Auction 22.10.1996

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 22.10.1996

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5c Red Brown (1), a fantastic used 'gem', immense jumbo margins on all...

5c Red Brown (1), a fantastic used 'gem', immense jumbo margins on all sides showing a portion of the frameline of the next stamp at top and a small portion of the next stamp at right, beautiful warm rich color on very fresh crisp paper which retains some of the original bluing, sharp clear

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,200

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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5c Brown (1), a fantastic 'gem' with very large to immense margins and...

5c Brown (1), a fantastic 'gem' with very large to immense margins and showing a portion of the adjacent stamp at top, glorious deep rich color on very fresh bright crisp paper still possessing much of the original bluing, exceptionally sharp clear impression, further enhanced by a neat blue c.d.s

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,100

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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5c Red Orange (1c), a gorgeous example of this very rare color, large to...

5c Red Orange (1c), a gorgeous example of this very rare color, large to huge margins showing a tiny bit of the next stamp at top and traces of the next stamp at bottom, beautiful warm rich true color on very fresh paper retaining much of its original bluing, a blue '5' handstamp cancel has been

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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10c Black (2), a tremendous used 'gem' with huge to immense margins all...

10c Black (2), a tremendous used 'gem' with huge to immense margins all around, very sharp clear impression on very fresh bright crisp paper, red grid cancellations, A SUPERB 'GEM', AN ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT STAMP, OUTSTANDING IN EVERY RESPECT AND WORTHY OF THE VERY FINEST COLLECTION, Scott retail

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,200

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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1c Blue type III (8), plate 4, C relief, showing a wide break at top and an...

1c Blue type III (8), plate 4, C relief, showing a wide break at top and an immense break at bottom, large to huge margins showing a portion of next stamp at right, gorgeous intense deep rich color and a sharp prooflike impression on fresh bright crisp paper, neat very light c.d.s. cancel which

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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5c Red Brown (12), a magnificent used 'gem', three immense margins showing...

5c Red Brown (12), a magnificent used 'gem', three immense margins showing traces of the adjacent stamps at sides, ample at top, rich color and a sharp clear impression on exceptionally fresh bright crisp paper, very light unobtrusive c.d.s. cancellation, EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,500

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 10c Green type II (14), large to huge margins all around, beautiful...

unused 10c Green type II (14), large to huge margins all around, beautiful bright color on very fresh crisp paper, full original gum which is lightly hinged, EXTREMELY FINE, A VERY RARE STAMP WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM, EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE AND DESTINED FOR THE KNOWLEDGEABLE COLLECTOR, Scott retail

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$5,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 5c Orange Brown (30), a gorgeous stamp with beautiful margins and...

unused 5c Orange Brown (30), a gorgeous stamp with beautiful margins and centering, absolutely magnificent deep rich color and a sharp clear prooflike impression on very fresh bright crisp paper, full original gum, EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE, EXCEEDINGLY HANDSOME AND POST OFFICE FRESH

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,200

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 10c Green type V (35), a magnificent 'gem' possessing near perfect...

unused 10c Green type V (35), a magnificent 'gem' possessing near perfect centering within wide well-balanced margins, rich color, exceptionally fresh on very crisp paper, full original gum which has been only lightly hinged, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM', EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE IN ALL RESPECTS, Scott

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 12c Black plate 3 (36b), an extraordinary 'gem', exceptionally...

unused 12c Black plate 3 (36b), an extraordinary 'gem', exceptionally well-centered, very handsome intense black shade, sharp clear prooflike impression on fresh bright crisp paper, full original gum which has been only lightly hinged, EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY CHOICE, A POST OFFICE FRESH

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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24c Gray Lilac (37), an extraordinary 'gem', a truly fantastic used stamp...

24c Gray Lilac (37), an extraordinary 'gem', a truly fantastic used stamp, unbelievably well-centered, beautiful rich color, sharp clear impression on very fresh crisp paper, neat unobtrusive light grid cancel, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM', EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY FOR THIS VERY DIFFICULT STAMP, WORTHY OF THE

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 90c Blue (39), a magnificent stamp possessing truly extraordinary...

unused 90c Blue (39), a magnificent stamp possessing truly extraordinary freshness, gorgeous intense deep rich color on fresh bright crisp paper, exceptionally well-centered for this always difficult stamp, full original gum which has been only lightly hinged, EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,300 - US$2,600

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 1c Bright Blue reprint (40), a stupendous 'gem', perfectly centered...

unused 1c Bright Blue reprint (40), a stupendous 'gem', perfectly centered, exceptionally fresh bright color on remarkably fresh bright white crisp paper, magnificent sharp clear prooflike impression, without gum as issued, SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT, TRULY OUTSTANDING, WORTHY OF THE FINEST COLLECTION

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$800 - US$900

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 1c Blue (63), a magnificent 'gem', perfectly centered within...

unused 1c Blue (63), a magnificent 'gem', perfectly centered within exceptionally well-balanced margins, fresh bright color on very fresh bright white crisp paper, full original gum which is lightly hinged, EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY CHOICE, A GORGEOUS 'GEM', A TRULY OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THIS

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$600 - US$700

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 1c Dark Blue (63b), a spectacular example of this scarce and very...

unused 1c Dark Blue (63b), a spectacular example of this scarce and very desirable shade, extraordinarily well-centered, gorgeous deep rich color on exceptionally fresh bright and crisp paper, magnificent sharp clear prooflike impression, full original gum which has been only lightly hinged, AN

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,600 - US$1,800

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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90c Blue (72), a gorgeous 'gem', truly outstanding margins and centering...

90c Blue (72), a gorgeous 'gem', truly outstanding margins and centering, beautiful bright color on exceptionally fresh bright crisp paper, very sharp clear impression, further enhanced by light unobtrusive red and black cancellations, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM', A MAGNIFICENT STAMP POSSESSING

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,100

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 15c Black (77), an extraordinary 'gem', exceptionally well-centered...

unused 15c Black (77), an extraordinary 'gem', exceptionally well-centered within large margins, spectacular intense deep shade and a magnificent sharp clear prooflike impression on very fresh bright crisp paper, full original gum, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM', A GORGEOUS STAMP OF EXCEPTIONAL BEAUTY AND

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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24c Gray (78b), a marvelous 'gem', perfectly centered within wide...

24c Gray (78b), a marvelous 'gem', perfectly centered within wide well-balanced margins, fantastic intense deep color and a sharp clear impression on very fresh bright crisp paper, very neat perfectly struck target cancel, SUPERB, TRULY OUTSTANDING IN EVERY RESPECT, A MAGNIFICENT STAMP WORTHY OF THE

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 10c Green F grill (96), a spectacular 'gem' possessing wide...

unused 10c Green F grill (96), a spectacular 'gem' possessing wide well-balanced jumbo margins, beautiful rich color on exceptionally fresh bright crisp paper, full original gum which is relatively lightly hinged, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM', EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY FOR THIS SCARCE UNUSED ORIGINAL GUM

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$4,200 - US$4,500

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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30c Orange F grill (100), a gorgeous used 'gem' possessing exceptional...

30c Orange F grill (100), a gorgeous used 'gem' possessing exceptional margins and centering, bright color on fresh bright paper, clearly impressed grill, small neat segmented cork cancellation, EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE, A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY DIFFICULT GRILL, VERY HANDSOME AND

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,200

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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90c Blue F grill (101), a gorgeous 'gem', truly exceptional margins and...

90c Blue F grill (101), a gorgeous 'gem', truly exceptional margins and centering, beautiful bright color on very fresh bright crisp paper, absolutely remarkable sharp clear impression, neat cork cancel, AN EXTREMELY FINE VERY BEAUTIFUL 'GEM', A FANTASTIC EXAMPLE OF THIS ALWAYS DIFFICULT AND VERY

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,200

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 1c Blue re-issue (102), a gorgeous example featuring magnificent...

unused 1c Blue re-issue (102), a gorgeous example featuring magnificent color on extraordinarily fresh crisp bright white paper, wide margins all around, sharp clear prooflike impression, full original gum which has been only lightly hinged, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM', EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH AND VERY

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 90c Blue re-issue (111), a truly extraordinary 'gem', absolutely...

unused 90c Blue re-issue (111), a truly extraordinary 'gem', absolutely gorgeous margins and centering, beautiful rich color and a very sharp clear prooflike impression on very fresh bright crisp paper, full original gum, SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT, AN UNBELIEVABLE 'GEM', REMARKABLE COLOR, CENTERING

Lot #: 37

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$7,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 15c Brown & Blue type I (118), a gorgeous 'gem', very well-centered...

unused 15c Brown & Blue type I (118), a gorgeous 'gem', very well-centered with beautiful rich colors on very fresh bright crisp paper, sharp clear impression, full original gum which is relatively lightly hinged, EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY CHOICE, A MAGNIFICENT FULL ORIGINAL GUM STAMP, A

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$7,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 3c Green grill (136), a spectacular 'gem', perfectly centered within...

unused 3c Green grill (136), a spectacular 'gem', perfectly centered within wide even margins, beautiful warm rich color on very fresh bright crisp paper, the stamp shows several grill points, full original gum which has been only lightly hinged, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM' IN ALL RESPECTS, A TRUE

Lot #: 42

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$1,800

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 90c Carmine (155), a magnificent stamp, unbelievably fresh...

unused 90c Carmine (155), a magnificent stamp, unbelievably fresh, well-centered, absolutely gorgeous rich color on very fresh bright crisp paper, sharp clear prooflike impression, full original gum, EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY CHOICE, EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN THIS QUALITY WITH ORIGINAL GUM, A WORTHY

Lot #: 43

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

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unmounted mint 2c Vermilion (178), a fabulous mint 'gem', extraordinarily...

unmounted mint 2c Vermilion (178), a fabulous mint 'gem', extraordinarily well-centered within wide jumbo margins, beautiful very rich 'fiery' color on very fresh bright white crisp paper, brilliant original gum which is never hinged, A SUPERB NEVER HINGED 'GEM', A TRULY MAGNIFICENT STAMP WORTHY OF

Lot #: 45

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,200

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unused 15c Red Orange (189), an absolutely spectacular 'gem', beautifully...

unused 15c Red Orange (189), an absolutely spectacular 'gem', beautifully centered within immense jumbo margins, fantastic bright color with a sharp clear prooflike impression on very fresh bright white crisp paper, brilliant original gum which is lightly hinged, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM', A TRUE

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$600 - US$700

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unmounted mint 30c Orange Brown (217), a gorgeous mint 'gem', magnificent...

unmounted mint 30c Orange Brown (217), a gorgeous mint 'gem', magnificent rich color with a remarkably sharp clear prooflike impression on very fresh bright crisp paper, brilliant pristine original gum which is never hinged, EXTREMELY FINE, A VERY BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT, VERY RARE NEVER

Lot #: 47

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 22 Oct 1996

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unmounted mint 10c Green (226), a spectacular mint 'gem', perfectly...

unmounted mint 10c Green (226), a spectacular mint 'gem', perfectly centered within wide 'jumbo' margins, rich color on very fresh crisp paper, full original gum which is never hinged, AN EXTREMELY FINE 'GEM' IN ALL RESPECTS, A TRUE CONDITION RARITY WORTHY OF THE MOST METICULOUS COLLECTION, Scott

Lot #: 49

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,100

Date: 22 Oct 1996