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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 III Balances

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3252
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3252, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Balances3c 1857 Issue, Snow Patent Affixing Machine (26-26A), 3c 1857 Issue, Snow Patent Affixing Machine (26-26A)3c 1857 Issue, Snow Patent Affixing Machine (26-26A). Three covers and one stamp on piece, one cover with No. 26A, others No. 26, each with evidence of having been mechanically affixed by a Snow Patent machine or similar device, incl. clear blade cuts and stamps firmly stuck down as would be more likely with pre-moistened envelopes, a Fine and fascinating group for further study, each accompanied by a note from Ken Lawrence opining that they were machine affixed

E. 400-500
225
3253
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3253, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Balances3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Numeral "5" Cancels (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Numeral "5" Cancels (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Numeral "5" Cancels (26). Three covers and one stamp, each with a bold central strike of a numeral "5" handstamp, slightly different styles and not tying the stamps, Very Fine and unusual, while postmasters in this period occasionally used their rating numerals as obliterators, this late in the life of the 3c 1851-57 issues the numeral "3" is the one most often seen, the "5" used here was long obsolete by 1857, the 5c single rate was lowered on to 3c on July 1, 1851 and the 5c unpaid rate was eliminated on April 1, 1855

E. 300-400
250
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3254
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3254, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Balances3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Star and Fancy Cancels on Cover (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Star and Fancy Cancels on Cover (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Star and Fancy Cancels on Cover (26). Seven covers, first five with star cancels incl. Mazo Manie Wis. 6 pt. (Skinner-Eno ST-6P40), South Gardner Mass. (Skinner-Eno ST-O 38), Freehold N.J. 5 pt., Clappville Mass blue solid 5 pt. and Chateaugay N.Y. solid 5 pt., final two covers Vinton Iowa 4-leaf clover and Bergen N.Y. "J" in circular grid (illustrated in Simpson-Alexander p. 156), the strikes uniformly clear with several quite bold, Very Fine group

E. 750-1,000
475
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3255
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3255, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Balances3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Revenue Usages (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Revenue Usages (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Revenue Usages (26). Two separate revenue usages, first a top sheet-margin pair, Positions 2-3R25, uncancelled and affixed to a March 2, 1860 letter from Scranton Pa., in which was enclosed four bonds for $1,000 each, second a bottom sheet margin single, uncancelled and affixed to a March 15, 1861 pre-printed Albany receiver notice, Very Fine, a fascinating pair

E. 400-500
225
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3256
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3256, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Balances3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Better Covers (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Better Covers (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Better Covers (26). Approximately 70+ covers, vast majority are better than the ordinary No. 26 usages, many interesting items incl. stamp with double perforations on all four sides (ex Alexander), "New York Ship" with "Due 3" straightline, Aug. 27, 1861 last day of legal use in Concord N.H., demonetized usage from 1943 on Southern Hotel corner card from Baltimore which was accepted, demonetized usage in Oct. 1861 which was not accepted, one correspondence of four covers showing the transition from the 1857 to the 1861 Issue, illustrated covers, scarcer towns, green cancel, also a number of better stamp varieties incl. a perf freak which created two-thirds of a stamp, defective transfers, repaired relief, part imprints, shades, couple with recut inner lines, etc., most of these were hand-picked by Mr. Wagshal in his quest for the unusual, overall Very Fine, a desirable group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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3257
 
3c 1857 Issue, Cover Balance (25/26). 140+ covers, most are No. 26 but a number of No. 25 noted as well -- a couple of Ty. I's with choice centering, several better items incl. plate varieties, double transfers, part imprints, shades, colored cancels, missent and forwarded markings, pairs and strips, couple patriotics and a Lincoln-Hamlin campaign cover (defective), territorial usages, many others, a treasure trove of 1857 Issue covers, many very attractive

E. 750-1,000
2,300
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