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19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2290, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Gorgeous centering, cancelled by light strike of grid, "Hudson N.Y. Sep. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover with embossed attorney's corner card to Hillsdale N.Y., with original enclosure of part-printed notice of trial dated Aug. 30, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1971 A.P.S. certificate,

E. 300-400
475
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2291, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Vivid color, beautifully balanced margins with selvage at right, tied by "Lowell Ms. Sep. 9, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to North Tunbridge Vt. with beardless Lincoln three-quarter portrait in oval (Milgram AL-13), J.M. Whittemore & Co. imprint, stamp partly overlapping portrait, barely reduced at right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gorgeous Lincoln cover with a choice example of the 1861 3c Pink, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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2019-12-17
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2292, 1861-68 Issues: Domestic Uses3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Radiant color, part imprint selvage at bottom, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Aug. 22, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to York Pa., stamp with some slight perf tip toning and some cover edge toning, Fine, desirable first week use, this is also the earliest reported use of any National Bank Note Co. imprint, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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2019-12-17
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2525, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Other Subjects3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Bright shade, tied by "Washington D.C. Sep. 25, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue "Union" with Flag and 13 Stars Patriotic cover to Dedham Mass., some overall soiling, offset on back from copy of certificate, otherwise Fine, ex Stollnitz, with copy of 1958 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail on patriotic cover $1,400.00

E. 200-300
300
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2530, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Other Subjects3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Cancelled by grid, "Brooklyn N.Y. Sep. 29" circular datestamp on red and blue Soldier and Flag Patriotic cover to Albany N.Y., cover with repaired edge tears causing area of discoloration at top, otherwise Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail on patriotic cover $1,400.00

E. 200-300
110
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2534, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Other Subjects3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Tied by "Hingham Mass. Nov. 26" circular datestamp on red and blue "The Constitution and the Law" Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover to Ashburnham Mass., barely reduced at right, faint overall soiling, stamp slightly faded, otherwise Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail on patriotic cover $1,400.00

E. 200-300
160
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2535, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Other Subjects3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Two, tied by grid and by "White Pigeon Mich. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on red and blue "Our Country Forever" Flags and Slogan Patriotic cover depicting a cannon, cannonballs and drum, to Jackson Mich., with original enclosure, one stamp affected from placement over edge of cover, some toned spots and slight edgewear, still Very Fine and unusual double-rate use of this shade

E. 300-400
650
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 495, 1861-1866 Issue, An exceptional 1861 3¢ Pink on an illustrated cameo corner card cover

3¢ Pink (64), beautifully centered, incredibly bright color nicely contrasted by blue grid cancel which ties stamp, matching "Chicago Ills. Sep. 12, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to New York City with illustrated Iron Works blue cameo corner card, A. & G. McClement (Philadelphia) imprint, design depicts a steam boiler, slightly reduced at top, Extremely Fine stamp and cover, a truly stunning use of the 3¢ Pink, from our 2001 Rarities sale, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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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 55, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-77), This unique and famous plate block of 12 from the Luff, Worthington, Duveen, Hind, Waterhouse and Zoellner collections is the only plate number block known and the largest known multiple of the 1861 3¢ Pink

DESCRIPTION

3¢ Pink (64), unused block of twelve (no gum) with "ENGRAVED BY THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CITY OF NEW YORK" imprint and "No. 12 Plate." plate number at bottom, beautiful true Pink color, extraordinarily well-centered

PROVENANCE

One of two plate blocks of 12 discovered in California; this one sold to John N. Luff (reported in American Journal of Philately, Oct. 1892); sold by Luff to Worthington, 1905

George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 249

J. C. Morgenthau sale, January 1922, to Duveen

Henry J. Duveen (sold privately to Hind, according to Ashbrook)

Arthur Hind, Phillips-Kennett sale, 11/20-24/1933, lot 248, to Perry (as agent for Waterhouse)

Sir Nicholas Waterhouse, H. R. Harmer London sale, 6/27-30/1955, lot 409, to Weill

H. R. Harmer sale, 1/18/1966, lot 218, with PFC 5905 dated 10/11/65

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1988 Rarities of the World, 4/23/1988, Sale 692, lot 131

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1993 Rarities of the World, 11/20/1993, Sale 755, lot 107, to Zoellner

Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 175, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

John C. Chapin, A Census of United States Classic Plate Blocks 1851-1882, census no. 193

Stanley B. Ashbrook, Special Service, #53, pages 425-426

New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1913 (Worthington)

TIPEX 1936 exhibition (Waterhouse)

ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Zoellner)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1965)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine overall; faint vertical crease through third row as almost always found in the unused Pink stamps, lower left vertical pair rejoined and some perf separations throughout reinforced with hinge slivers

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$190,000.00 as two blocks and two pairs with original gum

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Long History of the 3¢ Pink Plate Block

The Pink shade of the National Bank Note Company 3¢ 1861 Issue was produced only in the early printings released in the fall of 1861. The shade is distinctive, and in its true form can easily be distiniguished from the other shades. The Pink is prone to transformation through light exposure, and in some cases can lose its special vibrancy.

Unused and original-gum examples of the 3¢ Pink are very scarce, and multiples are rare. It has been reported that a sheet was owned by George Walcott, a collector during the early part of the 20th century, and that John Klemann, a dealer at the time, purchased the sheet and divided it into blocks and singles. Many of the stamps with original gum have similar centering and color, as well as vertical creasing, which suggests that the account of a Walcott-Klemann sheet is factual, but no other imprint or plate number multiple from that sheet has been reported.

In the Special Service (#53, September 1955), following the Waterhouse sale, Stanley B. Ashbrook reported the history of the 3¢ Pink plate block:

Writing in the October 1892 American Journal of Philately, Mr. Luff gave the history... At that time Mr. Luff resided in San Francisco, Calif. and he related how two blocks of the 3¢ 1861 PINK had been discovered "among the papers of a lawyer in National City, Calif." who sold them to San Francisco dealers. Mr. Luff stated, quote: (there) "were two blocks of twelve, each bearing the imprint xxxx No. 12 plate. I am happy to say one of these blocks adorns my collection."

If there was a second plate block in 1892, it has been lost to philately. Elliott Perry, who acquired this block for Waterhouse in the 1933 Hind sale, is also quoted stating that it did not have gum at that time, despite the sale catalogue describing original gum.

E. 40,000-50,000
55,000
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1861-66 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1101, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Near perfect centering with wide margins, beautiful bright color in the true Pink shade, clearly struck blue Springfield O. double-circle datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE EARLY PINK SHADE. A MATCHLESS COMBINATION OF QUALITY AND COLOR.

Ex Klein and Zoellner. 1959 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates

600
6,500
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