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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
Future Sale
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
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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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
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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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1102
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1102, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-65)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright color, circular grid of small segments cancel used at Philadelphia

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE PINK SHADE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only two have graded higher (both at 95) and only five others share this grade

600
1,800
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1648, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Vibrant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, neat strike of double-circle datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1974 P.F. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates

600
800
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U.S. Stamps
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2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1649, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Vivid Pink color, neat strike of grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

600
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 847, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Ten singles, each neatly cancelled by pen strokes, "Helena Nebraska Mar. 1st 1862" Nebraska Territory manuscript postmark on cover to Zurich, Switzerland, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Mar. 12" circular datestamp also ties one stamp, red "AACHEN 26 3/FRANCO" framed transit datestamp and "FRANCO/PREUSS. RESP. VEREINS/AUSGANGS-GRENZES" (Paid to the GAPU Border), manuscript "10" Swiss due marking, several stamps with small faults

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE FRANKING WITH THE 3-CENT PINK ON A COVER FROM NEBRASKA TERRITORY TO SWITZERLAND. THIS IS THE LARGEST FRANKING OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 112, 1861-66 Issue Stamps3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Brownish original gum which is typical for this issue (today's certificate issuers will probably describe it as slightly disturbed), radiant color in the true Pink shade, faint horizontal crease just below top perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE PINK COLOR.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

14,000
1,600
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 113, 1861-66 Issue Stamps3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Block of four, original gum, true Pink color, choice centering, right stamps light vertical crease (as often found on the Pink stamps with original gum), small tears in top left and bottom right stamps, few expertly reinforced perf separations and single short perf at upper right (last two not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1861 3-CENT PINK.

Multiples of this distinctive shade are very difficult to obtain. Apart from the unique plate block of twelve (ex Zoellner) we have offered only four other blocks since keeping computerized records. None were sound.

With 1988 P.S.E. certificate

65,000
5,250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 158, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Nice color complemented by blue grid and Cincinnati circular datestamp cancels, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate stating Pink shade and 2011 P.S.E. certificate stating Scott 65 (Rose), this is a classic Pink shade but is offered on its own merits

650
475
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