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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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Category — 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
370°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 370, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Original gum, vivid Brick Red color, attractive margins and centering, completely sound

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND, ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT BRICK RED.

Many collectors know this issue by type and shade, but few are aware of the order of production (or release). This state of confusion is partly due to the Scott Catalogue. The distinctive Brick Red shade of the 5c 1857 Issue comes first in the series of Scott-listed perforated 5c issues, but its true release date comes later in the sequence.

Based on dated covers, the 5c Type I shades were released in the following order: 1) Red Brown, Scott 28, EDU 8/23/1857; 2) Indian Red, Scott 28A, EDU 3/31/1858; 3) Brick Red, Scott 27, EDU 10/6/1858; and 4) Brown, Scott 29, EDU 3/21/1859, almost certainly the last printing from the first 5c plate. The second 5c plate was made from a new six-relief transfer roll with the design projections cut away at top and bottom, to varying degrees. The Type II Brown was issued first (Scott 30A, EDU 5/4/1860), and the Orange Brown printing from the same plate followed about one year later (Scott 30, EDU 5/8/1861).

After surveying dozens of classic United States sale catalogues, we found approximately twenty examples of Scott 27 with original gum, allowing for duplicate offerings and excluding the one known original-gum block. Of the stamps we counted, about half had perfs touching on two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or small faults. This sound example is a rarity among rarities

With 1958 A.P.S. certificate. With 1974 and 2015 P.F. certificates

80,000
0
371°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 371, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Original gum, vibrant color, choice centering with margins well clear of framelines all around, accompanying certificate notes tiny thin spot at left center, added perf tip at upper left and a single toned perf (toning has since been removed), all of these are minor flaws and not readily noticeable

VERY FINE CENTERING. A RARE AND CHOICE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT BRICK RED.

Many collectors know this issue by type and shade, but few are aware of the order of production (or release). This state of confusion is partly due to the Scott Catalogue. The distinctive Brick Red shade of the 5c 1857 Issue comes first in the series of Scott-listed perforated 5c issues, but its true release date comes later in the sequence.

Based on dated covers, the 5c Type I shades were released in the following order: 1) Red Brown, Scott 28, EDU 8/23/1857; 2) Indian Red, Scott 28A, EDU 3/31/1858; 3) Brick Red, Scott 27, EDU 10/6/1858; and 4) Brown, Scott 29, EDU 3/21/1859, almost certainly the last printing from the first 5c plate. The second 5c plate was made from a new six-relief transfer roll with the design projections cut away at top and bottom, to varying degrees. The Type II Brown was issued first (Scott 30A, EDU 5/4/1860), and the Orange Brown printing from the same plate followed about one year later (Scott 30, EDU 5/8/1861).

After surveying dozens of classic United States sale catalogues, we found approximately twenty examples of Scott 27 with original gum, allowing for duplicate offerings and excluding the one known original-gum block. Of the stamps we counted, about half had perfs touching on two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or small faults.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

80,000
17,500
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372
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 372, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Attractive centering and margins, deep rich color, New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine

1,600
325
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373
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 373, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brick Red, Indian Red (27, 28A), 5c Brick Red, Indian Red (27, 28A)5c Brick Red, Indian Red (27, 28A). Both with vivid color in their distinctive shades, attractive margins and centering, town cancels and Brick Red with trace of red cancel and intact perfs at left, Indian Red with some perf flaws at bottom, Fine-Very Fine appearance

5,100
800
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374
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 374, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Unused (regummed), rich color, margins to just in at bottom, faults including reperfed at top and small corner creases, Fine appearance and rare unused, with 2016 P.F. certificate

15,000
900
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375
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 375, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Unused (no gum), exceptional intense color in the true 1858 Indian Red shade, proof-like impression on bright paper

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT INDIAN RED.

Our search of old auction catalogues and the records of The Philatelic Foundation and P.S.E. yielded only eleven unused examples of Scott 28A. Of these, the majority are without gum.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

40,000
14,000
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376
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 376, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brown, Orange Brown (29-30), 5c Brown, Orange Brown (29-30)5c Brown, Orange Brown (29-30). Three unused stamps, No. 29 no gum, reperfed and a pulled perf, appears Fine, two of No. 30, one original gum with s.e. and short perfs at bottom, second no gum, tiny margin tear, Fine appearance

3,500
425
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377
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 377, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., perfs just in at bottom, small thin spot at right and pinhole, otherwise Fine

5,500
375
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378
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 378, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unused (regummed), rich color, reperforated at right, Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate

1,750
350
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379
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 379, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged deep rich color, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

2,200
0
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380
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 380, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Choice centering with wide margins, rich color, bold New York circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine

300
350
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381
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 381, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Original gum, centered to left, faults including creases, small tear and thin spot, otherwise Very Good, a rare stamp with original gum, with 1974 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $35,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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382
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 382, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Unused (no gum), rich color, scissors-separated with intact perfs on three sides, perfs trimmed at right but leaving an ample margin, huge bottom margin nicely showing the type defining full plumes, Fine and scarce unused example of the 1857 10c Perforated Type I, with 2016 P.F. certificate

11,500
1,300
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383
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 383, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Well-centered, fresh color and detailed impression, light town cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,200
650
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384°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 384, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)10c Green, Ty. III/I (33/31), 10c Green, Ty. III/I (33/31)10c Green, Ty. III/I (33/31). Vertical pair, bottom stamp Ty. I, bright color, neat town cancel, Very Fine and choice, a fresh and beautiful combination pair, rarely found in sound condition with nice centering, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; pairs unpriced in SMQ)

1,600
0
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385
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 385, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36), 12c Black, Plate 1 (36)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Original gum, h.r., margins to just in at bottom, couple horizontal creases, otherwise Fine

1,900
225
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386
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 386, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 50L3 with "& Co. PHILADEPHIA" portion of imprint selvage at left, wide margin other side and clear at top and bottom, intense shade, pen cancel, horizontal crease, Very Fine appearing and exceedingly rare position piece with the part imprint from Plate 3

E. 400-500
900
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387
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 387, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)24c Gray (37a), 24c Gray (37a)24c Gray (37a). Original gum, well-centered with balanced margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,000.00)

1,500
950
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388
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 388, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

Ex Curtis. With 1992, 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $4,200.00)

3,000
3,000
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389
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 389, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Unused (regummed), wide margins, deep color, Fine

1,100
450
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390
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 390, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Strong color, expertly repaired with left margin and top right corner added, portion of cancel painted in and couple light thins, Fine appearance, a scarce and affordable example of this rare used classic, with 2016 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $11,000.00

E. 500-750
900
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