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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 Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3043
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3043, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A). Seven covers, each a July 1851 usage, incl. "Rock Bottom Mass" unusual circular datestamp with manuscript date (Simpson-Alexander Rarity 7), range of colored circular datestamps incl. magenta from Hartford, red from Richmond and New York, blue from Lowell Mass. and Philadelphia, also pair paying 6c rate from San Francisco to Wisconsin on rebacked front with corner card for Placer Times, Fine-Very Fine group of first-month usages, most are quite attractive

E. 750-1,000
750
3044
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3044, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 31R2E, beautiful deep color, large to clear margins, perfect strike of blue "Water Town N.Y. Sep. 27" circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Pierrepont Manor N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine

210
600
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3045
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3045, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 18R1i, pen-cancelled, affixed to rebacked cover front only and folded as a full cover, clear strike of "LEO N.C." heart-shaped fancy town handstamp with "Nov. 3" pen date, stamp with some stray adhesive from the rebacking, Very Fine strike and extremely rare, ex Beals, this is the Simpson-Alexander listing example, which is rated as Rarity 10 (unique), though we know of one other example

E. 500-750
1,400
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3046
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3046, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 93R2E, clear margins, rich color, cancelled by small green grid, matching "Columbia Va. 29 Nov." circular datestamp on small ornate lady's cover to Gravel Hill Va., some inconsequential light cover staining, overall Very Fine, a beautiful cover

435
1,200
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3047
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3047, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 57R1E, large margins to just touching at upper right, tied by green circular grid with matching "Lancaster Pa. Jul. 14" (1851) circular datestamp on Lancaster Bank pre-printed notice to Columbia Pa., cover gently cleaned, file folds clear of stamp, Very Fine, choice first-month usage with green markings

375
225
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3048
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3048, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Deep rich color, margins clear to just in at top left, tied by green grid, with matching "Washington O. Oct. 31" circular datestamp on cover to Hendrysburgh O., fresh and Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

375
275
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3049
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3049, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Brilliant color, large margins to clear at top left, tied by red criss-crossed circular grid with matching "Skowhegan Me. Sep 19" circular datestamp on folded letter to Dartmouth College, Sep. 18, 1851 docketing on back, file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine, an attractive cover from a scarce Maine town, this was sent five years before the railroad reached Skowhegan in 1856

E. 300-400
475
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3050
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3050, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Ample to large margins, rich color, tied by perfect strike of red "Lancaster Pa. Oct. 10" (1851) circular datestamp, back of cover with hole and part of backflap missing, front is Extremely Fine with a beautiful stamp and strike, ex Grunin

275
800
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3051
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3051, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Margins clear to slightly in, tied by unusual blue 6-bar open grid cancel, matching "Mic. Central R.R. Mic. Jul. 18" route agent datestamp on brown cover to Howell Mich., enclosure datelined "New Buffalo July 16th, 1851 Wed. Eve", gum soaks on stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine strike and cover, ex Jarrett, illustrated in Simpson-Alexander on p. 168

E. 300-400
1,100
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3052
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3052, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Vivid color, huge margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by multiple strikes of red circular grid and by matching "N. York & Phila. R.R. Nov. 10" route agent datestamp on 1851 folded letter to New Orleans, receipt docketing on front, file fold well clear of stamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
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3053
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3053, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 77L1E, cancelled by blue circular grid, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 18" circular datestamp with blue "1" double rimmed octagonal handstamp on folded letter to street address in Philadelphia, datelined "Duncannon, July 18, 1851", stamp with small margin nick, otherwise Very Fine, interesting usage mailed from outside the city proper and assessed the 1c carrier fee from the mails

E. 200-300
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3054
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3054, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 64R2E, margins clear to just touching, tied by "Washington City D.C. Sep. (2)9" circular datestamp on embossed folded hotel lettersheet to Fairfield O., "Thomas's Irving Hotel Washington D.C." three-line oval handstamp, file fold well clear of stamp and some minor tears on back, one page of letter missing, still Very Fine, an attractive and scarce hotel cover

E. 300-400
130
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3055
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3055, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 45L5E, huge margins incl. small portions of adjoining stamps on three sides, tied by mostly clear strike of "New-York 5 Cts Sep. 4" due datestamp (used in error) on folded letter to Bridgeport Conn., central file fold and some cover toning both clear of stamp, still a Very Fine cover with a particularly choice stamp, interesting use of a stampless cover marking from prior to July 1, 1851, which is occasionally seen on 3c 1851 stamps

210
170
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3056
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3056, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two Philadelphia covers, first stamp with vivid color, margins clear to just in at left, tied by clear strike of blue "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 3 Cts. Aug. 16" integral-rate circular datestamp (Simpson-Alexander p. 98, tracing 44, Rarity 9) on folded letter to Chillicothe O., contents datelined "Philada. Aug. 26 '51", central file fold well clear of the stamp, Very Fine cover with a rare example of this Philadelphia datestamp, second cover with stamp tied by blue "Philadelphia 3 cts. Paid Sep. 6" integral-rate datestamp (Simpson-Alexander p. 98, tracing 45), some light cover soiling, Very Fine strike

E. 400-500
225
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3057
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3057, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 19L5E, margins large to just touching, cancelled by bold numeral "3" handstamp (Simpson-Alexander Rarity 7) with matching "Abingdon Va. Jul. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Strasburg Va., original contents a love letter, some cover wear, Very Fine strike

210
275
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3058
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3058, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c 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). Two folded letters, one each with Nos. 10A and 11A, both mailed the same day to the same addressee, both with "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York May 20" (1852) circular datestamps, addressed in different hands, Very Fine, fascinating pair of covers from senders who obviously had different supplies of stamps, the Orange Brown a late usage

E. 300-400
110
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3059
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3059, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Three covers from Plate 0, first with pair paying double rate on folded letter from Georgetown D.C. to Philadelphia, large margins and Very Fine, second Position 10R0, with corner sheet margins on blue folded letter from New York to Lowell Mass., some edge splitting, stamp is Very Fine, last Position 19R0 (double transfer, recut lower right triangle), margins clear to touching, cancelled by red grid with matching "Paid 3" and "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York Sep. 29" route agent datestamp on folded cover to Providence, Very Fine group

1,020
225
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3060
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3060, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Margins ample to clear, tied by bold strike of Mobile "Steam 5" double-oval handstamp on folded letter to Mobile, datelined "Gainesville Jany 22d - 1852", light file fold well clear of stamp which has some gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine, scarce marking prepared for use on stampless letters but occasionally found on stamped letters

E. 300-400
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3061
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3061, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 92R2E, margins all around to just touching at lower right, rich color, cancelled by bold strike of blue "Way 6" in circle on Sep. 6, 1851 folded letter from Richmond to Lynchburg, cover with central vertical file fold, Very Fine, also incl. single of No. 11A, Position 41L2L, on piece with full strike of "Way 6" in black, this marking for the 5c collect fee plus 1c way fee was originally applied to stampless covers and was obsolete when struck on stamped covers such as this, it was applied to mail travelling on the James River & Kanawha Canal

E. 300-400
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3062
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3062, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Rich color, large margins to just clear, tied by "Doakes Ville Ark. Jul. 13" Choctaw Nation double-circle datestamp on 1852 folded letter to New York, letter included a draft which was torn out, remaining contents refer to the draft and how it was to be applied, central file fold clear of stamp, Very Fine, the community of Doakesville was once the largest town in the Choctaw Nation and flourished from the 1830s until shortly after the Civil War, it served as the Choctaw National Capital from 1850 until 1863, and is where General Stand Watie became the last Confederate General to surrender, in June of 1865 (http://www.ou.edu/cas/archsur/counties/choctaw.htm)

E. 400-500
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3063
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3063, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Four margins, bright color, tied by "Sacramento City Cal. 9 Sep." circular datestamp, with choice strike of "Cram Rogers & Cos. Shasta Express" blue double-line oval handstamp on brown cover to Shasta Cal., cover with small stain and tear in corner, still Very Fine, scarce express, ex Piller

E. 200-300
850
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3064
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3064, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 46-47L1i, horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom, tied by bold strike of blue "Paid 6" in double-line oval, matching "Marysville Cal Apr. 17" circular datestamp on buff cover paying the 6c over 3,000 mile rate to Providence, receipt docketing on back, couple inconsequential margin nicks in pair, Extremely Fine, an outstanding and extremely rare example of the Marysville "Paid 6" handstamp on a transcontinental cover, Simpson-Alexander Rarity 10

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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3065
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3065, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two strips of three, one a left sheet-margin strip, deep rich color, both tied by red circular grids, matching "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N York 19 Dec." route agent's circular datestamp on folded cover to Boston, manuscript "Paid" notation and docketed on back "New York 19th Dec. 1851 Clary & Co", file folds thru both strips and inconsequential small nicks in sheet margin of top strip and in bottom margin of bottom strip

A SPECTACULAR SIX-TIMES RATE NEW YORK U.S. EXPRESS MAIL COVER TO BOSTON, FRANKED WITH TWO STRIPS OF THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN.

While pairs of the 3c Orange Brown on cover are sometimes encountered, strips of three or larger are rare, particularly paying a domestic rate. The census of 3c 1851-57 stamps paying multiple domestic rates compiled by William K. McDaniel and published in the 1851 Sesquicentennial book contains only two examples bearing multiples of No. 10 or 10A. Both of these examples are franked with three pairs paying a multiple of the over-3,000 miles rate. This cover does not appear in the census. This is the largest on-cover franking we have offered since the strip of six and pair on cover to Liverpool in our 1998 Sevenoaks sale

E. 2,000-3,000
7,500
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3066
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3066, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A). 24 covers, each with a different colored circular datestamp, many also with colored grids, incl. New Orleans, Chicago, Boston, Louisville, Worcester, Fredericksburg, Cincinnati, Beloit, Utica oval, many others, stamps are mostly four margin with good color, a number of covers with content, nearly all Very Fine, attractive and worthwhile group, Scott Retail as all No. 10A more than $5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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3067
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3067, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A). Nine covers, each selected for four margin stamps with good color and a neat grid or circular datestamp cancel, range of originations incl. Pottsville Pa. with fancy "Due 3" in circle, Boston, New Orleans, Meriden Conn., Buffalo, Charlestown Va., several with colored cancels, few small cover faults, stamps are Very Fine, nice group

E. 750-1,000
600
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3068
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3068, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Forwarded Usages (10A, 11A, 25, 26), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Forwarded Usages (10A, 11A, 25, 26)3c 1851-57 Issues, Unusual Forwarded Usages (10A, 11A, 25, 26). Four covers, each demonstrating an unusual forwarded usage, first with two No. 11A, twice forwarded and struck with three different colored circular datestamps, stamps pay the original postage and the first forwarding, "Paid 3" in arc handstamp indicates cash payment for second forwarding, second cover with single No. 10A used to pay the forwarding postage after cash paid the original postage (usually seen the other way around), third cover with single No. 11A (Position 92L2L, triple transfer) used to pay the forwarding postage after the letter was originally sent unpaid, "5" in circle handstamp, last cover bears both a single No. 26 and a single No. 25 for forwarding postage, few small cover flaws, overall a fascinating and scarce group

E. 400-500
350
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3069
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3069, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c 1851 Issue, Missent and Forwarded Markings (10A-11A), 3c 1851 Issue, Missent and Forwarded Markings (10A-11A)3c 1851 Issue, Missent and Forwarded Markings (10A-11A). Ten covers, two with Orange Brown stamps, nice variety of straightline and circular markings, incl. "Missent & Forwarded" straightline on cover from Boston to Augusta Illinois, missent to Augusta Me., writing on back of cover identifies the stamp as Part India paper, stamp with faults (we did not lift the stamp to confirm the paper), also incl. several covers with "New-Haven Conn. Mis/Sent" circular handstamp, other straightline Missents, overall Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 500-750
475
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3070
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3070, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II, Cover Balance (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II, Cover Balance (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II, Cover Balance (10-10A). 68 covers, many better usages incl. Harrison Square double-circle datestamp with fancy "MS" (light strike), pair used from Nevada City Cal. to Ohio, July 1851 usages, triple transfer (Scott Retail $450.00), bold numerals, variety of colored circular datestamps, many others, some faults to be expected but many four-margin stamps, overall Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as all No. 10A more than $14,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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3071
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3071, 1851 3c Orange Brown Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II, Cover Balance (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II, Cover Balance (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II, Cover Balance (10-10A). 56 covers, wide variety of interesting usages incl. circular datestamps with manuscript dates, late uses, forwarded, New Year's date, colored circular datestamps (one in brown), several plate varieties, incl. Position 20R2E (only position on plate with 2 lines recut upper left and one line recut lower right), double transfer on forwarded cover, triple transfers, corner margin copy, others, only a few pen cancels, condition better than usually found with most Very Fine, a few Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as all No. 10A more than $11,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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