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Sale 998 — The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 December, 2010

Category — Plate One Early Inverted Transfers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 4, Plate One Early Inverted Transfers1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7). Positions 81-86L1E, horizontal strip of six, left stamp double transfer, one inverted, this position shows a wide break in outer line at bottom (a rare Type IIIa with break at bottom instead of top), other five stamps are Type II, large margins almost all around, just touched at top of two Type II positions, gorgeous clear impression and Plate 1 Early shade, cancelled by multiple strikes of 8-bar split grid which ties strip above Positions 82-83L, "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 15" (ca. 1851) circular datestamp on cover to Watertown Mass., lightly cleaned

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE EARLIEST RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 ISSUE USED FROM CALIFORNIA AND A VERY RARE FRANKING. THE STRIP OF SIX ONE-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE INCLUDES POSITION 81L1E, ONE OF THREE INVERTED TRANSFERS AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TYPE IIIa POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY WITH THE BREAK IN THE BOTTOM LINE INSTEAD OF TOP. THIS COVER WAS DESCRIBED BY MORTIMER L. NEINKEN AS "ONE OF THE GEMS OF 19TH CENTURY UNITED STATES PHILATELY."

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

Position 81L1E is interesting not only as one of the three inverted transfers, it is what Ashbrook and Neinken described as "The finest example of Type IIIA from the plate." Unlike almost all other Type IIIa positions on Plate 1 Early, 81L1E has a break in the bottom line, not the top, and this break is very wide.

This cover is described in detail in an article by Mortimer L. Neinken in Opinions (The Philatelic Foundation, 1983), where he states that the October 15 date is "undoubtedly 1851, because the stamps are from Plate 1 Early" and comments "The writer has seen far fewer stamps of position 81L1E than the Type I, 7R1E." Neinken concludes with his opinion, "This cover is one of the gems of 19th century U.S. philately."

Ex Kapiloff. With 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
10,500
5
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 5, Plate One Early Inverted Transfers1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 81L1E, double transfer, one inverted, this position shows a wide break in outer line at bottom (a rare Type IIIa with break at bottom instead of top), large margins all around, clear impression and light cancel shows the inverted transfer lines at left

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE PLATE VARIETY. ONE OF THE THREE INVERTED TRANSFERS AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TYPE IIIa POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY WITH THE BREAK IN THE BOTTOM LINE INSTEAD OF TOP.

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

Position 81L1E is interesting not only as one of the three inverted transfers, it is what Ashbrook and Neinken described as "The finest example of Type IIIA from the plate."

With 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,500
1,700
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6
og
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 6, Plate One Early Inverted Transfers1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 91-92L1E, horizontal pair, left stamp triple transfer, one inverted, disturbed original gum, huge margins all around including bottom left corner sheet margins, gorgeous bright Plate 1 Early shade, tiny corner crease in bottom left sheet margin so far on the perimeter it is not mentioned on certificate

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, CONTAINING POSITION 91L1E, THE ONLY TRIPLE TRANSFER AMONG THE THREE INVERTED TRANSFER POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY.

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

Ex Cunliffe. With 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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7
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 7, Plate One Early Inverted Transfers1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 91-92L1E, horizontal pair, left stamp triple transfer, one inverted, huge margins all around including bottom left corner sheet margins and bits of adjoining stamps at top and right, proof-like early impression and brilliant bright Plate 1 Early shade complemented by red grid cancels, perfection

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, CONTAINING POSITION 91L1E, ONE OF THE COVETED INVERTED TRANSFER POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE. WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF 91L1E EXTANT.

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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