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Sale 811 — 1999 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 May, 1999

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
64°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 64, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Very well-centered, beautiful mottled impression typical of Plate 12 printing, well-struck vivid red New York carrier cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

560
2,000
65
og
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 65, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 95L4 with bottom sheet margin, centered to right though still showing most of bottom ornaments, large part original gum, h.r., fresh color on bright paper, small tear at top and diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TYPE IA.

The Type Ia stamps were produced from 18 positions in the bottom row of plate 4. The most distinctive feature of Plate 4 is that the top row was entered with the designs complete at top (Type II), and the bottom row was entered with designs complete or nearly complete at bottom (Types Ia and Ic). Although the plate layout provided sufficient space for perforations, the height of the top-row and bottom-row designs was larger than others in the sheet, which resulted in perforations cutting into either the top or bottom rows, depending on which direction the sheet was fed into the perforator. Type Ia and Ic stamps from the bottom row are almost always cut into at bottom, an unfortunate situation for collectors because the bottom part of the design is what makes Type Ia and Ic stamps desirable. This original-gum example with sheet margin at bottom is a great rarity.

Ex Ishikawa. With 1960 P.F. certificate

15,000
4,500
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66°
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 66, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Horizontal pair, top row of Plate 4, perfectly centered with full design at top, dark shade, fine impression, tied by "New Orleans La." circular datestamp on 1859 blue folded cover to Genova, Italy, ms. "Open Circular", ms. due marking, red Genova backstamp, Extremely Fine Gem pair, the top row of Plate 4 furnished the finest Type II stamps with full design at top (their counterparts from the bottom row are Type Ia stamps, displaying full bottom design), this pair plates most closely to Positions 9-10R4 -- multiples of top-row Plate 4 stamps, perforated or imperforate, are extremely rare, and this superb perforated pair on a circular-rate cover to Italy ranks among the very finest examples -- with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
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67°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 67, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 68R4, deep rich color, black grid cancel, remarkably well-centered for this early perforated stamp and clearly showing breaks at top and bottom, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1974 A.P.S. and 1997 P.F. certificates

1,700
3,000
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68°
ogbl
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 68, 1857-60 Issue3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Block of four, original gum, h.r., proof-like impression, intense shade on bright paper, centered to top, top left stamp trivial natural inclusion

FINE. A VERY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE TYPE I PERFORATED 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

With 1953 Miro certificate

9,500
3,500
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69°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 69, 1857-60 Issue5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Rich color, well-centered with wide margins, neat red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A RARE USED STAMP WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

Small red backstamp. With 1994 P.F. certificate

1,050
3,000
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70
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 70, 1857-60 Issue5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Horizontal pair with part of left sheet margin, each stamp perfectly centered with wide margins all around, deep rich color, tied by large blue rectangle of squares, matching "Marysville Cal. Dec. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Shelbyville Ill., ms. "Overland Los Angeles" route designation, backflap removed, slight edge wear, Extremely Fine Gem pair -- truly remarkable centering and color -- cancelled by the Marysville grid ingeniously designed to cancel two stamps at once

E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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71
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 71, 1857-60 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Horizontal strip of three and single, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24, two) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26 horizontal pair), cancelled by neat ms. lines, matching "Lamar Tex. Mch. 8/59" ms. postmark on folded cover to Switzerland, red "New York Am. Pkt. Mar. 25" circular datestamp, British accountancy handstamp, red crayon rating, red "SHORT PAID"%$ handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, one 1c stamp faulty, few cover age bleach spots, Very Fine, a rare and unusual Texas transatlantic cover to Switzerland, the differences in shade and condition of the two 1c stamps -- one of which shows traces of another cancel -- points to small-town re-use of cancelled stamps

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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72°
og
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 72, 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Original gum, intense shade, absolutely perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 12-CENT PLATE ONE HAD EXTREMELY NARROW SPACES IN BETWEEN SUBJECTS -- EXAMPLES OF PERFORATED STAMPS FROM THIS PLATE WITH PERFS CLEAR OF FRAMELINES ARE VERY RARE, AND ORIGINAL-GUM COPIES SUCH AS THIS ARE INCALCULABLY RARE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott value does not in any way reflect the market value of this condition-rarity

1,100
4,000
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73°
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 73, 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Perfectly centered, sharp proof-like impression, blue town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, as explained in lot 73, perforated 12c Plate 1 stamps are extremely rare with such perfect centering, with 1980 and 1998 P.F. certificates

195
1,400
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74
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 74, 1857-60 Issue12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Horizontal pair, well-centered for this difficult stamp, sharp proof-like impression, light town cancel, right stamp single slightly nibbed perf at bottom, typical of 1857 perforations and hardly worth mention, Extremely Fine Gem, this pair demonstrates the very narrow layout of the plate, which left no room for perforations

425
625
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75°
og
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 75, 1857-60 Issue12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Full original gum, very lightly hinged, well-centered, incredibly dark and intense impression, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

675
1,900
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76
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 76, 1857-60 Issue24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Well-centered, used with 3c Dull Red (26), tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Nov. 14 Paid 24" credit datestamp on blue 1860 cover to Florence, Italy, red "P.D." in frame, French transit, receiving backstamps, small mended nick at top, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and scarce, with 1961 R.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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77°
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 77, 1857-60 Issue30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Horizontal pair, exceptionally well-centered, vivid color and fine impression, tied by bright red grids, matching "New York Paid 48 Mar. 13" credit datestamp on blue 1861 folded cover to Lyon, France, from the Payen correspondence with attractive calligraphic address, red framed "PD" and octagonal Havre receiving datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a colorful cover bearing a very choice pair of the 30c 1860, ex Gibson

E. 4,000-5,000
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