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United States Stamps continued...

1857-1861 ISSUES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
61 O 20 image#20, 1c Blue, Ty. II, used, exceptionally well centered and margined, rich color and a strong impression, light grid cancel, a couple slightly shorter perfs., still extremely fine; clear 1998 PF certificate. (Image) $275.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
62 Ou 21 image#21, 1c Blue, Ty. III, position 69L4, a superlative used example of this rare and terribly difficult stamp, possessing near perfect centering which is almost unheard of on this issue, plus its margins are uncharacteristically wide, deep luxuriant color and an outstanding impression showing the Ty. III design characteristics superbly, especially bright paper, very light face-free town c.d.s. at bottom, extremely fine; a lovely used gem for the finest collection; 1990 PSE certificate, 2000 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,600.00). (Image) $2,750.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 O 21 image#21, 1c Blue, Ty. III, position 15L4, an unusually lightly cancelled example with trace of a blue town cancel, so light that the stamp appears unused, deep luxuriant color and a razor-sharp impression on bright white paper showing horizontal plate scratches in this position, far better centering than normally encountered on this very difficult stamp, a very fine and attractive example of this elusive stamp; 1983 PF certificate as a pair, this being the left stamp and a 2006 PF certificate as a single. (Image) $2,750.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
64 Ou 22 image#22, 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa, a lovely used single that is both extraordinarily well centered and unusually large margined, plus this stamp features rich luxuriant color and a crisp detailed impression on bright paper, wonderfully postmarked with a neat central strike of a scarce black carrier cancel, extremely fine; a gem used stamp with tremendous eye appeal; 1988 PF certificate (when on cover), 1999 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,100.00); this is the highest grade the PSE has awarded to any Scott #22. (Image) $600.00

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
65 Ou 22 image#22, 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa, an extraordinary quality used example, fabulously well centered within especially wide margins, in fact the design is essentially clear of the perforations all around (a very rare occurrence), lovely rich color and a highly detailed impression on bright paper, unusually light black cancel, plus exceptionally full even perforations, an extremely fine used gem; a true condition rarity; 2001 and 2007 PF certificate (the later graded XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,100.00); this is the highest grade that either service has awarded to any Scott #22. (Image) $550.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
66 Ou 23 image#23, 1c Blue, Ty. IV, exceedingly well centered, deep rich color and a strong detailed impression, very light and unobtrusive town cancel, recent certificate mentions a horizontal wrinkle at left center which is quite trivial, otherwise extremely fine; clear 2000 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (VG 50; SMQ $230.00). (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
67 O 24 var. image#24 var., 1c Blue, Ty. Va, an exceptional used example of this very scarce Ty. Va variety from plate 5, being marvelously well centered amid very wide margins, beautifully rich color and a light town pmk., extremely fine; terribly undercataloged, especially for a stamp in this select condition; 2001 PF certificate. (Image) $200.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
68 og 25 image#25, 3c Rose, Ty. I, an exceedingly choice mint example of this very scarce and notoriously difficult stamp, incredibly well centered, wonderfully fresh color and a well defined impression, full fresh original gum that has been only lightly hinged, extremely fine; the Three Cent 1857 Type I stamp is rarely encountered in this select quality, this being among the finest original gum examples of Scott #25 we have ever offered; 2004 PF and 2005 PSE certificates. (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
69 Ou 25 image#25, 3c Rose, Ty. I, a superlative used single of this notoriously difficult stamp, possessing impeccable centering, sumptuously rich color and an excellent clarity of impression on fresh white paper, light blue town c.d.s., extremely fine gem; this superb stamp is among the finest used 1857 Three Cent Type I stamps we have ever seen; 2002 PSE certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00); this is the sole example of this stamp to grade Superb 98, which is by far the highest in the PSE population report, the next highest being a 90. (Image) $126.50

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
70 Ou 25 var. image#25 var., 3c Brownish carmine, Ty. I, strong rich color in a distinctive brownish carmine shade which is not listed in Scott for this stamp, nicely centered, unusually light cancel, choice very fine; 2006 PF certificate specifically identifying this as the brownish carmine shade (VF 80). (Image) $125.00+

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
71 ogu 26 var. image#26 var., 3c Claret, Ty. II, a fabulous quality mint example of this scarcer shade variety, being incredibly well centered within much larger margins than typically found, rich claret color and a clean impression, full o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine gem; a truly superb stamp; 2002 PSE certificate (Superb 98; SMQ does not price this grade, a 95 is $810.00); this is the highest grade the PSE has assigned a mint #26 in any shade, being one of only two so graded. (Image) $170.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
72 Ou 27 image#27, 5c Brick red, Ty. I, a superlative used example of this very scarce stamp, being incredibly well centered amid lavishly large margins, with its perforations well clear of the design projections all around, which is a rare occurrence on this notoriously difficult stamp, additionally it boasts sumptuously rich color and a highly detailed impression impression, New Orleans c.d.s pmks., extremely fine gem; a true condition rarity; 2001 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00); one of only three examples to receive this grade, the highest the PSE has given to this stamp. (Image) $1,700.00

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
73 O 27 image#27, 5c Brick red, Ty. I, choice used example of this scarce stamp, uncharacteristically well centered with the perforations virtually clear of the design all around, just touching at a couple points, strong rich color and impression on fresh paper, crisp black circular grid cancel, very fine; 2007 PF certificate. (Image) $1,700.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
74 Ou 28 image#28, 5c Red brown, Ty. I, an impressive used single, with deep intense color and an outstanding impression on fresh paper, exceptionally well centered and margined, light town c.d.s, extremely fine; a terribly challenging stamp to find this nice; 1987 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,200.00). (Image) $1,150.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
75 Ou 28A image#28A, 5c Indian red, Ty. I, an exceedingly handsome used example, possessing far better centering and much larger margins than typically associated with this rare and challenging stamp, sumptuously rich and unmistakable Indian red color, well incised impression on bright paper, boldly cancelled with a couple of strikes of a black c.d.s., as well as a portion of a red transit postmark, extremely fine; 1992 PSE certificate, 1993 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,400.00); ex-Chapin. (Image) $3,575.00

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
76 Ou 29 image#29, 5c Brown, Ty. I, an incredibly choice used example, featuring outstanding centering and margins for this, with its perforations completely clear of the design projections all around (rarely encountered on this stamp), particularly deep color and impression, light and neat portion of a town c.d.s., extremely fine; a terribly difficult stamp to find in this marvelous condition; 1989 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). (Image) $425.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
77 Ou 30 image#30, 5c Orange brown, Ty. II, a fabulous quality used example of one of the very few U.S. stamps which is far more scarce used than mint, and even more so in this extraordinary condition, being very nearly perfectly centered within uncharacteristically wide margins, gorgeous rich luxuriant color and and especially sharp impression, uncommonly light red grid cancel, extremely fine; a stamp for the collector of truly gem used classics; quite likely among the finest used examples extant; 1983 and 1998 PF certificates, as well as a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,800.00); not only is this the highest grade the PSE has awarded this stamp, it is the only example to achieve this impressive grade. (Image) $1,375.00

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
78 O 30A image#30A, 5c Brown, Ty. II, a highly desirable used example, excellent centering within wide margins, deep luxuriant color and a highly detailed impression, light unobtrusive town cancels, extremely fine; photocopy of a 2005 PF certificate for a pair, this being the right stamp. (Image) $325.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 Ou 31 image#31, 10c Green, Ty. I, a spectacular quality used example, featuring essentially perfect centering amid extraordinarily large margins all around which are most uncommon to this issue, bright fresh color, light c.d.s. postmark, extremely fine; a terribly challenging stamp to find in this incomparable condition; 2003 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,300.00); this is the highest grade given to this stamp, being one of only two so graded. (Image) $1,200.00

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
80 Ou 32 image#32, 10c Green, Ty. II, stunning used example which possesses the largest margins we have ever seen on this stamp, and being absolutely perfectly centered within them, deep rich color and a crisp impression, light face-free cancels at both top and bottom, extremely fine; a beautiful gem for the finest collection; 1988 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00); this is the highest grade the PSE has assigned to this stamp; ex-Welling, Floyd and Chapin. (Image) $300.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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