Lot 115 o1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 5¢ brown, well centered with large margins, deep rich color on brilliant white paper, bold 1885 dated oval duplex cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex-Golden Oak; with 1981 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 105 $7,000.
A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ 1861 RE-ISSUE IN OUTSTANDING QUALITY.
There were 10,000 stamps of the 5¢ Re-Issue printed (100 impressions from the new plate of 100). Only 672 of the 5¢ were sold, the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
Current Opening Bid: $2,900
Lot 116 ()1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ black, without gum, perfectly centered amid large margins, intensely rich color enhancing a proof-like impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a spectacular gem; with 1986 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $5,000), this is one of four no gum examples with none graded higher in any condition.
Scott No. 108 $2,100.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 15¢ LINCOLN RE-ISSUE.
Current Opening Bid: $4,250
Lot 117 o1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ brownish orange, neat duplex cancel, well centered for this notoriously off-centered issue, rich deep color and crisp detailed impression, Very Fine, ex-Sheriff; with 1972 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 110 $25,000.
A CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 30¢ RE-ISSUE. WITH ONLY FOURTEEN EXAMPLES RECORDED IN USED CONDITION.
According to the Siegel census, only fourteen used examples of the 30¢ Re-issue are recorded. With seven examples known to have faults, most of these have serious flaws and only a very few examples having decent centering. In 2009 the P.F. rendered an opinion stating this stamp had a tiny tear at left however after through examination and additional certification with the P.S.E., we find no evidence of fault and believe this opinion was in error.
Current Opening Bid: $8,000