Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
53
 
Sale 1107, Lot 53, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, three ample to large margins, barely in at top, beautiful Plate 4 deep color, neat New York circular datestamp, Fine example of the rare 1c 1851 Type Ia, this type was furnished by only 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic)

11,000
2,800
54
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Sale 1107, Lot 54, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 1 Late (7 var). Position 4R1L, original gum, lightly hinged, large even margins, rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE 1 LATE. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND FOUR-MARGIN ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE WE HAVE SOLD SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Position 4R was a Type Ib position on Plate 1 Early. When Plate 1 was reworked by re-entering subjects from the transfer roll and strengthening the tops and bottoms of 199 of the 200 positions, only 4R1L was left without any form of recut. 4R became Type II because some of the design at the bottom was burnished away. However, 4R on Plate 1 Late still shows the complete design at top, and has a strong double transfer from re-entries made when the plate was reworked. Examples of 4R1L are very scarce, and unused copies are rare. This original-gum example is an important rarity for the 1851 Issue specialist. A review of our auction records with Power Search produced a small number of used examples. Only one other original-gum 4R1L turned up, but it is cut into the design at right. An unused pair (no gum) with positions 4R-5R1L was sold in our Hampshire sale (Sale 983). There must be others outside the present scope of our database, but clearly this is an extremely rare item.

With 1988 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,000
2,100
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55
 
Sale 1107, Lot 55, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 13R2, huge margins all around, neat town cancel. Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate (98 used)

145
600
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56
 
Sale 1107, Lot 56, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, large margins to full, pretty shade, neat cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

145
130
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57
 
Sale 1107, Lot 57, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, huge margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at right, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

With 2013 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ, the "XQ" is used to denote extraordinary quality)

2,250
3,250
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58
 
Sale 1107, Lot 58, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large to full margins, rich color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Ex Twigg-Smith. With 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

2,250
3,000
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59
 
Sale 1107, Lot 59, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, ample to huge margins, rich color, neat grid cancel, thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

2,250
750
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60
 
Sale 1107, Lot 60, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, large to huge margins with parts of adjoining stamps at sides, lovely pastel color, bold Mobile Ala. circular datestamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate which mentions "small corner crease entirely in bottom left margin" (clear of design), otherwise Extremely Fine, exceptionally handsome despite the trifling flaw

900
650
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61
 
Sale 1107, Lot 61, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c 1851 Issue Imperforate Plate Reconstructions (10-11A). 2,293 stamps neatly arranged on quadrille pages, each page contains reconstruction of a pane, incl. plate reconstructions of Plate 1E right pane (missing two), Plate 1i left and right panes (missing two), Plate 1L left and right (missing two), Plate 2E left and right (complete), Plate 2L left and right (complete), Plate 3 left and right (complete), Plate 4 left and right (complete), Plate 5E left and right (complete), Plate 5 left and right (complete), Plate 6 left and right (missing one), Plate 7 left and right (complete), Plate 8 left and right (complete), a few positions have duplicates so actual number of stamps is slightly higher, few with sheet margins, some notations in margins for a few recut or other better positions, range of cancels incl. grids, red, blue, small Boston "Paid", manuscript, typical plating quality with some better

A RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF PLATE RECONSTRUCTIONS, WHICH IS LACKING ONLY THREE PANES AND SEVEN OTHERS TO BE COMPLETE FOR ALL PLATES THAT PRODUCED IMPERFORATE STAMPS.

Plate reconstructions such as this are rarely offered.

E. 15,000-20,000
17,500
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62
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Sale 1107, Lot 62, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., Washington Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (11-E24). Cut to shape and mounted on card, die no. 37991, according to Scott Catalogue this die was adopted by American Bank Note Co. from Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 37991 is the new American die no., illustrated in Scott on p. 788

700
275
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63
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Sale 1107, Lot 63, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., Franklin and Washington Die Essay on Old Proof Paper. Vignette designs very similar to those adopted for the 1851 1c and 3c issues, mounted on card, die no. 36955 by American Bank Note Co., surrounding design shows numeral "X" in middle with cherubs, pre-printing vertical crease, still Very Fine and a wonderful 1851 collateral item, this design was used on some obsolete bank notes incl. the Bank of Georgetown S.C., it is scarce as a proof

E. 300-400
350
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64
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Sale 1107, Lot 64, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 87-89/97-98RO, block of twelve from Plate O, original gum, large margins to barely in at top left, intense shade and proof-like impression, diagonal crease affects three stamps, bottom right stamp stain spot mostly on back

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1851 3-CENT TYPE II ORANGE BROWN, SCOTT 10A, FROM PLATE O. AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC UNITED STATES IMPERFORATE MULTIPLE.

This block comes from the lower left corner of the block of twelve from Plate O that was once part of the Stanley M. Piller and Robert Zoellner collections. After our Zoellner sale it was cut into smaller units, primarily to harvest a Mint N.H. single, but this block was preserved.

Ex Piller and Zoellner as block of twelve. With copy of 1979 P.F. certificate (for block of twelve).

20,000
0
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65
 
Sale 1107, Lot 65, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 41L2L, huge margins all around incl. significant portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, radiant color, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1991 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00)

15
425
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66
 
Sale 1107, Lot 66, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins, deep rich color with light circular datestamp, barely perceptible tiny corner crease at top left, still Extremely Fine

700
550
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67
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Sale 1107, Lot 67, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Unused (no gum), rich color, large margins at top and left, cut in at right but showing the full bottom plumes which define the type, Very Good, a scarce sound unused example of the 1855 10c Type I, with 2014 P.F. certificate

8,500
1,200
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68
 
Sale 1107, Lot 68, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Margins close at sides but has a huge bottom sheet margin, rich color, tied on piece by Monmouth Ill. circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

925
300
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69°
 
Sale 1107, Lot 69, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Positions 51-52L1, wonderful depth of color, ample to huge margins including left sheet margin, neat strike of New York Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid, Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair, ex Emerson and Neinken, with 1980 A.P.S. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates

350
0
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70
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Sale 1107, Lot 70, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Positions 3-5/13-15L1, block of six, large margins to in at bottom, San Francisco town cancels, small faults including light crease and small tear, minor toned spots, otherwise Fine, a scarce Type II block which can come only from the top two rows of the plate, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

4,350
500
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71
 
Sale 1107, Lot 71, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Position 41L1, huge margins all around, light strike of town datestamp, bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kingsley, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00)

160
1,700
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72°
 
Sale 1107, Lot 72, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, huge margins and choice centering, bold strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE.

With 1986 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00)

1,750
0
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73°
 
Sale 1107, Lot 73, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 3R1, the misplaced relief position showing breaks in lines above each "X", large to huge margins including top sheet margin, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strike of grid cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE TYPE IV 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE FROM THE MISPLACED RELIEF POSITION -- THE ONLY RECUT POSITION ON THE RIGHT PANE OF THE PLATE.

The first 10c plate of 200 (left and right panes of 100) was laid down using a three-subject transfer roll with relief types A, B and C. The C Relief was used only for the bottom row (all Type I design). The A Relief (Type II design) was used to enter the entire second row, and the B Relief (Type III design) was used for the third row. This A/B alternating relief pattern was followed consistently for the fourth through ninth rows. The top row was entered with the A Relief, except for three positions: Positions 1 and 2 in the left pane, and Position 3 in the right pane. These “misplaced reliefs” are B Reliefs, and Positions 1L and 2L are Type III designs, while Position 3R was recut (Type IV).

Position 3R1, one of the three misplaced relief positions on the plate, is also one of eight recut (Type IV) positions and the only recut position on the entire right pane of the plate.

Ex Newbury, Grunin and Saadi. With 1977, 1991 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,650
3,500
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74
 
Sale 1107, Lot 74, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17). Large margins to clear at top right including portion of adjoining stamp at left, bold corner strike of blue town cancel leaves Washington vignette completely visible, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

265
375
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75
 
Sale 1107, Lot 75, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression, face-free cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Senchuk, with 1973 P.F. certificate

250
0
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76
 
Sale 1107, Lot 76, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17). Large even margins, intense shade nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, red backstamp

265
375
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