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Sale 961 — The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 September, 2008

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 4, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I (5), 1c Blue, Ty. I (5)1c Blue, Ty. I (5). Position 7R1E, large margins all around, bright early shade and impression, very lightly cancelled by black grid, with 1989 P.F. certificate describing stamp as "defective and repaired"; however, in fluid and under UV light, we detect only a crease in the top margin and several thins, but no evidence of any repair in the true sense of the word (an observation shared by Jerome S. Wagshal in his census of this issue)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. POSITION 7R1E -- THE SEVENTH STAMP IN THE RIGHT PANE OF PLATE 1 EARLY -- IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE 1,000 POSITIONS USED TO PRINT IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT STAMPS THAT SHOWS THE COMPLETE DESIGN (TYPE I). A GREAT RARITY.

The published census compiled by Jerome S. Wagshal contains at least 98 unduplicated records of Scott 5. There are probably no more than ten examples existing outside of the Wagshal census population. Therefore, the 1c 1851 Type I is the rarest of all United States stamps issued regularly prior to the 1868 Grills.

Ex Kelley and LeBow. Wagshal Census No. 5-CAN-22. With 1989 P.F. certificate

80,000
32,500
5
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 5, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, huge margins to barely touched incl. sheet margin at top, beautiful warm shade, neat strike of circular datestamp leaves the design characteristics clearly visible

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IB FROM PLATE ONE EARLY FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE IB EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

15,000
16,500
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6
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 6, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100R4, huge margins all around incl. bottom right corner sheet margin, deep rich Plate 4 color, neat strike of circular datestamp leaves the design characteristics clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE CORNER SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IA, ONE OF THE RARITIES FURNISHED BY PLATE FOUR.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $30,400.00). This remarkable stamp realized $10,000 more than 16 years ago in our 1992 Rarities sale.

12,500
24,000
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7
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 7, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 82L4, large margins all around, wonderful dark Plate 4 shade which is nicely complemented by red "U.S. Mail" New York carrier datestamp, clearly showing breaks at top and bottom (the defining characteristic of the type)

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III WITH A RED CARRIER CANCELLATION.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable both for its overall condition and also for the clear breaks which are evident at both top and bottom. It should also be considered extremely rare with a red cancellation -- most have either black cancels or occasionally a blue cancel, neither of which stands out from the design as prominently as this red carrier datestamp.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

3,700
8,500
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8
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 8, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins to full at top showing wide beak in outer line at top, deep rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA IMPERFORATE WITH A BLUE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCEL.

Ex Hinrichs. With 1997 P.F. certificate.

1,250
1,200
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9
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 9, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 42L1L, huge margins incl. significant portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, bold strike of blue town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $860.00) and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $860.00 as 95, $1,850.00 as 98)

135
1,200
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10
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 10, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins all around, gorgeous warm color from what must be an early printing, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

Ex Hinrichs. With 1994 P.S.E. and 2004 P.F. certificates.

950
1,000
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11
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 11, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 95L1, huge to enormous margins all around incl. portion of bottom sheet margin and adjoining stamp at right, lovely bright color and lightly cancelled by an almost face-free circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST USED 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE STAMPS WE HAVE EVER OFFERED. A BREATHTAKING GEM.

For some unknown reason, even though the 10c Type I stamps come from the bottom row of the sheet, most have the sheet margin trimmed. The stamp offered here, with its wide sheet margin and enormous margins on all sides, is a true condition rarity.

With 1993 and 2005 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $7,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date.

950
19,000
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12
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 12, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Enormous margins incl. sheet margin at bottom and significant portion of adjoining stamp at top, deep rich color, bold strikes of circular datestamp as well as trace of red transit at bottom right and also part of red numeral cancel at right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MASSIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I WITH SHEET MARGIN AT BOTTOM AND A PORTION OF ADJOINING STAMP AT TOP.

With 1979 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,075
3,250
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13
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 13, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins all around incl. straddle-pane margin at left, deep rich color and proof-like impression, bold strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MASSIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE II.

With 1986 and 1998 P.F. certificates

200
500
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14
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 14, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Phenomenal Jumbo margins all around incl. sheet margin at left, "New-York Oct. 15" circular datestamp, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MASSIVE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III.

In recent years it has become fashionable to cut down imperforate multiples into enormous singles with parts of adjoining stamps attached. This stamp is what we might call a "natural" beauty. The "New-York" circular datestamp was not normally used to cancel stamps on foreign-bound covers, so this single was probably used alone on a trans-continental rate cover. Although it does not have parts of adjoining stamps all around, its margins extend to the limit, creating a "small die proof" effect. In a collection filled with great stamps, this is one we particularly admire.

With 1989 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,450.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher to date.

200
2,900
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15
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 15, 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 74L1, large balanced margins, deep rich color and detailed impression, neat strike of "New Orleans La. Aug. 3, 1857" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,700
2,700
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Sale Number 961, Lot Number 16, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around, intense shade on bright paper, gorgeous impression, neat blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH A BLUE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCELLATION.

With 1985 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

360
1,600
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