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Sale 1039 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 9: Postal Stationery

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 March, 2013

Category — 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
102
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 102, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues3c Red on Buff entire, Die I (U2; UPSS 3), 3c Red on Buff entire, Die I (U2; UPSS 3)3c Red on Buff entire, Die I (U2; UPSS 3). Size 7, knife 20, watermark 1, unused, exceptionally fresh and bright, single tiny toned spot at top edge not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, UPSS value $975.00

900
225
103
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 103, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues3c Red on White entire, Die 2 (U3; UPSS 5A), 3c Red on White entire, Die 2 (U3; UPSS 5A)3c Red on White entire, Die 2 (U3; UPSS 5A). Size 7, knife 20, watermark 1, with Nesbitt seal on flap, addressed but uncancelled, manuscript Wells Fargo & Co. Apr. 8, 1855 docketing on back, tiny tear on top flap, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, ex Barkhausen, with 2000 P.F. certificate, UPSS value as mint $5,000.00, Scott Retail as unused entire $5,500.00, Scott Retail as cut square

1,200
0
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104
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 104, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues3c Red on White, Die 3, Cut Square (U5; UPSS 8), 3c Red on White, Die 3, Cut Square (U5; UPSS 8)3c Red on White, Die 3, Cut Square (U5; UPSS 8). Unused, 35 x 36mm, bright color and strong embossing

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE CUT SQUARE OF THE 3-CENT RED ON WHITE DIE 3 NESBITT ISSUE. VERY FEW UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

The 2012 UPSS catalogue reports two unused entires known, both with faults. Perhaps four or five unused cut squares are known, at least two with faults.

Ex Floyd. With 1987 and 2001 P.F. certificates.

6,250
3,750
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105
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 105, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues3c Red on Buff, Die 3, Full Corner (U6; UPSS 9), 3c Red on Buff, Die 3, Full Corner (U6; UPSS 9)3c Red on Buff, Die 3, Full Corner (U6; UPSS 9). Unused, 45 x 41mm, intense color, minor surface scrape at top right, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce unused in any format, only one unused entire known (addressed but not cancelled), with 2001 P.F. certificate, this listing inadvertently omitted from 2012 UPSS catalogue

4,750
2,800
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106
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 106, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues3c Red on White, Die 4, Full Corner (U7), 3c Red on White, Die 4, Full Corner (U7)3c Red on White, Die 4, Full Corner (U7). Unused, 42 x 41mm, inconsequential tiny nick top right corner not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED FULL CORNER OF THE 3-CENT RED ON WHITE DIE 4 NESBITT ISSUE.

No mint entires are reported. Ex Todd. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

5,750
3,750
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107
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 107, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues3c Red on Buff, Die 4, Cut Square (U8; UPSS 12), 3c Red on Buff, Die 4, Cut Square (U8; UPSS 12)3c Red on Buff, Die 4, Cut Square (U8; UPSS 12). Unused, 37 x 37.5mm, light horizontal crease at top, small natural paper inclusion

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED CUT SQUARE OF THE 3-CENT RED ON BUFF DIE 4 NESBITT ISSUE. NO UNUSED ENTIRES ARE KNOWN.

A Power Search review reveals how rare the Die 4 Nesbitt Issue is in unused condition. We have sold no other examples since keeping computerized records and in all our Rarities of the World sales. The 2012 UPSS Catalogue reports no mint entires. It is believed that only one mint full corner is known.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

8,750
2,400
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108
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 108, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues6c Green on White entire, Die 6 (U13; UPSS 21), 6c Green on White entire, Die 6 (U13; UPSS 21)6c Green on White entire, Die 6 (U13; UPSS 21). Size 7, knife 20, watermark 1, unused, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, UPSS value $700.00

625
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109
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 109, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues10c Green on White entire, Die 8 (U17; UPSS 27), 10c Green on White entire, Die 8 (U17; UPSS 27)10c Green on White entire, Die 8 (U17; UPSS 27). Size 7, knife 20, watermark 1, unused, deep rich color, tiny nick at bottom center, otherwise fresh, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate, UPSS value $750.00

850
250
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110
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 110, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues1c Blue on Orange Horizontally Laid, Die 12, Full Corner (W22; UPSS 40), 1c Blue on Orange Horizontally Laid, Die 12, Full Corner (W22; UPSS 40)1c Blue on Orange Horizontally Laid, Die 12, Full Corner (W22; UPSS 40). Unused, 36 x 77mm, deep Blue color beautifully contrasts the Orange paper, light horizontal crease 9mm below the indicia not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine and exceedingly rare, ex Dr. Summers, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,100
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111
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 111, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues1c Blue on Orange, Die 12A, Full Corner (U23; UPSS 43), 1c Blue on Orange, Die 12A, Full Corner (U23; UPSS 43)1c Blue on Orange, Die 12A, Full Corner (U23; UPSS 43). Unused, 39 x 39mm, fresh and crisp, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

700
400
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112
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 112, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues1c Blue on Manila Vertically Laid wrapper, Die 13 (W25; UPSS 45), 1c Blue on Manila Vertically Laid wrapper, Die 13 (W25; UPSS 45)1c Blue on Manila Vertically Laid wrapper, Die 13 (W25; UPSS 45). Part wrapper, width 115mm, height 114mm and folded horizontally, cork cancel, faint mounting or adhesive trace at top center far from indicia, Very Fine and rare, only one used and one unused full size examples are recorded, ex Floyd, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for full wrapper $5,750.00, Scott Retail as cut square

2,000
800
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113
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 113, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues6c Red on White entire, Die 10 (U30; UPSS 62), 6c Red on White entire, Die 10 (U30; UPSS 62)6c Red on White entire, Die 10 (U30; UPSS 62). Size 21, knife 94, watermark 1, unused, light file fold at left and three light tape adhesions, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare entire with fewer than five believed to exist, with 2000 P.F. certificate, UPSS value $6,250.00

4,000
0
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114
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 114, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues6c Red on Buff entire, Die 10 (U31; UPSS 63), 6c Red on Buff entire, Die 10 (U31; UPSS 63)6c Red on Buff entire, Die 10 (U31; UPSS 63). Size 21, knife 94, watermark 1, unused, deep rich color, few barely noticeable mount adhesions on front not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT RED ON BUFF STAR DIE ENTIRE.

The 2012 UPSS catalogue reports that less than five mint entires exist. Ex Floyd. With 2001 P.F. certificate. UPSS value $7,250.00

5,750
1,500
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115
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 115, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues10c Green on White, Die 11, Full Corner (U32; UPSS 64), 10c Green on White, Die 11, Full Corner (U32; UPSS 64)10c Green on White, Die 11, Full Corner (U32; UPSS 64). Unused, 30.5mm x 37.5mm, deep rich color, bright paper, Very Fine and scarce, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,500
950
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116
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 116, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues10c Green on Buff, Die 11, Full Corner (U33; UPSS 65), 10c Green on Buff, Die 11, Full Corner (U33; UPSS 65)10c Green on Buff, Die 11, Full Corner (U33; UPSS 65). Unused, 35 x 41mm, fresh, Extremely Fine, outstanding quality, ex Dr. Summers, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,100
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117
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 117, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues3c Pink on Orange entire, Die 15 (U37; UPSS 84), 3c Pink on Orange entire, Die 15 (U37; UPSS 84)3c Pink on Orange entire, Die 15 (U37; UPSS 84). Size 7, knife 20, watermark 0, unused, brilliant color, fresh and bright paper, small bit of separation of top flap at right

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT PINK ON ORANGE ENTIRE, SCOTT U37.

The 2012 UPSS catalogue reports "up to 12 may exist". With 2000 P.F. certificate. UPSS value $8,000.00

7,500
3,250
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118
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 118, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues40c Black & Red on Buff, Die 21, Full Corner (U45; UPSS 101), 40c Black & Red on Buff, Die 21, Full Corner (U45; UPSS 101)40c Black & Red on Buff, Die 21, Full Corner (U45; UPSS 101). Unused, 51 x 51mm, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

400
250
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119
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 119, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues2c Black on Buff, Die 23, Full Corner (U48; UPSS 106), 2c Black on Buff, Die 23, Full Corner (U48; UPSS 106)2c Black on Buff, Die 23, Full Corner (U48; UPSS 106). Unused, 38 x 45mm, Very Fine, a beautiful full corner of this scarce Black Jack stationery issue, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,400
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120
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 120, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues2c Black on Orange entire, Die 23 (U49; UPSS 107), 2c Black on Orange entire, Die 23 (U49; UPSS 107)2c Black on Orange entire, Die 23 (U49; UPSS 107). Size 7, knife 24u, watermark 1, unused, exceptionally fresh

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT DIE 23 BLACK JACK ON ORANGE ENTIRE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Porter Venn notes that a maximum of fifteen exist for both UPSS Nos. 106 and 107. With 2000 P.F. certificate

4,500
2,100
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121
og
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 121, 1853-65 Nesbitt Issues2c Black on Buff, Die 24, Full Corner (W51), 2c Black on Buff, Die 24, Full Corner (W51)2c Black on Buff, Die 24, Full Corner (W51). Unused, 59 x 47mm with wrapper flap on back, horizontal crease at bottom well below the indicia, otherwise Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

525
350
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