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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 27, 1¢-12¢ 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17), Superb 12¢ 1851 block on Part India paper

DESCRIPTION

12¢ Black, Part India Paper (17 variety), Positions 64-65/74-75L1, block of four, large part original gum with slight disturbance, full margins all around, proof-like impression on bright paper with fibrous surface

PROVENANCE

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1992 Rarities of the World, 10/3/1992, Sale 745, lot 385

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (2019)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$45,000.00 for block on normal paper

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 3¢ and 12¢ 1851 Issue are both found on Part India paper, which is a handmade silky paper that varies in thickness within the same sheet. The Neinken 12¢ 1851-57 book (pp. 61-64) quotes from earlier publications by Ashbrook, Chase and Jaeger, which describe the look and feel of Part India stamps as "undoubtedly from the very first impressions from the Twelve Cent plate. The engravings are very sharp and resemble die proofs or plate proofs on India. The shades of both these items are of the earliest known, the distinctive grayish." This block from Positions 64-65/74-75L1 was joined with the block of nine on Part India paper from Positions 61-63/71-73/81-83L1, which was cut up after it was last sold (Siegel Sale 989, lot 61, 2005 P.F. certificate).

E. 15,000-20,000
17,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1050
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1050, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Phenomenally huge margins all around including parts of seven adjoining stamps, deep shade and clear impression, grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED SINGLES OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE EXTANT.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would need a lightly-cancelled block of nine or sheet margin block of six, with no wrinkles or other minor defects, to produce a single such as the one offered here.

Ex Mayer (as a pair) and Kirke. With 1981, 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates as a pair, this the left stamp. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $6,450.00 as 100). Only two others have achieved the Gem 100 Jumbo grade, which is the highest grade possible. There are no Gem 100 examples without the Jumbo appellation.

250
3,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1051, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins with portions of four adjacent stamps, bright red grid cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 and 2002 P.F. certificates

280
750
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1604, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins including part of frameline of adjoining stamp at left, intense shade, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

250
250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1605, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Full to huge margins showing parts of three adjoining stamps and part of right sheet margin, black town and bit of red cancel in margin, detailed impression on bright paper, faint thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

250
130
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1162, South America12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to just slightly in, used with two 10c Green, Ty. III (15), one with large margins all around, other large margins except in at right, originally a horizontal pair, tied by red segmented cork cancels with matching "New Bedford Mass. Paid Feb. 18" (ca 1857-58) circular datestamp on cover to Paita, Peru, large red "12" credit handstamp

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 1851-55 ISSUE COVER TO PERU WITH THE STAMPS CANCELLED IN RED AT NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS.

This cover is addressed to Capt. William H. Almy of the whaling bark Cape Horn Pigeon. The 22c rate paid the 10c rate by American Packet and the 12c rate by British Packet from Panama. Capt. William Howland Almy was the son of George and Phebe (Howland) Almy and husband of Almira (Brownell) Almy. He and his son, George H., were lost on a whaling voyage around Cape Horn in 1860, when their vessel was struck by a whale.

Ex Kramer. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1176, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, large margins to ample, tied by red grid cancel, "New York 3 Jul. 19" (1856) credit datestamp on blue folded letter to London, England, sender's directive "Str. Baltic July 19" and carried on that Collins Line steamer, London Paid receiving datestamp (Jul. 31), fresh and Very Fine

750
1,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1177, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal strip of four, ample margins to just in, intense shade, cancelled by red grids, "New York 6 Apr. 12" (1856) credit datestamp on cover to London, England, receiving datestamp (Apr. 24), strip with tiny corner crease at top right and faint overall soiling, still Very Fine, a rare strip of four used on cover to pay double the 24c rate, carried on the Collins Line Atlantic

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1178, Great Britain and British Isles12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 25-28L1, horizontal strip of four, large margins to clear, tied by red grid cancels, "New York 38 Jun. 17" (1856) credit datestamp on cover to London, England and forwarded to Paris, France, sender's directive "pr Niagara for L'pool 18 June", red London Paid datestamp (Jun. 30), red "PD" in circle handstamp, stamps additionally cancelled by British grids, missing part of top flap, minor soiling, Very Fine double-rate cover, forwarding postage must have been paid in cash, strips of the 12c 1851 are rare on cover, the last time we offered a strip of four on cover was in our 1992 Rarities sale and we have offered only one larger strip (of five, to Mexico) since keeping computerized records, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1214, France (including Algeria and Corsica)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Three ample margins, slightly in at right, used with two 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), one has large margins, other large to touched at left, tied by grid cancels and "Lancaster Pa. Sep. 10" circular datestamp on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Paris, France, faint red "New-York Am. Packet" circular datestamp, Calais transit datestamp and "8" decimes due handstamp, British transit backstamp, most of backflap removed, Very Fine, an extremely rare combination of stamps and stationery to prepay the 21c American Packet rate

E. 750-1,000
650
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