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The Alan Geisler Collection of United States and Possessions Stamps continued...

1857-60 Issue continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description
41 image1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Vertical pair, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strikes of circular datestamp, light pressed-out vertical crease, appears Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate (Image) 1,800.00

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
42 og image1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, wide margins, trivial toned specks on gum not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate for block of four (Image) 180.00

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
43 og image3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, single hinge mark, radiant color, detailed impression, single short perf at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 3-CENT TYPE I.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (Image)

3,000.00

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
44 og image3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, choice centering for this difficult issue, fresh and Extremely Fine (Image) 75.00

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
45 og image5c Brick Red (27). Original gum, brilliant color in the true Brick Red shade, single toned perf tip at bottom left and tiny picked-out inclusion at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED SHADE -- IN OUR OPINION, THE BRICK RED IS ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS OF THE CLASSIC PERIOD IN SOUND CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

To verify our intuition about the rarity of original-gum Brick Red stamps, we surveyed dozens of classic United States sale catalogues. We found approximately twenty stamps with original gum, allowing for duplicate offerings and excluding the one known original-gum block. Of the stamps we counted, about half had perfs touching two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or small faults. The example offered here is in better condition than most.

With 1992 P.S.E. certificate (Image)

30,000.00

SOLD for $30,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
46 og image5c Red Brown (28). Original gum, beautiful warm shade approaching Indian Red (which is how this was originally submitted for certification), detailed impression, perfs just in at bottom, small corner crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN.

With 1984 P.F. certificate (Image)

6,500.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
47 og image5c Indian Red (28A). Part original gum, beautiful color in the true Indian Red shade, detailed impression clearly showing the lathework background, light diagonal crease and two small corner creases at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST ORIGINAL-GUM STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY -- ONLY FOUR INDIAN RED STAMPS WITH ANY AMOUNT OF GUM ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

Our search of old auction catalogues and the records of the Philatelic Foundation yielded only ten unused examples of Scott 28A. Of these, only four have been described as having any gum whatsoever. These are: 1) Offered in the C. A. Brown Collection by Harmer, Rooke & Co. in 1941 where described as "full original gum", it was offered in the 1968 Rarities sale and again as part of the A. T. Seymour Collection (Siegel Sale 373, Apr. 23, 1970, lot 35) where described as "large part original gum" and in our Sale 895 (lot 102, realized $75,000 hammer), 2) the "Ambassador" copy (Siegel Sale 300, Apr. 27, 1966, lot 45A), described as part original gum, also ex Argentum (Siegel Sale 807, Feb. 23, 1999, lot 76) where described as "unused (traces of gum)", 3) the Caspary/Lilly copy, described in both catalogues as full original gum but with light horizontal crease, and 4) the example offered here.

With 1996 P.F. certificate (Image)

80,000.00

SOLD for $110,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
48 ng image5c Brown (29). Unused (no gum), bright color, fresh and Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate (Image) 1,250.00

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
49 ng image5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Unused (no gum), wide margins at sides, pretty color, tiny thin speck at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate (Image) 550.00

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
50 og image5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Slightly disturbed original gum, described on accompanying certificate as "original gum", radiant color and crisp impression, wide and balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. certificate (Image) 2,250.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
51 image5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Straddle-pane margin with full centerline at left, choice centering other sides, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid, tiny tear at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate (Image) 325.00

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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