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United States Stamps continued...

1867 GRILLED ISSUES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
161 c 100 image#100, 30c Orange, "F" grill, cross-gutter single with natural s.e. at right, typical centering just into the design, fresh strong color and well impressed grill, tied to neat 1869 folded cover to France by cut cork cancel and "New Orleans/LA/May 19" c.d.s., New York transit and blue Cherbourg entry c.d.s., backstamped Bordeaux, also neat company cachet in c.d.s. format, a very fine and colorful double rate usage of this scarce grilled value; 1991 and 2004 PF certificates. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
162 O 101 image#101, 90c Blue, "F" grill, exceptionally well centered, deep rich color and a crisp impression, relatively light cancel for this high value, a perforation tip at bottom has been re-attached, extremely fine appearance; clear 1999 PF certificate. (Image) $1,900.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1875 RE-ISSUES OF THE 1861 ISSUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
163 Ou 102 image#102, 1c Blue re-issue, a seldom offered used example, being uncommonly well centered and margined, rich luxuriant color and a deeply etched impression on immaculate white paper, lightly cancelled for a re-issue, choice very fine; 2001 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (VF 80 - a bit conservative given this stamp's impressive overall qualities; SMQ $1,200.00). (Image) $1,250.00

SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
164 ng 107 image#107, 12c Black re-issue, an uncharacteristically well centered unused example of this rare re-issue, possessing large even margins all around, deep prooflike color and impression, two tiny shallow thin spots at top, otherwise extremely fine; a handsome example of this rare stamp, with only 389 sold; 2004 PF and 2005 PSE certificates. (Image) $2,700.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
165 ng 107 image#107, 12c Black re-issue, an impressively margined unused example of this value, possessing huge margins which are most uncharacteristic of this, nicely centered within these oversized borders, prooflike color and impression on unusually bright white paper not often associated with the re-issues, very fine; 1984 PF certificate. (Image) $2,700.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
166 Ou 107 image#107, 12c Black re-issue, an enormously rare used example of this re-issue, of which very few are in existence and fewer still are found in sound condition as the copy offered here, featuring outstanding centering amid extravagantly large margins, strikingly intense "jet" black color, usual duplex cancel, extremely fine; of the mere 398 stamps of this re-issue that were issued only thirteen examples have been recorded used, and of that tiny population only five examples are sound, that places the stamp offered here among the very finest available; an important rarity for the serious collector who is attempting to assemble a complete set of used re-issues; 1998 PF certificate and a 2006 PSE certificate (VF 80 - a far too conservative grade in our opinion; SMQ $10,000.00; this is the only used #107 to be graded by the PSE; when this stamp was acquired by its current owner in our December 2005 Premier Sale, it attracted keen bidding competition, resulting in a $14,500.00 realization, plus the 15% buyer's premium; ex-"Ganymede". (Image) $8,000.00

SOLD for $14,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
167 og 109 image#109, 24c Deep violet re-issue, a magnificent mint example of this rare and notoriously difficult re-issue, being in a quality that places it among the finest of the 346 issued, possessing exceptional physical attributes that rarely converge on a single stamp, including being beautifully centered within exceptionally large margins, gorgeous rich color and a deeply etched impression on bright paper, full fresh o.g. which is another characteristic that is most unusual (as most are found either with toned gum or without any gum at all), extraordinarily lightly hinged as well, extremely fine; an incomparable gem for the finest collection; 2006 PSE certificate. (Image) $6,500.00

SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
168 ogu 110 image#110, 30c Brownish orange re-issue, a highly desirable mint example of this rare and difficult re-issue, exceptionally well centered, particularly for the Thirty Cent value, which is the most difficult of all the re-issues to find well centered, sumptuously rich color and a highly detailed impression, full o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; in far superior condition to the vast majority of the 346 sold; 1968 and 2005 PF certificates, and a 2006 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $11,800.00); ex-"Beckley". (Image) $7,000.00

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1869 PICTORIALS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
169 Ou 112 image#112, 1c Buff, outstanding centering within exceptionally large margins, lovely rich color, very light target cancel, extremely fine; a highly desirable premium quality used example; 1993 PF certificate and a 2006 PF certificate (XF 90; SMQ $430.00). (Image) $175.00

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
170 O 112 image#112, 1c Buff, select used example, flawlessly centered amid exceptionally large margins, bright luxuriant color, neat black target cancel, extremely fine; 2006 PF certificate. (Image) $175.00

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
171 og 112 var. image#112 var., 1c Brown orange, well centered within exceedingly large margins, gorgeous rich color in the distinctive brown orange shade, crisp impression, full o.g., lightly hinged, choice very fine; one of the very few certified examples of the Brown orange shade we have ever encountered; 2007 PSE certificate. (Image) $850.00

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
172 nh 113 image#113, 2c Brown, an incredibly fresh mint single, with sumptuously rich color and a clean impression on bright paper, nicely centered, unblemished o.g., never hinged, very fine; certified never hinged examples of this stamp are rarely encountered; photocopy of a 2004 PSE certificate for the block of eighteen from which this came. (Image) for hinged $800.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
173 O 113 image#113, 2c Brown, a phenomenal used example, boasting the largest jumbo margins that we can recall, and in addition being wonderful well centered within these massive borders, rich luxuriant color and unusually sharp detailed impression on immaculate paper, furthermore completely surrounded by full even perforations, neat and pleasing cut cork cancel at right, an extremely fine used gem that is sure to please the most demanding of collectors; 1988 and 1998 PF certificates; ex-Renne. (Image) $100.00

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
174 nh 114 image#114, 3c Ultramarine, choice mint example, with lovely rich color and prooflike impression on pristine paper, incredibly well centered, with large balanced margins all around, clean full o.g., never hinged, extremely fine; a highly select example in true "post office" fresh condition; 2006 PF certificate. (Image) for hinged $350.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
175 Ou 114 image#114, 3c Ultramarine, an impressive jumbo used example, featuring enormous margins all around and being extraordinarily well centered within these vast borders, rich fresh color on clean white paper, fully struck target cancel, extremely fine gem; 1997 and 2006 PF certificates (latter grading XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $80.00 for 90 and $270.00 for 95). (Image) $20.00

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
176 og 114a image#114a, 3c Ultramarine, without grill, a highly desirable example of this terribly rare and undercataloged variety, displaying a remarkably overall freshness that few others enjoy, with marvelously bright color and a well defined impression on pristine white paper, unusually well centered within large margins, full o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine for this; among the finest available mint singles of the 1869 Three Cent Without Grill variety; 1994 and 2004 PF certificates. (Image) $1,750.00

SOLD for $10,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
177 Ou 115 image#115, 6c Ultramarine, wonderfully choice used example, incredibly well centered within lavishly large margins which are rarely associated with this value, lovely fresh color and impression on especially bright paper, light segmented cork cancel, extremely fine; a terribly elusive and desirable stamp in this gem quality; 2002 PF certificate and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $580.00); among the highest graded used #115's in the PSE population report, with just one grading slightly higher (90J). (Image) $250.00

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
178 Ou 116 image#116, 10c Yellow, an impressive used single that is exceptionally well centered within lavishly large margins, gorgeous vibrant color, light black cancel, extremely fine jumbo; 2006 PSE certificate. (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00 for 90 and $960.00 for 98). (Image) $150.00

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
179 Obl 116 image#116, 10c Yellow, a very rare used block of four, exceptionally well centered, rather bold and slightly smudgy circular cork pmks., flaws including light overall toning and small repair on bottom left stamp, very fine centering; one of five recorded Ten Cent 1869 Pictorial used blocks of four; 1998 PF certificate. (Image) $8,000.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
180 Ou 117 image#117, 12c Green, premium quality used example, extraordinarily well centered within large margins, deep intense color and impression, segmented cork cancel and a trace of a red transit marking at bottom left, extremely fine; 1984 and 2004 PF certificates, and a 2005 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ $405.00). (Image) $160.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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