Sale 1024 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One: 1847-1868 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 June, 2012

Category — 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
63
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 63, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Radiant color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, single unpunched perf at left, Extremely Fine, examples with the framelines showing on all four sides are rare, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $285.00), the unpunched perf might have cost this stamp 5 points on the grading scale

132
500
64
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 64, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Position 47L2L, choice centering for this difficult issue, inner lines recut on both sides, radiant color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate

600
2,000
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65
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 65, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around, from the top row of the plate, neat strike of blue town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp with wonderful visual appeal, with 2000 P.F. certificate

9
900
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66
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 66, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e). Pronounced doubling of all four rosettes and labels, rich color, White Sulphur Springs Va. circular datestamp

THE FINER OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 3-CENT PERFORATED ISSUE WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY 1857-60 ISSUE KNOWN WITH A DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A GREAT RARITY.

Our census and summary of Double Impressions is included as an appendix to this catalogue. Most double impressions occur when the first impression is made and found to be inadequate. The paper is then put in the press a second time, where it receives the heavier impression. It is a common misconception that the weaker impression is the second one.

A review of philatelic literature, Philatelic Foundation records and past auction catalogues located only this example and one on cover certified as genuine double impressions. Both are illustrated below and are available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/26e/26e.pdf . None is known unused.

Ex Piller and Wagshal. With 1985 and 2010 P.F. certificates.

15,000
8,500
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67
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 67, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A; formerly 26a), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A; formerly 26a)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A; formerly 26a). Unusually choice centering with massive margins at sides, also well clear of the design at top and bottom, bright color, bold strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. certificate

142
2,000
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