Auction 43

U.S. Gem Series Sale


1851-1857 Issues


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Lot 1
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), clear to large margins all around including part of the next stamp at left (type characteristics show clearly), light town cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Scott $140.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Realized
$100
Lot 2
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), a truly glorious stamp with immense margins (capturing portions of three surrounding stamps); meticulously printed in robust color and with an unobtrusive grid cancel, a Superb gem, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded Gem 100, only four stamps attain this grade in PSE's Population Report. Scott $100.
Estimate $1,800 - 2,400.
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Realized
$1,500
Lot 3
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 83R1L, margins ample to huge including parts of the next stamp at bottom, Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Scott $95.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Realized
$60
Lot 4
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), clear to huge margins all around including parts of the next stamp at bottom and a very light cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Scott $100.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Realized
$80
Lot 5
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), Very Fine. Scott $100.
Estimate $60 - 80.
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Realized
$36
Lot 6
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), a premium example with clear to large margins all around, excellent color, New Orleans c.d.s., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott $775.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Realized
$375
Lot 7
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), position 91R1, an uncommonly lovely example with ample to large margins all around, neat town cancel, Very Fine. Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Realized
$900
Lot 8
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), clear to ample margins all around, light town cancel, Very Fine, an unusually nice example of this narrow-margined issue, with 1991 P.F. certificate. Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Realized
$140
Lot 9
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1857, 3¢ dull red, type III (Scott 26), variety showing ink strong smear, well centered within huge margins, grid cancel, Very Fine, ex Chase, with his penciled notes on back ("very fine example of a smear").
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Realized
$80




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