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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3400
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3400, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Position 2L1L, recut twice at bottom, rich color on bright paper, face-free cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce recut, with 1989 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates

975
550
3401
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3401, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Position 77L1L, recut twice at top and once at bottom (four such recuts on plate), rich color, face-free cancel, few perf flaws, otherwise Fine, ex Neinken and Wagshal

1,100
110
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3402
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3402, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var). Position 81L1L, part disturbed original gum, much better impression than usual and wide left margin shows the lines of the inverted transfer (a vestige of the first entries made on Plate 1 Early), trivial edge toning at right and tiny piece of top right margin reattached, otherwise Fine, an incalculably rare stamp, the Triple Transfer/One Inverted stamps from Plate 1 Late are very scarce with perforations (Scott 23 vs. Scott 9) -- this is one of the few original-gum examples our firm has sold in 80+ years -- because of condition problems, it will be affordable to almost all 1c 1851-57 specialists, who will no doubt appreciate its phenomenal rarity

17,500
1,150
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3403
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3403, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var). Position 71L1L, recut twice at top and once at bottom (only four such recuts on the plate), deep rich color, neat strikes of circular datestamp, centered slightly to top, still Very Fine, this major variety is significantly rarer in perforated form, we have offered only a half-dozen since keeping computerized records, ex Wagshal

2,500
200
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3404
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3404, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer One Inverted (23 var), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer One Inverted (23 var)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer One Inverted (23 var). Position 81L1L, recut once at top, scissors-separated causing s.e. at right and bottom, bright color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Fine example of this scarce position which is a great rarity as a perforated stamp, ex Wagshal, we have offered only two others since keeping computerized records

2,500
225
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3405
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3405, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21). Rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp, few short perfs at right

FINE CENTERING. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM POSITION 99R2.

Plate 2 was made in late 1855, and consists of 198 stamps that are Type II, one position that is Type III (99R2) and one that is Type IIIA (100R2).

Guide dots were used to accurately lay out the subjects on the plate. Positions 79 and 89 were transferred perfectly using their guide dots. However, the guide dot to the south-east of Position 88R2, which was used to align the single B Relief for Position 99R2, was placed far out of line, resulting in the bottom part of the A Relief being transferred into the bottom part of Position 89 (and in the margin below this position) by mistake. When the fresh entry was made in Position 99R a full transfer of the design was not possible without running into the error in Position 89R. The position was therefore short transferred at top, and apparently also at bottom, creating the finest example of Type III found on any plate (see pp. 183-184 of Neinken book).

Plate 2 stamps were issued imperforate from December 1855 through June 1857. Beginning in July 1857 stamps from Plates 1 Late, 2 and 4 were issued with perforations, and Plates 2 and 4 continued to produce stamps through late 1857. Plate 2 stamps are rarer perforated than in imperforate form; conversely, Plate 4 stamps are rarer imperforate than in perforated form. Perforated 99R2 stamps are of extreme rarity.

Our census, which incorporates the records of noted student Jerome S. Wagshal, the Philatelic Foundation, the Levi records and our own work, is available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/21/21.pdf . Only one unused example is known, in a block. Twelve used singles are recorded, as are three on covers and two in strips, for a total of 18 known in any form. Virtually all have faults or are very off-center -- only three off-cover singles and one on cover are confirmed as sound and not all have decent centering.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal

17,500
2,300
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3406
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3406, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Bottom row F Relief position, bold New York circular datestamp, centered to top with wide margin at bottom showing the full plumes that are the defining characteristics of this rare type, small corner creases at right top and bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE.

Type Ia, imperforate and perforated, only comes from 18 positions in the bottom rows of the right and left panes of Plate 4. Due to difficulties in perforating sheets from Plate 4, many examples of Type Ia have perforations cutting into the design at bottom, which destroys the defining characteristic of the type. The example offered here, showing the full bottom design, is very rare.

With 1966 P.F. certificate for cover from which this stamp was removed

9,000
1,400
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3407
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3407, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Top row of Plate 4, barely cancelled, rich color, Fine, ex Wagshal

1,250
130
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3408
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3408, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Positions 4-5R4, horizontal pair, wide-spaced horizontal perforations, rich color, neat circular datestamps, left stamp small thin spot, right stamp light corner crease at top right, few perf separations, still Fine, the exceptions to the normal cut-into condition of top-row and bottom-row Plate 4 stamps are those with wide-spaced perforations, the Scott Catalogue footnote after No. 19 (Ty. Ia) describes this characteristic, but it is not noted after No. 20 from Plate 4, ex Wagshal

2,750
375
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3409
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3409, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 80L4 with interpane margin and centerline at right, blind perfs between selvage and stamp, gorgeous centering, rich color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED INTERPANE MARGIN AND CENTERLINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Only six positions along the two adjacent vertical rows of Plate 4 can possibly be Type III; therefore, centerline examples are rare (especially since the selvage was often removed). Accompanied by small plating chart showing the distinctive marks on this position.

Ex Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate

2,300
1,500
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3410
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3410, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 26R4, nicely centered with beautiful rich color, wide discernible breaks at top and bottom, barely cancelled at left center leaving the majority of the design distraction free, Very Fine, plated by Ashbrook

2,250
1,300
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3411
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3411, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 66L4, rich color, neat Boston circular datestamp, single unpunched perf at bottom and another nibbed at left, otherwise Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

2,250
600
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3412
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3412, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 4, deep rich color, outstanding centering, neat town cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.F. certificate

500
325
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3413
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3413, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, B Relief, original gum, bright color, choice centering with wide margins at sides, few short perfs at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex Wagshal

2,600
275
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3414
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3414, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, A Relief, original gum, h.r., intense shade with nicely mottled impression, tiny sealed tear at right, Very Fine appearance, ex Neinken and Wagshal

2,600
350
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3415
ng
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3415, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, unused (regummed), beautifully centered, couple really trivial perf flaws, otherwise Extremely Fine

800
300
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3416
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3416, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Positions 97-99L12, C Relief, horizontal strip of three, intense shade and impression, unobtrusive strikes of circular datestamp leave design clearly visible, few minor perf separations at top, Very Fine strip, ex Neinken and Wagshal

2,100
300
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3417
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3417, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18), 1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18)1c Blue, Ty. II-II/I-I (20-20/18-18). Positions 11-12/21-22L12, block of four with selvage at left, B/C Reliefs, top stamps Type II, bottom stamps Type I, large part original gum, rich color, top left stamp tiny thin speck, top right stamp pulled perf and small thin at upper right, few sensibly rejoined perf separations

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR FROM PLATE 12, COMBINING TYPES I AND II. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE SELVAGE.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $8,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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3418
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3418, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. I, II (18, 20), 1c Blue, Ty. I, II (18, 20)1c Blue, Ty. I, II (18, 20). Block of 78 from the left pane of Plate 12 with straddle-pane margin at right, comprising 40 Type I positions and 38 Type II positions (approximately 11 Type II's have a very tiny break in outer line which might qualify as Type IIIa), original gum, ten or so Mint N.H., tiny hinge reinforcements, bright color and fresh, about ten stamps have small faults, a few others with trivial imperfections

VERY GOOD-FINE. THIS IS THE FAMOUS ACKERMAN-NEWBURY-NEINKEN-ISHIKAWA-WAGSHAL BLOCK, THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE FROM PLATE 12. A MAGNIFICENT EXHIBITION ITEM.

Plate 12 is remarkable for the numerous misplaced transfers in the left pane, as evidenced by this block of 78. As explained in Neinken (pp. 486-487): "The right pane was evidently transferred first, and by vertical rows. I believe the first three entries were 10, 20 and 30R, followed by pairs of 40, 50 then 60, 70, then 80, 90, and a single transfer of 100 [Note: the use of the bottom relief -- C Relief -- to enter the bottom row, is consistent with Richard Celler's theory of the '10th Row Adjustment' -- see The 1851 Issue of United States Stamps: a Sesquicentennial Retrospective]. This order was followed in vertical rows throughout the right pane and through the 10th, 9th and 8th vertical rows of the left pane. Thus thirteen vertical rows on Plate 12 were transferred in the same order of reliefs as Plates 11, 3, 2 and 1, but after the first three transfers in the seventh vertical rows of the left pane, the old order was abandoned. Instead of pairs of the 'B-C,' the order was reversed, and three pairs of 'C-B' were entered with the last transfer from the regular 'C' in the 10th row. This same order was followed in the sixth and fifth vertical rows but the regular order was restored in the fourth vertical row. The reverse order was used on the third row, the same order as used on the fifth, sixth and seventh. The order used in the next row, or second vertical, was different from any others on the plate, from top to bottom being, A, B, C, B, C, B, C, C, B and C. Thus, instead of having a pair of 'C' reliefs in 82-92, the pair of 'C' occurred in 62-72. The first vertical row was also different from any other vertical row on the plate, with a pair of 'B' reliefs in 71-81 instead of a normal pair of 'B-C.'"

Part of this block is illustrated in the Neinken book (p. 499). Ex Ackerman, Newbury, Neinken, Ishikawa and Wagshal. Scott Retail for various combination blocks and remaining singles is more than $180,000.00.

E. 30,000-40,000
29,000
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3419
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3419, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Position 4L12, A Relief, original gum, h.r., rich color and gorgeous impression, small natural inclusion, Very Fine, ex Neinken and Wagshal

1,100
275
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3420
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3420, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, A Relief, horizontal pair with selvage at top, original gum, h.r. where selvage almost completely reattached, Very Fine pair, ex Neinken and Wagshal

2,300
475
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3421
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3421, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Positions 31-33R12, B Relief, horizontal strip of three with interpane margin and centerline at left, slightly disturbed original gum, deep shade, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine appearance, ex Neinken and Wagshal

3,600
475
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3422
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3422, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Wide and perfectly balanced margins, pretty shade nicely complemented by bold red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE V. DESPITE THIS STAMP'S READY AVAILABILITY, IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Despite the abundant supply of Type V stamps, they are extremely difficult to obtain in higher grades. The stamp offered here has phenomenal visual appeal -- bright color, a beautiful clear red grid cancel, wide and balanced margins, and wonderful overall freshness.

Ex Dr. Morris, Dr. Puliafito and Natalee Grace. With 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $675.00 as 95, $2,500.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher and only one other shares this desirable grade.

55
3,750
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3423
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3423, 1c 1857-60 Issue by Plate (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Block of four, perf flaws and small edge repair in bottom right stamp, light but readable Key West Fla. circular datestamp, certainly very rare and a possibly cancel on this issue, Scott Retail as normal used block of four

425
325
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