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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 Flaws and Varieties

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3215
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3215, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Major Double Transfer (26 var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Major Double Transfer (26 var)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Major Double Transfer (26 var). Position 87R15 with clear double transfer and showing rosettes double and line thru "Postage" and "Three Cents", wide margins three sides, Very Fine, scarce example of this distinctive variety

2,500
550
3216
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3216, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Position 18L28, the "Quadruple Plate Flaw", pen cancel leaves the flaws clearly visible, margins nicely balanced at sides, centered slightly to bottom, Fine, an attractive and scarce example of one of the most dramatic plate varieties found on any 1851-57 3c stamps

1,750
200
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3217
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3217, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Positions 18-20L28, horizontal strip of three, left stamp with the "Quadruple Plate Flaw", pen cancel leaves the flaw completely visible, right stamp with small tear, plate flaw stamp about Fine, scarce example of one of the most dramatic plate varieties found on any 1851-57 3c stamps

1,750
325
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3218
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3218, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Crack (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Crack (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Crack (26). Nicely centered, clearly showing a crack in lower right rosette, tied by "Springfield. Ms. Aug. 3" circular datestamp and grid on cover to Little Compton R.I., "American Association for the Advance of Science, Springfield, Mass., August 3, 1859." imprint at top, Very Fine and choice, ex Amonette, accompanied by information compiled by Mr. Wagshal demonstrating that this was the location of the Association's 1859 annual meeting

E. 300-400
325
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3219
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3219, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Cracks (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Cracks (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Cracks (26). Ten stamps and one cover, incl. vertical pair with bottom row stamp showing crack thru the lower right rosette and into the sheet margin (illustrated in the Chronicle with photocopy included), four singles and the cover from Position 1L24, with a prominent crack at upper right, also Position 72L18 with crack thru "O" of "Postage", several others, couple small flaws and one with perfs trimmed, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 500-750
650
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3220
 
3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Flaw Study (26). 21 stamps, wide variety of plate flaws plus a couple interesting recut varieties, incl. neck and head flaws, the distinctive "Quadruple Plate Flaw" (Position 15L28, Scott Retail $1,750.00), Dr. Chase's Type Q -- Recut Inner Lines position illustrated on p. 133 of his revised edition, others, some with small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine appearance and a worthy group for study

E. 500-750
600
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3221
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3221, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Orange Brown, Ty. III (26 var), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. III (26 var)3c Orange Brown, Ty. III (26 var). Four covers, each with vivid colors in the true Orange Brown shade, four different town datestamps, few minor cover faults and small stamp tear on one, Fine-Very Fine appearing group of this scarce shade, each with notes and signed on back by Dr. Amonette confirming the shades

3,800
900
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3222
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3222, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Orange Red, Ty. III (26 var), 3c Orange Red, Ty. III (26 var)3c Orange Red, Ty. III (26 var). Beautiful vivid shade, tied by "Canaan Vt." double-circle datestamp, second strike to left has manuscript "May 10th" date, on small neat cover to Colebrook N.H., barely reduced at left, Very Fine, a pretty cover with this scarce shade, accompanied by a note from Dr. Amonette stating "matches exactly the orange red color in Dr. Chase's color chart"

E. 200-300
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3223
og
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3223, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Vertically (26b), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Vertically (26b)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Vertically (26b). Horizontal pair, right stamp the "pendant under button" variety, large part original gum, warm color, separated a bit roughly at left, not surprising given the lack of perforations

FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE RARITY.

Our review of the Philatelic Foundation records and a survey of auction catalogs failed to locate another example.

Ex Beals and Piller. With 1977 P.F. certificate

4,000
12,500
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3224
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3224, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Horizontally (26c), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Horizontally (26c)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Horizontally (26c). Vertical strip of three, tied by two strikes of "Griffin Ga. Jul. 11" circular datestamp on triple-rate legal-size cover to Lawrenceville Ga., the cover has skillfully repaired tears at right and upper left, strip with couple minor perf flaws

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE ON-COVER USAGE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY. A MAGNIFICENT COVER AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WAGSHAL 3-CENT COLLECTION.

A review of the Philatelic Foundation records and Power Search produced only two other examples of this rarity: a vertical pair and single on piece, also postmarked at Griffin Ga. (ex Twigg-Smith and Hulme); and a top-margin pair faintly cancelled (ex Hulme). This is the only known example on cover and is also the largest known multiple.

Ex Steele, Grunin and Piller. With 1964 P.F. Certificate. Scott Retail as pair off-cover, with no premium for the third stamp

13,000
21,000
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3225
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3225, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e). Pronounced doubling of all four rosettes and labels, rich color, Virginia circular datestamp

THE FINER OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 3-CENT TYPE III WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE.

A review of the Philatelic Foundation records and Power Search located only this example and the one in the following lot as genuine double impressions. There are a couple of additional stamps that have been certified as partial "kiss impressions", which typically show doubling of a small part of the design.

Ex Piller. With 1985 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail is based on the realization of this stamp in our 1993 Piller sale and has not changed since 1994

2,500
13,500
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3226
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3226, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type III Flaws and Varieties3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e). Strong doubling especially apparent in value label, tied by lightly struck "New Orleans La." circular datestamp which barely cancels stamp, on 1859 folded letter to Boston, stamp with several margin nicks and faint creasing

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES KNOWN AND THE ONLY ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 3-CENT TYPE III WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION.

A review of the Philatelic Foundation records and Power Search located only this example and the one in the previous lot as genuine double impressions. There are a couple of additional stamps that have been certified as partial "kiss impressions", which typically show doubling of a small part of the design.

Ex Piller. With 1982 P.F. certificate

2,500
5,750
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