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

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Category — 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3201
ng
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3201, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Position 31R2L, unused (no gum), scissor separated leaving both vertical rows of perfs intact and with portions of adjoining stamps at sides, Fine, a rare unused perforated example from Plate 2 Late, Ty. II perforated stamps from Plates 2L and 3 are scarcer than from Plate 5L

2,200
700
3202
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3202, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Positions 67/77/87L5L, vertical strip of three, top stamp showing rust marks along Washington's shoulder, vivid color, choice centering with perfs as clear as is possible on this issue, tiny perf flaw at top, overall Very Fine, a choice strip vividly demonstrating the rust marks that Plate 5 acquired before it was put into use a second time

2,200
1,100
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3203
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3203, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II, Better Plate Varieties (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II, Better Plate Varieties (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II, Better Plate Varieties (25A). Five stamps, each with a prominent plate variety, incl. Position 9R5L with major plate crack, Position 96L5L with intermediate plate crack, Position 92L2 with triple transfer, Position 4R5L with plate rust marks and an unplated single with double transfer, mostly well-centered, Fine-Very Fine

4,400
1,300
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3204
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3204, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Position 84L5L, deep rich color which perfectly highlights the major plate crack at lower right, tied by "Portland Me. Paid 22 Feb." circular datestamp on cover to East Longmeadow Mass., cover toning and a few tears confined mostly to the backflap, Fine appearance, Scott Retail as off-cover

1,100
325
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3205
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3205, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Position 66R2L, clearly showing the "Gents" double transfer, a few irregular perfs, tied by "Pontiac Mic. Sep. 22" (1857) circular datestamp on cover to Delhi Iowa, receipt and answer docketing at top, backflap tears, Fine appearance and a scarce on-cover example of this major double transfer, Scott Retail as off-cover

1,350
350
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3206
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3206, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Position 92R3, scissor separated at sides but perfs intact at right, tied by "Schenectady N.Y. Jul. 16, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to New York City, the earliest known usage of a Plate 3 perforated stamp, soiling confined mostly to back and part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, Dr. Chase's notes on back, Scott Retail $625.00 as normal

E. 300-400
250
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3207
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3207, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Tied by "Aug. 1" straightline, matching "Spuyten Duyvil N-Y." dateless handstamp on small cover to New York City, light toning and stamp with per faults, Fine appearance

625
160
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3208
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3208, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Tied by Three-Leaf Clover fancy cancel, matching "Cloverport Ky. 13 Nov." woodcut rimless datestamp with date in manuscript on cover to New Orleans, minor backflap tear, Very Fine, a beautiful strike of this "rebus-like" fancy cancel on the much scarcer Ty. II stamp with recut inner lines, this full cover is illustrated in Simpson-Alexander on p. 132 and in Chronicle no. 86, p. 83, where it is described as unique, Cloverport is known for a variety of fancy townmarks during the 1851-57 period, this is the only example we have seen that incorporates the clover

E. 500-750
850
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3209
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3209, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Positions 46-49L3, strip of four, vivid color, the two right stamps showing wide spacing between from the first two of the "Three Rows" on Plate 3 Left, Position 49L with double frameline at left and 48L with the distinctive bending right inner line and split right frameline, the recuts on both of these positions done in an attempt to minimize the visual anomaly of the wide spacing, the strip tied by bold strikes of "Augusta Me. Apr. 12" circular datestamp on 1858 cover to Salem Mass., docketing at left, strip with a couple minor flaws, Very Fine appearance and an extremely rare perforated Ty. IV strip of four on cover from the "Three Rows", ex Wyer, Scott Retail for off-cover normal strip of three and single

2,900
325
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3210
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3210, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type II3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Approximately 75 covers, all three plates that produced the perforated stamps with recut inner lines represented (Plates 2L, 3, 5L), variety of frame and other line recuts incl. two lines recut upper left diamond, huge range of towns, colored circular datestamps, other plate varieties, some faults but many are Very Fine, a wonderful opportunity to study a large group of these scarcer perforated issues and rarely offered in this quantity, Scott Retail with no premium for the varieties more than $46,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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