Auction 01.02.1996

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 01.02.1996

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cover Baltimore, Md. 5c Blue on Manila entire (3Block Larger Than four...

cover Baltimore, Md. 5c Blue on Manila entire (3Block Larger Than four ), sharp clear strikes of all three provisional markings, blue 'Baltimore, Md. Jul 12' (1846) c.d.s. on manila entire addressed to Miss Susan Julia Mayer, Reading, Pa., negligible cover stain in center from excised wax seal on

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$2,800 - US$3,200

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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on piece Millbury, Mass., 5c Black on bluish (7X1), two clear to ample...

on piece Millbury, Mass., 5c Black on bluish (7X1), two clear to ample margins, just into outer rim of the design at top and left, sharp clear impression on fresh bright paper, well-tied by neat red 'Milbury, Ms. Mar 23'' c.d.s. (town name misspelled as always) on small piece of folded cover, light

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$14,000 - US$16,000

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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5c Brown (1), large margins on three sides showing part of adjacent stamps...

5c Brown (1), large margins on three sides showing part of adjacent stamps at T. and L., clear to just barely touching at R., neat blue town d.s., very fine , Scott retail $525.00photo est

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$250 - US$300

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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5c Pale Brown (1), ample to large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at...

5c Pale Brown (1), ample to large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at T., neat red grid cancel, tiny corner crease at T.R., otherwise fine , Scott retail $525.00photo est

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$250 - US$280

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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on piece 5c Red Brown (1), ample margins on three sides, just in at B...

on piece 5c Red Brown (1), ample margins on three sides, just in at B., tied on small piece by bold red grids, light toning spot, otherwise fine , Scott retail $525.00est

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$150 - US$180

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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10c Black (2), ample to large margins all around, neat red grid cancel...

10c Black (2), ample to large margins all around, neat red grid cancel, light overall toning, few light creases, otherwise very fine , Scott retail $1,250.00photo est

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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10c Black (2), large margins, red orange grid cancel, tiny sealed margin...

10c Black (2), large margins, red orange grid cancel, tiny sealed margin tear, very fine appearance, with 1984 Swiss Philatelic Society certificate which does not note any faults, Scott retail $1,250.00 photo est

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$350 - US$400

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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10c Black (2), large to huge margins at sides, ample to just touching at T...

10c Black (2), large to huge margins at sides, ample to just touching at T. and B., black grid and trace of red cancel, fresh and fine , Scott retail $1,250.00photo est

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$350 - US$400

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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10c Black (2), large margin at L., others ample to just clear at B.R., neat...

10c Black (2), large margin at L., others ample to just clear at B.R., neat red grid cancel, vertical crease, otherwise fine , Scott retail $1,250.00photo est

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$250 - US$280

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 5c Red Brown reproduction (3), large to huge margins, without gum as...

unused 5c Red Brown reproduction (3), large to huge margins, without gum as issued, in a somewhat scarcer pure Brown shade and on paper which retains much of the original bluing, quite handsome, extremely fine , with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $800.00 photo est

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$450 - US$500

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 5c Red Brown reproduction (3), large to huge margins all around...

unused 5c Red Brown reproduction (3), large to huge margins all around, without gum as issued, fresh and very fine , Scott retail $800.00photo est

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$450 - US$500

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 10c Black reproduction (4), ample to large margins all around...

unused 10c Black reproduction (4), ample to large margins all around, without gum as issued, very fine and choice, Scott retail $1,000.00photo est

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$650 - US$700

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 10c Black reproduction (4), ample to large margins, without gum as...

unused 10c Black reproduction (4), ample to large margins, without gum as issued, very fine , with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $1,000.00 photo est

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$400 - US$450

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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1c Blue type II (7), beautiful plate 1 early color, huge margins all around...

1c Blue type II (7), beautiful plate 1 early color, huge margins all around showing part of adjacent stamps at T. and B., neat Westfield, Mass d.s., an extremely fine and magnificent stamp, Scott retail $130.00photo est

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$400 - US$450

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 1c Blue type IV (9), beautiful rich color, large margins all around...

unused 1c Blue type IV (9), beautiful rich color, large margins all around, unused, extremely fine and choice, Scott retail $600.00photo est

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$400 - US$450

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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5c Red Brown (12), ample to large margins at sides, just touching at T. and...

5c Red Brown (12), ample to large margins at sides, just touching at T. and B., black town and trace of red cancels, small corner crease, otherwise fine , Scott retail $1,050.00est

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$250 - US$300

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 10c Green type I (13), three large to huge margins incl. 2-3mm of B...

unused 10c Green type I (13), three large to huge margins incl. 2-3mm of B. sheet margin showing full shells, clear at top, fresh, traces of o.g., very fine , with 1990 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $12,500.00 photo est

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$3,500

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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10c Green type I (13), pos. 95R, huge margins all around, gorgeous deep...

10c Green type I (13), pos. 95R, huge margins all around, gorgeous deep rich color, sharp clear prooflike impression on very fresh crisp paper, neat 1857 c.d.s., couple tiny owner's h.s. on back, an extremely fine 'gem', with 1986 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $775.00 photo est

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$600 - US$700

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 10c Green type II (14), three large to huge margins, ample at right...

unused 10c Green type II (14), three large to huge margins, ample at right, unused, bright color, tiny pinhole, very fine appearance, Scott retail $3,000.00 photo est

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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10c Green types II, III (14, 15), single of each, ample to generally large...

10c Green types II, III (14, 15), single of each, ample to generally large margins, rich color, neat light c.d.s. cancels, very fine , Scott retail $440.00 est

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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1c Blue type Ia (19), beautiful typical plate 4 color, bold town c.d.s...

1c Blue type Ia (19), beautiful typical plate 4 color, bold town c.d.s., few light surface scuffs and small tear at T., otherwise appears fine , Scott retail $3,750.00photo est

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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1c Blue type III (21), fairly well-centered for this clearly illustrating...

1c Blue type III (21), fairly well-centered for this clearly illustrating the breaks at both T. and B., blue town d.s., light corner crease, otherwise nearly very fine for this, Scott retail $1,500.00photo est

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 1c Blue type IIIa (22), pos. 72L4, rich color, unused, fresh and...

unused 1c Blue type IIIa (22), pos. 72L4, rich color, unused, fresh and fine , with 1995 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $1,150.00photo est

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$350

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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5c Red Brown, Bright Red Brown (28, 28b), well-centered, each has beautiful...

5c Red Brown, Bright Red Brown (28, 28b), well-centered, each has beautiful deep rich color and sharp clear impression, neat c.d.s. cancels, former small crease, latter reperfed at top, otherwise very fine , exceptional appearing stamps, quite handsome, each with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott retail

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$180 - US$220

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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10c Green type I (31), usual light green shade, relatively well-centered...

10c Green type I (31), usual light green shade, relatively well-centered showing full plumes at bottom, indistinct c.d.s., some improved perfs. at top, otherwise very fine , with 1983 P.F. certificate which states that 'it is genuine', Scott retail $650.00 photo est

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 24c Gray Lilac (37), fresh, deep shade, large part o.g., h.r., tiny...

unused 24c Gray Lilac (37), fresh, deep shade, large part o.g., h.r., tiny thin, fine appearance, Scott retail $1,000.00 est

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 90c Blue (39), exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color...

unused 90c Blue (39), exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color, slightly disturbed o.g., h.r., extremely fine and choice, with 1972 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $1,900.00photo est

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 90c Blue (39), o.g., h.r., perfs. just touching at B. and centered...

unused 90c Blue (39), o.g., h.r., perfs. just touching at B. and centered to R., fresh and almost fine , Scott retail $1,900.00photo est

Lot #: 37

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 5c Orange Brown reprint (42), well-centered, brilliant color...

unused 5c Orange Brown reprint (42), well-centered, brilliant color, without gum as issued, trivial natural inclusion, extremely fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $950.00photo est

Lot #: 38

Estimate: US$700 - US$800

Date: 1 Feb 1996

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unused 90c Deep Blue reprint (47), brilliant color, well-centered showing...

unused 90c Deep Blue reprint (47), brilliant color, well-centered showing full intact perfs. all around, without gum as issued, extremely fine and choice, a great rarity in this condition, with 1979 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $3,500.00photo est

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 1 Feb 1996