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1861-1862 and 1861-66 Issues
 
 
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Lot 634

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 90¢ Die Essay in Deep Blue, Brazer #62E-Ba, with incomplete label and leaves on India card, 55mm x 64mm, pencil notation "no. 17" at bottom, minor light stains in margin, color unlisted in Brazer, overall Very Fine, 1988 P.F. cert.
Scott #62E, very rare .
Estimate $300-400.
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$190
Lot 635
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, Set Complete, Plate Proofs on Card, #63P4-77P4, set of 12, excellent margins, Choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,080.
Estimate $400-500.
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$325
Lot 636
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, Set Complete, Plate Proofs on Card, #63P4-77P4, set of 12, excellent margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,080.
Estimate $350-450.
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$325
Lot 637
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, Set Complete, Plate Proofs on Card, #63P4//77P4, 70TC, all with nice margins all round, incl. 24¢ trial color in brown, couple slight soiling, fine to very fine.
Scott $1,080+.
Estimate $400-500.
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$230
Lot 638
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 1¢ Ultramarine, #63a var., British receiving (1d) cancel, very unusual, deep color, 2020 P.S.A.G. cert. graded XF 90.
Scott $1,900+.
Estimate $1,500-1,800.
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$1,450
Lot 639
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 3¢ Pink, Large Die Proof, Overprinted Specimen, #64P1, on India, with blue Specimen overprint, measuring 42mm x 50mm, very fine, scarce .
Estimate $250-300.
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$170
Lot 640

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 3¢ Pink Used on Cover, #64, sound, fine to very fine, not tied with ms. cancel, light "North Leominster Ms" postmark, slightly reduced at left, Fine, 1988 P.F. cert.
Scott $775.
Estimate $150-200.
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$110
Lot 641

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 3¢ Rose, Tied on Romeo & Juliet Civil War Valentine, #65, Tied by Feb 10, Washington D.C. double circle datestamp on orange Romeo & Juliet Valentine to Winchandson, Mass. with Valentine enclosure showing American flag and "Love Protects" Civil War poem, complete cover with no faults both front and back, enclosure in excellent condition, a beautiful cover and very attractive. A similar cover (different enclosure and in poorer condition) brought over $2600 in a Siegel auction in 2003.
Estimate $1,500-2,000.
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$1,000
Lot 642

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 3¢, Tied on Similar Romeo & Juliet Confederate Civil War Valentine, #65, tied by circular datestamp, "Nashville, TEN Feb 15 '64" on red & brown Romeo & Juliet Valentine depicting Romeo as a civilian, to Saranac, Michigan, with "Due 6", small fault at top left, some edge wear and soiling mostly on reverse, still a very fine example of this scarce variety of the design. Scarce Confederate usage crossing the lines? .
Estimate $300-400.
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$250
Lot 643

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 3¢ on Leominster "Missent & Forwarded" Label Cover, #65, Circa 1860's with 3¢ tied by Harpers Ferry VA cds to Leominster where orange label was applied, slight toning at left and on reverse, otherwise sound, scarce. From the mid-1850s to the early 1860s, this Massachusetts Postmaster utilized a number of labels with instructional marks, based entirely on personal whim rather than any P.O. regulation, though today postal historians recognize these provisional labels as important and unique forerunners of the practice of postage due labels.
Estimate $300-400.
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$200
Lot 644

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 3¢ on Leominster "Forwarded. Due 3 Cents." Label Cover, #65, 3¢ tied by blue San Antonio Texas cds to Leominster where orange label was applied, small tear at top middle and flap damage on reverse, scarce.
Estimate $250-300.
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$150
Lot 645

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 5¢ Brown Yellow, 2 Singles on Cover, #67a, originally a vertical pair, each tied by neat target, "San Francisco, Cal., Jul. 11, 1862" in double circle, ms. "VIa Panama" to N. Y. state, "cover with minor age stains". Ex 1974 Siegel Rarity auction. 1999 P.S.E. cert.
Scott $2,200 + (as singles).
Estimate $800-1,000.
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$525
Lot 646
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 5¢ Olive Yellow, #67b, grid cancels, sound, overall Very Fine, 1978 P.F. cert.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $1,400-1,800.
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$950
Lot 647
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 10¢ Yellow Green, "Forwarded By U.S. Consul, Kanagawa, Japan", #68, canceled by bold strike of fancy 1867 Kanagawa seal, fresh and very fine, rare cancel.
Estimate $400-600.
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$300
Lot 648

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 10¢ and 1¢ on Cover, #68; 63, two, s.e. at left of left stamp, used with 1¢, s.e. at left, tied by circle of wedges, red "New York Paid 18 Jan. ?" credit datestamp on Jan. 1866 folded letter to Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, red boxed "PD" and French transit both struck on top of New York datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps; letter is missing top half and part of the bottom but the backflap with markings is intact, fine and colorful. Ex Gilbert.
Estimate $150-200.
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$90
Lot 649
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 30¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" Essay, in Black, on India, Die Sunk in Card, #71-E2a, hinge mounts on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750. Very rare full size .
Estimate $500-700.
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$375
Lot 650
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 30¢ Orange, Plate Proof on India, Imprint Block of 8, #71P3, No. 7, bottom margin, tiny pinhole at left, very fine to extremely fine centering.
Scott $1,500. Scarce .
Estimate $350-450.
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$450
Lot 651
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 30¢ Orange, Plate Proof on India, Imprint Block of 12, #71P3, No. 7, bottom marginal, difficult to find multiple; light oxidation around edges, very fine.
Scott $1,750 + (as pl. block and block.
Estimate $400-500.
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$375
Lot 652

U.S., General Issues, 1861, 30¢ Orange, #71, full o.g., "vertical crease", centered, Fine to Very Fine appearing, copy of 1995 P.F. cert. for pair.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $350-400.
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$220
Lot 653
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 90¢ Washington Essay, By Toppan, Carpenter & Co., #72-E5e, complete set of six shades, complete design, die on ivory colored card, green, blue, carmine and orange brown measuring roughly 74mm x 74mm, violet and dismal brown measuring roughly 57mm x 64mm, extremely rare complete set of different cards; small thin on carmine card, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500-650.
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$325
Lot 654
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 90¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" Essay, in Blue, #72-E7g, unused, deep shade, clear to large margins all around, excellent color, Very Fine. Ex 2003 Siegel Rarity auction. 1999 P.F., 2019 P.S.E. certs.
Scott $5,500 (pair-unknown).
Estimate $800-1,000.
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$475
Lot 655
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U.S., General Issues, 1861, 3¢ Scarlet, Trial Color Large Die Proof, #74TC1a, 72mm x 75mm, fresh and pristine, extremely fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $600-800.
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$375
Lot 656
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U.S., General Issues, 1862, 5¢ Red Brown, #75, blue Baltimore town cancel, good color, Fine to Very Fine, 1988 P.F. cert.
Scott $440.
Estimate $100-140.
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$80
Lot 657

U.S., General Issues, 1866, 15¢ Black, #77, o.g. (h.r.), lovely fresh well centered copy, "reperfed at right", Very Fine or better appearance, 2004 P.F. cert.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000-1,400.
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$625
Lot 658
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U.S., General Issues, 1863, 24¢ Lilac, Overprinted "Specimen", Block of 4, #78SB, Type "B" overprint, fresh, full o.g., Fine for this, 2019 P.S.E. cert.
Scott $1,000+.
Estimate $200-250.
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$190








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