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United States continued...

1861-1866 Issue
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2084 73, 87, 93 image1863-68, Behemoth 2¢ Black Jack Collection (Scott 73, 87, 93), this behemoth of a collection begins with proofs and essays including #73P1a (Scott $2,500), #73P2 (Scott $1,300), ten decalcomania essays, set of Atlanta trial color proofs, plus six specimens, o.g. includes block of four (Scott $2,750) and bottom selvage vertical strip of 3, used include vertical imprint pair (ex-Metzger) and 4 with vertical preprinting paperfolds, double transfer (APS cert), but strength in the many hundreds of canceled stamps including red "RETURN TO WRITER" and black cancels (1979 PFC), two patent, straightline "Postmaster Plea", pair with "Short Paid" in oval, "S.C. May 11 1861" double circle datestamp - meaning an illegal Confederate states use, many "pioneer" precancels of Eagleville CT, Harrisburg PA, Chambersburg PA and others, "Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria B.C." cancel (PSE cert), revenue cancel, 31 manuscript (revenue), skull, "OK" cancel of Hartford City Ind" (on cover), shields (5), masonic (5), "Short Paid", flower petals, many geometrics, many colored, anchors, pig, stars, clover (red strike), red NY foreign mail, bee, plus uses on receipt (11; one with Weiss cert, one with 3c #65, one on shipping manifest for U.S. Mail Ship Savannah), on cover in pair with bisect (cat $1,500; 1973 PFC), varieties include "dry" printing at right, thin paper, Francis patent paper (experimental paper), stitch watermark (unused no gum), shifted perforations, some 2c stamps with grill including #84 (six including one with red shield and one with blue cancels; Scott $32,650), #85B (eleven comprising three black (one with PSE cert), one red and two blue cancels plus piece with five examples tied by clamshell cancels (1992 PFC); Scott $14,050), #87 & 93 o.g. include two #87 singles and two #93 blocks of four (Scott $8,600), over 100 used examples of #87 including one with green cancel (Scott for all used #87's exceeds $21,000), clover leaf in blue, and the collection concludes with approximately 100 covers with many better including use with 1c Lincoln Johnson patriotic cover, couple circulars including on 24 page booklet regarding temperance advocate Mrs. Theobald, some advertising, four wrapper fragments including three to Europe (one with 1990 PFC), one franked by #87 with points up and minor double transfer at top, #73 used with 2 #65 to New Brunswick Canada, #73 pair used with #65 pair to Canada West, clover cancel locally addressed Newark NJ, on large Valentine cover and small cover that contained a Valentine (accompanies), and much more we didn't mention, some faults as always found, generally, Fine to Very Fine, virtually impossible to duplicate, and certainly neither quickly nor easily; Scott for what we catalogued is $84,350 so the entire collection surely exceeds $100,000; see the entire collection online Shipping charges apply - weight 9.4 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (PDF3 for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $20,000-30,000
SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2085 64-65 image3¢ Washington Highly Specialized Collection, 1861-67 (Scott 64-65), carefully presented on Scott Specialty stock pages with shades, multiples, errors and Pinks; starting with a color guide of the various shades of #64 and 65 (including a very scarce Lake Rose and a couple mint shades of the August issue), and continuing with a couple "POSTAGB THREB Cents" varieties, a page of blocks of various sizes, a dozen stamps with very nice pre-print paper folds, freak perforations including major shifts, 47 double perforations and a few massive straddle margins, etc., a few pages of Pinks and shades along with a #64 on cover and a #64B on cover (each with PF certificate) and a couple nice Patriotics. Condition typical of classic issues, but with plenty of eye-catching stamps to add some zest to your collection, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Image)

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Estimate $2,500-3,500
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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