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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1162

2017-07-25

United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 52, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Two huge margins, ample at top and just touching at bottom right, circular datestamp along left leaves the design unobstructed, small corner crease at top right, Fine appearance, a rare 1c 1851 Issue stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

11,500
950
United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1159

2017-06-27

2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 39, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 44L4, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins at top and bottom, ample to clear at sides, deep rich Plate 4 color and sharp impression from a late state of the plate with unusually wide breaks in top and bottom outer lines

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III EXTANT. THE BREAKS IN OUTER LINES AT TOP AND BOTTOM -- THE DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC OF TYPE III -- ARE ESPECIALLY WIDE IN THIS LATE IMPRESSION.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) have small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2, which has the widest breaks of any Type III position, due to the short transfer during plate entry.

The stamp offered here should be considered significant for several reasons. The breaks at top and bottom are so wide that it actually approaches those of Position 99R2. This E Relief position (44L) had breaks in both lines when originally entered on the plate; however, later impressions show widened breaks, and, in this example, the breaks are extremely wide. The large margins at top and bottom also allow for easy identification of the type. All factors considered -- design, impression, margins and gum -- this stamp is easily one of the finest original-gum examples of the imperforate Type III.

Ex Lilly, Drucker and "Scarsdale." With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

25,000
27,000
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1857-60 Issue
1159

2017-06-27

2017 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 61, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of Boston circular datestamp, completely sound, top and bottom perfs well clear of the significant portions of the design, extra wide right margin shows the characteristic double transfer, single nibbed perf at bottom left corner (not mentioned on accompanying certificates)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF TYPE III.

Plate 2 was made in late 1855, and consists of 198 stamps that are Type II, one position that is Type III (99R2) and one that is Type IIIA (100R2).

Guide dots were used to accurately lay out the subjects on the plate. Positions 79 and 89 were transferred perfectly using their guide dots. However, the guide dot to the south-east of Position 88R2, which was used to align the single B Relief for Position 99R2, was placed far out of line, resulting in the bottom part of the A Relief being transferred into the bottom part of Position 89 (and in the margin below this position) by mistake. When the fresh entry was made in Position 99R a full transfer of the design was not possible without running into the error in Position 89R. The position was therefore short transferred at top, and apparently also at bottom, creating the finest example of Type III found on any plate (see pp. 183-184 of Neinken book).

Plate 2 stamps were issued imperforate from December 1855 through June 1857. Beginning in July 1857 stamps from Plates 1 Late, 2 and 4 were issued with perforations, and Plates 2 and 4 continued to produce stamps through late 1857. Plate 2 stamps are rarer perforated than in imperforate form; conversely, Plate 4 stamps are rarer imperforate than in perforated form. Perforated 99R2 stamps are of extreme rarity.

Our census, which incorporates the records of noted student Jerome S. Wagshal, the Philatelic Foundation, the Levi records and our own work, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/21/21.pdf . Only one unused example is known, in a block. Twelve used singles are recorded, as are three on covers and two in strips, for a total of 18 known in any form. Virtually all have faults or are very off-center -- only three off-cover singles and one on cover are confirmed as sound and not all have decent centering.

Ex Sheriff and Wagshal. With 1986 and 2011 P.F. certificates.

17,500
5,250
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1857-60 Issue
1155

2017-05-09

United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1155, Lot Number 3187, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21 var), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21 var)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21 var). The position with the widest breaks of any Type III, choice centering, deep shade, pieces torn away from top and bottom when separated by sender, tied by "Chicago Ill. Oct. 27, 1857" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Exeter Ill., with original enclosure

THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED DATE OF USE OF POSITION 99R2 -- THE ONE-CENT TYPE III -- WHICH THE SCOTT CATALOGUE LISTS SEPARATELY, BOTH IMPERFORATE AND PERFORATED, IN RECOGNITION OF ITS EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTERISTICS.

This cover from the Armitage correspondence is the basis of the Scott-listed Earliest Documented Use of No. 21, Position 99R2, on October 27, 1857. The EDU for any perforated 1c stamp from Plate 2 is July 26, 1857. According to our records, only three covers are known with Position 99R2: a single, ex Ishikawa and Zoellner, a strip containing 99R2, and the Armitage cover offered here. The Scott Catalogue incorrectly states that two covers are known.

Please see Chronicle 199 (August 2003) for an article documenting the Armitage correspondence. With 1999 A.P.S. certificate stating "earliest documented cover". Scott Retail for an off-cover used stamp is $20,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1150

2017-03-01

United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 547, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Large margins including part of bottom sheet margin, deep rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION YIELDS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) have small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased... The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).

With 1977 P.F. certificate

11,500
5,000
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1150

2017-03-01

United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 548, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Large margin at bottom showing the large break, double transfer at right also clear, other margins to just in at top, light town cancel, diagonal creases, Fine appearance, a rare 1c 1851 Issue stamp, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate

11,500
950
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1144

2016-12-13

Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 18, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Types Ia-II (Scott 5A-7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 89R2 with the most pronounced double transfer on any United States stamp, traces of original gum, huge margins to ample including part of adjoining stamps at left and top, Very Fine and choice, the position below 89R2 is the famous 99R2, for a complete explanation of how the 89R2 double transfer and the 99R2 short transfer occurred, see Neinken book pages 181-187, Scott Retail as with original gum

1,200
750
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1144

2016-12-13

Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 28, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Types III-IIIa (Scott 8-8A)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Three huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at top and sheet margin at bottom, mostly large at left (just clear of upper ornament), gorgeous dark shade and proof-like impression, neatly struck circular datestamp leaves the characteristics of this distinctive position clearly visible, small scissors-cut in margin at top left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) have small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased... The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).

Ex Wagshal and Merlin. With 2010 P.F. certificate.

12,500
3,500
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1139

2016-11-09

U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 34, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Large margin at bottom showing the large break, double transfer at right also clear, other margins to just in at top, light town cancel, diagonal creases

FINE APPEARING AND COLLECTIBLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT BLUE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased... The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).

With 2001 A.P.S. certificate

12,500
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United States

U.S. Stamps

19th Century Issues

1851-56 Issue
1125

2016-05-05

U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 667, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Deep rich color, large margins to just in, clearly showing the double transfer that is one of the defining characteristics of the position, tied by "Worcester Mass. Apr. 21, 1851" circular datestamp on circular-rate cover to So. Thomaston Me., cover with some slight wear and toning including small tear at top left

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

Signed Ashbrook. With 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $16,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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