarce combination to pay a 20c registration fee, plus the 3c postage. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
31 c 77 77, 15c Black, off center single, used as a revenue stamp on a May 2, 1867 $250.00 promissory note from Seymour, N.Y., paying the triple 5c inland exchange revenue rate for a
note between $200.00 and $300.00, the Lincoln postage stamp was ap#77, 15c Black, off center single, used as a revenue stamp on a May 2, 1867 $250.00 promissory note from Seymour, N.Y., paying the triple 5c inland exchange revenue rate for a note between $200.00 and $300.00, the Lincoln postage stamp was applied in lieu of an unavailable revenue stamp - an illegal usage, a practice sometimes seen on 1c to 3c denominated postage stamps of the 1861 regular issue series, however documents bearing postage stamps with a face value greater than 10c are extremely unusual, some staining around stamp, about fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
32 c 77, 71 77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (71), both tied to marvelous 1866 Goodhue correspondence cover to Aden, Arabia by circle of Vs postmarks, addressed to Zanzibar in care of
an Aden merchant, endorsed via Marseilles, red Boston Br#77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (#71), both tied to marvelous 1866 Goodhue correspondence cover to Aden, "Arabia" by circle of "V's" postmarks, addressed to Zanzibar in care of an Aden merchant, endorsed "via Marseilles", red "Boston Br. Pkt./40/26 Jun" c.d.s. at top left, also with red London Paid transit c.d.s. tying 15c stamp, red crayon Colonial "1" penny credit, "Aden-Stn. Point/25 Jy 66" bkst., just slightly reduced at left, very fine; an eye-appealing usage to a very rare destination; the 45c postage paying the British mail rate via Marseilles for a letter weighing over 1/4 ounce but not over 1/2 ounce; 1993 PF certificate; ex-Dupuy. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
33 c 77, 71 77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (71), tied together and to neat 1868 cover to Shanghai, China by three black target cancels, along with red London Paid transit c.d.s.,
double circle Winchester, Mass.Jan 17 originating c.d.s., red 1#77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (#71), tied together and to neat 1868 cover to Shanghai, China by three black target cancels, along with red London Paid transit c.d.s., double circle "Winchester, Mass./Jan 17" originating c.d.s., red "1d" handstamp, "32" crayon marking, Shanghai arrival c.d.s. on reverse, stamps with just fine centering, very fine; scarce destination, with the postage paying the 45c British mail rate. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
34 c 77, 65 77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (65), just fine singles, both tied to orange colored 1866 cover to Denmark by quartered cork pmks. as well as Green Bay, Wis.Jan 17 originating
c.d.s., stamps paying the 18c via Bremen closed mail rate,#77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (#65), just fine singles, both tied to orange colored 1866 cover to Denmark by quartered cork pmks. as well as "Green Bay, Wis./Jan 17" originating c.d.s., stamps paying the 18c via Bremen closed mail rate, partial red New York exchange c.d.s. on reverse, boxed "Bremen/Franco" handstamp, as well as red "6" credit handstamp, arrival bkst., cover just a bit soiled (primarily on reverse), still quite fine; a rare destination not often seen on this issue. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
35 c 77 77, 15c Black, fine single, tied to 1866 cover from New York to Paris, France, the envelope being handed directly to the French packet company without New York markings,
resulting in the stamp being tied solely by a French anchor lozenge#77, 15c Black, fine single, tied to 1866 cover from New York to Paris, France, the envelope being handed directly to the French packet company without New York markings, resulting in the stamp being tied solely by a French anchor lozenge packet cancellation, red octagonal "Paq. Fr. H No. 2" packet cancel, with matching boxed "PD" handstamp, very fine; a most unusual and attractive usage; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
36 c 77, 71 77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (71), two especially handsome 1867 covers, both addressed to Paris, France, one showing a quadruple rate franking, while the other being an
impressive quintuple rate franking, the former with two 15c Bla#77, 15c Black, along with 30c Orange (#71), two especially handsome 1867 covers, both addressed to Paris, France, one showing a quadruple rate franking, while the other being an impressive quintuple rate franking, the former with two 15c Black (pair and a single) and one 30c Orange, tied by circle of wedges cancels and red "New York/Paid/Aug 10/48" c.d.s., latter with three 15c Black and one 30c Orange, all tied by "crossroads" cork cancels, sent from New Orleans, red "48" New York credit c.d.s., red French transit postmark also ties the 15c pair, very fine; both covers are most appealing and would make a perfect exhibition page to show these two high value rates. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
37 c 77 77, 15c Black, fine single used on small 1868 cover (with original contents) to Paris, France, then forwarded within Paris, light strike of purple PhiladelphiaPaid 12May 1
exchange office datestamp, octagonal French entry handstamp, forw#77, 15c Black, fine single used on small 1868 cover (with original contents) to Paris, France, then forwarded within Paris, light strike of purple "Philadelphia/Paid 12/May 1" exchange office datestamp, octagonal French entry handstamp, forwarded to a different Paris street address upon arrival, with France 10c Bistre 1867 issue applied and tied by "22" in dotted star cancel, blue oval "Achemine/par Hettinguer & Cie./de Paris" forwarding cachet on reverse along with Paris May 13, 1868 re-mailing postmark, very fine. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
38 c 77 77, 15c Black, a striking top sheet-margin partial imprint horizontal pair, with deep luxuriant color and a crisp impression, tied to 1866 canary colored cover to Madeburg,
Germany by three-bar cork cancel, red N. York12U.S. Pkt.PaidJun#77, 15c Black, a striking top sheet-margin partial imprint horizontal pair, with deep luxuriant color and a crisp impression, tied to 1866 canary colored cover to Madeburg, Germany by three-bar cork cancel, red "N. York/12/U.S. Pkt./Paid/Jun 29" c.d.s., multiple transit and arrival markings on reverse, very fine and most appealing; being the only imprint pair known on cover; signed H. Bloch and accompanied by his 1980 Friedl certificate; ex-Hass, Zoellner. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
39 c 77, 65 77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (65), tied together to 3c Pink stamped envelope (U59) to Gibralter by two strikes of bold blue Cincinnati, O.Aug 22 (1867) c.d.s. and duplex
target cancels, manuscript Per French Mail and Care U.S. C#77, 15c Black, along with 3c Rose (#65), tied together to 3c Pink stamped envelope (#U59) to Gibralter by two strikes of bold blue "Cincinnati, O./Aug 22" (1867) c.d.s. and duplex target cancels, manuscript "Per French Mail" and "Care U.S. Consul Str Quaker City", red octagonal French transit c.d.s. as well as red boxed "PD" handstamp, "4R" due handstamp also in red, Gibralter arrival c.d.s. in bottom right corner, with all markings on front (perfect for exhibition), very fine and most attractive; a rare destination of the period, with fewer than five reported examples. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
40 c 77, 65, 73 77, 15c Black, along with 2c Black (73) and 3c Rose (65), all tied to small 1868 cover to Gravenhage, Holland by circle of wedges NYFM cancels, light strike of red New York
exchange c.d.s., two strikes of unusual boxed A.24 handstamps (o#77, 15c Black, along with 2c Black (#73) and 3c Rose (#65), all tied to small 1868 cover to Gravenhage, Holland by circle of wedges NYFM cancels, light strike of red New York exchange c.d.s., two strikes of unusual boxed "A.24" handstamps (one in reverse on front), red arrival bkst., stamps with slight toning and 15c with faults at bottom having been affixed slightly over right edge, nevertheless a fine and rare combination franking paying the 18c rate via Germany. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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