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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-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
483
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 483, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Bottom row of Plate 4, rich color, nice bottom margin showing the key design characteristics, just in at top, light cancel leaves vignette completely visible

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

Type Ia was produced by only 18 of the 20 bottom-row positions on Plate 4. Although Plate 4 was designed with sufficient space to accommodate perforations, the height of the top row and bottom row positions resulted in the perforations often cutting into the design at either top or bottom. This stamp shows nearly complete bottom scrolls and plumes.

With 1976 P.F. certificate

9,000
7,500
484
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 484, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 29L4, marvelous centering and deep rich plate 4 color, nearly face-free Boston circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT BLUE TYPE III FROM PLATE 4.

Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on some portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the type characteristics are clearly visible.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00)

1,800
3,750
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485
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 485, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, B Relief from the bottom row, wide margins especially at bottom clearly showing faint entry guide line below the design, deep shade, town datestamp, single short perf at left, still Very Fine, a scarce and interesting Plate 11 stamp

525
350
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486
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 486, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)1c 1857 Issue, Balance (18, 20-21, 23- 24), 1c 1857 Issue, Balance (18, 20-21, 23- 24)1c 1857 Issue, Balance (18, 20-21, 23- 24). Six stamps, including No. 18, blue grid cancel, few short perfs, No. 20 with red carrier cancel, No. 21 well-centered and Fine appearance but thin and slight perf toning, No. 23 recut at top and bottom, Very Fine appearance but reperfed and tiny edge tear, Nos. 24 and 24 var. (Ty. Va), latter repaired, also trimmed No. 24 to appear imperforate, Fine appearance

3,760
600
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487
ogbl
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 487, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Two multiples from Plate 15, block of six on Samuel Paige auction lot card from the Gore sale, Positions 31-33/41-43L15 indicated on card, original gum, h.r., Fine, also a block of 10 in 2x5 format with top selvage, Positions 3-4/43-44R15 in pencil on back, unused (no gum), couple small flaws including one with thin spot, Fine or appear so, Scott Retail as hinged block and pair plus 10 singles without gum

1,225
200
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488
 
5c 1857 Issue, Balance (27, 29, 30A). Seven stamps, all but one with a town or grid cancel, two of No. 27 (reperfed), two of No. 29 including one which appears unused but cancel removed, three of No. 30A including one in a richer shade with a red grid cancel, Fine appearing group despite the few small flaws

4,910
850
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489
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 489, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Intense shade on bright paper, perfectly centered with perfs well clear of outer projections on all sides, long and full perforations, neat strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Due to the narrow spacing between stamps on the plate, the perforations often touch or go into the outer portion of the design on one or more sides. The example offered here, with perfect centering and unusually wide margins, is a true condition rarity.

Ex Merlin. With 1984 and 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,750.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98) and three others share this grade, a statistic that has not changed in at least three years.

1,100
4,750
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490
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 490, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Rich color, beautifully centered with perfs clear of the design all around, town datestamp cancel, Very Fine, illustrated in Roy White's Color Encyclopedia as Deep Red Brown

1,100
700
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491
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 491, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Deep rich color with ample red, approaching Indian Red but we believe Bright Red Brown, perfs clear of design all around, town datestamp cancel, Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1972 and 1977 P.F. certificates as No. 28 Red Brown, illustrated in Roy White's Color Encyclopedia as Bright Red Brown

2,400
425
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492
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 492, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Deep shade in the unmistakable true Indian Red color, towards the deeper red end of the color spectrum, nice centering with perfs clear of outer projections on all sides, bold "New Orleans La. Aug. 17, 1858" circular datestamp, scissors-separated at top which slightly blunts a few perfs at top left (often seen on 5c 1857 stamps from New Orleans), still Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

3,500
900
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493
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 493, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Rich color, strong and detailed impression necessary for the true Indian Red, margins to touched at left, light town datestamp cancel, Fine example of this rare shade, with 1973 A.P.S. certificate, illustrated in Roy White's Color Encyclopedia as Indian Red

3,500
950
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494
og
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 494, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Disturbed original gum and adherence, well-centered with nice margins for this tightly-spaced issue, couple slightly toned perfs at top, most recent P.F. certificate opines reperfed at right, but it is not in our opinion (gauge and hole dimensions are precisely right, but the one errant perf hole tricked the P.F. into thinking it's reperfed), Very Fine appearance, with 1976 and 1989 P.F. certificates as sound, with 2014 P.F. certificate as "previously hinged with some toned perfs and reperfed at right"

5,500
1,100
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495
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 495, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide margins, design clear of outer projections on all four sides, face-free strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex Merlin. With 1985 P.F. and 2008 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98).

400
2,300
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496
og
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 496, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Orange Brown, Brown Ty. II (30-30A), 5c Orange Brown, Brown Ty. II (30-30A)5c Orange Brown, Brown Ty. II (30-30A). Three unused stamps, two of No. 30, no gum, one with light horizontal crease, other with small thin spot and tiny edge tear, appear Fine, No. 30A regummed, small margin flaw at bottom, otherwise Fine

1,825
300
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497
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 497, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Deep rich color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Fine, scarcer used than unused, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
375
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498
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 498, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 19-30A)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Margins to touched at top, rich color, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" in grid, Fine, scarcer used than unused, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,400
200
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