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Sale 998 — The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 December, 2010

Category — Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
61
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 61, Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 96R1E with huge bottom sheet margin, large margins all around, clear break at top, neatly cancelled by red grid and part of "New York" circular datestamp, gorgeous Plate 1 Early shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa IMPERFORATE FROM PLATE ONE EARLY. THIS TYPE IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE WITH A SHEET MARGIN.

Looking at the distribution of types on Plate 1 Early (Neinken book, page 66), it is apparent that only three bottom-row positions can be Type IIIa (all others are Type II). Two are "swing" positions: Type II before the plate wore and Type IIIa after it wore enough to cause a break in the line (100L and 100R). Position 96R1E is a strong Type IIIa, and it comes from one of the five misplaced A Relief entries in the bottom row. Elsewhere around the perimeter of each pane, only six other positions offer the possibility of a Type IIIa sheet margin stamp (none in the top row). The stamp offered here, judged by statistical rarity and by its outstanding quality, is a marvelous example of the 1c 1851 Imperforate.

1,200
4,750
62
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 62, Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 51R1E with left straddle-pane margin and centerline, large margins all around, wide break in top outer line, bright shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa IMPERFORATE WITH THE CENTERLINE FROM PLATE ONE EARLY. POSITION 51R1E IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF TYPE IIIa ON PLATE ONE EARLY.

Plate 1 Early stamps showing the centerline are rare. According to the Neinken chart, only three of the centerline positions on Plate 1 Early are Type IIIa -- 40L, 51R and 71R -- and this position (51R) shows a wide break in the outer line at top.

On Plate 1 Early there are strong Type IIIa positions with well-defined breaks in the top line, and there are weak positions that show a slight break. The Neinken book discusses the variation in Type IIIa positions on Plate 1 Early (page 73) and lists the following as the "best" examples of Type IIIa with the line broken at top: 40L, 53L, 33R, 35R, 51R, 55R, 72R and 75R1E.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

1,200
2,200
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63
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 63, Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A), 1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A). Positions 95-96R1E, horizontal pair, left stamp Type II (Relief B), right stamp Type IIIa (Relief A) with wide break at top, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, pretty "Robin's Egg" Blue shade nicely complemented by blue circular datestamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE COMBINATION PAIR OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPES II AND IIIA. THIS PAIR SHOWS THE B-A RELIEF COMBINATION FOUND ONLY IN THE BOTTOM ROW OF THE RIGHT PANE OF PLATE ONE EARLY.

This pair is an extremely rare and desirable example of the B-A Relief combination from the bottom row of Plate 1E Right, resulting from the misplaced Relief A entries in Positions 96-100R1E (see Neinken book, p. 72 and footnote 8, for commentary on the rarity of 96R1E).

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate.

1,350
1,900
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64
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 64, Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 72L1E, medium-size break in top outer line, large margins, bright shade, tied by "Boston 11 Oct." circular datestamp and small "Paid" grid cancel on buff cover to local street address, stamp very slightly creased along top from placement near edge, otherwise Extremely Fine, scarce use of Boston small "Paid" grid on local 1c 1851 cover

E. 750-1,000
500
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65
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 65, Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E (unplated), clear break in top outer line, full to large margins, deep shade, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), straddle-pane margin at right, others ample to slightly in, bright shade, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Apr. 6" (1852) circular datestamp, bold strike of Montgomery "WAY" straightline handstamp on Apr. 3 blue folded letter from New Orleans to Boston, entered mails at Montgomery as a way letter, some very minor age spots, file fold at center, Very Fine, extremely scarce prepaid way letter with 1851 Issue, ex Gibson

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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66
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 66, Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 75R1E, break in top outer line, full to large margins, used with pair of 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), Positions 86-87R1E, ample to large margins, bright shade, tied by "Pittsburgh Pa. Mar. 21" circular datestamp on brown cover to Mrs. P. R. Spencer, Geneva O. with Chamberlin's Commercial College corner card, backflap removed, slight edgewear, Very Fine, Platt Rogers Spencer was a reformed alcoholic and temperance and anti-slavery advocate who developed the style of penmanship known as Spencerian writing, which is beautifully executed on this cover

E. 500-750
750
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67
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 67, Plate One Early Type IIIa Gem Examples1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-II (7-8A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-II (7-8A-7)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-II (7-8A-7). Positions 13-15L1E, center stamp has slight break in top outer line, large margins to clear, beautiful Robin's Egg Blue shade of Plate 1 Early, cancelled by red grids, matching "Tuscumbia Ala. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to New Orleans, right stamp has tiny corner crease, waterstains around strip indicate it has been lifted and replaced, still Very Fine, a scarce 1c 1851 combination strip from Plate 1 Early on a first-month cover, signed Ashbrook, ex Gibson

E. 750-1,000
700
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