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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 702, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 4R1L, the only non-recut position on Plate One Late, original gum, h.r., large margins to just in, plate bruise at top (a characteristic of this position), faint vertical crease at left, Fine appearance, small blue backstamp

2,000
250
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 703, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 41-42L2, horizontal pair with left sheet margin showing "nter, Casilear & Co. BANK NOTE EN" portion of imprint and "No." portion of plate number, just a bit of the "2" is also present, original gum, h.r., rich color, left stamp small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as pair without premium for the position

2,300
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 705, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var). Positions 1-3L2, strip of three with full top left corner sheet margins, clearly showing the outline of the plate, Position 2L2 with huge "lightning bolt" crack along right side of design, original gum, middle stamp with light vertical crease, left stamp with light vertical crease in the margin clear of the ornaments

A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM STRIP FROM THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF PLATE 2, SHOWING ONE OF THE "BIG FLAW" PLATE CRACK POSITONS.

Unlike plate cracks resulting from stress fractures during the course of printing, the Plate 2 crack is believed to have been caused by an integral flaw in the steel. As Plate 2 was used, the crack widened and extended downward into the fourth row. Due to the nature of this unusually large crack, Ashbrook preferred to call it the "Plate 2 Flaw."

With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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2020-03-03
United States Stamps
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PSE 90
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 706, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00)

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2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 62, 1c 1851 Imperforate Issue: Plate 31c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Positions 84/94L3, vertical pair from the 9th and 10th rows, original gum, large even margins, marvelous intense Prussian Blue shade, early impression showing numerous fine cracks and other plate marks for these two positions, bright and fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR. THIS MAGNIFICENT PAIR IS ONE OF THE FINEST PIECES EXTANT FROM THE SHORT-LIVED 1851 ONE-CENT PLATE 3. HOWEVER, FOR MANY YEARS THIS PAIR WAS MISATTRIBUTED TO PLATE 2. IN 1998 JEROME S. WAGSHAL CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED THE PLATE POSITIONS AS 84L AND 94L ON PLATE 3.

According to Ashbrook and Neinken, Plate 3 is believed to have been made in March or April 1856, possibly to replace the defective Plate 2 and/or to meet the increased demand for stamps concurrent with the April 1855 change in postal regulations requiring prepayment of postage. For an unknown reason--possibly a severe defect that arose in the plate--very few stamps were printed from the new Plate 3 before it was retired. All positions on Plate 3 are Type II and were entered from the same T-A-B Relief roller used for Plates 1 and 2. Plate 3 stamps bear a close resemblance to those from Plate 2. Surviving Plate 3 examples are rare, and unused examples or multiples of any kind are exceedingly rare.

This superb pair was described as a Plate 2 impression in auctions of the collections formed by Caspary, Hetherington and Klein, and it was certified as a Plate 2 pair by The Philatelic Foundation in 1957. It was offered in a 1998 Shreve sale, described again as a Plate 2 printing, and was acquired by Mr. Wagshal, who successfully plated the pair to Positions 84/94L3. Thus, after four decades of misidentification, the true identity of this pair was revealed.

Ex Caspary, Hetherington, Klein and Wagshal. With 1957 and 1988 P.F. certificates (as Plate 2). With 2010 P.F. certificate (as Plate 3). Listed but unpriced in Scott as a pair

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
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2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1095, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Dark Plate 2 color, original gum, full margins at sides, just in to touched at top and bottom, Very Good, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block of four

1,000
325
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2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 14, 1¢-12¢ 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17), Magnificent corner-margin pair of 1¢ 1851 Imperforate with the striking Plate 2 "Big Flaw"

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Blue, Type II (7), Positions 1-2L2, horizontal pair from the top left corner of left pane of Plate 2 with major plate crack appearing as a lightning bolt through right stamp, original gum, deep shade and fine impression, large to huge margins showing parts of adjoining stamps at bottom

PROVENANCE

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 1/16-18/1956, lot 205

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1957)

CONDITION NOTES

Extremely Fine appearance; slight vertical crease in left stamp, tiny thins in selvage

E. 3,000-4,000
7,500
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2019-03-14
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1576, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 91L1E, triple transfer, one inverted, disturbed original gum, large margins with huge bottom left corner sheet margins, diagonal crease that has little impact on the beautiful appearance of this stamp

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT FROM POSITION 91L ON PLATE ONE EARLY, WITH TRIPLE TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED.

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E (offered here) were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,500
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2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 39, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 91L1E, triple transfer, one inverted, disturbed original gum, large margins with huge bottom left corner sheet margins, diagonal crease that has little impact on the beautiful appearance of this stamp

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT FROM POSITION 91L ON PLATE ONE EARLY, WITH TRIPLE TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED.

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E (offered here) were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,400
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The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 40, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 3L3, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, intense Prussian Blue shade on bright fresh paper

VERY FINE. THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3 IS RARE IN ANY CONDITION. THIS SUPERB STAMP IS ONE OF THE FEW ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.

According to Ashbrook and Neinken, Plate 3 is believed to have been made in March or April 1856, possibly to replace the defective Plate 2 and/or to meet the increased demand for stamps concurrent with the April 1855 change in postal regulations requiring prepayment of postage. For an unknown reason -- possibly a severe defect that arose in the plate -- very few stamps were printed from the new Plate 3 before it was retired, and surviving examples are rare.

Plate 3 comprised Type II stamps exclusively. Early impressions are found with a distinctive mottling or ink film caused by ink remaining on the plate after it had been wiped. The stamp offered here does not have the mottling characteristic, and, therefore, it must come from a later impression after the surface became more polished and uniform. This stamp does possess the remarkable Prussian Blue color found among Plate 3 stamps, and it can be plated to Position 3L3 with absolute certainty (note the double guide dots at top right, a distinctive feature of top-row Plate 3 positions).

With respect to Plate 3 stamps such as this, which can be plated with certainty, Neinken wrote (p. 220): "The fact is that in this day and age, if a stamp has been plated as a Plate 3 position, and this plating is substantiated by a knowledgeable student or a Philatelic Foundation certificate, the Plate 3 stamp realizes far more in auction sales, or when purchased from a dealer, even though it has no definite Plate 3 characteristics. There is only one certain way to identify a stamp as being printed from Plate 3, and that is to definitely plate the position."

Plate 3 stamps have always been highly respected and enthusiastically collected, especially examples that show one or more of the distinctive features (surface cracks, mottling or Prussian Blue color).

With 1999 P.S.E. and 2001 P.F. certificates, both identifying the position as 3L3.

4,500
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