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Sale 1133 — United States and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 26-27 July, 2016

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
57
og
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 57, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 26R3, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins to clear at bottom, lovely shade, bold impression on crisp paper

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE II ONE-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE ISSUE FROM PLATE 3.

Ex Neinken and Wagshal as a pair. Signed Ashbrook and small "W.E.H." handstamp on back. With 2010 P.F. certificate (as a pair)

9,000
2,200
58
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 58, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 3, large to huge margins all around, deep rich color, cancelled by Sacramento Cal. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp from Plate 3, ex Vogel, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00 as Plate 2, unpriced as Plate 3), Scott Retail for a Ty. II stamp from Plate 3 is triple that of Plate 2, this stamp should be worth far more than the modest $850.00 SMQ value

400
0
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59
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 59, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, huge margins all around including significant parts of adjoining stamps at sides, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,275.00)

135
425
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60
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 60, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, large to huge margins at bottom and right, neat town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $500.00)

135
200
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61°
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 61, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, wide breaks at top and bottom, beautiful dark shade, cancelled by Boston circular datestamp with integral "Paid" fully struck on the stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III STAMP WITH WIDE BREAKS IN LINES AT TOP AND BOTTOM AND A DISTINCTIVE "PAID" CANCEL.

Ex Caspary and "European". 2015 P.S.E. certificate no longer accompanies (VF-XF 85; SMQ $4,250.00). With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90). Considering the large margins and exceptional eye appeal of this stamp, as well as the fact that the 1956 Caspary catalogue described it as "Extremely Fine," we feel the P.F. was more on target with its XF 90 grade than was P.S.E.

2,250
0
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62
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 62, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 66R4, deep rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, detailed impression, large margins all around, clear breaks in outer lines at top and bottom, face-free cancel leaves the design characteristics clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM PLATE FOUR.

Type III is defined as having 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) have small breaks in at least one line.

Ex Golden Oak. With 1992 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

2,250
5,250
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63
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 63, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top and bottom, huge margins including part of adjoining stamps on three sides, dry print at lower left, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine

95
100
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64
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 64, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 66-67R1L, horizontal pair, large to huge margins, attractive color with light circular datestamp and cork cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ does not price pairs)

210
275
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65
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 65, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 34R2E showing recut at bottom of lower left diamond block, margins full to just touching at bottom corners, fresh color, neat New York circular datestamp, small thin, Fine, a rare recut variety

1,500
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66
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 66, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large balanced margins, fresh color, clearly struck blue fancy reversed "Paid" cancel of Norwich Conn., minute corner crease, Very Fine appearance

E. 100-150
160
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67
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 67, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var). Position 77L1E, large margins to just touching at top left, warm shade, neat strike of grid cancel, Fine, a scarce and sought after example of the part India paper variety, according to Dr. Amonette this paper is a mixture of pure rag stock and fiber from the inner bark of the bamboo tree, with 1997 letter from Dr. Amonette and 2016 P.F. certificate

1,250
250
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68
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 68, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Claret, Extra Vertical Frameline at Left (11 var), 3c Claret, Extra Vertical Frameline at Left (11 var)3c Claret, Extra Vertical Frameline at Left (11 var). Plate 3 "Three Rows" position, original gum, lightly hinged, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, brilliant color and detailed impression, clearly showing the variety at left between the rosettes, Extremely Fine, a select quality example, ex "Scarsdale", with 1982 and 2001 P.F. certificates

325
425
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69
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 69, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red (11A), 3c Dull Red (11A)3c Dull Red (11A). Horizontal pair, original gum, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at right, brilliant color, corner crease at top right, light vertical creases, appears Fine-Very Fine

650
180
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70
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 70, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Rose Red (11A), 3c Rose Red (11A)3c Rose Red (11A). Horizontal strip of four, original gum, three clear to huge margins, ample to barely in at top, bright color, light crease between third and fourth stamps, otherwise Fine and attractive, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,300
350
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71
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 71, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Claret, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var), 3c Claret, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var)3c Claret, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var). Position 35L3, perfs scissors-separated but mostly intact, rich color, tied on small piece by clear strike of "Chicago Ill. Jan. 17, 1857" circular datestamp

FINE. AN ELUSIVE CLARET SHADE VARIETY OF THE 1851 3-CENT WITH CHICAGO PERFORATIONS.

Ex Simpson and Wagshal. With copy of 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as normal shade

5,000
0
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72
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 72, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var). Attractive centering with fully formed perfs all around, cancelled by Michigan town datestamp, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERF AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES TO ORIGINATE FROM OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO.

The origin of the Chicago perforation was revealed in an article published by Jerome S. Wagshal in the Chronicle 130 (May 1986). To briefly summarize Mr. Wagshal's revelations, the inventor of the machine used to create the Chicago Perf stamps was Dr. Elijah W. Hadley, a Chicago dentist. He probably constructed the machine in 1854. Over a two-year period, beginning in November 1854, Dr. Hadley's device was offered for sale to the Post Office Department thru R. K. Swift, a prominent Chicago banker and businessman. The distinctive 12-1/2 gauge Chicago Perf was applied to sheets of the 1c and 3c 1851 Issue.

Four examples are recorded of the 3c Chicago perf used from outside of Chicago. Two are on cover, from Rosedale Wis. and New York City, respectively, and were offered in Part 3 of our Jerome S. Wagshal sale in 2010 (sale 996, lots 3185-3186). This stamp also comes from the Wagshal collection. The fourth example, from Boston, resides in an important West Coast collection.

Ex Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,400
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73
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 73, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant color on bright paper, unobtrusive circular datestamps and portion of red postmark at left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE AND STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE FOR THE PERFECTIONIST.

With 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,850.00). We cannot explain why this was not graded Superb 98J.

850
4,500
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74
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 74, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins all around including portion of adjoining stamp at left, magnificent deep rich color, clear impression, partial New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

Dealer backstamps. With 1981 P.F. certificate

700
0
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75
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 75, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, deep rich color on fresh white paper, bold impression, beautiful red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a handsome used example cancelled in red, with 1991 and 2011 P.F. certificates

850
0
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76
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 76, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins, rich color, neat pen cancel and red "19" credit handstamp struck at bottom, Very Fine and choice

235
110
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77°
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 77, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)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 $2,800.00)

1,650
2,000
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78
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 78, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, large margins to ample at right, light town cancel, fresh color, Very Fine, this position is the only double recut on the plate, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,200
1,400
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79
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 79, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 86L1, large margins, rich color, portions of a black town cancel and red New York circular datestamp, trivial corner crease in top margin, Very Fine appearance, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,650
700
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80
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 80, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins including bottom right corner sheet margins, cancelled by light black Philadelphia circular datestamp, also cancelled by red "19" credit datestamp and red Liverpool transit, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, an especially handsome pair, ex Hansen, signed Richter and with 2002 and 2008 P.F. certificates

605
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