US Stamp Value Scott 24: 1857 1c Benjamin Franklin. Page 2

Value of US Stamp Scott #24 - 1c 1857 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2557

1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Horizontal pair and two singles, paying 3c postage plus 1c carrier fee to the post office in New York City, one placed over edge and all placed over backflaps to prevent opening by Confederate spies, tied by “New York Mar. 29” (1861) circular datestamps on cover addressed over the backflaps in the hand of Lieutenant General Winfield Scott to Major Robert Anderson, the commander of Fort Sumter, address reads “Major Robert Anderson, Commanding Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina”, written over flaps to make it additionally tamperproof, slightly reduced at right where opened, affecting one stamp VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE AND HISTORIC COVER FROM FAMED UNITED STATES ARMY GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT TO MAJOR ROBERT ANDERSON, COMMANDER OF FORT SUMTER DURING THE CONFEDERATE SIEGE. The letter from General Scott that was once contained in this cover is now in the Library of Congress (copy accompanies). Brief and to the point, General Scott reprimands Major Anderson for comments he made about conditions at Fort Sumter: “I have heard of your declaration to Col. Lamon, indicating a desperate purpose. I forbid it as your commander, it being against your duty both as a soldier & Christian.” On April 11 Beauregard sent representatives demanding the surrender of the fort, and on April 12 Confederate shelling of the fort began, continuing for 34 hours before Major Anderson agreed to evacuate. Applying the stamps and writing the address on the back of the envelope were no mistake or indeliberate act on General Scott’s part. His long history in military campaigns taught him the value of information, and he was probably (and rightfully) suspicious of Confederate spying through mail tampering. To ensure the integrity of the envelope, the address was written across the flaps and the stamps were affixed over the flaps as well. Ex Calhoun.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2557

US$5,750.00
Costs of US Stamps Scott Catalog # 24: 1c 1857 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2551

1c Blue, Ty. V (Scott 24). Horizontal pair, scissors trimmed at bottom and light horizontal crease, tied by blurry strikes of “New Orleans La. Nov. 11” circular datestamps on 1860 circular to Lyon, France, where turned and used again to Bourgoin, with France, 1854, 20c Blue (15), four margins, tied by dotted diamond cancel, folded to show both frankings, Fine, unusual and rare use, ex Kapiloff, with 1992 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2551

US$600.00
US Stamp Prices Scott 24 - 1c 1857 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2552

1c Blue, Ty. V (Scott 24). Block of four, well-centered, deep shade, tied by “New Orleans La. Nov. 25” (1859) circular datestamp on folded double circular rate cover to Barcelona, Spain, bold red “2” and black “-1/2 Rls” handstamps, block originally folded over top (creased between stamps), the cover has been refolded to show the complete franking and Barcelona receiving backstamp, Very Fine and ideal for exhibition, a rare franking for an unusual rate and destination

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2552

US$1,400.00
Costs of US Stamp Scott Cat. #24 - 1c 1857 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2550

1c Blue, Ty. V (Scott 24). Vertical pair, tied by oval “Correos, Vera Cruz” oval datestamp on folded cover to Vera Cruz, docketing indicates “1859 Circular, Presspring Schonfeld & Co., 20 Dicbre”, stamps with some soiling and toning, bottom stamp affected by vertical file fold, still Fine and unusual use, presumably intended to be mailed at New York City, but instead carried to Vera Cruz outside the mails and postmarked there, no indication the Mexican post office charged postage

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2550

US$160.00
US Stamp Prices Scott Catalog # 24 - 1857 1c Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2435

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., previously hinged, marvelous high quality example with wide margins that barely capture a small portion of the imprint along left side of the stamp, trivial inclusion spot at top right corner, a pretty stamp with bold color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, 2015 P.S.E. certificate. Scott $140. Estimate $100 – 150.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2435

US$50.00
Cost of US Stamps Scott Cat. #24: 1c 1857 Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2436

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24 var), well centered stamp shows heavy plate scratches along right side making for an interesting example, Fine to Very Fine. Estimate price $200 – 300.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2436

US$100.00
Costs of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #24 - 1857 1c Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2437

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), horizontal pair, socked-on-the-nose beautiful “New York City Delivery” circular datestamp, fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine, an incredibly attractive pair. Scott $100. Estimate price $200 – 300.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2437

US$100.00
Costs of US Stamps Scott Cat. # 24: 1c 1857 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 55

1c Blue, Ty. V (Scott 24). Positions 39-40/49-50/59-60/69-70R10, right imprint and plate no. 10 block of eight, original gum, stamps lightly hinged, rich color, choice centering, some faint natural gum toning, Position 59 tiny surface scuff, Very Fine appearance

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 55

US$3,500.00
Values of US Stamp Scott # 24: 1c 1857 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 53

1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., A Relief from top row showing dashes at top left, pretty shade, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as hinged

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 53

US$2,100.00
US Stamps Price Scott Catalogue #24 - 1857 1c Franklin. Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Apr 2015, Sale 60, Lot 1968

1857, 1¢ blue, type Va. Position 16R5, neat town cancel, precision centering amid wide margin, bright color and sharp detailed impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a very difficult stamp to obtain in exceptional condition, with 2005 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the later Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ only lists type Va to a grade of 90 at $800). Scott No. 24; $300.

Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Apr 2015, Sale 60, Lot 1968

US$800.00
US Stamp Values Scott Cat. #24: 1c 1857 Franklin. Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Apr 2015, Sale 60, Lot 1967

1857, 1¢ blue, type V. O.g., hinge remnant, choice centering amid wide margins, bold color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ value $550). Scott No. 24; $140.

Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Apr 2015, Sale 60, Lot 1967

US$375.00
Price of US Stamps Scott # 24: 1c 1857 Franklin. Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Apr 2015, Sale 60, Lot 2724

1857, 1¢ blue, type V. Right margin plate number “No. 10.P.” and part imprint vertical pair, o.g., lightly hinged, strong bright color; few perf faults at top, Very Fine appearance, an attractive plate pair. Scott No. 24; $300 for normal pair.

Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Apr 2015, Sale 60, Lot 2724

US$750.00
Prices of US Stamp Scott Catalog #24 - 1c 1857 Franklin. Matthew Bennett International, Feb 2015, Sale 351, Lot 45

o 1857, 1¢ blue, type V (24), top margin single, near perfect centering, with stunning color and being exceptionally fresh. Very light red cancel. Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp. Scott $55 Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Matthew Bennett International, Feb 2015, Sale 351, Lot 45

US$120.00
Values of US Stamps Scott Catalogue 24 - 1857 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Feb 2015, Sale 1092, Lot 1026

1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Feb 2015, Sale 1092, Lot 1026

US$550.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott # 24: 1857 1c Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Jan 2015, Sale 663, Lot 1246

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., hinge remnant, magnificent wide margined stamp with captivating color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, 1982 P.F. certificate. Scott $140. Estimate price $150 – 200.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Jan 2015, Sale 663, Lot 1246

US$200.00