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2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
 
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 125, 1861-66 Issue Stamps3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Back printed inverted in relation to the front, showing bottom portion of the design on back clearly printed, neat target cancel, small thin spot at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. OUR CENSUS CONTAINS ONLY TWELVE USED AND THREE UNUSED COPIES. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE 1861 ISSUE.

Engraved stamps printed on both sides usually have a poor impression on one side and a second, complete impression on the other. They probably occurred when a sheet was printed without proper moistening, which prevented the paper from picking up the ink in the recessed lines of the engraved plate.

The 3c 1861 printed-on-both-sides stamps are known with the orientation of the back impression the same or inverted in relation to the design on the front, which indicates that more than one sheet was printed. The inverted impression on back is a result of the sheet being turned 180 degrees before it was put on the press the second time. The three unused and four of the used are known with the back printed inverted in relation to the front (one is in the Benjamin K. Miller Collection at the New York Public Library).

Our census of Scott 65 printed on both sides, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/65e , contains three unused and twelve used examples (including one in the Miller Collection). As the census indicates, most of these are in poor condition. Short perfs and rounded corners are the most obvious flaws. One is reperfed. The example offered here is in far better condition than most.

Census No. 65e-CAN-07. With 1966 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,900
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 108, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Back printed in same orientation as the front and with most of the design clearly printed, front of stamp with grid cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. OUR CENSUS CONTAINS ONLY TWELVE USED AND THREE UNUSED COPIES. ONLY FOUR USED EXAMPLES ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. THIS IS FAR RARER THAN PREVIOUSLY ASSUMED.

Engraved stamps printed on both sides usually have a poor impression on one side and a second, complete impression on the other. They probably occurred when a sheet was printed without proper moistening, which prevented the paper from picking up the ink in the recessed lines of the engraved plate.

The 3c 1861 printed-on-both-sides stamps are known with the orientation of the back impression the same or inverted in relation to the design on the front, which indicates that more than one sheet was printed. The inverted impression on back is a result of the sheet being turned 180 degrees before it was put on the press the second time.

Our census of Scott 65 printed on both sides, available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/65e/65e.pdf , contains twelve used and three unused examples (including one in the Benjamin K. Miller Collection at the New York Public Library). As the census indicates, most of these are in poor condition. Short perfs and rounded corners are the most obvious flaws. The example offered here is exceptional for its sound condition.

Census No. 65e-CAN-02. With 1994 P.F. certificate

5,000
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 106, 3c-5c 1861-66 Issue (Scott 64-67)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Back printed in same orientation as the front and with top portion of the design clearly printed, front of stamp with target cancel, completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. OUR CENSUS CONTAINS ONLY TWELVE USED AND THREE UNUSED COPIES. ONLY FOUR USED EXAMPLES ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. THIS IS FAR RARER THAN PREVIOUSLY ASSUMED.

Engraved stamps printed on both sides usually have a poor impression on one side and a second, complete impression on the other. They probably occurred when a sheet was printed without proper moistening, which prevented the paper from picking up the ink in the recessed lines of the engraved plate.

Our list of printed-on-both-sides stamps is included as an appendix to this catalogue. The 3c 1861 printed-on-both-sides stamps are known with the orientation of the back impression the same or inverted in relation to the design on the front, which indicates that more than one sheet was printed. The inverted impression on back is a result of the sheet being turned 180 degrees before it was put on the press the second time.

Our census of Scott 65 printed on both sides, illustrated at left and available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/65e/65e.pdf , contains twelve used and three unused examples (including one in the Benjamin K. Miller Collection at the New York Public Library). As the census indicates, most of these are in poor condition. Short perfs and rounded corners are the most obvious flaws. The example offered here is exceptional for its sound condition.

Census No. 65e-CAN-03. Illustrated in Feb. 1982 Chronicle (p. 38). Ex Herzog and Floyd. With 1968 and 2001 P.F. certificates

5,000
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2009-01-27
The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding U.S. Stamps
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Sale Number 968, Lot Number 78, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Original gum, barely hinged, face of stamp has choice centering with brilliant color and wide margins, back of stamp shows clear impression inverted relative to face and angled, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS SINGLE AND THE PAIR OFFERED IN THE FOLOWING LOT ARE THE ONLY RECORDED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN ALL THREE UNUSED EXAMPLES.

The most comprehensive census of Scott 65e has been compiled by Jim Zollweg. This rare variety is known with the image on back inverted (as on the single and pair offered in this sale) and rightside up, indicating that more than one sheet was released to the public. Used copies have been found in both configurations. Mr. Zollweg records three unused stamps (the pair and single in this sale) and eleven used. The pair and single were originally joined as a strip of three in the Lilly sale. Viewed from the face, the single was joined to the right of the pair.

Ex Lilly as a strip of three. With 2002 P.F. certificate

22,500
55,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2009-01-27
The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding U.S. Stamps
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Sale Number 968, Lot Number 79, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-72)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Horizontal pair, original gum which is only barely hinged (if at all), face of stamps are well-centered, back shows strong impressions inverted relative to the face, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS PAIR OF THE 3-CENT 1861 PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES IS A UNIQUE MULTIPLE, CONTAINING TWO OF THE THREE RECORDED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THIS DRAMATIC VARIETY. THIS IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED MULTIPLES FOR ANY PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES VARIETY. A RARITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

Jim Zollweg's census of Scott 65e records three unused stamps (the pair and single in this sale) and eleven used copies. The unused single and pair were originally joined together in the strip of three offered in the Lilly sale. Viewed from the face, the single was joined to the right of the pair.

The only other multiple of a printed on both sides variety is the unused plate block of six of Scott 94d, offered as lot 118 in this sale. A used pair of Scott 158k was offered in our 1967 Rarities sale, but it is believed to have been broken.

Ex Lilly as a strip of three. With 2005 P.F. certificate

47,500
55,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2005-06-03
2005 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 895, Lot Number 131, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63 to 70b)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Horizontal pair, original gum which is only barely hinged (if at all), front of stamps are particularly well-centered, back shows strong second impression, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS PAIR OF THE 3-CENT 1861 PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES IS A UNIQUE MULTIPLE, CONTAINING TWO OF THE THREE RECORDED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THIS DRAMATIC VARIETY. THIS IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED MULTIPLES FOR ANY PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES VARIETY. A RARITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

The most comprehensive census of Scott 65e has been compiled by Jim Zollweg. This rare variety is known with the image on back inverted, as well as rightside up, leading to the conclusion that more than one sheet was released to the public. Used copies have been found in both configurations. Mr. Zollweg records three unused and eleven used copies of Scott 65e. All three unused examples originate from the strip of three offered in the Lilly sale. The third stamp, originally to the right (as viewed from the back), continues the downwards shift of the impression on back, and is not as complete as the two offered here.

The only other multiple of a printed on both sides variety is the unused plate block of six of Scott 94d. A used pair of Scott 158k was offered in our 1967 Rarities sale, but it is believed to have been broken.

Ex Lilly as a strip of three. Scott Retail as two singles.

22,000
42,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2003-05-13
The Milton Mitchell Collection of 3c 1861-66 Issue
 
Sale Number 859, Lot Number 19, 1861-66 Issue 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Bright color, neat circle of wedges cancel, back of stamp shows parts of four stamps, few perfs scissors-trimmed, faint corner crease at top left

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES.

Probably 15 to 20 examples of this classic error exist. No more than ten have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation. Most are faulty to some degree, but this is one of the finer examples.

2,750
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2000-09-12
United States Stamps
 
3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Showing clear second print on back including part of adjoining stamp at left, face cancelled by target

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. VERY RARE IN ANY CONDITION -- EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS CHOICE SOUND QUALITY.

An example of this error with a rounded corner and faint creases realized $2,000 hammer in our 2000 Rarities of the World sale.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2000-05-13
2000 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 150, 1861-66 Issue3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e), 3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e)3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Showing clear top half of second print on back including part of adjacent stamp at left, front side cancelled by grid, rounded corner at bottom left, faint creases, Fine appearance, very rare, undercatalogued in Scott

2,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
1994-09-27
United States Stamps and Covers
 
3c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (65e). Single with light cork cancel, small piece out at one corner, very scarce

1,000
675
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