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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 Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3227
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3227, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Two covers, both with "New-York" Norton-patent grid duplex with '61 year slug vertically at side of month and day, first dated "Feb. 11", second "Mar. 5", on folded letter to Richmond and on cover to Woodstock Vt. respectively, first also with "Brown Bro's & Co. New York" double-oval handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, second with perfs in at left and light filing crease thru stamp, a scarce pair of covers with this duplex, used only from Jan. 22-Mar. 28, 1861

E. 300-400
160
3228
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3228, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by blue "Chicago Supplementary Mail Feb. 1" circular datestamp on commission merchant return address cover to Williamstown Mass., opened a bit roughly at top, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
275
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3229
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3229, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Slightly oxidized, tied by bold "Wenona (Ind.) Aug. 2, 1858" straightline datestamp on yellow cover to Springfield Ill., some minor soiling and backflap tears, Fine strike and scarce, Simpson-Alexander Rarity 7 (p. 23)

E. 150-200
100
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3230
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3230, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Nicely balanced margins for this tightly-spaced issue, manuscript cancel, green "Clover Port Ky. Dec. 10" horseshoe-shaped datestamp with date in manuscript, on "Breckenridge Coal and Oil Company" folded letter to Hardinsburg Ky., docketing at left, file fold does not affect the stamp or the town marking, Very Fine, Simpson-Alexander Rarity 8, ex Atkins and Beals, illustrated in Chronicle 86, p. 84

E. 300-400
250
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3231
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3231, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Manuscript cancel, green "Clover Port Ky. Aug 10" straightline handstamp with date in manuscript, on yellow cover to Hardensburg Ky., original contents datelined "Cloverport 8th Aug. '60", stamp defective and some small mended cover faults, still an Extremely Fine strike, an exceptionally rare example of a green straightline canceling an 1851-57 stamp, the only known green straightline of the period, this example is the basis for the tracing in Simpson-Alexander where it is rated Rarity 10, or unique, with 1984 P.F. certificate, illustrated in Chronicle 86, p. 83

E. 300-400
110
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3232
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3232, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by two strikes of "South Dover, Me." straightline handstamp with manuscript "June 28" on cover to Waterville Me., couple small cover tears and missing backflap, still Fine strikes and very rare, the basis for the illustration in Simpson-Alexander on p. 27 (Rarity 8)

E. 300-400
100
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3233
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3233, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by neat strike of "Milton Ohio" truncated octagon cancel on orange cover to Austintown O., faint postmark or docketing at top incl. "July 24", stamp with small pre-use tear and cover with corner and back tears, still a Very Fine strike, scarce, illustrated in Simpson-Alexander on p. 21 (Rarity 7)

E. 200-300
180
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3234
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3234, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by bold strike of blue Flag fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PT-F 23a), matching "Glendale Ms. May 18" circular datestamp on cover to Brownhelm O., mended cover tears, Very Fine strike of this rare cancel, ex Haas and Beals, with 1984 P.F. certificate and accompanied by a note from Thomas J. Alexander

E. 400-500
1,300
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3235
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3235, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Memphis Ten. Jan. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Canton Mass., misdirected to Canton Miss. where struck with "Canton Mi. Feb. 1" circular datestamp and fancy Canton Lyre cancel which ties the stamp, forwarded with pointing hand drawing containing "Massachusetts" in a long finger, some soiling and cover tears, still an attractive and fascinating forwarded cover, with 1981 P.F. certificate which incorrectly orders the progression of towns

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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3236
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3236, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Strip of three, bottom row positions, tied by multiple strikes of fancy Canton Lyre cancel, matching "Canton Miss. Nov. 8, 1860" circular datestamp on blue cover to New Orleans, staple holes thru cover not affecting the stamps or postmark, Fine and scarce triple-rate cover with the distinctive Canton Lyre

E. 750-1,000
600
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3237
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3237, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Position 42L24, plate flaw in margin at lower right, cancelled by beautiful strike of Masonic Compass fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno FR-M4c 11), matching "Chicopee Mass. Mar. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Vernon Vt., some toning around edges of stamp, cover with some pen indentations, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 200-300
160
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3238
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3238, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Pretty shade, tied by lilac circular grid with matching "Winchendon Mas. Feb. 28" circular datestamp on cover to Nashua N.H., Extremely Fine, a rare shade for an 1851-57 Issue cancel, in his book Dr. Chase discusses on p. 241 colored cancellations on the 3c stamp from Winchendon including lilac, signed by Chase with his notes on the cancellation color, accompanied by a letter from Mr. Wagshal about the cover

E. 400-500
160
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3239
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3239, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Adamstown B. & O. R.R. Jan. 1, 1861" route agent's oval datestamp on cover to Frederick Md., docketing at left, couple small stains on stamp, otherwise Fine, a very scarce example of this route agent handstamp on a 3c 1857 stamp, the Beals collection had three of this handstamp but all on 3c 1861 stamps, note on back indicates one of only three recorded

E. 300-400
550
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3240
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3240, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Adamstown B. & O. R.R. Jan. 15, 1861" route agent's oval datestamp on cover to Frederick Md., docketing at left, stamp with couple minor perf flaws, otherwise Fine, a very scarce example of this route agent handstamp on a 3c 1857 stamp, the Beals collection had three of this handstamp but all on 3c 1861 stamps, note on back indicates one of only three recorded

E. 300-400
350
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3241
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3241, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). S.e. at left, tied by "Adamstown B. & O. R.R. Dec. 19, 1860" route agent's oval datestamp on cover to Frederick Md., docketing at left, back of cover with tears from opening, stamp with couple short perfs, otherwise Fine, a very scarce example of this route agent handstamp on a 3c 1857 stamp, the Beals collection had three of this handstamp but all on 3c 1861 stamps, note on back indicates one of only three recorded

E. 300-400
350
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3242
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3242, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, neat strike of blue circular grid just ties stamp, matching "Oberlin O. Oct. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Gustavis O. with beardless Lincoln three-quarter portrait facing left, Milgram AL-42, address written in beautiful fancy script, minor backflap tear from opening, Extremely Fine, a fresh and gorgeous Lincoln campaign cover, illustrated in Milgram Lincoln book (p. 26), with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,200
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3243
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3243, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Well-centered, tied by bold strike of "Pottstown Pa. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on cover to Princeton N.J., with "Dis chile's CONTRABAN" anti-slavery political cartoon, original enclosure "Death to Traitors." lettersheet with lengthy contents, two sides with overlapping text written in two directions, cover with trivial edgewear, Very Fine example of this scarce design

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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3244
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3244, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Margins mostly clear, slightly blunted corner at top right, tied by green circular grid with matching but blurry strike of Barnard Vt. circular datestamp, on patriotic cover depicting a soldier waving an American flag to Worcester Mass., same green cancelling ink offset on back, slightly reduced at right, Fine, an attractive combination

E. 200-300
225
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3245
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3245, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26). Rich color, tied by neat "Goshen N.Y. Oct. 27" circular datestamp on illustrated Phonography cover to New York City, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
120
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3246
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3246, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Cancelled by grid (not tied), matching "Lockport N.Y. Apr. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Mechanicsburg Pa., docketed at left "Recpt for Gargling Oil April 6 1861", back with printed "The Celebrated Gargling Oil Prepared by Merchant's Gargling Oil Company, Successors & Proprietors, Lockport N.Y.", with single 2c No. RS179d affixed at bottom, couple light scuffs, overall Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
300
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