USA – 1861, 24¢ steel blue – SOLD for $2,700

1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), unused without gum, astounding example of the terribly difficult steel blue shade; a completely sound and attractive stamp that would enhance any serious collection, … Read More

USA – 1861, 12¢ black – SOLD for $1,000

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), o.g., previously hinged, delightful example of this terribly difficult mint stamp; with unusually large margins and eye-arresting color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate. Scott … Read More

USA – 1861, 5¢ buff – SOLD for $1,800

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), San Francisco cogwheel cancel, stunning example of unparalleled beauty; near perfect centering with mouth-watering rich color with a perfectly struck cancel; this stamp has it … Read More

USA – 1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II – SOLD for $1,500

1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), o.g., previously hinged, sharp prooflike color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85. Scott Stamp … Read More

USA – 1861, 1¢ blue, type I – SOLD for $8,000

1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), block of 4, positions 25-26, 35-36, top stamps with double transfer variety, o.g., previously hinged, absolutely spectacular top quality type I block with … Read More