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

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Category — Shades

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3101
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3101, Shades3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var)3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var). Position 72L2L, rich color, margins clear all around, unobtrusive town cancel, tiny corner crease, Very Fine appearance, a beautiful example of this rare shade

2,000
2,200
3102
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3102, Shades3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var)3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var). Position 73R2L, unusually deep color for this rare shade, margins clear to slightly in, light town cancel, faint corner crease, Fine appearance, accompanied by a letter from Dr. Amonette confirming the shade and stating that it is "deeper than any I have"

2,000
2,300
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3103
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Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3103, Shades3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A). Positions 54-55R1L, pair, unused (no gum), vivid color, margins clear to ample all around, small internal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED PAIR OF THE 1851-52 EXPERIMENTAL ORANGE BROWN.

Accompanied by a 1988 letter from Dr. Amonette confirming the color. Listed but unpriced in Scott as unused ($800.00 as two used singles). The catalog value for a used example of Experimental Orange Brown is 26 times the normal Dull Red

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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3104
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Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3104, Shades3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Positions 1-2/11-12L1L, top sheet margin block of four, unused (no gum), beautiful vivid color, margins other sides clear to in at lower right, light corner crease bottom left, light horizontal crease between the two rows

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE PLATE 1 LATE EXPERIMENTAL ORANGE BROWN SHADE.

A review using Power Search found only a single unused example of this shade, from the 1993 Piller sale. This is the only block, either used or unused, that we have encountered.

Accompanied by a 1987 letter and note from Dr. Amonette confirming the color and position and stating "your block of Exp. OB is unique as far as I am concerned." Unlisted in Scott Catalogue as a block, listed but unpriced as unused single

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800
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3105
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3105, Shades3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Positions 21-22L1L, horizontal pair, full margins to just touched, two strikes of blue Mobile Due/Way 1c with attached grid, back with manuscript offset, Fine and rare combination of the Experimental Orange Brown shade with a better cancel, ex Amonette and accompanied by a 1996 note from him

800
600
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3106
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3106, Shades3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Positions 81-82R1L, pair, vivid color, neat "Lexington (Ky.) 3 Sep" (1852) circular datestamp, large margins to just touching at bottom left, fresh and Very Fine, accompanied by a 1992 letter from Dr. Amonette confirming the match to the Chase color charts

800
325
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3107
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3107, Shades3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Rich color, tied by clear strike of "Northern R.R. N.Y. Oct. 8" double-circle datestamp on cover to Vergennes Vt., Oct. 1851 docketing at left, backflap tear and some mounting remnants on back, still Very Fine, a lovely combination of this scarce shade with a rare route agent marking, Simpson-Alexander list this as Rarity 10 (unique), however that is incorrect as the Wyer collection contained a different example -- which interestingly contains a manuscript day within the handstamp

E. 500-750
425
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3108
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3108, Shades3c Dull Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Dull Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Dull Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 86R1L, lovely soft shade, small nicks at bottom, tied by "New-York Dec 13" (1851) circular datestamp on folded cover to Cleveland O., sender's oval handstamp, bit heavy filing folds clear of stamp, Fine appearing example of this rare shade, Dr. Chase notes on back "Experimental O.B. The really rare Dull O.B. Dec. 1851", also accompanied by note from Dr. Amonette stating "VF example of the rare dull Experimental O.B. This stamp has not changed color since checked by Dr. Chase years ago", Scott Retail as regular Experimental Orange Brown

900
300
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3109
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3109, Shades3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Two covers, first Position 37L1L, exceptional depth of color, large margins to just cutting at bottom, tied by bold blue strike of "Richfield O. Jan. 2" (1852) circular datestamp on buff cover to Oberlin O., original contents datelined "Dec. 28th 1851", some cover wrinkling, still Very Fine, signed by Dr. Amonette and accompanied by a 1990 note from him where he states, "as fine an example of the Plate 1L Experimental O.B. as I have seen", second cover from same correspondence with same markings except postmarked "Jan. 22", equally beautiful color, margins clear to touching with a slightly irregular corner at upper left, signed on back by Dr. Amonette with same quote as first cover

1,800
800
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3110
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3110, Shades3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Four covers, first three vivid Plate 1L Orange Browns, two used from New York in October 1851 and February 1852, large to clear margins and Very Fine, one signed by Dr. Amonette, third used from Lancaster Pa. in May 1852, with blue grid and circular datestamp on folded bank notice, stamp with single line recut in upper left triangle, some paper splitting along folds, otherwise Very Fine, fourth cover used from New York in November 1851, Mr. Wagshal called it Orange Brown, but we think the color is not quite to the depth of the others, still Very Fine, Scott Retail for only the first three Experimental Orange Brown covers

2,700
600
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3111
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3111, Shades3c Deep Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Deep Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Deep Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Two covers, first Position 41L1L, deep rich color, margins mostly clear, couple small nicks from placement near edge of cover, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 25" circular datestamp with red star carrier handstamp on cover to Princeton N.J., date docketing on back, Very Fine, color identified and signed by Dr. Amonette, second Position 57L1L, balanced margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 23" circular datestamp on brown cover to New York, backflap with interesting small green rectangular "Sunday Dispatch Philada" embossed design, Very Fine, signed Dr. Amonette, attractive examples of this scarce shade

1,800
800
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3112
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3112, Shades3c Plates 2 and 3 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Plates 2 and 3 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Plates 2 and 3 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Two covers and one front, each a Plate 2 or 3 Orange Brown, first Position 88L3, a "Three Rows" position with extra frameline at right and one-line recut upper left triangle, vivid color and choice margins, tied by blue "Lancaster Pa. May 24" circular datestamp on folded bank notice to Columbia Pa., second Position 49L2L, clear margins, tied by blue grid with matching "Lancaster Pa. Aug. 5" circular datestamp on folded cover to same addressee, last is a front only, Position 53L2L, large margins, from Richmond to Boston, Very Fine group, two signed by Dr. Amonette, unlisted in Scott Catalogue, Scott Retail as Plate 1L Experimental Orange Brown

2,200
425
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3113
 
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3113, Shades3c Plate 3 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A), 3c Plate 3 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A)3c Plate 3 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A). Position 95R3, rich color, margins clear to ample all around, blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, accompanied by a 1989 letter from Dr. Amonette confirming the color and stating "an extremely fine example of the Plate 3 orange brown color", Scott Retail as Plate 1L Experimental Orange Brown

400
350
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3114
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3114, Shades3c 1856 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c 1856 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c 1856 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Two covers, first Position 69R6, huge margins, cancelled by red open grid, matching "Athol Mass. Jun. 23" circular datestamp on small cover to Charlotte Center N.Y., light cover toning, otherwise Very Fine, second Position 69R4, margins huge to ample, tied by centrally struck "Whately Mas. Dec 4" circular datestamp on cover to West Dover Vt., some minor cover edge and backflap wear, still Very Fine, signed Dr. Amonette, scarce shades which are unlisted in Scott Catalogue

E. 500-750
750
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