Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 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 — 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
52
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Sale 1134, Lot 52, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)1c Bright Blue, Reprint (40). Without gum as issued, radiant color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, ex "Vineyard", with 2004 P.F. certificate

575
450
53
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Sale 1134, Lot 53, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)3c Scarlet, Reprint (41). Without gum as issued, bright color and fresh

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 RE-ISSUE.

The Continental Bank Note Company made a new plate for the 3c 1857 Reprint, consisting of 100 subjects. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). 479 of the 3c were sold, and the remaining 9,521 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.

A review using Power Search shows that virtually all are off center to some degree, and many have perforations touching on one or more sides due to the narrow spacing on the original plate. The example offered here is one of the rare exceptions.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

3,000
3,250
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54
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Sale 1134, Lot 54, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)10c Blue Green, Reprint (43). Without gum as issued, rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, trivial natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFULLY-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

The Continental Bank Note Company made a new plate for the 10c 1857 Reprint, consisting of 100 subjects, using an original transfer roll. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). All are Type I stamps. 516 of the 10c were sold, and the remaining 9,484 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.

Ex "Laila." With 2002 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,400
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55
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Sale 1134, Lot 55, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)12c Greenish Black, Reprint (44). Without gum as issued, intense shade and proof-like impression, unusually precise centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

The narrow spaces between stamps on the 12c 1857 Reprint plate allowed almost no room for large 12-gauge perforations, and the Reprints were generally perforated into parts of the design. Examples such as this, with the framelines complete on all four sides, are extremely rare.

Ex Hall. With 2003 P.F. certificate

2,750
3,750
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56
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Sale 1134, Lot 56, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)24c Blackish Violet, Reprint (45). Without gum as issued, wide margins, rich color and detailed impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1857 REPRINT.

The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 24c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 479 were sold; the remaining 9,521 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General. Due to the narrow spacing between subjects, many have perforations touching the design at either top or bottom. The example offered here, with unusually wide margins, is remarkable.

Ex "Golden Oak". With 2004 P.F. certificate

3,250
4,250
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57
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Sale 1134, Lot 57, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)30c Yellow Orange, Reprint (46). Without gum as issued, brilliant color on bright fresh paper, usual tight margins but well-centered

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 REPRINT.

The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 30c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 480 were sold; the remaining 9,520 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,700
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58
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Sale 1134, Lot 58, 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)90c Deep Blue, Reprint (47). Without gum as issued, rich color, reperfed at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

4,000
1,200
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