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United States Stamps continued...

1861-1866 ISSUES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
201 O 70c image#70c, 24c Violet on thin paper, an incredibly beautiful used example of a stamp that is among the most difficult of all the 1861-66 issues to locate in premium quality, possessing outstanding centering amid uniform margins that clear the design nicely all around, plus its color is a rich distinctive true violet that can not be confused with any other of the varied 24c shades, fresh bright paper with full even perforations, all wonderfully complemented by striking central red grid cancel, extremely fine; a true gem for the collector who appreciates the rarity of this stamp in this outstanding quality; 1987 and 1999 PF certificates. (Image) $1,465.00

SOLD for $2,700.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
202 og 71 image#71, 30c Orange, a superlative mint example of one of the 19th century's most difficult stamps, possessing several exceptional eye-arresting physical qualities, including being incredibly well centered, especially when compared to most examples which typically have their perforations cutting the design on at least one side, this particular copy boasts margins so wide that virtually no portion of the design is impinged by the perforations, plus this stamp is the beneficiary of a marvelous overall brilliance, with gorgeous sumptuously rich color and a crisp impression on bright paper, full clean o.g. that has been lightly hinged, extremely fine; an exciting condition rarity; the Scott catalog notes that "Values for No. 71 are for copies with small margins, especially at sides. Large margined examples sell for much more."; 1986 PF certificate. (Image) $1,800.00

SOLD for $2,700.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
203 og 71 image#71, 30c Orange, rare mint example of this high value, well centered within large margins for this tightly spaced issue, bright color, o.g. a bit disturbed from hinging and small vertical crease at top, very fine appearance and quite attractive; 1997 PF certificate. (Image) $1,800.00

SOLD for $600.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
204 O 71 var. image#71 var., 30c Deep Orange, flawlessly centered within considerably larger margins than typically associated with this value, particularly deep lovely color of this shade variety, fully intact perforations all around, bold rimless grid cancel, extremely fine; 1991 PF certificate specifying deep orange; ex-Saadi. (Image) $160.00

SOLD for $475.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
205 ng 72 image#72, 90c Blue, a gem unused example, marvelously well centered amid extravagantly large margins rarely associated with this rare high value, sumptuously rich color and a razor-sharp impression on bright crisp paper, extremely fine; an incredibly handsome stamp; 1989 PF certificate. (Image) $1,400.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
206 og 72 image#72, 90c Blue, an especially fresh and sound mint single, possessing brilliant rich color and an especially detailed impression on particularly bright paper, quite well centered within large to huge margins, full clean o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; a rare mint stamp which is almost never found still retaining its original gum; 1998 PSE certificate for a block of four, this being the top right stamp. (Image) $3,250.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
207 O 72 image#72, 90c Blue, a fabulous quality used example, being remarkably well centered within exceptionally large margins, plus its color is wonderfully bright and rich while its impression is especially crisp, quartered cork cancel which "frames" Washington's vignette, an extremely fine gem; 2004 PF certificate. (Image) $425.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
208 O 72 image#72, 90c Blue, used, exceptionally well centered within uncharacteristically large margins, rich color and a sharp detailed impression, grid cancel, extremely fine; 2004 PSE certificate. (Image) $425.00

SOLD for $550.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
209 og 73 image#73, 2c Black, uncharacteristically well centered and margined, crisp clean impression, full fresh original gum, barest possible trace of hinging (if any), extremely fine; an especially choice original gum example of a very difficult stamp; 1978 PF certificate. (Image) $375.00

SOLD for $900.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
210 og 73 image#73, 2c Black, an incredibly choice and marvelously fresh mint example of this challenging stamp, being wonderfully well centered amid considerably larger margins than usually found, plus its color and impression are truly prooflike on crisp paper, full clean o.g. that has only been lightly hinged, extremely fine and handsome; 1989 PF certificate. (Image) $375.00

SOLD for $475.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
211 og 73 image#73, 2c Black, wonderfully well centered for this always difficult stamp, strong rich color and a crisp impression, full o.g., extremely fine; seldom encountered this choice; ex-Chapin. (Image) $375.00

SOLD for $270.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
212 og 73 image#73, 2c Black, perfectly centered within margins that clear the design all around, deep rich shade and a crisp impression on bright paper, full o.g., extremely fine for this difficult and popular stamp; 1998 PSE certificate. (Image) $375.00

SOLD for $400.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
213 ogPB 73 image#73, 2c Black, a very rare full bottom margin imprint and plate "No. 31" block of eight, strong rich color and a crisp impression, considerably better centered than many of the other known imprint and plate number multiples of this notoriously difficult stamp, some perf. separations rejoined (particularly in left vertical row), full o.g. (accompanying certificate inexplicably states "part o.g."), overall a fine example of this desirable classic plate block; less than ten full plate number blocks of the Two Cent ungrilled "Black Jack" are recorded; Chapin census #269; 1970 PF certificate; ex-Simon and Chapin. (Image) $14,000.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
214 O 74 image#74, 3c Scarlet, a brilliantly fresh used example of this trial printing rarity, characteristic four stroke pen cancel, gloriously intense color and a razor-sharp impression on bright paper, fairly well centered, fine; very few examples of the Three Cent Scarlet exist, whether mint or used, and despite the disparity in catalog value we believe the used examples are far more elusive than mint copies; the used examples with pen strokes are thought to come from a supply of Three Cent Scarlet stamps obtained by the Washington, D.C. stamp dealer Carl F. Rothfuchs in 1893; 2004 PF certificate. (Image) $5,000.00

SOLD for $2,800.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
215 og 75 image#75, 5c Red brown, an extraordinary quality mint example of an exceedingly difficult and challenging stamp to find in any kind of collectable quality (especially with original gum), with this particular example possessing exceptional physical attributes that are seldom associated with this stamp, including being incredibly fresh and crisp with marvelously rich luxuriant color and vivid impression on brilliant white paper, exceptionally well centered within large margins, full clean o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine; a true condition rarity; 1998 PF certificate. (Image) $5,000.00

SOLD for $5,750.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
216 O 75 image#75, 5c Red brown, a gem used example that is one of the very finest used copies of the 1862 Five Cent Red brown we have ever offered, possessing essentially perfect centering amid lavishly large margins that are most uncommon to this value, with no portion of the stamp's design being impinged by its perforations, incredibly deep rich color and a detailed impression on bright paper, attractively postmarked with both a lightly struck rimless grid in black, plus a bit of a red transit cancel, extremely fine; a true condition rarity in this outstanding quality; 1999 PF certificate. (Image) $510.00

SOLD for $1,250.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
217 O 75 image#75, 5c Red brown, a lovely used example of this scarce and difficult stamp, featuring outstanding centering within large margins, sumptuously rich color and sharp impression on fresh bright paper, nice blue target postmark with a trace of red cancel at bottom, extremely fine; 1991 and 2003 PF certificate. (Image) $485.00

SOLD for $525.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
218 ng 76 image#76, 5c Brown, an incredible quality unused example, boasting absolutely perfect centering which is almost impossible to find on this stamp, plus its margins are so uncharacteristically large that no portion of the design is impinged by its perforations, rich luxuriant color and a crisp prooflike impression on bright paper, even its perforations are uncommonly long and intact, an extremely fine gem for the perfectionist; 1979 and 1996 PF certificates. (Image) $550.00

SOLD for $700.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
219 ng 76 image#76, 5c Brown, a remarkably choice unused example of a terribly difficult stamp, foremost is its perfect centering amid unusually large margins that do not protrude into the design at any point, plus prooflike color in an intense bright shade, with a razor-sharp impression on crisp paper, extremely fine gem; a terribly difficult stamp to acquire with these impressive features; 1987 PF certificate. (Image) $550.00

SOLD for $500.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM
220 og 76 image#76, 5c Brown, especially fresh mint example, lovely rich warm brown color and razor-sharp impression, full clean o.g., lightly hinged, pleasingly fine centering; 2002 PSE certificate (Image) $1,400.00

SOLD for $325.00
Closing..Nov-05, 09:00 AM

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