Sale 391 — 1971 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 March, 1971

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
25
 
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 25, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I, Ib (5,5b) Combination Pair, Pos, 1c Blue, Ty. I, Ib (5,5b) Combination Pair, Pos1c Blue, Ty. I, Ib (5,5b) Combination Pair, Pos. 6-7R1E, Rich color, Mostly large margins, the tip of one bottom scroll being just barely touched. Brilliant Red "Paid" criss-crossed on each stamp. A Gorgeous, Glorious Pair of utmost beauty and rarity, with P. F. Certificate which states "genuine and sound but for a slight scrape along the top." Ex-Newbury

E. 2,000-5,000
10,500
26
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 26, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown (10), 3c Orange Brown (10)3c Orange Brown (10). Huge to clear margins, Tied by neat Grid on First Day Cover, Red "Boston, 1 Jul., 3cts" postmark. A folded cover to Wheeling, Va. dated July 1, 1851. A postscript reads "I send hereon the first stamp I use under the new law." Very Fine, a Gem of utmost Rarity, Ex-Richey

2,150
2,100
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27
 
3c Orange Brown, 3c Red (10, 11). The Complete Reconstruction of the Thirteen Plates used for printing this issue, 2600 different positions, which include every listed and unlisted plating variety. Beautifully mounted and written-up on suitable album pages. Some minor faults as might be expected but generally above average plating quality with many Fine-Very Fine examples, particularly in the later colors. There are corner margin copies, sheet margins, reconstructed imprints, center lines etc. A Choice and Valuable Collection of Exhibition Stature

E. 2,000-5,000
3,800
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28
og
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 28, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large to Enormous Margins with bottom sheet margin. Lovely, Rich color, fresh, o.g., creased along edge of design at top, Extremely Fine appearance

1,750
1,850
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29
og
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 29, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Type II (14), 10c Green, Type II (14)10c Green, Type II (14). Large to Enormous Margins, incl. full Top Sheet Margin, Rich color, fresh, o.g., crease in sheet margin only, well clear of design, stamp is Extremely Fine

235
500
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30
og
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 30, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large Margins, Deep Color, fresh, o.g., light crease at lower right, just clear of design, otherwise Extremely Fine

235
525
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31
 
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 31, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty, 10c Green, Ty10c Green, Ty. II, IV (14, 16) Combination Pair, Pos. 63-64L1, latter Recut Top and Bottom, Large to Huge Margins, Deep Color, Bold "N.Y. Ocean Mail" cancels, Extremely Fine, A wonderful pair, with P. F. Certificate

E. 500-750
800
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32
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 32, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17) Horiz, 12c Black (17) Horiz12c Black (17) Horiz. Pair, Large Margins to R. stamp close at bottom, worn corner at T.L., Tied by Blue Grid, matching "Keene, N.H." postmark on Ocean Penny Postage pictorial Propaganda Cover. The sender has interlined his own ideas neatly in blue ink. Cover flap a bit torn, Attractive appearance, Rare usage of scarce design

E. 200-250
375
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33
 
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 33, 1851-56 Issue12c Black, Printed on Both Sides (17c), 12c Black, Printed on Both Sides (17c)12c Black, Printed on Both Sides (17c). Margins to slightly in, Clear, Bold back impression, A Great Rarity, perhaps four known, Ex-W. Brown

1,100
1,300
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