Lot 7271861, 3¢ brown rose, first design, o.g., very lightly hinged, bright and fresh with deep color, short perf at upper right, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 56 $550.
Lot 728 P1861, 1¢ blue, plate proof on card, basic set of 10 denominations plus the scarce 24¢ red lilac (70P4) and a 3¢ scarlet (74TC4), large margins, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 63P4//78P4 $1,485.
Lot 729 P1861, 1¢ blue, plate proof on card, basic set of 10 denominations (no 24¢ red lilac), large margins, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 63P4//78P4 $835.
Lot 7301861, 1¢ blue, full o.g., choice centering within well balanced margin, bright vivid color, Extremely Fine, a tough stamp so nice; with 2007 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $700).
Scott No. 63 $300.
Lot 7311861, 1¢ blue, top left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, wide margins, rich bright color, Very Fine, an attractive never hinged position single; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 63 $300 for hinged.
Lot 7321861, 1¢ bright blue, plate scratches, Vertical pair, top stamp showing plate scatches across top, exceptional depth of color, each with cork cancel, Very Fine and choice pair, ex-Koppersmith, Born; with 1990 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 63 var.; $105 as normal pair Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 7331861, 1¢ blue, left imprint block of 12, deep rich color on bright paper, o.g., never hinged, fresh and Fine; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63 $5,100 as 3 hinged blocks.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 1¢ 1861 ISSUE.
Lot 7341861, 1¢ blue, bottom left corner margin imprint and plate no. 27 block of 20, natural s.e. at right, three stamps paper h.r., other 17 stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, remarkably fresh and intact, tiny toned spot in margin under Position 99 (clear of plate block), deep rich color, Fine, ex-Curtis.
Scott No. 63 $11,000.
A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1¢ 1861 ISSUE. ONE OF ONLY 5 RECORDED FULL IMPRINT AND PLATE NO. MULTIPLES. A WONDERFUL RARITY.
The Chapin census, updated by Don Evans in his book "The United States 1c Franklin, 1861-67", records only eight full plate number and imprint multiples from Plates 9, 10 and 27: two from Plate 9 (a block of 20 and a block of 98), and three from Plate 27 (a complete pane of 100, one block of 12, and the block of 20 offered here). The Frelinghuysen sale had a block of 35 with full bottom imprint and plate no. 10 selvage.
Illustrated in the Evans book on p. 30. Scott Retail as a plate number and imprint block of eight, two hinged blocks of four and four hinged singles.
Lot 735 o1861, 1¢ blue, left margin single, imperf vertically between selvage and stamp, "Hingham, Ms., May 14" town cancel, small flaws mostly in selvage, otherwise Fine, a remarkable and rare perforation variety.
Scott No. 63 var. Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 736 o1861, 1¢ blue, group of seven stamps; with cancels including complete Masonic "Open Book" cancel of Rutland (S-E FR-M5 2), central "New- York, P.O., Station B, Paid 1" circular date stamp cancel, red numeral "15", full red arched "Paid", complete large Star in Circle cancel tying on piece, and two complete strikes of 5-Point Radial Geometric cancel of Patterson, N.J. on pair (S-E GE-R 50), couple with small flaws, Very Fine strikes. Scott No. 63.
Skinner-Eno No. GE-R 50 Estimate $200 - 300.