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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 IV Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3275
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3275, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type IV Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). S.e. at left, tied by "Rome N.Y. Apr. 5, 1859" circular datestamp on cover with Professor Wise's illustrated hot-air balloon with the imprint of the famous balloonist Mons. Carlincourt at left, addressed to Carlincourt in Utica N.Y., cover restored at left edge where opened, Very Fine appearance, a scarce and beautiful early balloon cover, Carlincourt was the name T. S. C. Lowe assumed early in his career as an aeronaut, his first flight was in Ottawa, Canada, in 1858, he made several flights in the northeast before twice attempting a transatlantic balloon flight, first in 1859 and again in 1860

E. 1,000-1,500
850
3276
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3276, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type IV Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Two singles, left stamp with major double transfer, line thru rosettes, both stamps tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. ? 1859" circular datestamp, right stamp also tied by red "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 16" circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong China, transit and receiving backstamps, initial rating crossed out and up-rated, receipt docketing top left, some soiling and minor wear, a Fine and unusual use of 1857 3c stamps overpaying by 1c the British Open Mail rate

E. 750-1,000
5,750
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3277
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3277, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type IV Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A var). Position 44L10L, with right inner line recut, rich color and beautifully balanced margins, tied by "Hebron Conn. Apr. 20" circular datestamp on yellow cover to West Meriden Ct., fresh and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail for off-cover

325
300
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3278
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3278, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type IV Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Position 91R11L, with major double transfer of rosettes and lower part of stamp, straddle-pane margin at left, tied by "Sykesville B. & O. R.R. Co. Jun. 2, 1859" route agent's oval datestamp on cover to Frederick Md., missing backflap and stamp with some gum soaks, still Very Fine example of this prominent double transfer, Scott Retail for off-cover

260
225
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3279
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3279, 1857 3c Perforated Issue - Type IV Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Scissor separated, tied with indistinct N.Y. circular datestamp and used with slightly overlapping 10c Ty. III (15) and two 1c Ty. V (24) on buff cover to Buffalo N.Y., ms notation "with care" at lower left, minor backflap tear, otherwise Fine, possibly a 5-times rate for a heavy enclosure, an interesting usage with the combination of the 1855 imperforate and 1857 perforated stamps

E. 400-500
300
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3280
c
3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). 20 covers, culled from a larger group to find attractive margins, color, or early usage incl. a couple identified as possible earliest known usages from Plates 10i and 11L, few plate varieties and some contents included, mostly Very Fine

3,230
450
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3281
c
3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). More than 100 covers and a couple stamps, a few scarcer towns represented, huge range of markings, two courthouse covers with pairs, some plate varieties to be found, forwarded handstamps, cover flaws to be expected on some, overall Fine-Very Fine appearing, an unusually large group of these relatively scarcer Plates 10 and 11 stamps, Scott Retail approximately $17,850.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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