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Sale 1139 — U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
33
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 33, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large top sheet margin, large margin at right, just touching at upper left and slightly in at bottom, wonderful bright early shade and proof-like impression, grid cancel, tiny pinpoint punctures at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF POSITION 6R1E, ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES, SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE DESIGN AT BOTTOM.

Ex Geisler. With Ashbrook note and 2007 P.S.E. certificate

14,000
0
34
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 34, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (8). Large margin at bottom showing the large break, double transfer at right also clear, other margins to just in at top, light town cancel, diagonal creases

FINE APPEARING AND COLLECTIBLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT BLUE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2.

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 2001 A.P.S. certificate

12,500
0
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35
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 35, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, margins to just in, light crease partly between stamps, Very Fine appearance

3,500
0
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36
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 36, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues3c Orange Brown, Ty. I-II, Complete Plate Reconstructions (10-10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I-II, Complete Plate Reconstructions (10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I-II, Complete Plate Reconstructions (10-10A). 1,000 positions neatly arranged on quadrille pages, each page contains a reconstruction of one pane, including plate reconstructions for left and right panes of Plates 0, 1E, 1i, 2E and 5E, many with four margins and approximately 75 with portions of sheet margins, a number of multiples including strips of three, the vast majority showing handstamp cancels, some typical plating quality stamps to be found but many better as well

A RARE COMPLETE SET OF FIVE PLATE RECONSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN PRINTINGS.

Plate reconstructions such as this are rarely offered, especially for the better 1851 Orange Brown printings. Scott Retail counting all stamps as No. 10A, without regard to shades, cancels or plate varieties $160,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
18,000
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37
 
3c Orange Brown, Ty. I-II (10-10A). More than 440 stamps, representing partial reconstructions of all five plates used to print the 3c 1851 Orange Brown stamps, some on mapped sheets, others on stock pages, all identified as to position, typical plating quality but the majority have handstamp cancels and some attractive stamps present, Scott Retail as all No. 10A more than $70,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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38
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 38, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. I-II, Plate Reconstructions (11-11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I-II, Plate Reconstructions (11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I-II, Plate Reconstructions (11-11A). More than 1,425 stamps neatly arranged on quadrille pages in a deluxe oversized album, each page contains a reconstruction of a pane, 89% completion of all the plates used to print Nos. 11-11A including Plates 1L (194 positions), 2L (all 200 positions), 3 (all 200 positions), 4 (191 positions), 5L (180 positions), 6 (149 positions), 7 (178 positions) and 8 (133 positions), the vast majority with handstamp cancels, wide range of shades, some plating quality stamps but many are sound with four margins, overall Fine and scarce set of nearly complete reconstructions, Scott Retail more than $21,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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39
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 39, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Vertical pair, ample to large margins including likely sheet margin at bottom, trace of adjoining stamp at top, light strikes of New Orleans town cancels, two tiny pinholes between stamps, one just touches the bottom stamp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance

1,650
750
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40
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 40, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Block of four, original gum, h.r., bright color and clear impression

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate

10,000
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41
P
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 41, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Small Die Essays/Proofs on Wove (62BP2/72E7c, formerly 55P2/62P2), 1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Small Die Essays/Proofs on Wove (62BP2/72E7c, formerly 55P2/62P2)1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Small Die Essays/Proofs on Wove (62BP2/72E7c, formerly 55P2/62P2). Complete page from a Roosevelt presentation album, with label "FIRST 1861" at top and "1866" at bottom, 10c, 12c and 90c couple small toned spots, 30c bit oxidized, still Very Fine and rare, only 85 albums were produced and very few of these are intact on their entire original page, ex Finkelburg

3,300
3,000
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42
P
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 42, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (63P2/78P2), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (63P2/78P2)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (63P2/78P2). Complete page from a Roosevelt presentation album, with label "LAST 1861" at center surrounded by complete set, bright colors, card with horizontal crease at top clear of proofs and faults on back, slightly reduced from full size, Extremely Fine and rare set, only 85 albums were produced and few of these are intact on their original page, ex Finkelburg

2,550
3,000
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43
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 43, 1851-56, 1861-68 Issues3c Scarlet (74), 3c Scarlet (74)3c Scarlet (74). Vibrant color, neat strike of New York Station D datestamp and duplex oval grid cancel, reperfed at left and bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET CANCELLED BY THE NEW YORK CITY OVAL DUPLEX CANCELLATION. ONLY A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF THIS ISSUE WERE ACTUALLY SENT THROUGH THE MAILS.

As documented by Jerome S. Wagshal in a series of Chronicle articles (Nos. 56, 60, 61 and 62), Carl F. Rothfuchs, a Washington D.C. stamp dealer, obtained a supply of the 3c Scarlet in 1893 -- probably from the Post Office Department in exchange for his assistance with the Columbian Exposition -- and sold them with pen marks and original gum. A small number were also used by J. W. Scott, who posted letters with some of his supply to validate his claim that these stamps were legitimate postage. Today, there are perhaps five or six copies cancelled in this manner.

With 2008 P.F. certificate

15,000
5,750
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