US Stamps Value Scott 107: 1875 12c George Washington Re-issue Without Grill. Page 2

Values of US Stamp Scott Cat. #107 - 1875 12c Washington Without Grill. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 189

*    12¢ black, Re-issue (Scott 107), well centered with a finely etched impression and nearly full original gum (certificate noted simply “o.g.”), Very Fine (photo). $4,250 A PREMIUM MINT EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 12¢ 1861 RE-ISSUE. Expertization: 2001 P.F. Certificate.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 189

US$1,900.00
Value of US Stamps Scott Catalog #107 - 1875 12c Washington Without Grill. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 188

*    12¢ black, Re-issue (Scott 107), essential perfectly centered, with prooflike color and impression on bright white paper, full original gum, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine. SMQ value $12,500 (photo). $4,250 ONLY 389 OF THE 12¢ RE-ISSUE WERE SOLD, OF THOSE THAT HAVE SURVIVED, MOST ARE OFF-CENTERED, TONED, FAULTY AND/OR HAVE LOST THEIR GUM. WITH ITS EXTRAORDINARY CENTERING, WONDERFUL COLOR AND FULL, LIGHTLY HINGED ORIGINAL GUM, THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE CERTAINLY RANKS AMONG THE VERY FINEST EXAMPLES OBTAINABLE— ONLY FOUR GRADED HIGHER, WITH THE HIGHEST BEING A 98. Expertization: 2005 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Superb 95. Provenance: “Empire”.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 188

US$9,750.00
Values of US Stamps Scott Catalog #107: 1875 12c Washington Without Grill. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Mar 2014, Sale 650, Lot 2554

1875 Re-issue of 1861-67 issue, 12¢ black (Scott 107), unused without gum, impressive example with extraordinarily large margins and breathtaking rich color, an extremely elusive 12 cent re-issue, Fine to Very Fine, only 389 sold, 2014 P.S.E. certificate & 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott $2,100. Estimate value $1,500 – 2,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Mar 2014, Sale 650, Lot 2554

US$1,100.00
Costs of US Stamp Scott 107 - 1875 12c Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1094

12c Black, Re-Issue (Scott 107). Unused (no gum), intense shade, huge margins, reperfed at left where perf added, otherwise Very Fine, only 389 sold, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1094

US$800.00
Values of US Stamp Scott # 107: 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 294

12c Black, Re-Issue (107). Huge margins and outstanding centering, intense shade and detailed impression on crisp white paper, bold cancels EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. ONLY FOURTEEN USED COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, OF WHICH ONLY SIX ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. A PHENOMENAL RARITY. The 12c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 389 of the 12c were sold; the remaining 9,611 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. Our census of Scott 107 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/107/107.pdf , records only fourteen examples. Of these, only nine are potentially sound. Three of the nine have not been examined since the early 1970’s and are not confirmed as sound, leaving only six confirmed sound copies. Census No. 107-CAN-04. Ex Mayer and from our 1989 Rarities sale. With 1987 and 1999 P.F. certificates

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 294

US$12,500.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalog 107 - 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 672

12c Black, Re-Issue (Scott 107). Original gum, bright shade and detailed impression, Jumbo margins all around EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $8,500.00 as 90, $12,500.00 as 95)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 672

US$5,750.00
Cost of US Stamps Scott Catalog #107: 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 3213

1875 Re-issue of 1861-67 issue, 12¢ black (107), o.g., lightly hinged, fabulous rich color and finely detailed impression, few of the examples that were sold can be found like this stamp – completely fault free and attractive, Fine to Very Fine, only 389 sold, 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,250. Estimate $2,500 – 3,500.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 3213

US$2,400.00
Value of US Stamps Scott 107: 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 387

1875 Re-issue of 1861-67 issue, 12¢ black (107), o.g., lightly hinged, immaculately fresh example of this rarely offered stamp, with immaculate fresh gum; tiny perforation thin at top, and a few blunted perforations at bottom, Very Good to Fine, a mere 389 examples were sold, 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,250. Estimate $1,000 – 1,500.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Sep 2013, Sale 639, Lot 387

US$1,600.00
Values of US Stamp Scott 107: 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Spink Shreves Galleries, Aug 2013, Sale 144, Lot 151

Scott #107, 12c Black re-issue, unused, intense color and a deeply etched impression, fairly well centered, nearly very fine for this rare stamp; only 397 issued; 2013 PF certificate.

Spink Shreves Galleries, Aug 2013, Sale 144, Lot 151

US$725.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott 107: 1875 12c Washington Without Grill. Cherrystone Auctions, Jul 2013, Sale 201307, Lot 29

United States 1875 Re-Issue of the 1861-66 Issue 1875 12c black, unused without gum, with 2005 PSE certificate stating “reperforated at the left and bottom,” fine appearance (catalogue value for stamp without gum)

Cherrystone Auctions, Jul 2013, Sale 201307, Lot 29

US$500.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalog # 107: 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, May 2013, Sale 1044, Lot 93

12c Black, Re-Issue (Scott 107). Original gum, intense shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper, gorgeous centering with unusually wide margins EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERIOR CONDITION. The 12c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 389 of the 12c were sold, the remaining 9,611 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. Ex Whitman. With 1966 and 1994 P.F. certificates. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95, SMQ value $12,500.00). Only three have been graded higher (two at 95J, one at 98) and four share this grade

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, May 2013, Sale 1044, Lot 93

US$8,500.00
Value of US Stamps Scott Cat. #107: 1875 12c Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2013, Sale 1040, Lot 1354

12c Black, Re-Issue (Scott 107). Original gum, wide margins, detailed impression on bright paper, wide margins EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. Only 389 sold. With 1994 P.F. certificate.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2013, Sale 1040, Lot 1354

US$5,750.00
US Stamps Values Scott Catalog # 107 - 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1643

12c Black, Re-Issue (Scott 107). Original gum, sharp proof-like impression, reperfed at bottom, Fine appearance, only 389 sold

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1643

US$1,000.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Catalog 107 - 12c 1875 Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1644

12c Black, Re-Issue (Scott 107). Unused (no gum), wide margins, couple tiny perf tip creases, lightened toning mentioned on accompanying certificate which we fail to detect, otherwise Fine, only 389 sold, with 1995 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2012, Sale 1037, Lot 1644

US$800.00
Price of US Stamps Scott #107: 1875 12c Washington Without Grill. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2012, Sale 1034, Lot 117

12c Black, Re-Issue (107). Choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, intense shade and detailed impression on bright paper, multiple strikes of oval grid duplex cancel of New York EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY BE THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE. ONLY FOURTEEN USED COPIES ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS, OF WHICH ONLY SIX ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. A PHENOMENAL RARITY. The 12c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 389 of the 12c were sold, the remaining 9,611 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. Our census of Scott 107 used, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/107/107.pdf , records only fourteen examples. Of these, only nine are potentially sound. Three of the nine have not been examined since the early 1970’s and are not confirmed as sound, leaving only six confirmed sound copies. Ex Sheriff, Zoellner and Collier. Census No. 107-CAN-13. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ value $60,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it. Accompanied by note from William A. Litle stating “Perhaps 98 if not for the cancel” — the cancel is actually quite normal for the issue and leaves Washington’s face almost completely unobscured

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2012, Sale 1034, Lot 117

US$22,000.00