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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 — 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
345°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 345, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression, attractive margins and centering with all design elements clear, fresh and Very Fine, pencil position notation on gum, with 2016 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

2,100
1,500
346
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 346, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, unused (no gum), attractive margins for this tightly-spaced issue with design elements fully visible, tiny thin at top right, appears Very Fine

800
225
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347
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 347, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18-20), 1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18-20)1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18-20). Plate 12, horizontal pair, left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, tied to small piece by Globe Village Mass. circular datestamp, some slight perf tip toning, Fine combination pair, with 1987 P.F. certificate and accompanied by plating note from Richard Celler with tentative Positions 53-54L12

950
180
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348
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 348, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 93L4 with bottom sheet selvage, unused (no gum), rich color, the intact selvage allows complete ornaments to be seen at bottom (the most important characteristic of the type)

FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.

Type Ia was produced by only 18 of the 20 bottom-row positions on Plate 4. The stamp offered here is desirable since it shows all the type characteristics in the selvage.

With copy of 1974 P.F. certificate for a vertical strip of three. With 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate

20,000
4,000
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349
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 349, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Positions 97-98L4, horizontal pair, former Curl on Shoulder variety, magenta pen strokes, deep rich color and sharp impression, attractive centering for this tightly spaced issue

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND MULTIPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia WITH THE CURL ON SHOULDER VARIETY.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two singles with pen cancels

8,000
2,500
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350
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 350, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Plate 4, dark color, margins showing clear design characteristics at both bottom and top, large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, small repair top right corner, otherwise Fine example of this scarce type, which was produced only by 18 positions in the bottom row of Plate 4, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

9,000
1,400
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351
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 351, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b), 1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (19b). Position 89R4, deep shade, fine impression, light town cancel, couple nibbed perfs at lower left, Very Fine appearance, ex Koppersmith, with 1986 P.F. certificate as Ty. Ic No. 22 (before separate listing as No. 19b), accompanied by plating note from Richard Celler

2,500
1,300
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352
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 352, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, outstanding margins and centering showing clear breaks at top and bottom, deep rich Plate 4 color, light strike of town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND, CENTERED AND LIGHTLY-CANCELLED 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 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,850.00). Only five have been graded higher (all at 95)

1,800
3,500
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353
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 353, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, deep rich color, margins to just in at top, neat town cancel, Fine

1,800
450
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354
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 354, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-IIIa-III (22-22-21), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-IIIa-III (22-22-21)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-IIIa-III (22-22-21). Positions 47-49L4, left two stamps Type IIIa, right stamp Type III, tied by two strikes of "Keokuk, Iowa Feb. 11, 1858" circular datestamp on piece of buff cover, left stamp few unpunched perfs, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce combination strip, accompanied by plating note from Richard Celler which states in part "Neinken classifies the left two stamps as Ty. IIIa, but there are small breaks in bottom of both", Scott Retail as pair of Ty. IIIa-III and single Ty. IIIa

3,250
450
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355
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 355, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, Relief A, original gum, one spot of gum loss from prior hinging, deep rich color, centered to left but with wide top margin showing clear break, Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
650
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356
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 356, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 4, wide break at top, dark color, face-free strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Twigg-Smith

500
180
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357
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 357, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, rich color, lightly canceled, Very Fine, ex Koppersmith, with 1987 P.F. certificate and plating note from Richard Celler

500
325
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358
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 358, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top, part original gum which covers about half the back, rich color, attractive margins and centering, thin spot and small perf tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as no gum

4,250
750
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359
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 359, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Position 23R1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, unused (regummed), rich color, Fine unused example of this recut variety, which was produced by only 21 positions on the plate, with 2012 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as most common recut without gum

4,250
950
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360
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 360, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H, 1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., rich color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,700.00), Scott Retail as hinged

140
1,300
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361
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 361, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H, 1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H., choice centering with with wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00), Scott Retail as hinged

140
850
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362
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 362, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Block of nine with selvage at right, original gum, a few tiny areas of disturbance but several are pristine Mint N.H., attractive centering and margins, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as block of four, strip of three and pair

1,575
1,400
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363
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 363, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var), 1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var). Position 2R5, wide margins, dark shade on bright paper, neat town cancel, Very Fine, ex Dr. Morris, with 1997 P.F. certificate

300
180
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364
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 364, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, dark color on fresh paper, short perf at bottom, Very Fine, with clear 2003 P.F. certificate

2,750
0
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365
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 365, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Block of four, vivid color beautifully complemented by blue "Cincinnati O. Aug. 1" circular datestamp cancels, few minor perf separations at top

FINE AND SCARCE USED BLOCK OF THE 1857 3-CENT PERFORATED TYPE I WITH A BLUE TOWN CANCEL.

Blocks of this stamp, either used or unused, are quite scarce and many of the examples we have encountered have pen cancels.

With 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate

7,000
1,000
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366°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 366, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, post-office fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp which is rarely seen with Jumbo margins, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00 as 95, $3,400.00 as 98), only three have graded higher (all at 98) and this is the only 95J

75
1,600
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367
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 367, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged block

450
350
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368
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 368, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, s.e. at right, rich color and detailed impression, Fine, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

6,000
750
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369
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 369, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Vivid color, almost perfect centering, circular datestamp cancel with "From" (railroad route agent's marking), perfectly struck, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $285.00)

9
325
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