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Sale 1109 — U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
400
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 400, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 59-60R2, horizontal pair, huge margins to full including part of three adjoining stamps and "nter, Casilier & Co. BANK NOTE EN" portion of imprint with full plate number "NO. 2", neat strike of blue circular datestamp, bright color, right stamp light diagonal crease at bottom

VERY-FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMPORTANT ONE-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE MULTIPLE SHOWING THE COMPLETE PLATE NUMBER FROM PLATE TWO.

As an indication of rarity, the entire Wagshal collection (which included the Neinken collection) did not contain an example of the 1c 1851 Imperforate with the plate number from Plate 2. The single offered in our Natalee Grace sale realized $8,000 hammer.

Ex Newbury and Vogel. With 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
8,000
401
og
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 401, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 92L2, original gum, h.r., rich color and detailed impression, large margins to just touching the plumes at top, fresh and Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,050
300
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402
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 402, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 96L2, huge bottom sheet margin, other sides large to clear, neat New York town datestamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

145
130
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403
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 403, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, full margins, rich color, perfectly struck "1 ct" in frame carrier rate handstamp of St. Louis, Extremely Fine, very scarce, ex Dr. Morris, with 1990 and 2009 P.F. certificates

155
900
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404
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 404, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (7 var). Positions 2L, 12L, 13L and 23L2, four of the five positions showing the Plate 2 major crack, first three used, last on cover, margins to just in, Position 13 slightly toned and light corner crease, Position 23 tiny tear, overall Very Good-Fine examples of these scarce positions, it it believed that the crack existed on all sheets printed and extended into Position 33 later

1,500
500
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405
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 405, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Huge margins three sides including sheet margin at bottom, full at right, intense shade and impression with the type characteristics clearly visible, neat pen cancel, small nicks in bottom margin far from design (could be trimmed leaving the defining wide break at bottom clear of margin)

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION PRODUCED THE BEST EXAMPLE OF TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased... The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).

With 1987 P.F. certificate.

12,500
1,500
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406
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 406, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 31L3 with huge left sheet margin and "Toppan, Carpe(nter)" portion of imprint, also shows surface cracks, large margins all around, sharp impression in light blue shade, cancelled by unusual "New York Paid" circular datestamp, diagonal crease mostly confined to selvage and visible only in fluid or backlighting

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FAMOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY 1851 ONE-CENT PLATE 3 IMPRINT COPY.

This remarkable stamp is illustrated and described in the Neinken book (Fig. 14-D, pages 221-222). Ashbrook described Position 31L3 as "the finest example of these left edge cracks" (Vol. 2, page 224).

Ex Emerson, Neinken and Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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407
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Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 407, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 2R4, unused (no gum), rich color, margins to just in at bottom but showing the full top row design at top, Fine, ex Koppersmith, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as original-gum Plate 4 stamp $3,500.00

E. 400-500
300
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408
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 408, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins to huge at bottom, deep rich color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM PLATE FOUR.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line.

With 1985 P.F. and 2006 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

2,250
2,500
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409
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 409, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, margins all around clearly showing breaks at top and bottom, intense color, town datestamp, Very Fine, a nice stamp with wide breaks at both top and bottom, with 2010 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,600
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410
 
1c 1851 Issue, Balance. 14 stamps and eight covers, mostly mounted on exhibit pages, including eight No. 7 from Plates 1 and 2 plus one from Plate 3, three No. 8A plus a cover identified as 8A (very small break, should be plated to verify type), singles on cover including one No. 7 and six No. 9, one showing double recut at top and bottom, some small flaws to be found but overall an attractive and Fine-Very Fine group, Scott Retail more than $5,000.00

E. 750-1,000
700
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