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19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2021, 1851-57 Issues3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var). Rich color, centered to left with trace of adjoining stamp at right, perfs mostly intact, slightly blunted at top, tied by well struck "Chicago Ill. Oct. 2, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to Iowa City with "Ellithorpe, Kline & Bradley, CARRIAGE Manufacturers" corner card, docketing at top, non-contemporary pencil notation at bottom

VERY FINE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERF USED ON A MANUFACTURING CORNER CARD.

Wilson Hulme speculates in in his article in Chronicle 175 that R. K. Swift distributed Chicago perf stamps to various businesses as a trial or to strengthen the possibility of selling the perforating machine to the post office. Many of the businesses were in a straight path between Swift's bank and Elijah Hadley's (inventor of the machine) office (p. 167).

With 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
ng
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1053, Chicago Perforations3c Dull Red, Ty. II Chicago Perf 11 (11A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II Chicago Perf 11 (11A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. II Chicago Perf 11 (11A var). Position Position 80R2L, unused (no gum), perforations mostly clear, couple small faults and light soiling

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF 33 RECORDED EXAMPLES FROM THE "SAMPLE A" SHEET WITH THE HADLEY 11-GAUGE CHICAGO PERFORATIONS.

This stamp is from the top right position of the Chase block of 21 pictured in his book on p. 176. A total of 33 "Sample A" Chicago Perf stamps are recorded, including a block of nine, two blocks of six and a block of four. There are four contiguous stamps from the Chase piece that have not been accounted for and may or may not still exist as a block. The examples from the Sample "A" sheet are the only known unused 3c stamps with Chicago perforations. There are no known unused examples with the gauge 12.5 perforations.

Ex Wagshal (this was not part of our series of Wagshal sales -- offered for the first time since his passing). With 1975 P.F. certificate

5,000
4,250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 72, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var). Attractive centering with fully formed perfs all around, cancelled by Michigan town datestamp, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERF AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES TO ORIGINATE FROM OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO.

The origin of the Chicago perforation was revealed in an article published by Jerome S. Wagshal in the Chronicle 130 (May 1986). To briefly summarize Mr. Wagshal's revelations, the inventor of the machine used to create the Chicago Perf stamps was Dr. Elijah W. Hadley, a Chicago dentist. He probably constructed the machine in 1854. Over a two-year period, beginning in November 1854, Dr. Hadley's device was offered for sale to the Post Office Department thru R. K. Swift, a prominent Chicago banker and businessman. The distinctive 12-1/2 gauge Chicago Perf was applied to sheets of the 1c and 3c 1851 Issue.

Four examples are recorded of the 3c Chicago perf used from outside of Chicago. Two are on cover, from Rosedale Wis. and New York City, respectively, and were offered in Part 3 of our Jerome S. Wagshal sale in 2010 (sale 996, lots 3185-3186). This stamp also comes from the Wagshal collection. The fourth example, from Boston, resides in an important West Coast collection.

Ex Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,400
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1151, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Reconstruction (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Reconstruction (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Reconstruction (11A). 30 used singles comprising the three right vertical rows of Plate 3, vividly demonstrating the "Three Rows" recutting adjustments that were required due to the unintentional wide spacing between the eighth and ninth vertical rows and the narrow spacing between the ninth and tenth vertical rows of the left pane of Plate 3, the frameline recutting done in a way that attempted to minimize the visual spacing anomalies, including the triple frameline recutting on Positions 89 and 99 and no inner line on Positions 9 and 19 (see Chase p. 101), small faults to be expected but a number of Extremely Fine examples with large margins as well, a difficult to assemble reconstruction

606
475
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1156
PSE 85
PF 90
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1156, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Plate 2 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Plate 2 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Plate 2 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 31L2L, vivid color, wide margins to clear at bottom left, neat strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous example of this rare and desirable Plate 2L shade, ex Kirke, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90), with 2010 P.S.E. certificate as No. 10A Orange Brown which it is not (VF-XF 85)

E. 300-400
300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1158, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var). Attractive centering with fully formed perfs all around, cancelled by Michigan town datestamp, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERF AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES TO ORIGINATE FROM OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO.

The origin of the Chicago perforation was revealed in an article published by Jerome S. Wagshal in the Chronicle 130 (May 1986). To briefly summarize Mr. Wagshal's revelations, the inventor of the machine used to create the Chicago Perf stamps was Dr. Elijah W. Hadley, a Chicago dentist. He probably constructed the machine in 1854. Over a two-year period, beginning in November 1854, Dr. Hadley's device was offered for sale to the Post Office Department thru R. K. Swift, a prominent Chicago banker and businessman. The distinctive 12-1/2 gauge Chicago Perf was applied to sheets of the 1c and 3c 1851 Issue.

Four examples are recorded of the 3c Chicago perf used from outside of Chicago. Two are on cover, from Rosedale Wis. and New York City, respectively, and were offered in Part 3 of our Jerome S. Wagshal sale in 2010 (sale 996, lots 3185-3186). This stamp also comes from the Wagshal collection. The fourth example, from Boston, resides in an important West Coast collection.

Ex Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate

5,000
0
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1159, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var). Position 58L3, well-centered, scissors separated at bottom but with intact perfs, full perfs on other sides, rich color, "Chicago Ill. Jan. 12, 1857" circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERFORATION.

The 3c Chicago Perfs are rarely encountered in sound condition with centering as nice as this example. An identifiable datestamp adds to the desirability of this example.

Ex Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 888, 1c-12c 1851 Issue (Scott 5A-17)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color in the scarcer Claret shade, ample margins all around, Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

325
170
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2013-07-16
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 110, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Jan 5 1857" circular datestamp on small piece, rich color, small tear at top center, small crease at right and slightly rounded top right corner, still a rare example of this classic perforation variety, with 1996 P.F. certificate not mentioning any flaws

5,000
650
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2011-06-18
2011 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 21, 1851-56 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var). Attractive centering with fully formed perfs all around, cancelled by Michigan town datestamp, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERF AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES TO ORIGINATE FROM OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO.

The origin of the Chicago perforation was revealed in an article published by Jerome S. Wagshal in the Chronicle 130 (May 1986). To briefly summarize Mr. Wagshal's revelations, the inventor of the machine used to create the Chicago Perf stamps was Dr. Elijah W. Hadley, a Chicago dentist. He probably constructed the machine in 1854. Over a two-year period, beginning in November 1854, Dr. Hadley's device was offered for sale to the Post Office Department thru R. K. Swift, a prominent Chicago banker and businessman. The distinctive 12-1/2 gauge Chicago Perf was applied to sheets of the 1c and 3c 1851 Issue.

Four examples are recorded of the 3c Chicago perf used from outside of Chicago. Two are on cover, from Rosedale Wis. and New York City, respectively, and were offered in Part 3 of our Jerome S. Wagshal sale in 2010 (sale 996, lots 3185-3186). This stamp also comes from the Wagshal collection. The fourth example, from Boston, was only recently found and resides in an important West Coast collection.

With 2010 P.F. certificate

6,000
1,600
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20 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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