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United States Stamps continued...

1861-1866 ISSUES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
181 ogPB 66a image#66a, 3c Lake, imperforate, an exceedingly rare bottom margin imprint and plate "No. 52" block of eight, with large even margins all around, sumptuously rich color and being incredibly fresh overall, full clean o.g. which has been only very lightly hinged, extremely fine; a great imperforate plate block rarity which Luff states only comes from plate 52; only five #66a imprint and plate number multiples are listed in the Chapin census, one of which is a strip of four and another is a full pane, leaving a mere three full plate blocks available, this being the finest of the three; Chapin census #242; 1975 PF certificate; ex-Col. Green and Chapin. (Image) Est. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
182 ng 67 image#67, 5c Buff, a lovely unused example of this very rare stamp, being one of the few certified premium quality Five Cent Buff stamps in existence, possessing far superior centering to the vast majority of known copies, as this stamp is quite infamous for being found terribly off center, plus its margins are larger than usual, gloriously rich color, strong impression on bright paper, extremely fine; an important condition rarity, as this is one of the rarest classic stamps in unused condition, let alone in this premium quality; 1993 PF certificate; ex-Chapin. (Image) $9,500.00

SOLD for $4,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
183 O 67 image#67, 5c Buff, an exceedingly choice used example of this always difficult stamp, being impeccably well centered within much larger margins than normally encountered, plus its color is deep and luxuriant while its impression is highly detailed, light black grid cancel and a small part of a red cancel at right, extremely fine; an especially desirable stamp in this gem used condition; 1996 PF certificate. (Image) $915.00

SOLD for $900.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
184 O 67 image#67, 5c Buff, remarkably fresh and lovely used single, beautifully well centered within extraordinarily large margins for this issue, spectacularly intense deep shade and a strong impression, attractively accented with a central red grid postmark, extremely fine; an incredibly choice and well margined example of the Five Cent Buff; 1999 PF certificate. (Image) $915.00

SOLD for $850.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
185 O 67a image#67a, 5c Brown yellow, an especially choice and colorful used example of the Five Cent Brown yellow, featuring near perfect centering within uncharacteristically large margins, gorgeous vibrant color and impression that is wonderfully contrasted by a bold central strike of a deep red rimless grid postmark, an extremely fine used gem; a lovely stamp whose outstanding color, centering and vivid cancellation combine together to create a most impressive example; 1996 PF certificate identifying the color generically as buff. (Image) $940.00

SOLD for $900.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
186 O 67a image#67a, 5c Brown yellow, an extraordinarily handsome used example in far superior quality than typically encountered, featuring exceptionally large margins for the issue and being wonderfully well centered within them, gloriously rich color and impression on bright paper, plus unusually attractive red grid cancel, extremely fine; a very scarce and desirable stamp in this exceptional quality; 1997 PSE certificate. (Image) $940.00

SOLD for $1,150.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
187 O 67a image#67a, 5c Brown yellow, handsome used example, quite well centered amid considerably larger margins than typically associated with any of the various Five Cent 1861 shades, especially fresh and luxuriant color in the brown yellow shade on bright paper, light central red grid cancel, very fine and choice copy of an elusive stamp; 1990 PF certificate as "generic" #67 5c Buff; ex-Koppersmith. (Image) $940.00

SOLD for $725.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
188 og 68 image#68, 10c Yellow green, an incredibly choice mint example of an impossibly difficult stamp to find in true premium condition, extraordinarily well centered within large margins, rich bright color and detailed impression on bright paper, o.g., extremely fine; 1982 PF certificate. (Image) $900.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
189 og 68 var. image#68 var., 10c Green, a fabulous mint example of this surprisingly difficult and undercataloged stamp, being in a quality that is almost impossible to find, featuring a marvelous overall freshness and crispness, with strikingly intense color in a distinctive green shade, absolutely flawless centering amid margins that are lavishly large, full clean o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; a gem in every sense of the word; far rarer in this condition than most collectors realize, although there is an increasing awareness of just how elusive all of the values from the 1861-66 series are in premium condition with original gum; 2002 PF certificate specifically identifying this as the Scott listed green shade. (Image) $900.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
190 O 68a image#68a, 10c Dark green, gem used example, featuring mathematically precise centering amid large margins, lovely rich color and a well defined impression on especially bright paper, central strike of red grid cancel; extremely fine and striking; 1995 PF certificate. (Image) $67.50

SOLD for $325.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
191 og 69 image#69, 12c Black, a pristine and highly select mint example, being in a condition that is terribly challenging to find, featuring outstanding centering within large margins, truly prooflike color and crisp detailed impression contribute to its overall appeal, full o.g. that has the barest trace of hinging, extremely fine; any sound original gum example of this value is rare, but to find one so well centered and margined, plus so fresh, is next to impossible; 1994 and 2004 PF certificates. (Image) $1,700.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
192 og 69 image#69, 12c Black, nicely centered within larger margins than usual, fresh color, full o.g., lightly hinged, very fine for this scarce mint stamp; 1984 PF certificate. (Image) $1,700.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
193 og 69 image#69, 12c Black, rare mint single, quite well centered for this surprisingly elusive mint stamp, dark rich color and an especially detailed impression, full o.g. but accompanying certificate states disturbed, though in our opinion just normal hinging, very fine; 1993 PF certificate. (Image) $1,700.00

SOLD for $575.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
194 O 69 image#69, 12c Black, superlative used example, possessing mathematically precise centering amid very large margins, but contributing even further to this stamp's tremendous eye appeal is its intense color and prooflike impression on bright white paper, dark blue grid cancel enhances its overall appearance, an extremely fine gem for the most fastidious collector; 2004 PF certificate. (Image) $102.50

SOLD for $650.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
195 O 69 image#69, 12c Black, uncharacteristically well centered and margined, strong color and a sharp impression, blue grid cancel, extremely fine; 1998 PF certificate. (Image) $102.50

SOLD for $110.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
196 og 70 image#70, 24c Red lilac, an exceptionally fresh and choice mint example of this notoriously difficult and challenging stamp, possessing a wonderful overall freshness, with rich and true red lilac color, plus its impression is well incised on crisp paper, well centered, especially compared to most copies one finds, clean full o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; actually a very scarce stamp in this premium original gum condition; 1997 PF certificate. (Image) $2,500.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
197 O 70 image#70, 24c Red lilac, a lovely used single, possessing outstanding rich color and impression, and being exceptionally well centered within much larger margins than normally encountered on the Twenty-Four Cent value, neat portion of large Boston "Paid" in grid cancel, extremely fine; 1996 PF certificate. (Image) $215.00

SOLD for $550.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
198 O 70 image#70, 24c Red lilac, gem used example, possessing intensely rich color and a crisp detailed impression on bright white paper, plus it is exceptionally well centered and margined, grid cancel, extremely fine; 1984 PF certificate. (Image) $200.00

SOLD for $450.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
199 og 70b image#70b, 24c Steel blue, an enormously rare mint example of this distinctive and sought-after shade variety, possessing outstanding centering amid uncharacteristically large margins, sumptuously rich color in an intense and unmistakable Steel blue shade, plus its impression is highly detailed on bright paper, part o.g., extremely fine; the rarity and desirability of this stamp cannot be overemphasized, when we first offered this stamp in the May 2002 Joseph E. Lessin collection we stated that while this stamp has only part o.g., this still is the second finest quality mint #70b we have ever offered and, in our opinion, we doubt more than ten examples exist both in this premium quality and still retaining any part of its original gum, our opinion is still the same today; 1991 PF certificate; ex-Lessin. (Image) $9,000.00

SOLD for $4,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
200 O 70b image#70b, 24c Steel blue, select and particularly attractive used example of this difficult shade, exceedingly fresh and well centered within margins that are uncharacteristically wide and quite well balanced, distinctive rich color and impression, crisp grid postmark, extremely fine; especially scarce and desirable in this premium quality; 1974 and 1998 PF certificates. (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $1,450.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM

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