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1861-1866 Issue

Lots 2093-2102 Lots 2103-2104

Lot 2093 P   

1861, 1¢-90¢ issues, plate proof on India paper, set of 9 of the eight denominations; includes 3¢ in dull red and lake colors, 5¢ in brown (76P3) and 24¢ in lilac (78P3), blocks of 4, ample to mostly large margins, rich vibrant colors throughout, 12¢ with couple small natural thins, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 63P3//72P3    $3,350.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 2094    

1861, 3¢ rose pink, tied by blue "Sandy Hook, Md. May 28" cds (ms. day), matching pen cancel "X" on 3¢ dull red (26) that was not accepted for payment on "Long may it wave" Flag Patriotic cover to Frederick City Md.; 3¢ 1857 issue with tear at right, Fine and rare post-demonetized Civil War patriotic use; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 64b    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $850

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Lot 2095    

1861, 3¢ rose, small flaws, canceled by full bold strike of fancy Liberty Head in Circle pictorial handstamp on fresh cover to Madison, Wis., with matching "Bloomfield, Wis. Jun 16" cds at center, a Very Fine and choice strike, an exceptionally rare fancy Wisconsin pictorial cancellation; with 2019 P.F. certificate. Skinner-Eno No. PH-F 29.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $2,400

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Lot 2096    

1861, 3¢ rose, tied by "Washington D.C., Oct 4, 1862" cds on Patriotic cover "The Girl Not Left Behind" battlefield scene design showing Women Attending to Wounded Soldier, with "Wells" imprint on backflap, Extremely Fine, choice so nice.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $675

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Lot 2097    

1861, 3¢ lake, full o.g., wide margins and choice centering especially for this notoriously off-centered issue, rich vibrant color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice; with 1980 & 2008 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 66    $2,000.


Realized: $1,800

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Lot 2098    

1861, 3¢ lake, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh, rich color with characteristic razor-sharp impression, F.-V.F., very scarce; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 66    $2,000.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 2099    

1861, 30¢ orange, used with 3¢ rose (65), tied by well-struck large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston, Br. Pkt., Paid, Feb 19" backstamp on 1862 blue folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red "Boston Br. Pkt, Paid, Feb 19" exchange backstamp with bold red "28" credit handstamp, red London Paid (3.5) transit and red crayon "1" Colonial credit, Port Elizabeth (4.17) arrival backstamp; 30¢ s.e. at right and minor flaws, some minor cover edgewear, otherwise Very Fine cover from the Howland correspondence.
Scott No. 71    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $475

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Lot 2100    

1861, 30¢ orange, with 3¢ rose (65) and 24¢ steel blue (70b), each canceled by magenta grids, matching "Hartford Ct., Jul 29" cds on 1862 blue Hall correspondence cover to Kanagawa, Japan, addressed in care of Messrs. Olyphant in Hong Kong, China, bright red "N. York, Br. Pkt. 'Paid' Jul 30" transit cds and magenta "52" cent credit to G.B., red "London, AU 9 '62" transit with red crayon "1" colonial 1d credit, blue "Hong Kong, SP 21 '62" backstamp; 3¢ restored, light cover crease at left, a Very Fine appearing use at the 57¢ British Mail rate via Marseilles, ex-Paliafito, DuPuy.
Scott No. 71    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.


Realized: $5,750

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Lot 2101 ()   

1861, 90¢ blue, no gum, exceptional centering amid unusually wide and well balanced margins, rich deep color and wonderful freshness, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem unused high value; with 1983 P.F. and 1889 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 72    $1,200.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 2102    

1863, 2¢ black, tied by "Flushing, N.Y., Apr 9, '64" cds and target duplex on cover with American Agriculturist allover illustrated design showing Livestock and Farm Implements amid floral borders, Very Fine, a choice example of this spectacular advertising design; with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 73    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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