Cost of US Stamp Scott 63: 1861 1c Benjamin Franklin National Bank Note. Page 2

US Stamps Price Scott Catalogue # 63: 1c 1861 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2569

1c Blue (Scott 63). Rich color, straddle-pane margin at right showing part of adjoining stamp, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), straddle-pane margin at right with guideline, tied by well-struck “Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 26, 1862” circular datestamp on cover to Westchester Pa. with red and blue “One Flag and One Government” Patriotic design depicting Eagle and Flag surrounded by states’ initials, Magee imprint, perfect strike of “OLD STAMPS/NOT RECOGNIZED” in two lines and “Due 3” handstamps, the former also ties 1c stamp, “U.S. Penny Mail” octagonal carrier datestamp on back, dated same day, cover with small expert repair at bottom left EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR COVERS WITH THE PHILADELPHIA “OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED” MARKING AND ONE OF VERY FEW SHOWING CARRIER SERVICE. The late 1861 Federal demonetization of all United States stamps issued before the new 1861 series resulted in the rejection of 1857 Issue stamps as prepayment — most famously represented by the “Old Stamps Not Recognized” handstamps. Other markings used to reject prepayment were applied in manuscript, or letters were simply marked postage due or held for postage. In the case of the cover offered here, the 1c stamp, which paid the carrier fee, was accepted as postage but the 3c for regular postage was not. Ex Kimmel and Piller. With 1976 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2569

US$37,500.00
US Stamps Values Scott 63 - 1c 1861 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2566

1c Blue (Scott 63). Three, tied by mostly clear strike of “Old Point Comfort Va.” double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from a paper shirt collar to Philadelphia, contents written inside the collar, datelined “Head Quarters 2nd Regt. P.R.V.C., Banks James River, July 4, 1862”, fascinating content including “We have fought five battles & won five victories…Genl. McCall is a prisoner, Genl. Reynolds ditto and wounded, Adj. Genl. Biddle and Simmons and a host of other officers killed.”, also touches on confidence in McClellan and how he hopes to enter Richmond soon in triumph, stamps with small faults VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A PHENOMENAL USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE ON AN ADVERSITY COVER MADE FROM A CARDBOARD SHIRT COLLAR. This inventive use from a Union soldier is extraordinarily rare, not only for its raw material, but also for the fact it was used in the United States mails. Most adversity covers were sent though the Confederate mails due to paper shortages in the South. With 2010 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2566

US$3,250.00
Cost of US Stamps Scott Cat. #63: 1861 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2564

1c Blue (Scott 63). Perfectly centered, tied by segmented cork cancel on unsealed buff cover with printed cover with Thomas Newton’s “Will Furnish Substitutes” printed advertisement and matching enclosure, printed address to a post office box but none indicated, circular in red provides references and states “100 others who have been furnished with Substitutes…”, the circular with small mended internal tears of no consequence EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE CIVIL WAR PERIOD ADVERTISING COVER AND CIRCULAR, ADVERTISING TO PROVIDE DRAFTEE SUBSTITUTES. The Civil War is the first United States war that required conscription (the draft) to raise troops. After the Federal draft was announced the practice of finding substitutes to serve in place of the draftee became a business in urban cities. The New York Herald reported that men “must pocket their conscientious scruples and go forth to fight, or fork out three hundred dollars each for a substitute.” Relevant postal artifacts are seldom encountered.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2564

US$7,000.00
US Stamps Prices Scott Cat. #63: 1861 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2565

1c Blue (Scott 63). Three wide margins, wide straddle-pane margin at left capturing significant portion of stamp in adjoining pane, tied by “Philada. Pa. Post Office, May 4 1st ’64” double-circle datestamp on unsealed “Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission” illustrated cover to local address, design in brown orange, opened at right, Very Fine, a beautiful cover paying either the 1c circular rate or fee for local delivery, ex Dr. Morris, with 1999 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2565

US$1,300.00
Values of US Stamps Scott Cat. #63 - 1861 1c Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1106, Lot 3084

The Wilson Born Collection of 1c 1861-68 Issue Stamps and Covers. Hundreds of covers and off-cover items, housed on exhibit pages in three 3-ring binders and two cover boxes, mounted collection starts with official Post Office Dept. notice announcing the new issue and continues with some off-cover issued stamps such as Nos. 63 (two unused) and 102, some off-cover with interesting cancels, proofs including large die and P2a, eight Bowlsby patent essays and few others, Encased Postage represented by Ayer’s No. EP8, strength is in postal history including three used with earlier demonetized 1c 1857 Issue (one with Held for Postage” marking), great range of shades including several with different shades on the same cover, several easily identifiable as the scarce Dark Blue (Scott 63b), imprint single on cover, some fancy cancels including W” of Waterbury Conn., Buffalo patent cancel, large number of carrier, circular and drop rate uses, some short paid, Revenue uses, few Valentines, range of auxiliary markings, few larger frankings such as legal-size with twelve 1c stamps paying 4x domestic rate, nice combination frankings including pair of 5c Buff (67) used with pair of 1c Blue (63) on legal-size cover used within California, some territorial, transcontinental, many nice advertising covers, fantastic group of Patriotics with several in the $200-$750 range including 1c used with No. 64 on colorful Keystone State design and Cogan imprint (1976 PFC), Volunteer Refreshment Saloon illustrated cover (three different, one expertly restored), two Sanitary Commission, nice range of foreign destinations including England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Spain, India, Nova Scotia, Canada, New Brunswick, Mexico, Guatemala, some other interesting including 1c carrier use with Martin Van Buren free frank as ex-president, some faults to be expected A FANTASTIC COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE ONE-CENT 1861-68 ISSUE, CONTAINING OFF-COVER PROOFS AND STAMPS AND COVERS ENCOMPASSING ALL ASPECTS OF THIS FASCINATING COLLECTING AREA. THIS IS A SOLID NUCLEUS FOR AN EXHIBITION COLLECTION. The 1c stamp of the 1861-68 series is fascinating in many ways. It comes in a variety of shades and has interesting proof and production-related material. The 1c was also used for many different purposes: circular rate, drop rate, carrier fee, and in strips or with other stamps for the standard 3c letter rate. On mail to overseas destinations, it was used to pay the circular rate and also in combination with other denominations to make up various treaty rates, such as 24c to England or 34c rate to places elsewhere in the British Mail system. The possible combinations are virtually endless, and this collection contains a solid representation of all aspects of this fascinating issue.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1106, Lot 3084

US$37,500.00
US Stamp Values Scott Catalog 63: 1c 1861 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2601

1c Blue (Scott 63). Horizontal strip of three, s.e. at left, tied (between perfs) by target cancels, “San Francisco Cal. Feb. 28” double-circle datestamp, 1c stamps used as forwarding postage on cover originating in Canada, addressed to San Francisco and forwarded to Oregon, originating postage paid by Canada, 1859, 10c Red Lilac (17) tied by grid cancel, light strike of 1866 circular datestamp at left, reduced at right, some edgewear and soiling, few toned perfs, Fine and scarce use

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2601

US$1,000.00
Price of US Stamp Scott Catalogue # 63: 1c 1861 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2600

1c Blue (Scott 63). Uncancelled, faulty at upper right, used on cover to Liverpool, England and forwarded to Paris, France, neat strike of “N. York Am. Pkt. 21 Mar 8” debit datestamp, 1sh postage due paid by Brown Shipley & Co., who added forwarding postage paid by wing-margin horizontal pair of Great Britain 4p Victoria stamps tied by “Liverpool 22 MR 62” circular datestamp and “466” ovals, forwarder’s oval handstamp, French transits, cover slightly reduced at right, still Very Fine and rare use, the 1c stamp was probably intended to pay the carrier fee to the N.Y. post office

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1105, Lot 2600

US$500.00
Price of US Stamps Scott Cat. # 63: 1c 1861 Franklin. H.R. Harmer, Jun 2015, Sale 3007, Lot 3016

63P2, 65P2, 76P2, 68P2, 69P2, 78P2, 71P2, 72P2, 1861 Second Design Issue, Roosevelt small die proofs on white wove, each 27x33mm except 90c 28x29mm, each with brilliant color and crisp impression, 3c, 5c, 24c small faults, o/w Very Fine, a scarce set (Scott price $1,800)

H.R. Harmer, Jun 2015, Sale 3007, Lot 3016

US$1,250.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #63 - 1c 1861 Franklin. Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, May 2015, Sale 105, Lot 110

U.S.; General Issues, 1861, 1¢ blue on 3 covers, Scott #63. Strip of 3 (one stamp torn), on cover (not tied), Clarinda, Ioa cancel addressed to William H. Anderson, 4th regiment, Iowa Volunteers in St. Louis. Mo., similar cover with 3 singles and another cover to same address with 3 singles, Illinois cancel, all with cover faults, Average to Fine. Estimate price $100.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, May 2015, Sale 105, Lot 110

US$115.00
Prices of US Stamps Scott Catalog # 63 - 1c 1861 Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2490

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., hinged, fabulous large margined example with exuberant color, among the most impressive examples imaginable, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF-85. SMQ $450 in the grade of VF-XF-85. Scott $300. Estimate value $350 – 500.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2490

US$275.00
Value of US Stamp Scott Catalog 63: 1c 1861 Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2491

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., previously hinged, exceedingly fresh and choice example with brilliant color, Fine, with photocopy of 1994 P.F. certificate for a horizontal pair, from which this stamp was taken, this being the right stamp from the pair. Scott $300. Estimate $150 – 200.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2491

US$90.00
US Stamps Values Scott Catalog # 63: 1c 1861 Franklin. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2492

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), 5-point star cancellation of Waterbury, CT, beautiful fancy cancel on this 1 cent Franklin, with strong color; a few toned perforations at right, Very Good, 2015 P.F. certificate. Scott $50. Estimate $300 – 400.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2015, Sale 669, Lot 2492

US$225.00
US Stamp Prices Scott Cat. 63: 1c 1861 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 115

1c Blue (63). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, near perfect centering, long and full perforations, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 115

US$1,400.00
US Stamp Values Scott Catalogue 63 - 1c 1861 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 117

1c Dark Blue (Scott 63b). Superbly centered, intense shade and impression, lightly cancelled by double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, a lovely example of this 1c 1861 shade variety, with 2000 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 117

US$600.00
US Stamp Price Scott Catalog #63 - 1c 1861 Franklin. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 116

1c Blue (63). Mint N.H. block of four, radiant color and detailed impression, choice centering EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE. With copy of 1990 P.F. certificate for block of 15. Scott Retail as hinged block of four

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 116

US$2,500.00