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

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Category — Plate Cracks

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3080
ng
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3080, Plate Cracks3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var). Position 96L5L, unused (no gum), sheet margin at bottom which nicely shows the extent of the crack below the stamp design, margins other sides clear, Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as with gum

525
1,500
3081
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3081, Plate Cracks3c Claret, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var), 3c Claret, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var)3c Claret, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var). Position 94L5L, sheet margin at bottom and deep rich color combine to dramatically highlight the plate crack, complemented by a neat strike of magenta "5" in circle handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of this major plate crack position

160
1,100
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3082
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3082, Plate Cracks3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A var). Two covers, first with pair from Positions 84-85L5L, left stamp with the major plate crack which runs thru the lower right rosette and into the large portion of the adjoining stamp at bottom, margins other sides clear to large, on cover from Saint Louis to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice, second also from Position 84L5L, clearly showing the crack, cover age toned, Fine

320
425
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3083
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3083, Plate Cracks3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 79-80L3, horizontal pair from two of the "Three Rows" positions, left stamp with double frameline at left and the right inner line taken by the right frameline, right stamp with left inner line taken by the frameline, huge margins incl. straddle-pane margin at right and significant or trace parts of six adjoining stamps, perfect central strike of "New Orleans La. Jan. 31" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful pair demonstrating the narrow spacing recutting adjustments that were required between the ninth and tenth vertical rows of Plate 3 Left

62
3,250
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3084
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3084, Plate Cracks3c Brownish Claret, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Block (11A), 3c Brownish Claret, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Block (11A)3c Brownish Claret, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Block (11A). Positions 73-80/83-90/93-100L3, horizontal block of 24, deep rich color, numerous strikes of Philadelphia Dec. 3 (1856) circular datestamp, the right block of nine (Positions 78/100L3) vividly demonstrates the "Three Rows" recutting adjustments that were required due to the unintentionally wide spacing between the eighth and ninth vertical rows and the narrow spacing between the ninth and tenth vertical rows of the left pane of Plate 3, the frameline recutting done in a way that attempted to minimize the visual spacing anomalies, including the triple frameline recutting on Positions 89 and 99 (see Chase p. 101), faults incl. tears and edgewear, still a striking and extremely rare "Three Rows" large multiple in a distinctive shade which is known used in late 1856 and 1857, listed in Linn's U.S. Stamp Facts as the largest known used multiple, accompanied by a 1983 note from Dr. Amonette, Scott Retail as blocks of four, strips of three and a pair

4,342
2,200
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3085
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3085, Plate Cracks3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 98-99L3, a "Three Rows" pair with wide spacing, double frameline on right of left stamp and triple frameline on left of right stamp along with inner line at right being taken by the frameline, large to ample margins, tied by perfect strike of "Plattsburgh N.Y. Jun. 11" circular datestamp on "North'n N.Y. Mutual Insurance Co." corner card to Rouse's Point N.Y., some minor cover edge and corner mending, still Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover demonstrating the recutting adjustments that were necessary between the eighth and ninth and ninth and tenth vertical rows on the left pane of Plate 3 due to unusually wide and narrow spacing, between the first two rows extra framelines were recut to minimize the spacing and between the second and third rows framelines took the place of inner lines to maximize the spacing

E. 300-400
350
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