Philatelic Report #28
Dear Customer, Welcome to our 28th net price catalog of top quality United States stamps and plate blocks. In the following 64 pages you’ll find a wide array of exceptional quality stamps for your consideration. As we finally break out of the Winter months I’m sure we’ll see improved activity in the stamp market. It seemed like everyone was frozen in place during these brutally cold past few months, and warmer temperatures should make all of us a much happier. Winter is normally the perfect time for indoor hobbies, but the deep snow and single digit temperatures seemed to put a damper on the stamp hobby. Spring is here, the sun feels good on your face. Your hobby is waiting for you. You’ll find an excellent selection in this catalog including a Superb #122 - the 90 cent Lincoln from the 1969 Pictorials. There are still numerous GEM quality Washington Franklin issues carried over from our last catalog. For example, the stunning Scott #388 coil pair received many inquiries, but never found a home. It’s still available, so we lowered the price. As it’s the highest graded #388 coil pair in existence, according to PSE’s population report, and the only such pair achieving a grade of XF-SUP-95, we’re not exactly unhappy that it hasn’t sold. Once it does sell, we’ll never find another pair as nice as this one. Enjoy browsing through our catalog. If your fingers have thawed out from the Winter freeze, feel free to call me anytime to place an order for a stamp or two. All The Best, Larry Volovski
Lot # #388 GEM quality coil pair. w/two PF certificates. w/2008 PSE certificate graded XF-SUP-95 - Highest Graded!
Lot # #293 w/1973 PF certificate
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All stamps sold on a first come, first serve basis. Your stamps will be shipped immediately upon receipt of payment. Established customers will have their stamps shipped out on open account before payment is received. 3. Unconditional 30 day money back guarantee - on any stamp we sell. 4. Expertization: Any stamp may be submitted to the PSE, PF, PSAG, APS, or Weiss for expert opinion. In the unlikely event of an unfavorable opinion, Volovski Rarities agrees to pay all certification costs, along with full refund for the returned stamp. 5. Interest free lay-a-way plan: One third down. One third in 30 days. The balance in 60 days. 6. Free shipping: We pay all shipping charges! 7. DISCOUNTS: 5% Discount - Any order over $1,000.00. 10% Discount - Any order over $5,000.00 8. We accept payment by check, or by Pay Pal. Our Pay Pal payment address is: VolovskiRarities@sbcglobal.net 9. Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, I want to hear about it. 10. All stamps remain property of Volovski Rarities until paid for in full.
5 & 10 cent 1847 Issue
Lot #1 #10X1 $500.00 Superb-OG-XLH Magnificent top left corner margin single that appears to be Never Hinged! A great stamp. With 1988 PF cert. for the sheet/12 from which this GEM stamp was taken.
Lot #2 #1 $525.00 XF/Sup-used Light red cancel. Large margins. Striking example. With 2000 PF cert.
Lot #5 #9X1 $450.00 VF - Tied on 1846 folded letter sheet addressed to Troy, N.Y. Two red “PAID” in arches cancels with a third strike to the right of stamp. With adjacent light red “New York” cds. The cover with horizontal and vertical file folds that don’t affect the stamp. Scott catalog - $625.00
Lot #3 #1a $675.00 XF-used Light red grid cancel. Intense dark brown shade. A fantastic showpiece! Scott catalog - $800.00 With 2004 PF cert.
Lot #4 #2 $950.00 XF-used Neat red grid cancel. Gorgeous example. Sharp clear impression. With 2005 PSE cert.
Lot #6 #2 $1,250.00 XF - Outstanding example neatly tied on cover to Cambridge, Mass. Tied by extremely scarce black grid cancellation with matching adjacent “Louisville, KY., Sep 10” circular date stamp. As red and blue were the common cancellation colors during this period, finding a black cancel is rare indeed. Scott catalog - $1,700.00 With 1996 PF cert.
1851-1857 Imperforate Issues
Lot #7 #6b $2,500.00 Fine-used Lightly struck black cancel. Rare type Ic stamp, clearing showing type characteristics at bottom. Pos. 89R4 Scott catalog - $3,250.00 With 2010 PSE cert.
Lot #8 #7 $150.00 XF-used Neat black cancel. Wide left sheet margin copy. Pos. 61R2, B relief, double transfer variety. Bold rich shade! With 2012 Doporto cert.
Lot #9 #7 $110.00 VF-used Neatly struck town cancel. Minute corner crease. Magnificent rich shade. Scott catalog - $150.00 With 2014 PSE cert.
Lot #10 #8A $1,250.00 XF/Sup-used Beautiful black grid and light red cancellations. Incredibly wide margins. Fabulous color & impression. Matchless GEM! With 1976 PFC for pair, from which this stamp was taken, left stamp from the pair.
Lot #11 #9 $400.00 Fine-OG-NH Warm rich color. Immaculate Post Office fresh and choice example. Scott catalog - $750.00
1851-1857 Imperforate Issues
Lot #12 #7 $150.00 VF - Tied on attractive cover to East Dorset, VT by lightly struck “Troy, N.Y., Sep 7” circular date stamp. Pos. 7R2 - T Relief from plate 2. Scott catalog - $180.00 With 2013 Doporto cert.
Lot #14 #9 $300.00 Fine-OG-XLH Light natural gum bend along right side of the stamp. Vivid and fresh! Scott catalog - $750.00
Lot #15 #9 $175.00 XF/Sup-used Neat town cancel. Dazzling fresh shade. A pretty stamp.
Lot #18 #9 $350.00 XF-used Attractive “block of three”. Neatly struck black “Columbia City, Ind.” town cancellation. Small scissor cuts between stamps. Extraordinary multiple. Bottom left stamp a gorgeous GEM! Pg. 2
Lot #13 #11 $175.00 VF - Tied on worn cover to Natchez, (Miss.). Beautiful strike of blue Mississippi Steamer “Route 7309” in oval cancellation. Fault at bottom left corner of the cover. A very scarce strike.
Lot #16 #9 $110.00 XF-used Neat town cancel. Deep shade. Attractive.
Lot #17 #9 $250.00 Fine+ - Two singles Perfectly tied on small piece by neat black “Boston - PAID, Aug, 25” cds. Eye catching!
Lot #19 #11 $150.00 XF - Outstanding top sheet margin strip of three. Tied to oversized 1856 cover to Cooperstown, N.Y. by double strikes of black “Gouveneur, N.Y., Jan 22” circular date stamps. Gorgeous high quality multiple.
1851-1857 Imperforate Issues
Lot #20 #9 $300.00 Fine - used Horizontal strip of eight. Manuscript cancellations. Repaired creases and tears. An interesting multiple for the One Cent specialist.
Lot #21 #11 $250.00 XF-unused, no gum Immense margins. Brilliant color. Outstanding example of this difficult stamp.
Lot #22 #11 $70.00 XF-used Black “PAID” cancel. Sheet margin at top. Pos. 9L3 Quality showpiece.
Lot #23 #11A $170.00 Lot #24 #11A $150.00 Lot #25 #11A $90.00 XF-used XF/Sup-used VF-used Beautiful blue “Reading, Pa.” town cancel. Green town cancel. Green town cancel. Extraordinary deep rich color. Small tear at lower left. Trivial light crease. An outstanding imperforate pair. Scott catalog - $190.00 Very choice example. With 2006 PSE cert. Scott catalog - $190.00
Lot #26 #11A $90.00 Fine-used Bold strike of “Chester, N.Y., Jan. 1, 1858” cancellation. Desirable bottom left corner margin single.
Lot #27 #12 $350.00 F/VF-used Lightly cancelled. Super intense color. Sound & very choice. Scott catalog - $700.00
Lot #31 #14 $275.00 VF-used New York Ocean Mail cancel. Wide sheet margin at left. Pos. 71R1E. Gorgeous position piece. With 1993 PF cert.
Lot #32 #15 $2,250.00 Superb-OG-LH Large Part O.G. Large margins & rich color. Trivial light crease. Gorgeous and rare stamp. Scott catalog - $5,000.00 With 1995 PSE cert.
Lot #28 #13 $800.00 VF-used Light town cancel. Bold shade of deep green. Scott catalog - $900.00 With 2010 PSE cert.
Lot #33 #15 $200.00 Superb-used “Saint Louis” town cancel. Huge JUMBO margins. Tiny tear at lower right. Faint crease at lower left. With 2014 PSE cert.
Lot #29 #13 $375.00 Fine-used Faintly cancelled. Appears to be unused. Scott catalog - $900.00 With 2014 PSE cert.
Lot #30 #14 $100.00 Fine-used Faint manuscript cancel. Appears to be unused, and even has what appears to be fresh full original gum!
Lot #34 #15 $150.00 VF-used Red & blue cancels. Small corner crease and a tiny toned spot. Scott catalog - $185.00 With 2014 PSE cert.
Lot #35 #16 $1,750.00 VF-used Outstanding red cancel. Big margins & deep color. Pos. 76L1 - recut at bottom. Scott catalog - $1,935.00 With 2013 PSE cert. Pg. 3
1857-1861 Perforated Issue
Lot #36 #17 $250.00 VF/XF-used Blue “Cincinnati, Ohio” town cancellation. Huge margins. A gorgeous example. Scott catalog - $275.00
Lot #37 #17 $190.00 F/VF-used Deep blue cancel. Sharp impression. Attractive! Scott catalog - $275.00
Lot #41 #20 $190.00 Lot #42 #20 $95.00 VF-used F/VF-used Neat town cancel. Neatly struck black year date Handsome example of type II cancellation. with gorgeous rich color. Single pulled perf at top. Scott catalog - $275.00 Scott catalog - $275.00
Lot #38 #18 $1,600.00 Superb-used Light black grid cancel. Perfectly centered! Brilliant fresh color. Matchless GEM example of this terribly difficult stamp. An amazing stamp. With 1987 PF cert.
Lot #43 #23 $750.00 XF-used Six-ring red target cancel. Superb centering. Bright vivid color. Scott catalog - $975.00
Lot #46 #25 $125.00 VF - Tied on folded letter to New York by neatly struck large black “PAID” in grid cancellation with adjacent red “Boston, Mass, Aug 18” cds. A very pretty cover. Scott catalog - $140.00 Pg. 4
Lot #39 #19 $3,500.00 Lot #40 #20 $1,000.00 Fine-used XF-OG-XLH Lightly struck town cancel. Bare trace of faint hinging! Pos. 94L4. Bold rich color. Magnificent mint stamp Flawless and sound. with breathtaking color. An incredible rarity! Rarely found so well Scott catalog - $9,000.00 centered in such a wonderful With photocopy of 1974 PFC state of preservation. for pair, from which it came, With 2009 PF cert. plus 2013 Weiss cert.
Lot #44 #25 $595.00 Fine-OG-LH Choice right margin single. Brilliant fresh color. An extremely rare mint stamp. Scott catalog - $2,500.00 With 1999 APS cert.
Lot #45 #25 $95.00 VF/XF-used Light town cancel. Deep rich color. Scott catalog - $125.00
Lot #47 #26 $350.00 Fine - Tied on a handsome cover to Vicksburg, Miss. by perfectly struck blue “N.O. (New Orleans) & Vicksburg R.M. (River Mail) Dec. 10” cancellation. An amazing example of this rarely seen river mail postmark.
1857-1861 Perforated Issues
Lot #48 #25 $200.00 Fine - Tied on small piece. Scarce “Grasshopper Falls, K.T.” cancel. Excellent Kansas Territory postmark. Eye catching!
Lot #52 #26 $50.00 XF-used Wonderful blue “Jul 26, 1861” town cancel. Excellent centering.
Lot #49 #25 $49.00 F/VF-used Light town cancel. Rich shade. Scott catalog - $125.00
Lot #53 #26 $40.00 XF/Sup-used Light town cancel. Immense margins on all four sides. Two tears at top & bottom. Fabulous appearance.
Lot #50 #26 $85.00 XF-OG-XLH Looks never hinged! Lovely rich color.
Lot #54 #26A $125.00 VF-used Neat town cancel. Elusive type IV stamp. Very choice example. Scott catalog - $150.00
Lot #51 #26 $30.00 Fine - Tied on small piece. Perfect strike of black “Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 24, 1859” in octagon cancel. Marvelous example.
Lot #55 #27 $1,000.00 VF-used Nice light black cancel. Fantastic rich color. Flawless example. Scott catalog - $1,650.00 With 1988 PF cert.
Lot #56 #27 $550.00 F/VF-used “1859” year date cancel. With portion of next stamp showing at bottom. Sound and choice. Scott catalog - $1,650.00
Slave advertising cover with original enclosure
Lot #57 #26 $9,000.00 Fine - Tied on 1860 slave advertising cover to Campbell County, Va. Neat black “Richmond, Va., Oct. 13, 1860” town cancellation. Expertly restored along right side of cover. Of the 4 or 5 slave advertising covers in private hands, this is the only example that has the accompanying original correspondence. Wonderful piece of American history - just months before the start of the Civil War. Deserving placement in the finest collection. Pg. 5
1857-1861 Perforated issues
Lot #58 #27 $500.00 Fine-used Lovely red & black cancels. Scarce left sheet margin single. Extremely intense color. Scott catalog - $1,900.00
Lot #59 #28 $825.00 VF-used Face free black cancel. Stunning red brown shade! Scott catalog - $1,200.00 With 2010 PSE cert.
Lot #60 #29 $300.00 VF-used Light red & black cancels. Brilliant fresh stamp. A beauty! Scott catalog - $450.00
Lot #61 #29 $200.00 F/VF-used Boldly struck “1859” year date cancellation. Deep dark shade! Scott catalog - $400.00
Lot #62 #30 $750.00 VF-OG-LH Vivid orange brown shade. Extremely desirable! Scott catalog - $1,250.00
Lot #63 #30 $800.00 VF-used Neat black grid cancel. Elusive used example of the 5c orange brown shade. Much scarcer used than mint. Scott catalog - $1,400.00
Lot #64 #30A $200.00 VF-used Red & black cancels. Dazzling shade. Premium quality stamp. Scott catalog - $320.00
Lot #65 #30A $150.00 F/VF-used Red & black cancels. Vivid and bright! Scott catalog - $320.00
Lot #66 #30A $135.00 F/VF-used Black grid cancel. Wide margins. Handsome example. Scott catalog - $300.00
Lot #67 #31 $450.00 VF-used Tiny thin shows in fluid. Couple nibbed perfs. A very scarce stamp! Scott catalog - $1,250.00 With 2013 PF cert.
Lot #69 #33 $175.00 VF - Tied on cover to San Francisco, California. Large black Boston “PAID” in grid cancellation, with adjacent red “Boston, Mass., Oct. 21” postmark. Pretty well centered stamp with dazzling rich color. Cover with small piece out at top. Scott catalog - $250.00
Lot #68 #27 $1,750.00 VF - Handsome vertical strip/3. Neatly tied on gorgeous 1859 folded letter to France. Neatly struck black “New Orleans, La., Jun 15” handstamps tying stamps. With adjacent red “Boston, PAID, Jun 15” postmark. Clearly struck French receiving handstamps. Magnificent state of preservation, rare thus. Scott catalog - $6,500.00 Pg. 6
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1857-1861 Perforated issues
Lot #70 #34 $22,500.00 VF-OG-LH Small Part O.G. Pos. 64L - recut at both top and bottom! Completely sound in all respects - rare thus, as this stamp never comes this nice. Scott catalog - $55,000.00 With 1996 PF cert.
Lot #71 #33 $250.00 XF-used Neat town cancel. Choice centering! Incredibly bright color. With 1982 PF cert.
Lot #72 #34 $3,000.00 XF/Sup-used Bold blue & red cancels. Pos. 86L1. Bold rich color. GEM copy of this stamp! With 2001 PF cert.
Lot #76 #36 $375.00 Superb-used Light black cancel. Perfect centering! With 1991 PFC for vertical strip/3, from which it was taken - bottom stamp from strip.
Lot #77 #36 $225.00 XF-used Black town cancel. Deep prooflike color. Gorgeous showpiece. Scott catalog - $350.00
Lot #73 #34 $1,400.00 F/VF-used Light black town cancel. Gorgeous fresh color. Scott catalog - $2,250.00 With 1987 PF cert.
Lot #78 #36 $950.00 XF-OG-LH Incredible centering. Intense Jet-Black color! Among the finest known examples of this tough stamp. GEM quality! With 1985 & 2008 PF certs.
Lot #74 #35 $150.00 VF-used Blue “Express” cancel. Huge margins. Marvelous condition. With 1992 PF cert.
Lot #75 #35 $90.00 XF-used Pretty red grid cancel. Wide margins and vivid color. Attractive.
Lot #79 #37 $190.00 XF-used Pretty “PAID” cancel. Short perfs at top right and lower right - very trivial. Scott catalog - $390.00 With 2010 PSE cert.
Lot #80 #39 $2,000.00 VF-OG-LH Outstanding example with warm rich color. Nicely centered! Scott catalog - $3,000.00 Pg. 7
1875 Reprints & The Issue of 1861
Lot #81 #40 $175.00 VF-unused, No gum as issued Pulled perfs and a light horizontal crease at bottom. Only 3,846 examples sold. Scott catalog - $575.00 With 2008 PF cert.
Lot #86 #46 $1,400.00 Fine-unused No gum as issued. Two short perfs at lower left. Rare - only 480 sold! Scott catalog - $3,000.00 With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #91 #65 $425.00 XF-OG-NH Super intense shade! Gorgeous condition. With 1989 and 1997 PFC’s.
Lot #96 #65 $20.00 Fine-used “Old Point Comfort, Va., Nov. 19, 1862” cds. Pretty cancellation! Pg. 8
Lot #82 #41 $1,500.00 F/VF-unused No gum as issued. Incredible color. Only 878 examples sold! A very scarce stamp. Scott catalog - $2,750.00 With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #87 #47 $2,000.00 Fine-unused No gum as issued. Reperfed at left. Painted over toned spot at right. Scott catalog - $4,000.00 With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #92 #65 $200.00 XF-OG-XLH Wide margins. Bright color! With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #83 #42 $800.00 VF-unused No gum as issued. Flawless & attractive. Absolutely brilliant color. Only 878 examples sold. Scott catalog - $1,200.00 With 1985 PF cert.
Lot #84 #44 $1,500.00 Fine-unused No gum as issued. Two trivial short perforations. Only 489 examples sold. A very rare 1875 reprint. Scott catalog - $2,750.00 With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #85 #45 $2,900.00 XF-unused No gum as issued. Full long perfs all around! GEM copy of this rarity. Only 479 examples sold! Scott catalog - $3,000.00 With 2006 PSE cert.
Lot #88 #56 $375.00 VF-OG-LH Gorgeous rich color. Scott catalog - $550.00 With 2007 PF cert.
Lot #89 #62B $800.00 Fine-used Neat black cancel. Completely sound and choice, rare thus. Scott catalog - $1,600.00 With 2008 PF cert.
Lot #90 #64 $750.00 VF-used Neat black cancel. Scarce pink shade. A beautiful stamp. Scott catalog - $850.00 With 1976 APS & 1989 PFC
Lot #93 #65 $100.00 F/VF-OG-NH Scarce mint condition. Scott catalog - $125.00 is for hinged. Unlisted as N.H.
Lot #94 #65 $90.00 VF-OG-LH Sharp clear impression. Scott catalog - $125.00
Lot #95 #65 $70.00 Fine-OG-NH Perfect never hinged quality. Scott catalog - $125.00 is for hinged. Unlisted as N.H.
Lot #97 #65Pc $350.00 XF-unused, no gum Right sheet margin imperforate pair. Irregular toning - as normally found. Scott catalog - $1,000.00 With 1991 APS cert.
Lot #98 #68 $50.00 VF/XF-used Light black cancel. BIG margins. Scott catalog - $60.00
Lot #99 #68 $35.00 Lot #100 #68a $80.00 VF-used XF-used Light grid cancel. Boxed “PAID” cancel. Warm rich color. Intense dark green Scott catalog - $60.00 shade. Remarkable quality!
The 1861 Issue
Lot #101 #66 $2,750.00 XF-OG-VLH Huge margins and fabulous rich color. Matchless GEM copy of this rarely offered stamp. With 1991 PF cert.
Lot #102 #67 $12,500.00 VF-OG-LH Spectacular GEM QUALITY 5 cent Buff. A flawless example in an extraordinary state of preservation. Scott catalog - $27,500.00 With 2004 PSE cert.
Lot #103 #69 $275.00 Superb-used Neat black cancel. Wonderful centering. A gorgeous GEM stamp. With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #104 #69 $70.00 VF-used San Francisco cogwheel. Bright color. Choice. Scott catalog - $100.00
Lot #105 #70 $700.00 XF/Sup-used Light black town cancel. Incredibly intense color. Outstanding showpiece! With 1989 PF cert.
Lot #106 #70c $950.00 F/VF-used Bold blue grid cancel. Short perf at top. Scott catalog - $2,275.00 With 2014 PSE cert.
Lot #108 #71 $120.00 F/VF-used Perfectly struck blue pinwheel cancel. Eye catching stamp! Scott catalog - $195.00
Lot #109 #71 $170.00 XF-used Bold â€œBostonâ€? cancel. Well centered with dazzling color. Scott catalog - $180.00
Lot #110 #71 $95.00 VF-used Pretty red grid cancel. Lively bright color. A beauty. Scott catalog - $215.00
Lot #111 #73 $40.00 VF-used Black cork cancel. Nice centering. Scott catalog - $65.00
Lot #107 #70d $1,400.00 F/VF-used Star in circle cancel. Rare pale gray violet shade! Scott catalog - $3,000.00 With 2013 PF cert.
Lot #112 #76 $450.00 F/VF-OG-LH Slightly disturbed O.G. Scarce mint stamp. Completely sound & choice. Scott catalog - $1,400.00 With 2004 PF cert.
The 1861 Issue & 1867 Grilled Issues
Lot #113 #76 $140.00 XF-used Light black cancel. Striking rich shade. A beautiful stamp.
Lot #114 #76 $60.00 Fine-used Perfectly struck “bat” cancel of Hingham, Mass. Scott catalog - $120.00
Lot #115 #77 $850.00 F/VF-OG-LH Handsome example of this incredibly scarce mint stamp. Completely sound & choice! Scott catalog - $4,750.00
Lot #120 #78 $425.00 XF-used Neat black cancel. Bold rich shade. Fault free & gorgeous. Outstanding showpiece! With 2014 PSE cert.
Lot #125 #88 $50.00 XF-used Pretty cancel. Nibbed perf at top. Gorgeous centering! With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #117 #74 $11,000.00 Superb-used, The finest known. Manuscript penstroke cancellation. Tremendous example - still retaining it’s full original gum - rare thus. Much scarcer used than mint with less than 100 used examples known to exist! With 1975 PF cert.
Lot #121 #78a $900.00 Fine-OG-LH Large Part O.G. Scarce grayish lilac shade. Scott catalog - $2,900.00 With 2005 PSE cert. graded Fine-70.
Lot #126 #89 $195.00 F/VF-used Neat black cancel. Robust rich shade. Premium quality example. Scott catalog - $350.00 With 2003 PF cert.
Lot #116 #77 $225.00 XF-used Neat black grid cancel. Immense JUMBO margins. Trivial light corner crease. With 2013 PF cert.
Lot #122 #85B $500.00 Fine-used Beautiful red cancel. Small thin spot at upper left. Elusive Z grill. Scott catalog - $1,600.00 With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #123 #85E $1,000.00 Fine-used Faint black cancel. Completely sound & choice. A very rare Z grill. Scott catalog - $2,500.00 With 2013 PSE cert.
Lot #124 #86 $200.00 Fine-used Neat black cancel. Completely sound example with deep rich color. Scott catalog - $475.00 With 2007 APS cert.
Lot #127 #91 $1,750.00 Superb-used Fancy leaf cancel. Large & balanced margins. Gorgeous deep color. Matchless World Class GEM! Rare in this condition. With 1983 PF cert.
Lot #128 #92 $1,250.00 VF-OG-VLH Slightly glazed gum spot. Brilliant P.O. freshness. An extraordinary example of this rare mint stamp. Scott catalog - $3,000.00 With 2010 PF cert.
Lot #129 #93 $425.00 VF-OG-LH Choice Black-Jack! Extremely fresh stamp. Scott catalog - $450.00 With 1987 PF cert.