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Sale 996 — The Wagshal Collection, Part 3:
3c 1851-57 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Category — 1851 3c Orange Brown

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3022
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3022, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 69R1E, a unique recut position showing a discontinuous recut of the upper left diamond block and triangle and also a recut inner line at right only, large to clear margins, bright color, circular grid cancel, Very Fine, Plate 1 Early produced the fewest number of impressions among the seven plates or states of plates that produced Nos. 10 and 10A, making this the rarest recut position of the Orange Brown imperforate stamps

E. 300-400
425
3023
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3023, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 69R1E, a unique recut position showing a discontinuous recut of the upper left diamond block and triangle and also a recut inner line at right only, bright color, perfect socked-on-the-nose small Boston "Paid" cancel, tiny corner crease visible in fluid is of little consequence, Very Fine appearance, Plate 1 Early produced the fewest number of impressions among the seven plates or states of plates that produced Nos. 10 and 10A, making this the rarest recut position of the Orange Brown imperforate stamps

E. 200-300
275
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3024
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3024, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 45R2E, a unique recut position with top frameline joining the corner of the upper left diamond block, margins large to just in at top right, blue cork cancel, Fine, rare position

1,000
500
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3025
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3025, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Positions 47-48L0, horizontal pair, left stamp with five lines recut upper left triangle, tied by perfect strike of "San Francisco Cal 1 Jun." circular datestamp on brown cover to New Bedford Mass., cover with some minor edgewear, Very Fine, a scarce example of this distinctive recut variety on cover, even more attractive as a 6c rate from California to Massachusetts, Scott Retail as singles

1,150
425
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3026
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3026, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 67L0 with two lines recut upper left and one line recut lower right, bright color, margins clear to barely touching at bottom left, cancelled by blue italic "Paid" in grid, matching "E. Winthrop Me. Nov. 28" circular datestamp with date in manuscript, on folded letter to Middleborough Mass., Very Fine and choice, a fresh cover with a scarce town and an unusual combination of recuts -- found on only four positions of the Orange Brown plates, ex Newbury and Oakley

E. 400-500
1,200
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3027
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3027, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Dull Red, Ty. II (10A, 11A), 3c Orange Brown, Dull Red, Ty. II (10A, 11A)3c Orange Brown, Dull Red, Ty. II (10A, 11A). Four covers, each from Position 69L5 with dot in lower right diamond, first two No. 10A from early state of plate, one a bootlegged cover from Paris, last two No. 11A from late state of plate, one is an Extremely Fine embossed lady's cover, margins slightly cutting in on the other No. 11A, some minor cover edgewear on a couple, overall a Very Fine group of this prominent plate position which is the only plate variety named by position in the main listing for No. 10A

E. 400-500
425
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3028
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3028, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 99L2E, rich color and beautiful early impression, large margins to clear, red "Ju 1(4)" town datestamp, most likely the earliest known usage from Plate 2 Early, while it cannot be absolutely proven that this is a July 1851 usage, June 1852 is very unlikely as the detailed impression is free from wear which is characteristic of the earliest impressions from Plate 2 Early, comparison of this stamp with the Chase photo of the same position shows considerable wear on the latter, Scott lists July 23, 1851 as the EDU for Plate 2 Early, with 1997 P.F. certificate and accompanied by a note from Dr. Amonette

150
450
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3029
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3029, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 46L5E, vivid color, ample margins all around, bold strikes of both red and black small Boston "Paid" cancels, striking and Very Fine, ex Sheriff, with 1986 P.F. certificate

157
650
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3030
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3030, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 92L5E, large to clear margins with sheet margin at bottom, neat strike of red circular grid cancel, Very Fine

157
325
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3031
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3031, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Bright color, large margins to barely touching at top left, light strike of red "Way" cancel, fresh and Very Fine

160
225
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3032
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3032, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, Ty. II (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, Ty. II (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, Ty. II (10-10A). 16 stamps, 14 with Boston "Paid" handstamp (two the large variety) and two stamps with straightline "Paid" (one blue), rich colors, most with four margins, couple inconsequential small faults, Fine-Very Fine group with almost universally clear strikes, Scott Retail as all No. 10A

2,400
900
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3033
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3033, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 85-86L0, horizontal pair, rich color, large margins to just touched at top, bold San Francisco circular datestamp, Fine-Very Fine, a pretty pair

550
200
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3034
bl
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3034, 1851 3c Orange Brown3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Positions 84-85/94-95R1i, block of four, vivid color, large to huge margins all around, light strikes of Washington D.C. circular datestamp, small repaired edge tear at left of top left stamp and inconsequential tiny thin speck between bottom two stamps

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USED BLOCK OF THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN.

Despite the small repair this is still likely the finest used block known. The few other examples contained in our records are either faulty to some degree, have margins that cut in or both. This is the first we have offered in any condition since 2001.

Ex Grunin and Klein. With 1989 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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