Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1146
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Sale 1090, Lot 1146, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression, centered to left but quite well-centered top and bottom, a strong Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

2,100
1,100
1147
ogbl
Sale 1090, Lot 1147, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)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 and very scarce Plate 12 block combining Types I and II, ex Neinken and Wagshal, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $8,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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1148
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1148, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Bottom row of Plate 4, deep rich color and sharp impression, twice-struck town datestamp, faint trace of a vertical crease, Fine appearance, a desirable example of this major 1c 1857 Issue rarity

9,000
1,700
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1149
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1149, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)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

2,500
275
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1150
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1150, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of Boston circular datestamp, completely sound, top and bottom perfs well clear of the significant portions of the design, extra wide right margin shows the characteristic double transfer, single nibbed perf at bottom left corner (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF TYPE III.

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 Sheriff and Wagshal. With 1986 and 2011 P.F. certificates.

17,500
0
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1151
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1151, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 66L4 with clear and wide breaks at top and bottom, intense shade and proof-like impression, cancelled by rim of circular datestamp free of Franklin's face, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, 2005 P.F. certificate for combination strip of three on piece no longer accompanies

1,800
1,200
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1152
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1152, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, unusually well-centered, rich color, New York circular datestamp, small horizontal crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,800
450
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1153
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Sale 1090, Lot 1153, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Position 46L12, unused (no gum), wide margins, attractive color, Very Fine, a scarce unused example of this desirable Plate 12 position, according to the Neinken book (p. 495), Position 46L12 is different from all other positions on Plate 12, it should be a B Relief, but the bottom left of 46L12 is more complete than it should be if the entry was made from the B Relief, Neinken states that after much study by himself and Elliott Perry, they concluded that it is an exact match for the T Relief used to enter the top row of Plate 11, which was created around the same time as Plate 12, Neinken theorizes that the siderographer used the T-A-B transfer roll (used for Plate 11), and entered a single position on Plate 12 -- 46L -- perhaps to correct an earlier mistake in entering the position, other students disagree with the idea that the T Relief was used, and the matter awaits resolution, with 1975 P.F. certificate

850
550
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1154
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1154, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, Relief B, showing clear break at top and complete line at bottom, deep rich color, red Carrier cancel, fresh and Fine

575
315
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1155
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Sale 1090, Lot 1155, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., well-centered with wide margins, deep color, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90), SMQ does not price this stamp in Mint N.H. condition, Scott Retail as hinged

140
550
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1156
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Sale 1090, Lot 1156, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Lightly hinged, wide margins, deep color, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

140
190
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1157
ogbl
Sale 1090, Lot 1157, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Positions 9-10/19-20L9, block of four, top right stamp with prominent "earring" flaw, original gum, h.r. at center, inter-pane margin at right showing part of centerline, top left stamp small natural inclusion, Very Fine and attractive multiple with the prominent "earring" flaw, ex Wagshal, Scott Retail as pair and two singles

1,015
400
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1158
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1158, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var). Position 16R5, essentially perfect centering with choice balanced margins, unusually bright shade, town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this better type which comes only from Plate 5, rarely encountered in this outstanding condition, with 2005 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ as Ty. Va, SMQ $750.00 as normal Ty. V)

300
600
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1159
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1159, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Rich shade from the 1858 printing, four margins, light New Orleans town cancel, most recent certificate mentions couple nibbled perfs at top, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate as Red Brown (it is obviously Bright Red Brown) and 2014 P.S.E. certificate

2,400
450
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1160
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1160, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Defective Transfer (29 var). Vertical strip of three, Positions 13/23/33R1, center stamp with defective transfer, well-balanced margins for this difficult issue, unobtrusive strikes of circular datestamp leaves the variety clearly visible, Very Fine, the Defective Transfer is scarce and especially desirable as part of a multiple, a review using Power Search found one in a pair on cover and one in an unused block of four (ex Zoellner), this strip ex Wagshal, with 1984 and 2010 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as normal strip of three with no premium for the Defective Transfer

1,300
400
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1161
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Sale 1090, Lot 1161, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense proof-like color and impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E certificate

1,250
750
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1162
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Sale 1090, Lot 1162, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, wide margins, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F., 2005 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGh VF 80; SMQ $2,250.00)

2,200
1,700
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1163
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Sale 1090, Lot 1163, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Block of six with portion of imprint and plate no. 2 selvage at left, original gum, h.r. where some perf separations sensibly reinforced, center stamps unusual plate wash from improper wiping of the plate during production, a few faults including small piece out at bottom of top left stamp, few thin spots and light gum soaks

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF SIX WITH IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER OF THE 1860 5-CENT BROWN TYPE II. VERY FEW LARGE MULTIPLES ARE KNOWN.

The 5c Brown Type II is far rarer in multiples than the Orange Brown. Unlike the 1861 Orange Brown, the earlier printing in Brown was not left in Southern post offices when the issue was demonetized in August 1861. Prior to the discovery of the block of 20 in the Frelinghuysen collection, the largest recorded multiple was a block of nine (3 x 3, ex Klein) with the same portion of the imprint and plate number. A horizontal block of six is also known (creased thru bottom three stamps) as are approximately a half-dozen blocks of four.

Scott Retail $29,750.00 as block of four and pair with no premium for the imprint and plate number position.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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1164
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1164, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Tied by red boxed two-line "Aachen Franco" handstamp on small piece, rich color, some slightly blunted perfs at bottom, Fine and attractive, with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,290
300
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1165
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Sale 1090, Lot 1165, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Unused (no gum), deeply rich color and highly detailed impression, Fine, a scarce unused stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,150
1,300
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1166
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Sale 1090, Lot 1166, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Original gum, rich color and crisp impression

FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

6,000
4,500
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1167
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1167, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 65L1, recut at top, rich color on bright paper, bold strike of 11-bar grid handstamp and trace of red cancel at top, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. and 2012 P.F. certificates

2,100
1,000
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1168
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Sale 1090, Lot 1168, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Mint N.H. with sheet selvage at bottom, choice centering with wide margins, deep color, certificate notes an embedded perf disc (otherwise would grade higher), Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90), SMQ does not price this stamp in Mint N.H. condition

225
800
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1169
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Sale 1090, Lot 1169, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Original gum, minor h.r., selvage at top, wide margins, deep shade and proof-like impression, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

700
550
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1170°
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Sale 1090, Lot 1170, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Mint N.H., choice centering for this tightly spaced issue, rich color on post office fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC IS EXTREMELY RARE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. TO FIND A SOUND WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE IS VASTLY MORE DIFFICULT.

Aside from five Mint N.H. stamps contained in the block of twelve offered in our Sevenoaks sale (Sale 831) and one single contained in another block of twelve offered in our 2010 Rarities sale, we have offered only three others in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as hinged

1,400
3,750
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1171
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Sale 1090, Lot 1171, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely rich color and crisp impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,100.00). Only three stamps have grade higher.

1,400
3,500
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1172
ogbl
Sale 1090, Lot 1172, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Vertical block of 20 with full original gum, four stamps Mint N.H. (positions 6, 11, 14 and 15), rich color and remarkably bright and fresh, well-centered for a large multiple, small manuscript note on back shows thru slightly on upper right pair, few perf separations, faint bend in fourth row, two stamps (positions 4 and 16) with small thin spot

FINE-VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 24-CENT 1860 BLOCK -- ONE OF THE LARGEST AND ARGUABLY THE FINEST MULTIPLE EXTANT.

Ex Caspary, Klein, Zoellner and DuPuy. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for four blocks and two pairs with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps.

44,300
15,500
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1173
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Sale 1090, Lot 1173, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38). Part original gum, excellent centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (POG VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,250 as OGph)

2,150
850
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1174
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Sale 1090, Lot 1174, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep intense color, Fine

3,000
600
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1175
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Sale 1090, Lot 1175, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39). Unused, regummed over a minor fault, deep color, Very Fine appearance

1,100
500
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