Values of US Stamps Scott Cat. #O49: 3c 1873 Post Office Official. Page 1

Value of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #O49: 3c 1873 Post Office Official. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2015, Sale 1095, Lot 606

3c Post Office, “Sepcimen” Error (O49Sa). Without gum as issued, scissors-separated but perforations are mostly intact except for a few at top THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PRINTING WITH “SEPCIMEN” ERROR. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF SPECIAL PRINTINGS. Only 91 copies of the 3c Post Office Special Printing were sold. Assuming that one sheet was divided and sold before starting on the next sequential sheet (we do not know if that, in fact, was the practice), then no more than one 3c Post Office “Sepcimen” error (Position 21) was sold. According to Combs, the existence of a 3c Post Office “Sepcimen” was reported by Konwiser in 1925 (see page 40 of Combs booklet), but it was not listed in the Scott Catalogue until 1971, two years after it was certified by Herbert Bloch of the Friedl Expert Committee. With 1969 Friedl certificate.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2015, Sale 1095, Lot 606

US$35,000.00
US Stamps Prices Scott # O49 - 3c 1873 Post Office Official. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2015, Sale 1095, Lot 588

3c Post Office, Specimen Ovpt. (Scott O49S). Without gum as issued, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, a scarce Special Printing, especially in this quality, only 91 sold

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2015, Sale 1095, Lot 588

US$2,600.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott O49: 3c 1873 Post Office Official. Spink Shreves Galleries, Jan 2015, Sale 150, Lot 254

Scott #O49, 3c Post Office, bottom left imprint and plate “No. 1” block of twenty, being the full bottom two rows of the sheet with partial arrow at right, o.g., the center block of four has h.r.’s, the other sixteen stamps are n.h., overall very nice centering, very fine; catalog value is for hinged plate block of twelve and eight n.h. singles.

Spink Shreves Galleries, Jan 2015, Sale 150, Lot 254

US$375.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Catalog O49: 1873 3c Post Office Official. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1026, Lot 1544

3c Post Office, Vertically Ribbed Paper (O49 var). Original gum, h.r., showing clear lines in the paper, Very Fine, scarce, with 2004 A.P.S. certificate, accompanied by note from Ronald A. Burns who opines the vertical ribbed paper may have been printed in 1875 when an additional press run was made for the 3c and 6c Post Office stamps, listed but unpriced in Scott

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1026, Lot 1544

US$300.00
US Stamps Value Scott Catalog #O49: 1873 3c Post Office Official. Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 1333

U.S.; Official, Post Office Dept., 1873, 3ΒΆ Black, Plate Block of 14, #O49. N.h. top #11, small gum tone spot and slight offset, overall well centered, very fresh, Very Fine overall. Scott $350. Estimate $120-150.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Feb 2012, Sale 92, Lot 1333

US$173.00
Values of US Stamps Scott O49 - 3c 1873 Post Office Official. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2011, Sale 1014, Lot 2355

3c Post Office (O49). Two panes of 100, one from left side of the sheet with imprint and plate no. 41 at top and bottom and natural s.e. at right, other from right side of the sheet and with imprint and plate no. 30 at top and bottom and natural s.e. at left, virtually all Mint N.H., distinctly different shades with former Gray Black and latter Black, few flaws to be expected with a few more on the right pane with one row of telescoped perfs, one row with crease and five or six with adherences, otherwise Very Good-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2011, Sale 1014, Lot 2355

US$850.00
Values of US Stamp Scott Catalog # O49: 1873 3c Post Office Official. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2009, Sale 975, Lot 2232

3c Post Office (O49). Mint N.H. horizontal block of eight with part top imprint selvage (piece missing above pos. 3), incredibly well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as eight Mint N.H. singles

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2009, Sale 975, Lot 2232

US$375.00
Price of US Stamp Scott Catalog #O49: 3c 1873 Post Office Official. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2008, Sale 967, Lot 5155

3c Post Office (Scott O49). Complete pane of 100 with top and bottom imprint and plate no. 41 blocks of 14, original gum, 21 with h.r. to reinforce separations, other 79 Mint N.H., also slight reinforcement in plate no. selvage, Fine-Very Fine and better with a surprising number in Very Fine or Extremely Fine

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2008, Sale 967, Lot 5155

US$400.00
Value of US Stamps Scott Catalog # O49 - 3c 1873 Post Office Official. Matthew Bennett International, Dec 2007, Sale 325, Lot 2504

Post Office Dept., 1873, 3ΒΆ black (O49), bottom imprint and plate no. 41 block of 14, quite well centered, o.g., minor separation in 2nd vertical row, F-VF. Scott price $200

Matthew Bennett International, Dec 2007, Sale 325, Lot 2504

US$220.00