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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1106
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1106, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c 1851-57 Issues, Dr. W. F. Amonette Color Study (10-11), 3c 1851-57 Issues, Dr. W. F. Amonette Color Study (10-11)3c 1851-57 Issues, Dr. W. F. Amonette Color Study (10-11). Arranged by year, containing twelve No. 10-10A singles and a cover, 65 No. 11-11A singles, each hinged on acid free 6 x 4 inch cards, featuring scarce and rare shades such as the 1851 Experimental Orange Brown, "Copperish" (on cover), Reddish, Yellowish, several Carmine, Clarets and even Plum, a fair number of four-margined examples, signed "W. F. Amonette 8-1-04", Very Fine and important shade study for the 3c specialist, as the long-time color expert on the 3c 1851 Issue we have no doubt that the identifications are correct, however not returnable if the P.F. disagrees

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
1107
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1107, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 3L1E, mostly huge margins including top sheet margin and parts of adjoining stamp at right, complemented by centrally-struck red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), only three examples grade higher

215
1,300
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1108
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1108, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 61R1i showing one line recut in upper left triangle, large to huge margins including sheet margin at left, deep rich shade, particularly sharp impression on fresh paper, Savannah town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate mistakenly identified as No. 10A (98J used), with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), only three grade higher

220
1,600
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1109
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1109, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Large to ample margins, intense shade and detailed impression, well-struck blue "Boston & Fichburg R.R. Sep. 4" circular datestamp (date inverted), Extremely Fine, desirable with the railroad postmark, ex Koppersmith, with 1987 P.F. certificate

210
400
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1110
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1110, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown (10), 3c Orange Brown (10)3c Orange Brown (10). Position 45R1i, large even margins, brilliant color complemented by blue Providence R.I. datestamp, Extremely Fine

210
325
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1111
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1111, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 5L1i, original gum, full even margins all around, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh in every respect

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT TYPE II IMPERFORATE IN DEEP ORANGE BROWN.

With 1985, 2012 and 2013 P.F. certificates (the latest stating Deep Orange Brown)

3,500
3,250
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1112°
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1112, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 49L5E noted on back, large to huge margins including portion of adjoining stamp at left, exceptional depth of color and detailed impression, neat strike of California town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,600.00), this is the only 10A graded 98 in the P.S.E. Population Report, only five stamps have graded higher (four at 98J)

160
2,000
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1113
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1113, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 7R0, large margins all around, gorgeous color on bright white paper, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an lovely example, with 2013 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only six grade higher

160
750
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1114
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1114, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 73L1E, large balanced margins, bold color, light grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate (95 used)

160
550
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1115
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1115, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large to full margins including sheet margin at bottom, deep rich color and sharp impression, neat St. Louis circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 P.F. certificate

160
250
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1116
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1116, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 97R1E, huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at top and sheet margin at bottom, bright color, neat blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Amonette

165
300
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1117
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1117, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large to full margins, bold color and impression, neat blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

165
325
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1118
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1118, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Deep rich color, full even margins with top sheet margin, neat strike of small Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.F. certificate

160
200
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1119
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1119, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)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. 150-200
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1120
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1120, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 41-42R5E, horizontal pair, huge margins to clear including left interpane margin with centerline, brilliant color, neat strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a pretty pair, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

550
400
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1121°
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1121, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Mint N.H., huge margins all around, including parts of all eight adjoining stamps, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT DULL RED TYPE I IMPERFORATE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Mint N.H. Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100 or as Mint NH; SMQ $5,0000.00 as a hinged stamp graded 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart, and only one other has achieved it.

275
5,500
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1122
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1122, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Horizontal pair, original gum, mostly huge margins including bottom sheet margin, warm rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, a choice pair, with 1987 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90), SMQ for a single alone is $650.00

650
1,500
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1123
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1123, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Positions 7-8/17-18L4, block of four, original gum, h.r. at center, full margins to clear, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

2,100
1,600
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1124
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1124, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Claret, Ty. I (11), 3c Claret, Ty. I (11)3c Claret, Ty. I (11). Position 27R4, enormous to huge margins all around including portions of all eight adjoining stamps, brilliant color, neat strike of blue Cincinnati circular datestamps

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE IN THE CLARET SHADE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY THE P.S.E.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,000.00 as 100 in the Dull Red shade). This is the highest grade possible on the grading chart and this is likely the only in the Claret shade to achieve it.

23
1,100
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1125
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1125, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 91L5L showing double transfer thru "Cents", huge to large margins all around, rich color, neat Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1981 P.F. and 1992 P.S.E. certificates

18
275
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1126
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1126, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11). Position 92R6, large balanced margins, neatly struck "Paid 3" in circle cancel, Extremely Fine and handsome, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

15
150
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1127
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1127, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 98L7, large margins, strong impression and fresh color, light town cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

15
200
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1128
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1128, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Huge margins all around including part of three adjoining stamps, deep shade and proof-like impression, neat strikes of 1856 circular datestamp cancels, small scissors-cut at top between stamps, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous pair, small red manuscript on back, ex Cohen

87
300
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1129
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1129, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Pink, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Pink, Ty. I (11 var)3c Pink, Ty. I (11 var). Position 93R4, mostly large margins including sheet margin at bottom, clear New York Apr. 7 circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT TYPE I IN THE PINK SHADE. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE.

Affixed to small card with shade notes in Dr. Amonette's hand

5,500
3,250
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1130
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1130, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 91L5L, original gum, pretty pastel shade described as "medium to deep Yellowish Rose Red" on accompanying certificate, large even margins all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a lovely stamp, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (95 ogH)

275
650
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1131
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1131, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Position 70R2L, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins including part of adjacent stamp at bottom, clear at lower left, bright color, trivial natural inclusion, Very Fine, ex Wagshal and Curtis, with 1998 P.F. certificate and note from Dr. Amonette identifying the shade as 1852 Medium Brownish Carmine

275
425
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1132
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1132, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, showing portions of all eight surrounding stamps, bright color, blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, the perfect used 3c 1851 stamp in the finest condition attainable, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00 as 100, unpriced in 100 Jumbo grade), only two Ty. II stamps have achieved this ultimate grade, the other offered in the following lot

15
1,300
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1133
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1133, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Huge to enormous margins including bottom left sheet corner and parts of the three other adjoining stamps, magnificent color described as Dull Red on certificates but is a very deep shade closer to Brownish Carmine, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Kirke, with 2005 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,100.00 as 100), only two Ty. II stamps have achieved this ultimate grade, the other is offered in the previous lot

15
900
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1134
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1134, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Position 91L5L, pretty shade, huge margins all around including bottom left corner sheet margins and part of adjoining stamp at top, double transfer, attractive strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $775.00)

20
550
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1135
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1135, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Position 1R2L, large to huge margins including top left corner sheet margins, bright shade, neat strike of 1856 New Haven Conn. circular datestamp, small corner crease confined to margin, still Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

15
300
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1136
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1136, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Huge margins to full including bottom left corner straddle-pane margins and part of adjoining stamp at top, deep rich color nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, light diagonal crease at bottom right in margin only, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful stamp

16
350
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1137
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1137, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 1L3, huge margins to ample including top left corner sheet margins, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal

15
350
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1138
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1138, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A var)3c Rose Red, Ty. II (11A var). Huge margins to full including top right corner straddle-pane margins, radiant color, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, small purple backstamp

15
350
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1139
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1139, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 1R3, large to huge margins including top left corner sheet margins and part of adjoining stamp at right, brilliant color, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

15
275
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1140
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1140, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 91L3, large to huge margins including bottom left corner sheet margins, bright color, bold strike of Portsmouth N.H. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine position piece

15
275
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1141
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1141, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 40L5L with huge right straddle-pane margin, showing portions of both 31R5L and 41R5L, large to full margins other sides, neat blue Concord N.H. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

16
400
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1142
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1142, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 1-2R1L, horizontal pair, huge margins to clear including top left corner straddle-pane margins and part of adjoining stamp at bottom left, radiant color, light strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a gorgeous pair, the left stamp is a Gem

62
400
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1143
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1143, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Huge margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, radiant color, face-free strikes of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00)

15
300
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1144
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1144, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Position 72L3, vivid color and large margins, portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, face-free town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00)

20
400
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1145
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1145, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Position 65R1L, large margins including huge portions of adjoining stamps at sides, rich color, dark blue Cincinnati O. datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

21
225
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1146
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1146, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Position 57R3, large margins including part of adjoining stamp at top, neat Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

15
180
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1147
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1147, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Pale Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Pale Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Pale Claret, Ty. II (11A). Position 61R2L, huge margins including left sheet margin, portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, New York town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

15
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1148
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1148, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Line thru "Three Cents" (11A var), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Line thru "Three Cents" (11A var)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Line thru "Three Cents" (11A var). Position 92L1L with bottom sheet margin, full to large margins other sides, clear doubling of rosette and line thru value tablet, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of this major double transfer, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

70
170
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1149
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1149, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 10R2L showing recut button, full to large margins, circular datestamp cancel leaves the recut clear, Very Fine and choice, a premium example of this distinct variety which Scott prices at 11-times the normal stamp

175
170
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1150
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1150, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Claret, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A). Position 94L5L, ample even margins, unobtrusive cancel leaves the variety completely visible, Very Fine and choice

160
275
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1151
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1151, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Reconstruction (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Reconstruction (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Plate 3 "Three Rows" Reconstruction (11A). 30 used singles comprising the three right vertical rows of Plate 3, vividly demonstrating the "Three Rows" recutting adjustments that were required due to the unintentional wide spacing between the eighth and ninth vertical rows and the narrow spacing between the ninth and tenth vertical rows of the left pane of Plate 3, the frameline recutting done in a way that attempted to minimize the visual spacing anomalies, including the triple frameline recutting on Positions 89 and 99 and no inner line on Positions 9 and 19 (see Chase p. 101), small faults to be expected but a number of Extremely Fine examples with large margins as well, a difficult to assemble reconstruction

606
475
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1152
 
3c 1851 Gem Used Balance. 65 total, with Nos. 10 (2 including one cover), 10A (6 including one unused), 11 (18 including three covers) and 11A (43 including horizontal strip of five), numerous color shades, various positions including corner sheet margin and straddle-pane examples, plate varieties, cancels and even a stitch watermark, couple graded by P.S.E., also with a No. 9 and 35 (straddle-pane with PFC), carefully collected individually with most having four margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine Gems

E. 1,500-2,000
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1153
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1153, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 5-6R2L, horizontal pair, right stamp double transfer, large to huge margins including sheet margin at top and part of three adjoining stamps, brilliant color, light strike of blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used pair, with 1993 P.S.E., 2004 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; pairs not priced in SMQ), only one pair grades higher

64
550
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1154
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1154, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair, huge margins all around showing parts of all six adjoining stamps, lovely fresh color, perfect strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem

62
650
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1155
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1155, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A). Position 23L1L, large to full margins, brilliant color, neat circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce shade, with 2011 P.F. certificate

300
170
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1156
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1156, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Plate 2 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Plate 2 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Plate 2 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 31L2L, vivid color, wide margins to clear at bottom left, neat strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous example of this rare and desirable Plate 2L shade, ex Kirke, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90), with 2010 P.S.E. certificate as No. 10A Orange Brown which it is not (VF-XF 85)

E. 300-400
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1157
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1157, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c 1856 Plate 5 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c 1856 Plate 5 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c 1856 Plate 5 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 4L5L, vibrant shade which is distinctly different from the late 1851 Plate 1L Experimental Orange Brown, ample to clear margins, face-free strike of blue town datestamp, Fine and scarce shade variety, unlisted in Scott, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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1158
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1158, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)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

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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1159, 3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var). Position 58L3, well-centered, scissors separated at bottom but with intact perfs, full perfs on other sides, rich color, "Chicago Ill. Jan. 12, 1857" circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT CHICAGO PERFORATION.

The 3c Chicago Perfs are rarely encountered in sound condition with centering as nice as this example. An identifiable datestamp adds to the desirability of this example.

Ex Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate

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