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2020 Rarities of the World continued...

1861-66 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
72 c Image1c Blue (63). Tied by "North Brookfield Mass." 1862 double-circle datestamp on beardless Lincoln 1860 campaign cover to local address, design shows Liberty cap and rays of light above Lincoln's portrait, cover immaculate, stamp scissors-separated into perfs at top, still appears Extremely Fine, a very rare use of the 1c 1861 on a beardless Lincoln campaign cover -- most of these were used in 1860 -- ex Bailar, with 1977 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
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73 c Image1c Blue (63). Tied by oval "Philadelphia Pa. 1" handstamp, a few letters and rim strengthened in pencil but a bold strike of this unusual and very rare marking, which was probably used exclusively on circular rate mail, on purple "Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission" illustrated cover showing battlefield scene with fallen soldier, return address imprint at side of intra-city cover, stamp has sealed tear, otherwise Very Fine, ex Walcott [Fig. 131], Kantor and Born, with 2015 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
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74   Image3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Bottom margin strip of three with part imprint, cancelled by bold strikes of blue "Cincinnati O. Oct. 17" double-circle datestamp, left stamp has vertical crease ending in tear in selvage, small interior tear affects two stamps, few sensibly reinforced perf separations and some slight oxidation in a couple places

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A UNIQUE IMPRINT POSITION MULTIPLE OF THE 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK.

The Pigeon Blood Pink shade, named for the rare ruby, is regarded as the most distinctive and rarest of the Pink shades.

Signed Ashbrook. With 1974 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue does not price pairs or blocks. Scott value $13,500.00 as singles without premium for the part imprint (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
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75 c Image3c Rose Pink (64b). Used with two 1c Blue (63) and 10c Green (68), cancelled by grid of dots, "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 27, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Gottingen, Germany and forwarded to Rinteln, Germany, red N.York Brem. Pkt. 12 Aug. 31” credit datestamp, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" three-line handstamp, various manuscript German rate markings for forwarding, each stamp with small fault mostly from placement near edge of cover

VERY FINE APPEARING PATRIOTIC COVER TO GERMANY WITH A THREE-COLOR FRANKING. THIS IS ALSO A VERY EARLY USE OF THE 1861 ISSUE STAMPS.

The franking pays the 15c rate via Bremen-Hamburg mails. The earliest documented use of the 1c and 3c is August 17, 1861 and the earliest documented use of the 10c is August 20, 1861, just a week before this was sent.

Ex Born. With 1976 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
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76 c Image3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by target, "Detroit Mich. Dec. 27" double-circle datestamp on cover to New York with green grocer and ship chandler's cameo corner card with high-relief illustration of clipper ship, McClement (Phila.) imprint, tiny portion of backflap removed, Extremely Fine, a spectacular and rare design, ex Knapp (lot label affixed) (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,200.00
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77 c Image5c Brown Yellow (67a). Horizontal pair, brilliant color, tied by grid cancels, "Watertown N.Y. Aug. 9, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Hana, Sandwich Islands, minor edgewear, stamps lifted and reaffixed

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A PHENOMENAL USE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF ON A COVER TO HAWAII. MOSTLY LIKELY THE ONLY COVER TO HAWAII EXTANT WITH THE 5-CENT BUFF OR BROWN YELLOW.

Carried overland to San Francisco and then on the bark Auckland, departing San Francisco September 7, 1861, and arriving Honolulu September 25. Hawaiian postage was collected from the recipient.

Signed Ashbrook. Ex Myers. With 2005 P.F. certificate as Buff. We have described the brighter yellowish shades as 67a and the darker brownish shades as 67, regardless of certification, and lots may not be returned because of a difference of opinion. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
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78 c Image5c Buff (67). Two singles, rich color in the unmistakable Buff shade, tied by target cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 11, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Lowville N.Y., sender's route directive "Via Panama", cover with minor age stains, Very Fine and attractive use, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate as the Brown Yellow shade (Scott 67a), this is a classic Buff and matches the color on a cover offered in our "Sevenoaks" sale (Sale 831, lot 2261) sent the same day with four of the same stamps, we have described the darker brownish shades as 67 and the brighter yellowish shades as 67a, regardless of certification, and lots may not be returned because of a difference of opinion (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
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79 c Image5c Brown Yellow (67a). Used with 10c Yellow Green (68) and 30c Orange (71), tied by red grid cancels, matching "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Nov. 9" (1861) circular datestamp on folded cover to Palmas, Grand Canary Islands, sender's directive "Via England" and "pr 'Arago'", magenta manuscript "24" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Nov. 21), red oval "PD" handstamp, small cross in circle handstamp also struck in red, light vertical file folds including one affecting 10c stamp, the 10c small toned spot at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING WITH THE 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW ON A COVER TO THE GRAND CANARY ISLANDS. A MAGNIFICENT EXHIBITION ITEM.

A review of 1857-60 and 1861-66 Issues in our database failed to find another use with the 1861 Issue to the Canary Islands. Two covers with a combination of 5c, 10c and 30c 1857-60 Issue are contained in Power Search.

Ex Starnes where offered as the Buff shade. We have described the brighter yellowish shades as 67a and the darker brownish shades as 67, regardless of certification, and lots may not be returned because of a difference of opinion (Image)

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E. $ 7,500-10,000

SOLD for $16,000.00
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80 c Image5c Olive Yellow (67b). Lovely color in the true Olive Yellow shade, used with 10c Dark Green (68a) and 30c Orange (71), tied by red grid cancels on folded letter to Shanghai, China, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", red "New York Nov. 16, 1861 Paid" backstamp, two-line "INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID" handstamp indicating underpayment for Marseilles route, magenta manuscript "40" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Nov. 25), red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, Hong Kong (Jan. 24) backstamp, red manuscript "No. 9" marking (possibly later filing notation), horizontal file fold away from stamps, tiny tears at top right of 5c not mentioned on most recent certificate

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT OLIVE YELLOW, SCOTT 67b, ON A COVER TO CHINA. OUR RECORDS AND THE RECORDS OF THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION CONTAIN ONLY TWO COVERS WITH THE OLIVE YELLOW SHADE.

The 5c Olive Yellow is extremely rare on cover -- only one other is contained in Power Search or the records of The Philatelic Foundation (used to Hong Kong). This was directed by the sender to go via Marseilles, but was routed via Southampton because the British post office treated it as insufficiently prepaid for the faster route.

Ex Downing, Paliafito and "Sevenoaks". With 1990 and 2001 P.F. certificates (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
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81° og Image10c Dark Green (68a). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color in this dark sub-shade, attractive centering and margins

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE DARK GREEN SHADE. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

This is the only Mint N.H. example of Scott 68a we have offered since keeping computerized records more than 25 years ago. The deep shade of the stamp offered here offers a dramatic contrast to the main Scott-listed Green shade, Scott 68, which is also very rare in Mint N.H. condition (only three are listed in Power Search).

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate. Scott value $1,350.00 as hinged (Image)

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E. $ 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
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82 c Image3c Rose, 24c Red Lilac, 30c Orange (65, 70, 71). Three-color franking, all beautiful bright early shades, 24c and 30c well-centered, 3c has trimmed perfs at bottom and upper right, cancelled by vivid red grids, matching "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Apr. 26" (1862) backstamp on folded letter to Shanghai, China, sender's directive "per Steamer 'Kangaroo' & Overland via Marseilles" (which were followed), magenta manuscript "36" credit, red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (May 10), Hong Kong (Jun. 20) transit backstamp, sender's handstamp also on back, horizontal file fold well clear of stamps

VERY FINE AND COLORFUL FRANKING FOR THE 57-CENT RATE TO CHINA BY BRITISH MAIL VIA MARSEILLES. A WONDERFUL COVER FROM THE AUGUSTINE HEARD CORRESPONDENCE.

Ex White and Knapp (lot label affixed) (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
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