The New Amsterdam Collection of United States Rarities
July 10, 2019

The New Amsterdam Collection of United States Stamps sold for close to $7 Million on 10th July 2019. Hundreds of floor and internet bidders competed for just 220 lots at auction which took almost four hours to complete. With the final hammer, the New Amsterdam Collection took its rightful place among the most valuable stamp collections in philatelic history.

The New Amsterdam Collection was formed over fifty years ago, its mission to complete spaces in a newly acquired Scott National Postage Album. Most of the material was acquired through Dumont Stamp Company, an old established and respected dealership which was in midtown Manhattan in the 1970s.

Competition was intense, especially for the top items. The absolute highlights of the auction were the two 1867 "Z" Grills, each with a pre-sale estimate of $750,000. The 10c green (Washington) fetched $1,150,000 and 15c gray black (Lincoln) $1,610,000, the latter setting a record for a single United States stamp sold at auction.

Additional rare Grills realized $661,250 for a 3c "B" Grill and $172,500 for a 30c "A" Grill. Other noteworthy results include $287,500 for 1869 30c Pictorial with Inverted flags and $402,500 for 24c Inverted Jenny. A rare 2c coil pair estimated at $300,000 was hammered down at $805,000. All results include Cherrystone's 15% buyer's premium.

Auction Index

ImagesDescriptionBidding
Lot #1
United States Postmasters' Provisionals Baltimore, Md.
1845 5c black (James Madison Buchanan, Postmaster), tied on cut to shape piece by blue "Baltimore, Md Feb 23" postmark, with matching "5" in oval alongside, diagonal creases, otherwise a fine example of this rare Postmaster's Provisional, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #3X1
Catalog Value $6,000
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #2
United States Postmasters' Provisionals Brattleboro, Vt.
1846 5c black on buff, position 6, red "Paid" cancel, margins in at sides, vertical crease resulting in a small tear and thin, fine appearance, only 52 recorded (32 off cover), with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #5X1
Catalog Value $7,500
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #3
United States Postmasters' Provisionals New York, N.Y.
1845 5c black on bluish paper, signed ACM, connected, unused without gum, margins all around, faint horizontal crease, otherwise v.f., with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #9X1
Catalog Value $1,500
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #4
United States Postmasters' Provisionals Providence, R.I.
1846 5c gray black, 10c gray black, unused without gum (5c regummed), each with margins all around, 10c overall toning, otherwise v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
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Catalog #10X1,10X2
Catalog Value $950
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #5
United States Postmasters' Provisionals St. Louis, Mo.
1845 10c black on greenish, Plate I, Type II, position 4, manuscript "X" cancel and red St. Louis postmark, full to large margins all around, v.f. and rare sound example, with 1956 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #11X2
Catalog Value $8,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #6
United States Postmasters' Provisionals St. Louis, Mo.
1846 5c black on bluish pelure paper, Plate III, Type III, position 5, pen cancel, margins all around, natural pre-print paper crease at bottom, sealed tear at left and an internal paper break above "office", otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC. Approximately 35 are thought to exist (both on and off cover) and the vast majority have faults (Scott notes that "values of Nos.11X7-11X8 reflect the usual poor condition of these stamps, which were printed on fragile pelure paper. Attractive examples with minor defects sell for considerably more. Used values are for pen-canceled stamps")
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Catalog #11X7
Catalog Value $11,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #7
United States Postmasters' Provisionals St. Louis, Mo.
1846 10c black on bluish Pelure Paper, Plate III, Type III, position 6, partial blue handstamp cancel at lower right, ample to large margins all around, small repair, v.f. appearance, approximately 35 thought to exist, with 1956 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Scott notes that "values of Nos. 11X7-11X8 reflect the usual poor condition of these stamps, which were printed on fragile pelure paper. Attractive examples with minor defects sell for considerably more. Used values are for pen-canceled stamps")
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Catalog #11X8
Catalog Value $15,000
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #8
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, unused with small part original gum, margins all around, small thin spot and some paper wrinkling, good color, fine unused Number One, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $6,500
Unsold
Lot #9
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, position 41R, showing Double Transfer Type "D" (left and bottom frames) variety, unused without gum, margins close but clear at bottom left, ample at right and showing part of adjoining stamp at top, light creases, intense color, fine appearance, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (catalogued as ordinary stamp, without gum. Double transfer is only priced used at more than twice over the regular stamp)
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Catalog #2var
Catalog Value $15,000
Unsold
Lot #10
United States 1875 Reproductions of the 1847 Issue
1875 5c red brown, unused without gum as issued, pencil notation on back, margins all around, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #3
Catalog Value $850
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #11
United States 1875 Reproductions of the 1847 Issue
1875 20c black, Vertical Stitch watermark at left, unused without gum as issued, margins all around, deep intense color, fresh and v.f., with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #4
Catalog Value $1,050
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #12
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, Type I, part New York postmark in black, margins just in at top, ample to large on other sides, light corner crease at bottom right, fresh early shade and strong impression, fine example of the rare 1c blue Type I, with 2019 PFC (Wagshal Census 5-CAN-042, last appeared in the 1962 Vahan Mozian sale (where it apparently sold for $1,400 with a then catalogue value of $1,350)
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Catalog #5
Catalog Value $65,000
Price Realized
$21,000.00

Lot #13
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, type IA, position 98L4, unused with large part original disturbed gum, bottom sheet margin single, just touching at left, several small toned spots, brilliant rich color, fine and seldom offered unused 1c blue, type Ia with original gum and sheet margin, with 2019 PFC, ex-Caspary
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value $45,000
Unsold
Lot #14
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, position 42R2, unused (regummed), just in at top, with portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, brilliant color, fresh and fine stamp, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #7
Catalog Value $375
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #15
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, Type III, position 28R4, lightly canceled (appears unused), with large part original gum, margins all around, showing clear breaks in both top and bottom lines, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #8
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #16
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 1c blue, Type IIIa, horizontal pair with pane margin and center line at right, positions 89-90L4, unused without gum, close to just touching at bottom, still showing clear breaks in both top and bottom lines, with part of adjoining stamp at upper right, tiny natural inclusions, v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogue value for two unused singles, without gum)
(*)
Catalog #8A
Catalog Value $4,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #17
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c orange brown, position 8L0, unused without gum, margins just in at top, incredibly fresh and rich color, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #10A
Catalog Value $1,250
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #18
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 3c dull red, unused with original gum, h.r., margins all around except just in at bottom left, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #11A
Catalog Value $250
Price Realized
$100.00

Lot #19
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 5c deep red brown, plate proof on wove paper with gum added, v.f., with 2019 PFC
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Catalog #12TC5c
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #20
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, Type I, unused without gum, margins all around, fresh color and sharp impression, horizontal crease at top, otherwise v.f., rare unused stamp, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #13
Catalog Value $8,500
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #21
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, Type II, unused without gum, large margins all around, v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #14
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #22
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, Type III, unused without gum, huge margins all around, light diagonal creases, otherwise v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #15
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #23
United States 1851-57 Issue
1851 10c green, Type IV, position 54L, unused without gum, margins touching at top, ample to large on all other sides, nice color, horizontal crease at top, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #16
Catalog Value $15,000
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #24
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, Type I, unused with fresh original gum, h.r., nicely centered with attractive margins for this tightly-spaced issue with fully visible design elements, tiny natural inclusion at top, v.f. for this issue, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #18
Catalog Value $2,100
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #25
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, Type Ia, position 100R4, unused without gum, attractive margins for this tightly-spaced issue with fully visible design elements, incredibly rich color, small sealed tear at upper left, otherwise fine example of this rare stamp, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #19
Catalog Value $20,000
Price Realized
$6,750.00

Lot #26
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, type II, Relief A, unused without gum, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #20
Catalog Value $375
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #27
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, Type III, position 80L4, unused without gum, well centered for this issue, two unpunched perforations at left, v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #21
Catalog Value $6,000
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #28
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, type IIIa, Plate 11, Relief A, unused without gum, with light plate wash which is natural for Plate 11, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #22
Catalog Value $825
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #29
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 1c blue, Type IV, Relief "B", recut once at top and once at bottom, unused without gum, partly separated by scissors, with pulled perforation and small thin spot at top, tiny red backstamp showing faintly through at bottom right, fine and rare stamp, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
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Catalog #23
Catalog Value $4,250
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #30
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 5c brown, Type I, unused with full original gum, h.r., tiny perf. crease at bottom right, deep and attractive color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #29
Catalog Value $5,500
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #31
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 5c orange brown, unused, with large part original gum, h.r., partly reperforated at upper left, nice color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #30
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #32
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 10c green, Type I, unused without gum, centered to top, nice color, tiny corner perf tear at bottom left, otherwise fine, with 1958 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #31
Catalog Value $11,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #33
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 10c green, Position 74L, recut once at top, unused without gum, usual centering, deep and fresh color, reperforated at top, otherwise fine and rare unused stamp, with 1952 (clear) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #34
Catalog Value $20,000
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #34
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 30c orange, unused with original gum, h.r., well centered, natural gum creases and some tiny soiling at bottom left, otherwise v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #38
Catalog Value $1,900
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #35
United States 1857-61 Issue
1857 90c blue, unused without gum, deep and intense color, few tiny perforation flaws at bottom (really just unpunched perfs), fine appearance, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #39
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #36
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 1c bright blue, unused without gum as issued, well centered, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #40
Catalog Value $575
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #37
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 3c scarlet, unused without gum as issued, intense color, well centered for this difficult issue, pulled perforation at right, otherwise fine, only 479 sold, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #41
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #38
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 5c orange brown, unused without gum as issued, beautiful color on white paper, well centered for this issue, slightly shorter perforation at upper left, otherwise v.f., only 878 sold, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #42
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #39
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 10c blue green, unused without gum as issued, usual centering, beautiful color, fresh and fine, only 516 sold, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #43
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #40
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 12c greenish black, unused without gum as issued, usual centering, rich color, fresh and fine, only 489 sold, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #44
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #41
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 24c blackish violet, unused without gum as issued, typical centering, beautiful color, fine, only 479 sold, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #45
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #42
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 30c orange yellow, unused without gum as issued, usual centering, bright color, few shorter perforations as often, fine, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #46
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #43
United States 1875 Reprints of the 1857-61 Issue
1875 90c blue, unused without gum as issued, deep intense color, few shorter or slightly blunted perforations at bottom, still fine, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-E. J. Huber,
(*)
Catalog #47
Catalog Value $3,500
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #44
United States 1861 Premiere Gravure
1861 1c indigo, Premiere Gravure (August Issue) unused without gum, usual centering, deep and rich color, rounded upper left and lower right corners, two tiny tears at right, fine appearance, with 1951 (clear) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber. Siegel Census records 25 copies (including one in the Miller Collection), approximately half with faults, this copy recorded as number 55-UN-16 (currently listed in Scott catalogue as 63-E11e, catalogued as unused without gum). This example has not been seen since 1951 (at that time, the Premiere Gravure stamps were listed as Scott 55-62, with an editor's note stating "It is doubtful that Nos. 55, 56, 57, 59, 61 and 62 were regularly issued." Beginning with the 1991 U.S. Specialized Catalog, the Premiere Gravure issues, including Scott 58, were moved to the Special Printings section of the catalog. A footnote stated that "No. 62B unused cannot be distinguished from No. 58, which does not exist used." An Essays section was added to the 1992 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog and the Premiere Gravure issues were renumbered and listed in the Essays section or Trial Color Proofs section of the catalog. In the 2003 U.S. Specialized catalog, Scott recognized that the former 58 and the current 62B actually were the same stamp, and 58 was deleted from the listings. In the 2009 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog, the Premiere Gravure issues were grouped together in a special section titled "1861 First Design Essays and Trial Color Proofs." The Premiere Gravure issues also are listed in the Essays and the Trial Color, Die and Plate Proofs sections. Their current numbers, with original numbers in parentheses are: Scott 63-E11e (55), 65-E15h (56), 67-E9e (57), 69-E6e (59), 70TC6 (60), 71TC6 (61), and 72-E7h (62),
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Catalog #55
Catalog Value $50,000
Price Realized
$15,000.00

Lot #45
United States 1861 Premiere Gravure
1861 3c brown rose, Premiere Gravure, never hinged, fresh color, centered slightly to top, fine, with 2019 PFC (currently listed in the Scott Catalogue as number 65-E15f; catalogue value for hinged)
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Catalog #56
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #46
United States 1861 Premiere Gravure
1861 5c brown, Premiere Gravure, unused with original gum, h.r., beautiful deep color and sharp impression, small corner crease at top left, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC. Siegel Census records a total of 37 examples of this rarity, of which one is in The New York Public Library collection, two are canceled, 19 have no gum, five have part original gum and ten have full (or nearly full) original gum. The copy offered here does not appear on the census, ex-Caspary
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Catalog #57
Catalog Value $30,000
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #47
United States 1861 Premiere Gravure
1861 12c intense black, Premiere Gravure, unused with large part original gum, well centered, beautiful color, tiny thin spot at top, otherwise v.f., pencil signed R.H. Weill, with 1962 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-R.H. Weill Co. The 12c intense black is the rarest of the "First Designs", with only 16 copies recorded (including one in the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library), at least 10 with various faults. This copy has not been seen since 1969, Siegel Census 59-OG-08 (currently listed in Scott catalogue as 69-E6e)
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Catalog #59
Catalog Value $90,000
Price Realized
$29,000.00

Lot #48
United States 1861 Premiere Gravure
1861 30c red orange, Premiere Gravure, clear August shade, unused with original gum, fairly well centered, but with long, hinge reinforced vertical crack (tear) and gum soaks, fine appearance, with 1951 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber. There are only 33 copies recorded (including one in the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library), with at least 20 with various faults. This copy has not been seen since the 1950s, Siegel Census 61-OG-15 (currently listed in Scott catalogue as 71TC6)
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Catalog #61
Catalog Value $40,000
Unsold
Lot #49
United States 1861 Premiere Gravure
1861 90c blue, Premiere Gravure, unused without gum, deep and fresh August shade, slightly faded at the left of medallion, tiny purple ink spot at bottom left, fine example of this rare Premiere Gravure, with 1950 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. There are only 22 copies recorded (including one in the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library), and nearly half are defective. This example has not been seen since 1950 H.R. Harmer sale and is No 62-UNC-14 in the Siegel Census (currently listed in Scott catalogue as 72-E7h)
(*)
Catalog #62
Catalog Value $50,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #50
United States 1861 Premiere Gravure
1861 90c blue, Premiere Gravure, imperforate single, unused without gum, margins all around, small thin spot, fresh and v.f. example of this rarity, with 2019 PFC (currently listed in Scott as number 72-E7g, $5,500 for a pair with gum)
(*)
Catalog #62a
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #51
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 10c green, Premiere Gravure, deep rich color, unused (regummed), fine, with 1951 (listed as Scott 58) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #62B
Catalog Value $3,600
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #52
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 3c pink, unused with full original gum, h.r., radiant unmistakably pink color, well centered, nice color, slightly short perf at top and small corner crease at bottom left, v.f., ex-Caspary (3c pink is one of the most difficult stamps to find well centered, original gum, with fresh color. Due to the nature of ink used to print the Pink shade, with exposure to light and other adverse elements, the color tends to oxidize and fade over time)
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Catalog #64
Catalog Value $14,000
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #53
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 3c lake, unused with large part original gum, incredibly fresh and rich color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #66
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #54
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 5c buff, unused without gum, couple of shorter perforations, good color, fine appearance, with 1952 (unused but regummed) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #67
Catalog Value $10,500
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #55
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 24c brown lilac, unused part original gum, h.r., beautiful and delicate color, fresh and fine stamp, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber,
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Catalog #70a
Catalog Value $3,250
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #56
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 24c steel blue, unused with large part original gum, h.r., usual centering, slightly short perf at top left, otherwise a fine example of this rare shade, with 1960 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #70b
Catalog Value $16,500
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #57
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 24c pale gray violet, unused with original gum, h.r., good color and well centered, reperforated at left, still fine and very rare shade, with 1957 (as No.60, genuine, unused) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. A 24c pale gray violet unused with original gum is one of the most difficult U.S. stamps to obtain,
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Catalog #70d
Catalog Value $25,000
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #58
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 90c blue, unused without gum, well centered with wide margins, v.f., with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #72
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #59
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 3c scarlet, unused without gum, fresh color and well centered, tiny perforation flaws and a light horizontal bend at top, fine appearance of this rare trial printing, with 2019 PFC (many examples of the 3c scarlet are either somewhat faded or poorly centered, the copy offered here is quite nice, catalogued as unused, previously hinged, not catalogued without gum)
(*)
Catalog #74
Catalog Value $7,000
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #60
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 5c red brown, unused with full original gum, h.r., nice color and well centered, small thin spots and few short perforations at right, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #75
Catalog Value $5,750
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #61
United States 1861-66 Issue
1861 24c grayish lilac, unused with original gum, hinge remnants, fresh color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #78a
Catalog Value $2,750
Unsold
Lot #62
1867 A. Grill
1867 5c brown, A.Grill Essay (covering the entire stamp), original gum, pulled perforation at lower right, fine appearance, with 1969 (as Scott No.80 unused with original gum) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Meilstrup (1973 sale, sold as a stamp). There are four known unused "essays", all originating from a block of four from the Earl of Crawford's collection (presumably this is the lower right stamp). There are also only four known used examples, which are listed in the Scott catalogue as number 80 (with a catalogue value of $260,000, likely to rise after a recent hammer of $340,000). One of only four unused copies, this is quite possibly the finest, as it has original gum and only a minor flaw. An unused without gum copy with small faults brought $22,000 in the 2015 Siegel Rarities Sale (two of the four unused 5c A Grill stamps from the Earl of Crawford block, including this one, were previously certified as genuine Scott 80's by The Philatelic Foundation, which currently describes them as essays)
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Catalog #80E
Price Realized
$30,000.00

Lot #63
1867 A. Grill
1867 30c orange, A.Grill (covering the entire stamp), black Crossroads cancel, usual centering, tear at upper left, ex- Meilstrup (where it was described as having a "few irregular perfs"), handstamped on back (W.H.C.), fine appearance, with 1968 ("the stamp and the grill are genuine") and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Ezra Cole. There are only 8 known copies of this stamp (including one in the New York Public Library Collection), all used, poorly centered, and most contain some degree of faults. The stamp offered in this auction is listed in the Siegel Census as 81-CAN-03 and has not been seen since 1969. A comparable copy (also with a tear) realized $150,000 in the Wingate sale (Siegel Auctions, 2018) (Scott catalogue value "for off-center examples with small perforation faults")
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Catalog #81
Catalog Value $240,000
Price Realized
$150,000.00

Lot #64
1867 B. Grill
1867 3c rose, B. Grill, black grid cancel, accompanied by the original cover from Mason, Texas to Darmstadt, Germany (10c paid the rate to Hamburg, with additional 2c needed to pay for the transmission from Hamburg to Darmstadt), which contained a row of four of the 3c "B" Grill singles (the only four known copies). The cover is illustrated and extensively described in the 1966 "The United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century" by Lester Brookman. The example offered here is centered to upper left (as all four copies are), has a natural straight edge at right, light diagonal crease, fine, with a photograph of the 1969 PFC for the original cover showing the four stamps (removed and hinged back) and 2019 PFC for this single copy. The emergence of this particular stamp along with the actual cover from which it originated is a major philatelic revelation, as both have not been seen in over 50 years. Recent realizations of singles include $575,000 (plus buyer's premium) in a 2015 Siegel Rarities sale and $900,000 (plus buyer's premium) in the Perry Hansen sale (Siegel Auctions, 2008) on which the current Scott catalogue value is based. This 3 Cent B Grill is one of the four discovered together on a cover to Germany. It is one of the rarest stamps in the world and a key to a complete collection of the United States stamps,
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Catalog #82
Catalog Value $900,000
Price Realized
$575,000.00

Lot #65
1867 C. Grill
1867 3c rose, C.Grill, unused with original gum, h.r., well centered for this difficult issue, nice color, v.f., with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #83
Catalog Value $5,500
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #66
1867 D. Grill
1867 2c black, D.Grill, unused with large part original gum, h.r., deep and intense color, usual centering, fine and sound example of the rare D.Grill, with 2019 PFC (2c D.Grill unused with original gum is difficult to find. The finest examples are contained in multiples and most original gum singles tend to be either faulty or strongly off-center in two directions, with perforations well into the design)
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Catalog #84
Catalog Value $16,000
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #67
1867 D. Grill
1867 3c rose, D.Grill, unused without gum, nice color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #85
Catalog Value $2,400
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #68
1867 Z. Grill
1867 2c black, Z.Grill, unused with original gum, h.r., well defined Grill, usual centering, tiny perf. flaws at top, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC (the 2c Z.Grill is one of the most difficult to obtain with decent centering, as evident from the PSE Population Report, which lists only five stamps with original gum, graded 10 (two), 20, 30 and 50)
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Catalog #85B
Catalog Value $17,500
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #69
1867 Z. Grill
1867 3c rose, Z.Grill, unused with original gum, h.r., usual centering, fresh and fine, an extremely difficult stamp to find sound and with original gum, with 1955 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #85C
Catalog Value $25,000
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #70
1867 Z. Grill - 10c green The Finest Known Example
1867 10c green, Z.Grill, segmented cork cancel, well centered on crisp white paper, completely sound, ex-Laurence and Stryker, with 1958 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificates (the latter graded "VF-XF 85"). There are only six known copies of this stamp, one of which is in the Miller Collection. Only one other (ex-Ishikawa) is sound and this is by far the better centered of the two. A major philatelic rarity, one of only five existing examples available to collectors, this one not seen since 1958 (Siegel Census 85D-CAN-01), worthy of the finest collection (SMQ for FN-70 $520,000) (Scott catalogue value is for a well centered copy with faults)
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Catalog #85D
Catalog Value $600,000
Price Realized
$1,000,000.00

Lot #71
1867 Z. Grill - 12c black
1867 12c intense black, Z.Grill, unused without gum, well centered for this difficult issue, sharp impression, fresh and fine, with 1958 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber (catalogued as unused without gum)
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Catalog #85E
Catalog Value $8,500
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #72
1867 Z. Grill - 15c black green One of Two Known
1867 15c black, Z.Grill, geometric cancel, centered to right, completely sound, one of only two known copies, with 1962 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Eugene Costales. A tremendous United States and World Class rarity, ex-Schilling Collection, last offered in a 1975 Siegel Rarities sale (catalogued in the grade of extremely fine at $2,000,000 and $800,000 as VG-50 in the U.S. Specialized by Grade). This stamp is definitely a key to forming a complete U.S. stamp collection, equal in rarity to the famous Z.Grill 1c (In Scott catalogue of U. S. Stamps, the 15c Z.Grill is listed as 85F: it is one of the very few issues that does not bear a unique number but must share its numeral (85) with other stamps of different denominations. This anomaly arose because Scott created its system long before the Z pattern gained general recognition as a separate variety of Grill (which did not occur until the 1910s). Accordingly, Scott assigned capital letters to the Z.Grill denominations and inserted them into the catalogue after No.85 (the 3c D.Grill). The 1c Z.Grill appeared as 85A and the 2c through 15c Z.Grills were designated 85B through 85F. This expedient enabled Scott to retain the existing numbers for all subsequent stamps, beginning with the E.Grill issues (86-91)
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Catalog #85F
Price Realized
$1,400,000.00

Lot #73
1867 Grill Issue
1867 2c black, E. Grill, unused without gum, strong color, usual centering, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #87
Catalog Value $650
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #74
1867 Grill Issue
1867 3c rose red, E. Grill, unused with original gum, h.r., fresh color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #88
Catalog Value $950
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #75
1867 Grill Issue
1867 10c green, E.Grill, unused without gum, deep intense color, well centered with intact perforations on all sides, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #89
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #76
1867 Grill Issue
1867 12c black, E.Grill, unused without gum, centered to bottom, light diagonal creases at bottom left, fine example of this rare Grill, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #90
Catalog Value $1,900
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #77
1867 Grill Issue
1867 15c black, E.Grill, fresh original gum, h.r., fairly well centered for this tough issue, perfect grill impression and nice color, fine and attractive 15c E. Grill, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber,
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Catalog #91
Catalog Value $12,500
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #78
1867 Grill Issue
1867 1c blue, 2c black, 3c rose red, F.Grill, unused without gum, few short perfs, last one with slight soiling in grill, fine group, with 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
(*)
Catalog #92-94
Catalog Value $1,215
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #79
1867 Grill Issue
1867 5c dark brown, F.Grill, faintly canceled (appears unused), well centered, excellent color, fine and rare stamp, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #95
Catalog Value $850
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #80
1867 Grill Issue
1867 10c green, F.Grill, fresh original gum, h.r., usual centering, perfectly defined Grill, minute soiling at upper left, fine and rare stamp, with clear 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber,
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Catalog #96
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #81
1867 Grill Issue
1867 12c black, F.Grill, unused without gum, well centered, fine, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #97
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #82
1867 Grill Issue
1867 15c black, F.Grill, unused with large part original, disturbed gum, h.r., usual centering, small tear at lower right and rounded corner, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #98
Catalog Value $4,250
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #83
1867 Grill Issue
1867 24c gray lilac, Double F.Grill variety, unused without gum, usual centering, two short perforations at right, otherwise fine and rare, with 2019 PFC (the variety is only catalogued with gum)
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Catalog #99var
Catalog Value $9,500
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #84
1867 Grill Issue
1867 30c orange, faintly canceled (if at all), looks unused, centered to left, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #100
Catalog Value $900
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #85
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 2c black, unused, with part original, disturbed gum, nicely centered, diagonal crease at bottom left and a few short perforations, v.f. appearance, only 979 sold, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #103
Catalog Value $3,250
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #86
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 3c brown red, unused without gum, incredibly fresh and beautiful color, small tear and reperforated at left, fine appearance, only 465 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #104
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #87
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 5c brown, unused without gum, beautiful rich color, fresh and nicely centered, v.f., only 672 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #105
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #88
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 10c green, original gum, excellent centering with unusually large margin at top, fresh color, v.f., only 451 sold, with 1953 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-E.J. Huber,
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Catalog #106
Catalog Value $2,900
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #89
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 12c black, unused without gum, nice color and well centered, fine sound copy, only 389 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #107
Catalog Value $1,600
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #90
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 15c black, unused without gum, well centered, reperforated at bottom, deep intense color, fine, only 389 sold, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #108
Catalog Value $2,100
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #91
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 24c deep violet, unused with large part original gum disturbed, with multiple hinge remnants, sharp impression, fine, only 346 sold, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #109
Catalog Value $6,000
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #92
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 30c brownish orange, unused without gum, fresh color and well centered, single short perforation at lower left, still a v.f. and scarce re-issue, only 346 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #110
Catalog Value $2,800
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #93
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue
1875 90c blue, unused without gum, well centered, incredibly fresh and intense color, bright paper, v.f., only 317 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #111
Catalog Value $3,500
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #94
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 15c brown and blue, Type I, unused without gum, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #118
Catalog Value $3,250
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #95
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 15c brown and blue, Type II, unused with disturbed part original gum, h.r., brilliant colors and well centered, tiny corner perf crease at bottom right, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #119
Catalog Value $2,750
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #96
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 15c brown and blue, Type II, center inverted, cork cancel, fairly well centered, fine and rare sound copy, with 2019 PFC. According to the Siegel Census there are 100 used copies (with two in Institutions), of which most have varying degrees of faults (this completely sound example is numbered 119b-CAN-59 and has not been seen on the market since the 1956 H.R. Harmer's sale)
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Catalog #119b
Catalog Value $22,500
Price Realized
$17,000.00

Lot #97
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 24c green and violet, center inverted, light cork cancel, centered to upper left, small sealed tear at bottom and two small diagonal creases at bottom left, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC, only 94 copies known,
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Catalog #120b
Catalog Value $37,500
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #98
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c ultramarine and carmine, unused without gum, well centered, deep colors, v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum),
(*)
Catalog #121
Catalog Value $1,450
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #99
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c ultramarine and carmine, flags inverted, unused without gum, well centered, fresh color, v.f., one of only three known sound copies of this premier U.S. Rarity, ex-Ferrary, Col. Green, John Fox, with 1960 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. According to the Siegel Census only seven unused examples of the 1869 30c Pictorial with inverted flags are known. Only one has original gum, the other six have no gum. Only the original gum and two of the no gum copies are sound, the copy offered here being 121b-UNC-04, last offered in a 1960 H.R. Harmer's sale where it realized $6,000. More recent realizations of sound examples include $270,000 plus buyer's premium (Siegel Auctions, Hanover Collection 2016), $290,000 (Siegel Auctions, Rarities of the World, 2014)
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Catalog #121b
Catalog Value $300,000
Price Realized
$250,000.00

Lot #100
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 90c carmine and black, h.r., slightly disturbed original gum, vivid colors, centered slightly to bottom, fine and scarce original gum 90c Pictorial, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #122
Catalog Value $11,000
Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #101
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1869 Pictorials
1875 3c blue, unused without gum, nice color, some light soiling at top and bottom, slightly rounded corner at bottom right, fine appearance, only 1,406 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #125
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #102
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1869 Pictorials
1875 10c yellow, unused with part original gum, heavy hinge remnants and a tiny thin at top, splendid and rich color, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #127
Catalog Value $1,600
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #103
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1869 Pictorials
1875 12c green, fresh original gum, l.h., fresh and beautiful color, well centered, natural wrinkles and pulled perforation at bottom right, v.f. appearance, only 1,584 sold, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #128
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #104
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1869 Pictorials
1875 24c green and violet, unused with original gum, heavy hinge remnant, nice colors, fresh and fine, only 2,091 sold, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #130
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #105
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1869 Pictorials
1875 30c ultramarine and carmine, unused without gum, well centered, incredibly fresh and vibrant colors, faint diagonal crease at bottom, v.f. and beautiful 30c Re-issue, only 1,535 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #131
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #106
United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1869 Pictorials
1875 90c carmine and black, unused with large part original gum, h.r., perfectly centered, v.f., only 1,356 sold, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #132
Catalog Value $3,750
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #107
1870-71 National Bank Note Company (H.GRILL)
1870 1c ultramarine, H. Grill, unused large part original gum, h.r., faintly grilled, nice color and well centered, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #134
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #108
1870-71 National Bank Note Company (H.GRILL)
1870 2c red brown, I.Grill, unused without gum, short perf. at right and a tiny corner crease at top left, fine appearance, with 1952 (as 135) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Scott Specialized Catalogue elevated the I.Grills to major catalogue numbers beginning with the 2013 edition)
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Catalog #135A
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #109
1870-71 National Bank Note Company (H.GRILL)
1870 3c green, split H.Grill, unused with fresh original gum, minor h.r., wide margin at top, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #136var
Catalog Value $625
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #110
1870-71 National Bank Note Company (H.GRILL)
1870 6c carmine, I.Grill, unused with original gum, h.r., nice color, fine, with 1952 (as 137) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Scott Specialized Catalogue elevated the I.Grills to major catalogue numbers beginning with the 2013 edition. The 6c I.Grill is rare in original-gum condition)
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Catalog #137A
Catalog Value $7,000
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #111
1870-71 National Bank Note Company (H.GRILL)
1870 10c brown, H Grill, vertical pair, top stamp large part original gum, disturbed due to a hinge remnant, bottom stamp l.h., nice color, fine-v.f. pair, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #139
Catalog Value $15,500
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #112
1870-71 National Bank Note Company (H.GRILL)
1870 15c orange, H.Grill, unused (regummed), well centered, natural diagonal crease, fine appearance, with 1954 (clear) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (catalogued as unused without gum), ex-Stone,
(*)
Catalog #141
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #113
1870-71 National Bank Note Company (H.GRILL)
1870 90c carmine, H.Grill, unused with original gum, h.r., nice color and clearly defined grill, reperforated at left, otherwise fine, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, very rare H.Grill high value, ex-Huber,
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Catalog #144
Catalog Value $25,000
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #114
1870-71 National Bank Note Company Without Grill
1870 15c bright orange, unused without gum, nice color, fresh and fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #152
Catalog Value $1,300
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #115
1870-71 National Bank Note Company Without Grill
1870 30c black, unused (regummed), well centered, v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #154
Catalog Value $2,600
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #116
1870-71 National Bank Note Company Without Grill
1870 30c black, unused without gum, fresh and fine, pencil signed, with 2019 PFC ("genuine, with no discernable grill"), catalogued as unused without gum,
(*)
Catalog #154
Catalog Value $2,600
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #117
1870-71 National Bank Note Company Without Grill
1870 90c carmine, unused without gum, well centered, small faults at top left and at top right, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #155
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #118
United States 1873 Continental Bank Note Company
1873 30c gray black, unused (regummed), centered to bottom, wide margins, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #165
Catalog Value $1,200
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #119
United States 1873 Continental Bank Note Company
1873 90c rose carmine, unused with large part disturbed original gum, gum soaks and a couple of tiny faults, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #166
Catalog Value $2,100
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #120
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 1c ultramarine, unused without gum as issued, deep intense and fresh color, with clear 1943 American Philatelic Society Board of Examiners certificate, also 2019 PFC stating reperforated at right and bottom, fine appearance of this rare Continental Bank Note Company Special Printing (Siegel Census records 46 certified examples, of which fewer than ten have perforations all around), ex-Col.Green, Mortimer Neinken,
(*)
Catalog #167
Catalog Value $14,000
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #121
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 2c dark brown, unused without gum as issued, deep color, scissors separated as always, few shorter perforations at right, fine and rare Special Printing, with 2019 PFC (Siegel Census records fewer than 60 certified examples, many with perforations into the design)
(*)
Catalog #168
Catalog Value $6,000
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #122
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 3c blue green, unused without gum as issued, beautiful color, usual scissors separated perforations at top and right, full perfs at left and at bottom, fine sound example of this rare Special Printing, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Siegel Census records 36 certified examples, including one on cover. Of these, only three have perforations all around),
(*)
Catalog #169
Catalog Value $21,500
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #123
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 6c dull rose, unused without gum as issued, natural straight edge at right, scissors separated at top and bottom, but leaving all perforations intact, tiny perf. Tear at top, well centered and otherwise v.f. example of this rare Special Printing, with clear 1945 APS Board of Examiners certificate and 2019 PFC. Siegel Census records 35 certified examples, approximately half with full perforations on all sides, many with faults, ex-Mortimer Neinken,
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Catalog #170
Catalog Value $18,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #124
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 7c reddish vermilion, unused without gum as issued, brilliant color and fully intact perforations on all sides, v.f., with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Siegel Census records 71 certified examples plus one uncertified copy, mostly scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side)
(*)
Catalog #171
Catalog Value $4,000
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #125
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 10c pale brown, unused without gum as issued, usual scissors separated perforations at bottom, shorter perf at top, fresh and v.f. Continental Bank Note Company Special Printing, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Siegel Census records 38 examples, mostly scissors-separated into the perforations on at least one side. Of the eleven copies with full perforations, most have either pulled perforations or are not centered)
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Catalog #172
Catalog Value $17,000
Price Realized
$6,250.00

Lot #126
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 12c dark violet, unused without gum as issued, beautiful deep color and well centered for this difficult issue, scissors separated as always, but with mostly intact perforations on all sides, fine, with 1972 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Siegel Census records 71 examples)
(*)
Catalog #173
Catalog Value $5,500
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #127
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 15c bright orange, unused without gum as issued, well centered, brilliant color, scissors separated as always, but with fully intact perforations on three sides, very fresh and splendid 15c Special Printing, only 39 certified examples have been recorded, with 1953 APS Board of Examiners certificate and 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #174
Catalog Value $15,500
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #128
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 24c dull purple, unused without gum as issued, well centered for this, usual scissors separated, but leaving mostly intact perforations on all sides, fine and rare Special Printing, only about 100 certified examples recorded, with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #175
Catalog Value $3,400
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #129
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 30c greenish black, unused without gum as issued, fresh color, scissors separated as always, with intact perforations on three sides, fine, Siegel Census records 50 examples of this rare Special Printing, only three or four with perforations on all four sides, this one with1946 APS Board of Examiners certificate and 2019 PFC, ex-Eugene Costales,
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Catalog #176
Catalog Value $12,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #130
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 90c violet carmine, unused without gum as issued, fresh color, scissors separated as always, with mostly intact perforations on three sides, fine and rare Special Printing, only 46 recorded in the Siegel Census, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #177
Catalog Value $18,000
Price Realized
$5,000.00

Lot #131
1875 Special Printing of the 1873 Issue
1875 2c carmine vermilion, unused without gum as issued, beautiful fresh color, reperforated at right, fine appearance of this Special Printing, with 1957 (clear) and with 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Siegel Census records 24 examples, including one in the New York Public Library (this is No.180-UNC-14), of which only roughly half are sound,
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Catalog #180
Catalog Value $70,000
Price Realized
$16,000.00

Lot #132
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 10c brown, without secret mark, with original gum, heavy hinge remnants, nice color and well centered, small thin spot and creases, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #187
Catalog Value $3,000
Unsold
Lot #133
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 10c brown, with secret mark, l.h. (if at all), light horizontal gum crease, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #188
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #134
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 15c red orange, l.h., well centered and fresh, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #189
Catalog Value $180
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #135
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 30c black, h.r., centered to bottom, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #190
Catalog Value $850
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #136
United States 1879 American Bank Note Company
1879 90c carmine, unused with large part original gum, fresh color, diagonal crease, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #191
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #137
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 1c dark ultramarine, unused without gum as issued, wide margins, beautiful color and completely sound, tiny natural inclusions at top left and at right, v.f., with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificates. Siegel Census records only 26 examples (this being 192-UNC-22), with more than half reported to have faults, ex-Huber,
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Catalog #192
Catalog Value $57,500
Unsold
Lot #138
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 2c black brown, unused without gum as issued, fairly well centered, nice color, nearly v.f., with 1947 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Siegel Census records 48 certified examples, of which almost half have faults (mostly thins, which are endemic to this soft porous paper). Of the sound examples, nearly all are centered to top or one side, ex-Vahan Mozian,
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Catalog #193
Catalog Value $16,000
Price Realized
$6,000.00

Lot #139
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 3c blue green, unused without gum as issued, intense shade and detailed impression, excellent centering for this difficult issue, v.f., with 1943 American Philatelic Society Board of Examiners certificate and 2019 graded PFC (VF-XF 85). One of the rarest of the Special Printings, not included in the 14 recorded in the Siegel Census (SMQ $185,000 for VF-80 and $300,000 for XF-90) (Scott catalogue value for graded VF-XF85)
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Catalog #194
Catalog Value $215,000
Price Realized
$130,000.00

Lot #140
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 6c dull rose, unused without gum as issued, natural straight edge at right, fine and extremely rare sound copy of this Special Printing, only 26 certified examples have been recorded, with 1951 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #195
Catalog Value $67,500
Price Realized
$15,000.00

Lot #141
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 7c scarlet vermilion, unused without gum as issued, well centered, with wide margin at top, v.f., with 2019 PFC. Siegel Census records fewer than 85 copies, many with faults,
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Catalog #196
Catalog Value $6,750
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #142
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 10c deep brown, unused without gum as issued, well centered for this difficult issue, fresh, signed Luff, with 1943 APS Board of Examiners certificate and 2019 PFC. Siegel Census records 33 certified examples. Of these, several are poorly centered and ten or more are faulty (seven, including the example in this auction, have not been examined in many years). A splendid 10c Special Printing, v.f., ex-Col. Green,
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Catalog #197
Catalog Value $34,500
Price Realized
$16,500.00

Lot #143
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 12c blackish purple, unused without gum as issued, well centered for this difficult issue, fresh and fine, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Siegel Census records 64 certified examples, many with faults and poorly centered. A rare Special Printing,
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Catalog #198
Catalog Value $9,500
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #144
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 15c orange, unused without gum as issued, intact perforations on all four sides, centered slightly to upper left, a fine sound example, with 1951 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Siegel Census records 37 certified examples. Of these, only 12 are confirmed as sound, 10 have faults and 15 need to be reexamined according to current methods and standards. Many of the stamps, regardless of condition, are off center,
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Catalog #199
Catalog Value $29,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #145
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 24c dark violet, unused without gum as issued, centered slightly to top, sharp impression, with intact perforations on all sides, fine, less than 70 thought to exist, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #200
Catalog Value $9,000
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #146
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 30c greenish black, unused without gum as issued, wide margins, centered to bottom, fine, with 1950 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Siegel Census records approximately 45 certified examples, of which only 10 are sound and only seven of those have decent centering. Another 17 need to be re-examined for condition, but only a handful of these have nice centering)
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Catalog #201
Catalog Value $20,000
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #147
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 90c dull carmine, unused without gum as issued, wide margins, fresh and fine, a rare sound copy, pencil signed on back, with 2019 PFC. Siegel Census records approximately 41 certified copies, thins or more serious faults affect about half of the known examples,
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Catalog #202
Catalog Value $29,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #148
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 2c scarlet vermilion, unused without gum as issued, beautiful color, well centered for this difficult stamp, v.f., pencil signed W.H.C. Colson, with 1957 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Siegel Census records only 19 stamps available to collectors, five of which have small faults or short perforations (the 20th copy is in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library). The example offered in this sale has not been seen since 1957 and is number 203-UNC-18 in the census. It is certainly one of the best with respect to color and centering. A slightly off centered copy brought $40,000 in our David Mace sale (April 2018)
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Catalog #203
Catalog Value $100,000
Price Realized
$40,000.00

Lot #149
1880 Special Printing of the 1879 Issue
1880 5c deep blue, unused without gum as issued, well centered with wide margins on all sides, fresh color, v.f. One of the rarest Special Printings, with 1950 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Siegel Census records only 18 examples of this Special Printing, including one copy in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. About one third have minor faults. This is No. 204-UNC-16 in the Census, not seen since 1950 and certainly among the finest recorded. Comparable copies have realized $190,000 (Wingate Collection, Siegel Auctions, 2018) and $170,000 (Hall Collection, Siegel Auctions, 2015)
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Catalog #204
Catalog Value $240,000
Price Realized
$150,000.00

Lot #150
1882 Special Printing
1882 5c gray brown, without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, with 1957 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, the latter graded "XF-S95". Only 18 examples have been recorded (Siegel Census 205C-UNC-17), this certainly ranking among the finest, if not the finest. This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in The Chronicle, February 1992. His research provides strong evidence that the stamps recognized as Scott 205C are a small part of the 2,463 sold as Special Printings through the Third Assistant Postmaster General's office, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield, ex-Caspary (as block of four, this is a bottom right example) (SMQ $120,000) (Scott catalogue value for Graded XF-SUP95)
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Catalog #205C
Catalog Value $100,000
Price Realized
$37,500.00

Lot #151
United States 1881-1888 Banknote Issues
1885 2c pale red brown, unused with full original gum, l.h., well centered, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #211B
Catalog Value $375
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #152
1883 Special Printing
1883 4c deep blue green, unused without gum as issued, fresh color, pulled perforation at upper right, fine appearance, with clear 1944 American Philatelic Society Board of Examiners certificate and 2019 PFC. Scott catalogue notes that "Postal records indicate that 26 examples of No. 211D were sold", a major rarity in any condition,
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Catalog #211D
Catalog Value $47,500
Price Realized
$14,500.00

Lot #153
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c blue, error of color, h.r., centered to left, nice blue color, tiny natural inclusion, fine example of this rarity, with 1953 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (the 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components. Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and it is likely that many of the stamps have been lost to philately)
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Catalog #233a
Catalog Value $17,500
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #154
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, l.h. (if at all), tiny gum disturbance, fresh and v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #241
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #155
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, l.h., well centered, fresh and fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #242
Catalog Value $1,050
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #156
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $1 black, Type II, l.h., exceptionally well centered, deep and rich color, natural vertical gum creases, still v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #261A
Catalog Value $2,100
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #157
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $5 dark green, slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, excellent color, h.r., well centered with wide margins, single unpunched perf. at top, fine high value, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #263
Catalog Value $4,000
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #158
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1894 $1 black, Bottom Imprint & Plate Number horizontal strip of three, left stamp Type I, others Type II, hinged in the selvage, with minor perf separations, stamps n.h., fine-v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as three never hinged singles)
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Catalog #276,276A
Catalog Value $9,300
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #159
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 $5 dark green, h.r., fresh color, pencil notations on gum, fine $5 stamp, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #278
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #160
United States 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition
1898 $1 black, minor h.r., well centered, reperforated at right, handstamped guarantee mark on back, fresh and v.f. appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #292
Catalog Value $1,400
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #161
United States 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition
1898 $2 orange brown, small h.r., well centered with wide margins all around, fresh color, minute thins spot, otherwise v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #293
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #162
United States 1901 Pan-American Exposition
1901 1c green and black, Center Inverted, original gum, h.r., perforation added at top right corner, fresh and fine appearing example of this popular invert, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #294a
Catalog Value $12,500
Price Realized
$4,000.00

Lot #163
United States 1901 Pan-American Exposition
1901 2c carmine and black, Center Inverted, unused with hinge disturbed, large part original gum, very well centered with even margins all around, beautiful color, thins at top and bottom, v.f. appearance, with 2019 PFC, ex-Caroline Prentiss Cromwell (1957 sale). The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is generally believed that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades recorded. There are two blocks of four, 64 unused singles and 6 used singles and many of the unused singles are without gum or have disturbed gum, most are off centered,
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Catalog #295a
Catalog Value $55,000
Price Realized
$22,000.00

Lot #164
United States 1901 Pan-American Exposition
1901 4c deep red brown and black, Center Inverted, unused (regummed), h.r., nice color, repairs (including a sealed tear), fine appearance, with 2019 PFC (it has been reported that a total of 203 4c Inverts were released, both with and without the small "Specimen" overprint (it is not known how many were overprinted). Some examples, both with and without the overprint, were given away by Third Asst. Postmaster General Edwin C. Madden. When postal authorities learned of the practice, they destroyed 194 copies and put one pane of 100 into the official archives. At a later date, 97 of these were traded for rarities missing from the archives. Scott notes that "Almost all unused examples of No. 296a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed")
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Catalog #296a
Catalog Value $85,000
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #165
United States 1908 Coil Stamps
1908 4c brown, Imperforate, Schermack Type II, horizontal pair, margins clear all around, original gum, h.r., left stamp with tiny marginal nick, right stamp with part paste-up on back, completely sound, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Only 21 unused stamps are recorded, including four pairs and two guide line pairs, this one listed in the Siegel Census 314A-OG-PR3. A major 20th Century United States Rarity (with the rising popularity of vending and affixing machines, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing received numerous requests from manufacturers for supplies of imperforate stamps, which could then be privately perforated to conform to each firm's machine. In May 1908, a supply of 25 sheets (400 stamps per sheet) of the 4c 1902 Issue, without perforations, was delivered to the Schermack Mailing Machine Co. in Detroit. The entire supply was cut into coils with Schermack Type III perforations, designed for the firm's patented affixing machine and delivered to the Winfield Printing Co. for use on mass mailings of advertising material. Approximately 6,000 were used on a mailing for Hamilton Carhartt Manufacturer, and almost all of the 4,000 balance were used on a mailing for Burroughs Adding Machine Co.)
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Catalog #314A
Catalog Value $250,000
Price Realized
$130,000.00

Lot #166
United States 1908 Coil Stamps
1908 1c blue green, vertical coil, unused with original gum, h.r., centered to bottom, top stamp nicely centered, bottom stamp with a tiny corner crease at bottom left, otherwise a fine and rare Coil Pair, with 1957 (clear) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. It is unknown how many of these stamps were issued. According to the Siegel Census, there are nine pairs (this being 316-OG-PR06), three line pairs and a single. A major 20th Century Philatelic Rarity. This particular pair has not been seen in over 50 years, ex-Caroline Prentiss Cromwell (1957 sale)
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Catalog #316
Catalog Value $335,000
Price Realized
$90,000.00

Lot #167
United States 1908 Coil Stamps
1908 5c blue, vertical pair, h.r., both stamps exceptionally well centered, beautiful color, handstamped "N.S. Co.Ltd", not mentioned on the accompanying 1951 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, the latter graded "XF-S95", making this the highest graded pair of 317, a true condition rarity (OGph, VF-XF90 is priced in SMQ at $19,500). There are no pairs or line pairs graded higher than this XF-S95
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Catalog #317
Price Realized
$21,000.00

Lot #168
United States 1908 Coil Stamps
1908 1c blue green, horizontal paste-up pair, h.r., well centered, fresh color, right stamp with handstamped guarantee mark, fine-v.f., with 1951 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #318
Catalog Value $11,000
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #169
United States 1908 Coil Stamps
1908 2c carmine, vertical coil pair, l.h., bottom stamp centered to top, pencil signed G.B. Sloane, top stamp well centered, beautiful color, fine-v.f., with 1985 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. The 321 coil pair is one of the premier rarities of United States Philately (if not all of Philately in general) with only five pairs known (including one in the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library, which is currently on loan at the Smithsonian), and one with rejoined perforations; missing from virtually all advanced collections, most recent realizations include $325,000 excluding Buyer's premium (Shreve's, Brody Collection, 2002)
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Catalog #321
Catalog Value $450,000
Price Realized
$700,000.00

Lot #170
United States 1908 Coil Stamps
1908 2c carmine, perf. 12 vertically, tied by Indianapolis (December 20) cancel on Special Delivery cover to A.M. Travers in Washington, with hand-written note by Travers attached at left, stamp with a tear and light horizontal crease, pair of 5c blue imperforate (Scott 315) removed, otherwise fine appearance, ex-Grunin, with 1954 PFC (showing the cover intact with pair of 315) and 2019 PFC. One of only two covers known, both from Indianapolis (there are no known used singles off cover). The other cover is ex-Zoellner and more recently ex-Gross ($260,000 hammer). A major 20th Century U.S. rarity (last offered in Robert A Siegel Grunin sale, November 1971)
Envelope
Catalog #321
Catalog Value $250,000
Price Realized
$72,500.00

Lot #171
United States 1908 Coil Stamps
1908 2c carmine, perf. 12 vertically, horizontal pair, h.r., centered to left, faint diagonal bend at bottom right, very good. A rare 2c Shield Coil pair, with 1953 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #322
Catalog Value $17,500
Unsold
Lot #172
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 2c carmine, vertical guide line pair, n.h., fresh color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #349
Catalog Value $1,350
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #173
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 5c blue, vertical guide line pair, h.r., few perf. separations, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #351
Catalog Value $1,075
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #174
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 4c orange brown, horizontal guide line pair, l.h. at left, nice color, fine-v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #354
Catalog Value $1,400
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #175
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 5c blue, horizontal guide line pair, h.r., fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #355
Catalog Value $1,500
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #176
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 10c yellow, horizontal guide line pair, h.r., well centered and fresh, fine-v.f., rare line pair, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #356
Catalog Value $16,000
Price Realized
$5,750.00

Lot #177
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 3c deep violet, l.h. (if at all) at left and bottom right, nice color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #359
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #178
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 4c orange brown, minor h.r., well centered with wide margins, fresh color, fine example of this rare Bluish Paper, with 1954 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #360
Catalog Value $27,500
Price Realized
$13,500.00

Lot #179
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 5c blue, relatively l.h., beautiful color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #361
Catalog Value $5,750
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #180
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 6c red orange, small h.r. at bottom left, bright color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #362
Catalog Value $1,250
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #181
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 8c olive green, h.r., wide margins, rich color, light vertical crease and reperforated at right, fine appearance of this rare Bluish Paper, with 1956 (clear) and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #363
Catalog Value $30,000
Price Realized
$7,500.00

Lot #182
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 10c yellow, h.r., brilliant color, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #364
Catalog Value $1,600
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #183
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 13c blue green, minor h.r., well centered, nice color, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #365
Catalog Value $2,600
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #184
United States 1909 Bluish Paper
1909 15c pale ultramarine, h.r., well centered, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #366
Catalog Value $1,250
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #185
United States 1909-13 Issues
1910 2c carmine, vertical guide line pair, h.r., very fresh and fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #386
Catalog Value $1,600
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #186
United States 1909-13 Issues
1910 1c green, horizontal guide line pair, h.r., well centered, fresh color, with 2019 PFC graded "XF 90" (SMQ $2,250)
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Catalog #387
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #187
United States 1909-13 Issues
1910 2c carmine, horizontal guide line pair, h.r., wide margins, beautiful color, fine-v.f., rare coil line pair, with 2019 PFC. This issue was in production for only a short period of time before being superseded by the Perf 8 1/2 issue. Many were used and only a small number of unused line pairs survived,
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Catalog #388
Catalog Value $9,000
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #188
United States 1909-13 Issues
1911 3c deep violet, Type I, Orangeburg coil single, perf. 12 vertically, tied by "Orangeburg, NY Jun 17 1911" machine cancel on clasp Bell & Company corner card addressed to Connecticut, well centered for this difficult stamp, with guideline at bottom, v.f., with 1956 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. The 3c Orangeburg coil was made by the Post Office Department in 1911, specifically for use by the Bell Pharmaceutical Company. The stamps were used to send product samples to physicians and were put through the first-class cancelling machine at Orangeburg, New York. Due to the coil stamps' use on mass mailings, many of the surviving copies are faulty to some extent. The most common defects are corner creases or tears. A rare sound example on cover, only 13 have been certified by the Philatelic Foundation,
Envelope
Catalog #389
Catalog Value $27,500
Price Realized
$16,000.00

Lot #189
United States 1914-17 Issues
1915 2c red, Type I, vertical joint line pair, small h.r. at top, bottom stamp l.h., fresh color and exceptionally well centered for this difficult issue, v.f. and rare coil line pair, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #449
Catalog Value $13,500
Price Realized
$6,250.00

Lot #190
United States 1914-17 Issues
1917 2c deep rose, Type Ia, Imperforate, Schermack Type III Perforation, usual centering, tied by wavy machine cancel on window envelope with Holeproof Hosiery Co. corner card, "Milwaukee Wis Mar 30, 1920" cds, fine, with 1967 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Scott 482A was issued imperforate by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and sold to the Schermack Company for use in its machines. The 482A on cover is one of the premier rarities of 20th Century US Philately. Siegel Census records only three covers, one unused single, a used pair and 33 used singles for a total of 39 stamps. Most examples are either cut well into the design or have the Schermack perfs trimmed away on one side. This copy last appeared in a Robert A Siegel, ex-Wunderlich sale in 1971. A more recent realization of $160,000 plus buyer's premium was achieved at the Dr. Alfred Martin Collection (Siegel Auctions 2005)
Envelope
Catalog #482A
Catalog Value $70,000
Unsold
Lot #191
United States 1914-17 Issues
1917 5c carmine imperforate, double error in block of twelve, with parts of adjoining stamps on all sides, top error stamp l.h., the other n.h., also including all adjoining 2c stamps (one with a tiny picked out inclusion and another with a translucent spot in the right margin), both errors v.f. A rare 5c Double Error in an imperforate block of twelve, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates, ex-Huber,
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Catalog #485
Catalog Value $25,000
Price Realized
$17,000.00

Lot #192
United States 1914-17 Issues
1916 2c carmine, horizontal joint line pair, slightly disturbed original gum, nice color, faint hinge thin, fine appearance of this rare coil line pair, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #491
Catalog Value $13,000
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #193
United States 1914-17 Issues
1917 2c carmine, small h.r., perfectly centered, beautiful color, pencil signed Neinken, with 2019 PFC graded "XF 90" (SMQ $525)
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Catalog #519
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #194
United States 1917-29 Issues
1919 2c carmine rose, Type II, Rotary, perf 11 x 10, h.r., tiny gum soak on gum only, usual centering, beautiful bright color, fresh and fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #539
Catalog Value $2,700
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #195
United States 1917-29 Issues
1922 1c green, Rotary, perf. 11, very light wavy lines machine cancel leaving clearly visible design, well centered for this difficult stamp, tiny perf. Creases of no importance, pencil signed, fine and very rare Rotary Perf. 11 single, with 2019 PFC (Most of the recorded copies of Scott 544 are poorly centered or damaged, due to poor production standards and mishandling),
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Catalog #544
Catalog Value $3,500
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #196
United States 1917-29 Issues
1923 1c green, Rotary, perf. 11, unused without gum, well centered for this difficult issue with perfs clear (often found with perfs in), small paper flaw and a tiny natural inclusion at bottom, fine, with 1961 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. One of the rarest 20th Century United States stamps in unused condition (594 is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the 11-gauge flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. The existence of Scott 594 was not reported until four months after the final sheets were delivered, and the 1c Rotary perf. 11 was soon recognized as one of the rarest United States stamps. Siegel Census of unused examples of Scott 594 records only 18 (!) copies. Of these only 11 have any gum, and three of those have perforated initials of Crowell Publishing Co. of Springfield, Ohio, which some collectors regard as equivalent to a cancel. The example offered here is Census No. 594-OG-05 (Scott Catalogue notes "both unused and used are valued with perforations just touching frameline on one side") (catalogued as unused without gum)
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Catalog #594
Catalog Value $35,000
Price Realized
$10,000.00

Lot #197
United States 1917-29 Issues
1923 1c green, Rotary, perf. 11, used horizontal pair, wavy line machine cancel, usual centering, left stamp with a sealed tear at top left (right stamp sound), with 1955 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. There are only four known pairs. One of the rarest 20th Century United States stamps in unused condition (the 1c green, Scott 594, is waste from a horizontal rotary printing used to make coils. At the beginning or end of a coil-stamp print run from the 170-subject rotary plates, some leading or trailing paper was produced that was too short for rolling into 500-stamp rolls. In 1919 the Bureau devised a plan to salvage this waste by perforating and cutting the sheets into panes. They were put through the 11-gauge flat-plate perforator in use at the time, giving the sheets full perforations on all sides. The existence of Scott's 594 was not reported until four months after the final sheets were delivered, and the 1c Rotary perf. 11 was soon recognized as one of the rarest United States stamps (Siegel Census 594-CAN-PR-03, not seen since 1955)
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Catalog #594
Catalog Value $25,000
Unsold
Lot #198
United States 1917-29 Issues
1923 1c green, Rotary, perf. 11, light machine cancel, fresh color, trivial short perforation at bottom right, otherwise fine, ex-Grunin, with 1963 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Of the 15 known examples (all used), only five have machine cancels (the other ten have "Kansas City, MO" precancels) and only two are completely sound (the other two have varying degrees of faults, far more significant than the "short perf" mentioned here). This stamp is listed in the Siegel Census as 596-CAN-03. A major 20th Century U.S. Rarity, valued in Scott catalogue in the grade of fine,
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Catalog #596
Catalog Value $200,000
Price Realized
$100,000.00

Lot #199
United States 1917-29 Issues
1923 2c black, Rotary perf. 11, machine cancel, fine, completely sound, with 1958 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates. Warren G. Harding, the 29th President, died in San Francisco on August 2, 1923 and a Harding memorial stamp, printed in black was rushed into production. The first flat plate printing (Scott 610) was issued on September 1, 1923 in his home town of Marion, Ohio, followed less than two weeks later by the normal perf. 10 rotary press printing (Scott 612) on September 12. The 2c Harding Rotary perf. 11 stamp was discovered in 1938 by Leslie Lewis of the New York firm, Stanley Gibbons Inc. Gary Griffith presents his hypothesis in United States Stamps 1922-26, that rotary-printed sheets of 400 were first reduced to panes of 100 and then fed through the 11-gauge perforating machine normally used for flat plate sheets,
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Catalog #613
Catalog Value $40,000
Price Realized
$19,500.00

Lot #200
The Inverted Jenny - position 27
1918 24c carmine rose and blue, center inverted, position 27, attractively centered, deep rich colors, full original gum, minor hinge remnant, handstamped "Sanabria N.Y.", v.f. and desirable sound copy. The Inverted Jenny is one of the most recognized and desired rarities in all of philately. Its legendary status began the moment the stamp was issued in May, 1918, when William T. Robey purchased an entire error sheet of 100 at the New York Avenue Post Office window in Washington D.C., one day after the stamp was issued on May 14th. Within one week Robey sold the sheet for $15,000.00 to the well-known Philadelphia stamp dealer Eugene Klein (an impressive return on his initial $24.00 investment). Shortly thereafter Mr. Klein sold the sheet to the renowned, yet eccentric collector, Col. Edward H.R. Green for $20,000.00. Col. Green asked Klein to break up the sheet for him into singles and blocks, then instructed him to sell all but the few key position blocks. The copy offered here was last sold in a Robert A. Siegel auction in 1990 where it brought $115,000 plus buyer's premium. Previous owners include William T Robey, Eugene Klein, Colonel Edward H.R.Green, Carlton Smith, Caroline P Cromwell and Irwin Weinberg. Despite the rarity and great value of Inverted Jenny stamps, many of the original 100 have been poorly treated by its owners over the years. Colonel Green himself allowed moisture to affect some of the stamps he retained. Eight straight edge copies were found in Colonel Green's estate, stuck together in an envelope (they had to be soaked and lost their gum). Other examples have become somewhat toned due to climate and poor care. Some copies were badly hinged and hinge removal resulted in thin spots and creases, one was even taped to an exhibit page. A famous vacuum cleaner story recounted how a stamp was almost lost. A wonderful opportunity to obtain a sound and beautiful Inverted Jenny, not seen on the market since 1990, with 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate numbered "558675",
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Catalog #C3a
Catalog Value $450,000
Price Realized
$350,000.00

Lot #201
United States - Postage Dues
1879 2c brown, 3c brown and 30c brown, three different, h.r., well centered, fine-v.f., each with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J2-3,6
Catalog Value $850
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #202
United States - Postage Dues
1879 1c deep brown, Special Printing, unused without gum, with 1965 PFC ("traces of gum, surface thinning at left edges") and 2019 PFC noting "surface scuffing at top left and along the left side", fine appearance. A rare Postage Due Special Printing. William E. Mooz, in an article on the 1c appearing in Chronicle No. 170, May 1996, offers evidence to support his theory that the actual number of true Special Printings sold was significantly lower than the reported figures. For the 1c, Mooz estimates 500 sold, but it is possible that as many as 400 purchased by G. B. Calman were destroyed,
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Catalog #J8
Catalog Value $16,000
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #203
United States - Postage Dues
1879 2c deep brown, Special Printing, unused without gum, small thin spot at upper right, otherwise fine and very rare Special Printing, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
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Catalog #J9
Catalog Value $15,000
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #204
United States - Postage Dues
1879 3c deep brown, Special Printing, unused without gum, small thin spot at upper left, unpunched perforations at sides, v.f. appearing example of this rare Postage Due Special Printing, only 436 sold, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
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Catalog #J10
Catalog Value $20,000
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #205
United States - Postage Dues
1879 5c deep brown, Special Printing, unused disturbed original gum from hinge removal, hinge remnant, nice color, some thin spots and diagonal crease, fine appearance of this very rare Postage Due Special Printing, with 2019 PFC (it has been estimated that only 249 copies reached the public),
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Catalog #J11
Catalog Value $13,000
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #206
United States - Postage Dues
1879 10c deep brown, Special Printing, unused large part original gum, h.r., nice color and well centered for this issue, minute toning at lower right, small thin spots and horizontal crease, otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC. A rare Postage Due Special Printing, only 174 sold,
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Catalog #J12
Catalog Value $6,500
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #207
United States - Postage Dues
1879 30c deep brown, Special Printing, unused without gum, fine, only 179 sold, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J13
Catalog Value $7,000
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #208
United States - Postage Dues
1884 10c red brown, h.r., well centered and fresh, tiny adherence on gum, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J19
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #209
United States - Postage Dues
1884 50c red brown, unused with original gum, h.r., fresh and fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J21
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #210
United States - Postage Dues
1894 1c vermilion, h.r., small faults, fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J29
Catalog Value $2,250
Unsold
Lot #211
United States - Postage Dues
1894 5c deep claret, small h.r., well centered, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J34
Catalog Value $300
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #212
United States - Postage Dues
1897 30c claret, never hinged, well centered, v.f., extremely difficult to find in never hinged condition, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J43
Catalog Value $1,500
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #213
United States - Postage Dues
1914 3c carmine lake, never hinged, bright color, fresh and fine, very difficult to find in never hinged condition, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J54
Catalog Value $3,000
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #214
United States - Postage Dues
1914 30c carmine lake, n.h., fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J57
Catalog Value $525
Unsold
Lot #215
United States - Postage Dues
1914 50c carmine lake, never hinged, usual centering, bright color, fresh and fine example of this scarce Postage Due, with 2018 PFC (Scott No. J58 has the highest catalogue value of any regularly issued Postage Due stamps and only a few never hinged examples are recorded)
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Catalog #J58
Catalog Value $21,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #216
United States - Postage Dues
1916 2c rose, never hinged, light natural gum bend, fresh and fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #J60
Catalog Value $625
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #217
United States - Official Stamps
1873 Department of State, $5 green and black, unused with original gum, lightly toned gum, h.r., tiny thin spot, well centered and fine appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #O69
Catalog Value $7,500
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #218
United States - Official Stamps
1873 Department of State, $10 green and black, unused, part original gum, perfectly centered and brilliant colors, long sealed tear at right, v.f. appearance, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #O70
Catalog Value $4,500
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #219
United States - Official Stamps
1879 Agriculture 1c yellow, unused without gum as issued, bright color, thin, fine appearance, pencil signed and with 2019 PFC. A rare 1879 1c Agriculture American Bank Note Company printing on soft paper, difficult to obtain in sound condition, as printings on soft porous papers are prone to faults,
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Catalog #O94
Catalog Value $5,500
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #220
Balance of the New Amsterdam Collection
1851-1980 balance of the collection, generally unused singles in a Scott National Postage Stamp Album, 1971 edition, largely complete except for the items offered individually in this sale. Included are earlier imperf. and perf. 19th Century (mixed condition, some used, or with adverse Philatelic Foundation certificates), with numerous Grills, 1869 Pictorials unused to 12c, also 24c, 1870-71 National Bank Note Company Without Grill 1c-12c, also 24c, 1873 Continental Bank Note Company 1c-15c, 1875 Re-Issues of 1869 Issue with 1c, 2c, 6c and 15c, 1879 Issue 1c-6c, 1881-83 1c-10c, 1887-88 complete to 90c (218), 1890-93 1c-90c (219-29), Columbians 1c-50c, $3-$5, 1894 1c-$2 (246-62 and 264-277, 279-84), Trans-Mississippi to 50c, Pan-American Issue, 1902-03 (300-313), imperf. pair of 5c (315), Louisiana Purchase, followed by other Regular Issues with values to $1, 1913 Panama-Pacific (397-404), Washington-Franklin sets to $1 (complete), also coil singles, pairs and some line-pairs, imperf. 2c (459) single and line pair (usual crease), perf. 10 to $5 (462/480), 5c Errors in blocks of six (467,505), $2 and $5 (523,524,547), Liberty series and balance complete with White Plains souvenir sheet, Kansas-Nebraska, etc., Air Post with C1-6 and C13-15, Special Delivery, Postage Dues, Parcel Post and Shanghai overprints complete, extensive and virtually complete Officials, also a page with Confederate States, mixed condition, with occasional faults to be expected. A substantial collection of the United States singles, high catalogue value
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Price Realized
$37,500.00

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