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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 126, 1c 1857 Perforated Issue: Plates 11-121c Blue, Ty. I-I/II-II (18-18/20-20), 1c Blue, Ty. I-I/II-II (18-18/20-20)1c Blue, Ty. I-I/II-II (18-18/20-20). Positions 29-30/39-40L12, C/B Reliefs, block of four with interpane margin and centerline at right, Position 39L is a swing position and it looks as though both bottom stamps might have small breaks in the top outer lines, original gum, h.r., radiant color, well-balanced margins, few minor perf separations sensibly hinge rejoined

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM INTERPANE MARGIN BLOCK OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPES I AND II FROM PLATE 12.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $8,750.00 as a Type I/II block

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 128, 1c 1857 Perforated Issue: Plates 11-121c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-IIIa-I/I-I-I-I (20-22-22-18/18), 1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-IIIa-I/I-I-I-I (20-22-22-18/18)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-IIIa-I/I-I-I-I (20-22-22-18/18). Positions 81-84/91-94L12, block of eight, top left stamp Type II (B Relief), both top center stamps Type IIIa (B Reliefs with very small breaks), other five stamps including the entire bottom row Type I (C Relief), original gum, h.r., bright color, perfs scissors-separated at left causing s.e. at lower left, that stamp also has a large thin at left, creases affect four stamps, the two stamps at top right are choice and sound

FINE-EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF EIGHT FROM PLATE 12, COMBINING TYPES I, II AND IIIa.

Some of the Type IIIa positions on Plate 12 developed a small break at top resulting from wear as the plate was used. Certain positions started out as Type II and became Type IIIa. Combination blocks such as the one offered here are very rare.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $21,000.00 as two blocks of four

E. 5,000-7,500
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 137, 1c 1857 Perforated Issue: Plates 11-121c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Positions 5-6/15-16L12, B Relief, block of four, original gum with adherences covering significant portion, bright color, bottom left stamp tear at right, Fine appearance, a bright and fresh original-gum block from Plate 12, Type II blocks from Plate 12 can only come from the top row, the bottom stamps in this block have very small breaks in the top outer lines, ex Wagshal, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $6,000.00

E. 750-1,000
700
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 138, 1c 1857 Perforated Issue: Plates 11-121c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Positions 1-2/11-12L12, A/B Reliefs, block of four, all Type II (11L is a swing position), large part original gum, bright color, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, top left stamp small faults, Fine-Very Fine, a well-centered and attractive block from Plate 12, Type II blocks from Plate 12 can only come from the top row, the bottom left stamp in this block might have a very small break in the top outer line, ex Neinken and Wagshal, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $6,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 30, 1¢-90¢ 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39), The only recorded imprint and plate number block of the 1¢ 1857 Perforated from Plate 2

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Blue, Type II (20), Positions 41-42/51-52/61-62L2, block of six from the left pane of Plate 2 with "(Toppan, Carpe)nter, Casilear & Co. BANK NOTE ENGRAVERS. Phila. New York, Boston & Cincinnati" imprint and "No. 2." plate number at left, original gum, centered to right, brilliant color and fine impression

PROVENANCE

Wharton Sinkler, Eugene Klein sale, 5/17/1940, Sale 117, lot 41

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1964 Rarities of the World, 2/27/1964, Sale 267, lot 34

Rudolph G. Wunderlich, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1/29/1976, Sale 484, lot 235, to Chapin

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

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

Mortimer L. Neinken, The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851 to 1861, page 191 (noted in text)

John C. Chapin, A Census of United States Classic Plate Blocks 1851-1882, census no. 31 (illustrated on page 7)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1976)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; a few gum toned spots around perfs

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Scarcity of Plate 2 Stamps with Perforations

The 1¢ Plate 2 was made before perforating was considered; therefore, the spaces between the stamps were insufficient to accommodate perforations. The majority of 1¢ stamps from Plate 2 were issued imperforate from December 1855 through June 1857. Perforated 1¢ stamps were issued beginning in July 1857, and Plate 2 (along with Plate 4) was used until replaced by new plates in late 1857.

Plate 2 multiples with original gum are far rarer perforated than in imperforate form. The converse is true for multiples from Plate 4. Although Type II perforated blocks with original gum are abundant from 1861 printings (Plates 11-12), Type II perforated blocks from Plate 2 are exceedingly rare. In our opinion, the Scott Catalogue undervalues Plate 2 perforated stamps, perhaps reflecting a market skewed by the availability of Type IIs from other plates.

Only one block with the Plate 2 imprint and number is recorded in the Chapin census--it is the block offered here, listed as number 31 and illustrated on page 7. One unused vertical strip of three with the imprint and plate number (41/51/61L2) is illustrated in the Neinken book on page 192 and was sold in Siegel Sale 697 (lot 283). These are the only two unused Plate 2 imprint and plate number examples.

The earliest appearance of this block we have found is in the 1940 Klein sale of the Wharton Sinkler collection. It reappeared in the 1964 Rarities of the World sale and was eventually acquired by Rudolph G. Wunderlich, whose collection of 1851-57s was sold by the Siegel firm in 1976. Jack Chapin was the buyer in that sale. In 2002 the Chapin collection was acquired intact by the Shreves in a sealed bidding process organized by Andrew Levitt, and then the collection was sold to Mr. Gross.

E. 20,000-30,000
24,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 31, 1¢-90¢ 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39), The largest known 1¢ 1857 Perforated block from Plate 2--a spectacular multiple and one of the most important blocks of the classic period

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Blue, Type II (20), Positions 52-57/62-67/72-77/82-87/92-97R2, block of 30 from right pane of Plate 2, early impression, several double transfers including Position 93R pronounced shift in bust, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and rich color, well-centered

PROVENANCE

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 1/16-18/1956, lot 598, to Weill

A.T. Seymour, Siegel Auction Galleries, 11/25-26/1969, Sale 362, lot 202

Stephen D. Bechtel, Sr. (collection sold privately in 1993; block sold privately to Zoellner)

Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 98, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Zoellner)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine overall condition; top left stamp has large nick into design, second horizontal row faintly creased, some separations

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$41,400.00 as blocks and pairs

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 1¢ 1857 Perforated Stamps from Plate 2

The 1¢ Plate 2 was made before perforating was considered; therefore, the spaces between the stamps were insufficient to accommodate perforations. The majority of 1¢ stamps from Plate 2 were issued imperforate from December 1855 through June 1857. Perforated 1¢ stamps were issued beginning in July 1857, and Plate 2 (along with Plate 4) was used until replaced by new plates in late 1857.

Plate 2 multiples with original gum are far rarer perforated than in imperforate form. The converse is true for multiples from Plate 4. Although Type II perforated blocks with original gum are abundant from 1861 printings (Plates 11-12), Type II perforated blocks from Plate 2 are exceedingly rare.

At the time of our 1998 Zoellner sale, we determined that this block of 30 was originally joined with the famous 99R2 block (Positions 78-80/88-90/98-100R2) offered as lot 32 in this sale. A digital reconstruction is shown below. Both blocks were once part of the Caspary collection; another block in the Caspary sale (lot 596) also fits into this large multiple, filling Positions 58-59/68-69R2. There are three or four other blocks (unplated) in the Caspary and West sales that might also be part of the original large multiple.

Digital reconstruction of block of 30 offered here and block of 9 (lot 32)

E. 30,000-40,000
28,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 78, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Positions 2-3/12-13L12, block of four, original gum with three h.r. which sensibly reinforce a few perf separations, bright color

FRESH AND FINE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II BLOCK FROM THE TOP OF PLATE TWELVE.

Type II blocks from Plate 12 can only come from the top row. The bottom stamps in this block have very small breaks in the top outer lines.

Scott Retail $6,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1147, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18), 1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18)1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18). Positions 11-12/21-22L12, block of four with selvage at left, B/C Reliefs, top stamps Type II, bottom stamps Type I, large part original gum, rich color, top left stamp tiny thin speck, top right stamp pulled perf and small thin at upper right, few sensibly rejoined perf separations, Fine appearance and very scarce Plate 12 block combining Types I and II, ex Neinken and Wagshal, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $8,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3098, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Positions 2-3/12-13L12, block of four, original gum with three h.r. which sensibly reinforce a few perf separations, bright color

FRESH AND FINE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II BLOCK FROM THE TOP OF PLATE TWELVE.

Type II blocks from Plate 12 can only come from the top row. The bottom stamps in this block have very small breaks in the top outer lines.

Scott Retail $6,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3417, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18), 1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18)1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18). Positions 11-12/21-22L12, block of four with selvage at left, B/C Reliefs, top stamps Type II, bottom stamps Type I, large part original gum, rich color, top left stamp tiny thin speck, top right stamp pulled perf and small thin at upper right, few sensibly rejoined perf separations

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR FROM PLATE 12, COMBINING TYPES I AND II. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE SELVAGE.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $8,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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