Lot 11231861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 5¢ brown, o.g., fairly light hinging, attractively centered amid large margins, rich vibrant color and sharp impression on bright paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2014 P.F. Graded certificate (VF-XF 85, SSV $6,000).
Scott No. 105 $2,750.
A BEAUTIFUL LARGE-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5¢ RE-ISSUE.
Lot 1124 o1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 5¢ brown, duplex cancel, choice centering amid well balanced margins, bright vibrant color, Extremely Fine and choice, one of the few used examples of the 672 that were issued; with 1998 P.F. certificate and 2004 and 2009 P.S.E. Graded certificates (XF 90, SMQ $13,000).
Scott No. 105 $7,500.
ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 5¢ RE-ISSUE.
Lot 1125 o1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 5¢ brown, gorgeous and rare used, neat bold duplex cancel, well centered amid wide margins, strong bright color on bright paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 1981 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 105 $7,500.
A CHOICE AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5¢ BROWN RE-ISSUE.
Lot 1126 o1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ black, bold duplex cancel, deep intense black shade, attractively centered within wide margins, Very Fine; with 2001 & 2014 P.F. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 108 $35,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE VERY RARE 1861 15¢ RE-ISSUE IN SOUND CONDITION.
According to the Siegel census, only fifteen examples of the 1861 15¢ Re-issue are recorded, with only six examples known to be certified in sound condition.
Lot 11271861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ dark violet, full o.g., rich vibrant color on bright paper, choice centering amid evenly balanced margins, Extremely Fine and choice, certainly among the finest examples of the 346 issued; with 2015 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90 XQ, SSV $12,000 for 90).
Scott No. 109 $6,000.
A WONDERFUL ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24¢ RE-ISSUE, AN EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
Lot 1128 ()1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ brownish orange, without gum, rich deep color on fresh bright paper, perfectly centered, Superb, the only example to receive this grade with none higher, with only 346 issued; with 2010 P.S.E. Graded encapsulation (Superb 98, SMQ $10,500).
Scott No. 110 $3,000.
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 30¢ RE-ISSUE.
The 30¢ is one of the rarest of all the 1861 Re-issues and certainly one of the most difficult to obtain well centered. No other example, with or without gum, has received near this grade. With the next highest no gum example receiving an 85 grade and an o.g. example toping out at a 90 grade. We know of only one other example that comes close to being a truly superb example.