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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 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 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
311
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 311, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, ample to huge margins, showing complete design characteristics and portions of adjoining stamps at bottom and left, deep rich color, bold New York circular datestamp cancel, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE AND STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type. This example, with Jumbo margins and in sound condition is a great rarity.

With 1986 and 1992 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $20,000.00 as 85, $32,500.00 as 90).

14,000
10,000
312
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 312, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, large margins showing complete design characteristics all around, cancelled by clearly struck blue Philadelphia datestamp, two tears at top, one extending thru "U.S. Postage" tablet

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 1978 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

14,000
2,700
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313
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 313, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Plate 4, full margins showing much of the key design characteristics, just touching the plumes at bottom, deep Plate 4 color, town cancel, a few minor flaws including small edge thin, tiny tear and corner creases

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE Ia.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

11,000
2,300
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314
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 314, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Plate 4, cut into at right, most of adjacent Ty. Ia stamp present at left but bottom left corner peeled off, short pen cancels, scarce and presentable, Scott Retail as single pen-cancelled stamp (a pair with a handstamp cancel catalogues $25,000.00)

5,500
2,100
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315
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 315, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II-IV (7-9), 1c Blue, Ty. II-IV (7-9)1c Blue, Ty. II-IV (7-9). Positions 3-4R1L, combination pair, the right stamp without recut lines -- the only Type II on Plate 1 Late -- large margins at left and top, others ample to touching, neat town and trace of red cancels, Very Fine, scarce Type II-IV pair, ex Koppersmith, with 1986 P.F. certificate

650
450
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316
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 316, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 7L4 from the top row of Plate 4, large to enormous margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, beautiful deep rich Plate 4 color, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a choice and desirable example from the top row of Plate 4, which produced the finest examples of the 1c Ty. II imperforate, with plating note from Richard Celler

1,000
500
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317
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 317, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 3L2, large margins including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright color complemented by bold blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with plating note from Richard Celler

142
170
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318
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 318, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, clear margins to just in but showing clear breaks at both top and bottom, rich color, light town cancel, small corner crease at top left, appears Fine, with 2012 Weiss certificate

2,250
950
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319
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 319, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, original gum, three large margins, just into design at bottom, clear break at top, rich color

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate

6,000
3,000
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320
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 320, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, full even margins all around, black town cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Keeling, signed Ashbrook

850
425
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321
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 321, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, wide break at top, large margins to barely touching ornament at upper right, rich color, neat Plattsburgh N.Y. datestamp, Very Fine

850
325
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322
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 322, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, full to large margins, huge at right showing bit of adjoining stamp, dark shade, brownish town cancel, Very Fine, ex Koppersmith, with 1966 P.F. certificate

850
300
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323
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 323, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, full margins all around, showing clear break at top, unusual plate wash, blue pen cancel at top right, Fine

850
275
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324
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 324, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Jumbo margins including bottom sheet margin, deep shade and sharp impression, town datestamp, extra bit of ink at lower left edge could be different cancelling ink and is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00)

95
0
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325
 
3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, II (10-10A). 33 stamps, rich colors, attractive margins including approximately 13 with sheet margins, most with intact framelines all around, all with grid or town cancels, including Boston "Paids", blue and one green, a few small non-obvious flaws, Fine to mostly Very Fine, a nice group, Scott Retail as all No. 10A more than $5,200.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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326
bl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 326, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 89-90/99-100L0, intense color, ample to clear margins all around, pen cancel, Fine-Very Fine and rare used block of the 3c Orange Brown, with 1991 P.F. certificate, unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
600
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327°
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 327, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Top right corner margin block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, large margins other sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY HINGED 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE POSITION PIECE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; multiples unpriced in SMQ)

2,100
0
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328
ngbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 328, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Group of multiples, three unused and one used, incl. huge corner margin block of four from Plate 6 showing centerline, corner margin pair from Plate 5L showing centerline, block of four from Plate 1L, all without gum, also used block of four from Plate 2L, each item plated, nice range of shades, a few minor light creases, Fine-Very Fine or appear so, Scott Retail as no gum singles and used block

2,200
900
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329
 
3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Partly complete plating study of Plates 2 and 3 using only multiples, Plate 2L left pane with pairs and strips overlapping, approximately 100 stamps covering more than 80 positions on the pane, some sheet margins, the same for Plate 3 left and right panes, though fewer stamps and positions, approximately 71 stamps for left pane including unused pair and unused sheet margin block of four, more than 66 stamps for right pane incl. a used strip of six, typical plating condition to be expected and a mix of pen and handstamp cancels, Fine and interesting plating approach seldom seen, Scott Retail for all single stamps more than $4,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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330
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 330, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins all around, brilliant color on fresh paper, neat town datestamp with "Falls"

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00)

700
1,200
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331
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 331, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Bright color, four margins, face-free town cancel and part of red "Paid" from New York exchange office datestamp, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

850
425
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332
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 332, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full even margins, rich color, light cancel, Very Fine, Brettl and dealer backstamps

700
350
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333
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 333, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II/III/I (14/15/13), 10c Green, Ty. II/III/I (14/15/13)10c Green, Ty. II/III/I (14/15/13). Vertical strip of three, top stamp Ty. II, bottom stamp Ty. I, large margins at sides, touched at top and just in at bottom but with identifiable plumes, affixed to piece of letter, light New Orleans datestamps and red French transit, faint horizontal crease across middle stamp (Ty. III), appears Fine

4,250
300
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334
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 334, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Horizontal strip of three, large to full margins showing full plumes at bottom, the defining characteristic of the type, grid cancels and trace of red cancel at top, vertical creases thru right stamp (one ending in tiny nick at bottom) and between left and center stamps, appears Very Fine, a scarce Ty. I horizontal strip

3,000
500
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335
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 335, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Horizontal pair, large and well-proportioned margins all around, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb pair, with 1986 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; pairs unpriced in SMQ)

350
850
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336
ng
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 336, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Unused (no gum), margins all around, particularly large at top and bottom, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1989 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

1,800
950
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337
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 337, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Huge perfectly balanced margins, light face-free strike of town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00)

160
1,700
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338°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 338, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 80L1, recut at top, large margins, deep rich color, bold strike of "21 May" San Francisco datestamp

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

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,800.00)

1,650
0
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339
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 339, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 74L1, recut at top, ample to full margins all around, San Francisco circular datestamp, fresh, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith, with 1979 P.F. certificate

1,650
850
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340
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 340, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 3R1, recut at top, full margins to large at sides, rich color, light town datestamp, faint creasing at top left, appears Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,650
650
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341
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 341, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large part original gum, intense shade, three large margins to just in at bottom, light vertical crease along right side, appears Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

6,250
750
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342
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 342, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Original gum, margins clear to just in at left, couple thin specks and hint of toning in Washington's neck, otherwise Very Good

6,250
450
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343
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 343, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, ample margins to clear at top left, used with two singles 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) and tied to buff piece of cover by bold blue "Cincinnati O. May 25" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful piece

605
500
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344
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 344, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Four multiples including three pairs and strip of three, the pairs with four margins, strip with margins to just in at bottom, one with bold Philadelphia datestamp and part of red transit, Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

2,550
0
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