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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
62
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 62, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, original gum, h.r., remarkably well-centered for this difficult stamp with wide margins at sides, fresh and bright shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A BRILLIANT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I STAMP.

This is a scarce stamp in sound original-gum condition and choice centering

1,500
2,600
63
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 63, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18-20/20-18), 1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18-20/20-18)1c Blue, Ty. I-II (18-20/20-18). Positions 37-38/47-48L12, combination block of four, top left and bottom right stamps Type I, unused (no gum), top left stamp double transfer, radiant color, choice centering, top left stamp trivial natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificate, few minor perf separations also not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE AND CHOICE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 12 WITH A COMBINATION OF TYPES I AND II.

Ex Floyd. With 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as with original gum

8,750
3,250
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64
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 64, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II-I/I-I (20-18/18-18), 1c Blue, Ty. II-I/I-I (20-18/18-18)1c Blue, Ty. II-I/I-I (20-18/18-18). Positions 87-88/97-98L12, combination block of four with bottom sheet selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright color, centered to bottom right

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE SHEET-MARGIN MULTIPLE FROM PLATE 12 CONTAINING THREE TYPE I STAMPS.

Ex "Sevenoaks". With 1995 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as Type I/II combination pair plus pair of Type I

8,000
0
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65
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 65, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Probably Position 95R4, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM 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. Although Plate 4 was designed with sufficient space to accommodate perforations, the height of the top row and bottom row positions resulted in the perforations often cutting into the design at either top or bottom. For this reason, stamps from the bottom row of Plate 4 with perforations slightly into the design are still desirable. The stamp offered here is one of the few sound original-gum examples.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

42,500
22,000
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66
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 66, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III-IIIa (21-22), 1c Blue, Ty. III-IIIa (21-22)1c Blue, Ty. III-IIIa (21-22). Plate 4, combination block of four, top left stamp Type III, others Type IIIa, original gum, h.r., brilliant fresh color on bright paper, beautiful impression, horizontal crease in top stamps, bottom right stamp has small tear and thin spot, bottom left Type IIIa stamp is sound

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND SUPERBLY CENTERED ONE-CENT 1857 COMBINATION BLOCK CONTAINING ONE TYPE III AND THREE TYPE IIIa STAMPS.

With 1994 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a Type III-IIIa combination pair and a pair of Type IIIa

26,850
7,500
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67
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 67, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 46L4, unused (no gum), intense Plate 4 shade, three margins to just into ornaments at right

FINE AND SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE III PERFORATED ISSUE.

Plated and signed by Ashbrook

6,000
1,700
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68
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 68, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 4, unused (no gum), wide and nicely balanced margins showing clear break at top, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

825
850
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69
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 69, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, unused (no gum), wonderful depth of color, wide margins to just in at bottom but clearly showing the recut, small corner crease at top left, Very Fine appearance, with 1997 P.F. certificate

4,250
1,000
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70
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 70, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Bottom left corner selvage block of six, original gum, few small h.r. and tiny adherences, rich color, top right stamp with pulled perf at top right, bottom left stamp small painted over surface scrape, perf separations in bottom margin with tiny tear clear of stamps (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), overall Very Fine with the left pair Extremely Fine centering, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

1,100
550
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71
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 71, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

65
400
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72
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 72, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Mint N.H. top selvage block of six, rich color, choice centering, small crease in selvage only at top left (easily trimmed and not noted on accompanying certificate), center stamp at top tiny surface scuff (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), otherwise an Extremely Fine block, ex Chase, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged block of four and pair

600
700
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73
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 73, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Original gum, radiant color in the unmistakable Brick Red shade, attractive centering with perforations clear of outer projections of the design on three sides, tiny thin spot at bottom left, short perf at left is barely noticeable and is not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT BRICK RED. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

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. The example offered here is more desirable than most -- it has full original gum, better centering than most, and has only very minor flaws.

Accompanied by 1945 letter from Y. Souren stating sound and genuine. With 1997 P.F. certificate

80,000
12,000
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74
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 74, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Unused (no gum), wonderful intense color in the true 1858 Indian Red shade, proof-like impression on bright paper, margins clear of outer projections on all sides, reperfed at top and faint stain at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 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 1959 and 1997 P.F. certificates

40,000
0
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75
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 75, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Unused (no gum), rich color, margins to just in at bottom, tiny corner perf creases at top, small toned spot at bottom right, otherwise Fine and scarce unused

15,000
1,400
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76
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 76, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unused (no gum), choice margins and centering with perfs clear of all four outer projections, rich color, faintest trace of toning on two perf tips at bottom, still Very Fine and choice unused example

1,750
1,100
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77
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 77, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderful depth of color, nice margins and centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN TYPE II.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

1,200
1,300
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78
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 78, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Horizontal block of six, beautiful rich color and bright shade, incredibly well-centered, original gum, few perf separations sensibly reinforced by hinge slivers

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB BLOCK OF THE 1860 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN. REMARKABLE FOR ITS CENTERING AND OVERALL FRESHNESS.

Although a relatively large number of 5c Orange Browns reached collectors from unused supplies left over after the issue was demonetized due to the Civil War, multiples are scarce, and most have been broken to feed the market's desire for singles. The largest recorded multiple is a block of 32 (rejoined at center), followed by a single block of nine (realized $50,000 hammer in our 2009 Whitman sale). This is the first multiple larger than a block of four we have offered since that sale.

Ex "Sevenoaks". With 1989 P.F. certificate

9,700
9,000
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79
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 79, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, superb centering with design completely framed by white margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A REMARKABLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 5-CENT BROWN TYPE II WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

Unlike its Orange Brown counterpart, the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect. Therefore, original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30. The narrow spacing between subjects on the plate and Toppan Carpenter's imprecise perforating leave collectors with very few well-centered original-gum examples.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,200
2,100
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80
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 80, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Block of four with narrow left selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color, well-centered for this rare block

FINE-VERY FINE BLOCK OF THE 1860 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN. THE BOTTOM LEFT STAMP HAS UNUSUALLY WIDE MARGINS.

The 5c Brown Type II is far rarer in unused multiples than the Orange Brown. Unlike the 1861 Orange Brown, the earlier printing in Brown was not left in Southern post offices when the issue was demonetized in August 1861. Prior to the discovery of the block of 20 in the Frelinghuysen collection, the largest recorded multiple was a block of nine. A horizontal block of six is also known (creased thru bottom three stamps) as are approximately a half-dozen blocks of four.

Ex Klein and "Sevenoaks". With 2001 P.F. certificate

25,000
2,800
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81
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 81, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Unused (no gum), choice centering and margins, accompanying certificate mentions a small corner crease top left (we agree), a few age spots (all but invisible) and "improved blind perforations at bottom left" (we would say reperfed at bottom), otherwise Extremely Fine, a nice looking example of this rare unused issue despite the problems, with 1996 P.F. certificate

11,500
2,500
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82
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 82, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Original gum, rich color, attractive margins and centering

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

5,750
2,100
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83
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 83, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Unused (no gum), particularly deep shade on bright paper, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,300
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84
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 84, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, unused (no gum), rich color, centered to left, tiny repaired pinhole just above Washington's head

FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE IV IS ONE OF THE RAREST CLASSIC UNITED STATES ISSUES IN UNUSED CONDITION.

The 1857 10c Type IV stamps come from eight positions scattered throughout Plate 1 that have the top, bottom or both lines recut. Only 4% of all 10c Plate 1 stamps produced were Type IV's, and an even smaller percentage were issued with perforations. Most are either faulty, off-center or both.

With 1989 P.S.E. certificate

20,000
2,400
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85
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 85, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Unused (no gum), intense shade, well-centered with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. and 1990 P.S.E. certificates

325
1,000
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86
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 86, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Block of 24, original gum, intense shade and impression, most with tiny hinge slivers sensibly reinforcing perfs, small inked-in scrape in third stamp from right at bottom

VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3 -- THE THIRD LARGEST BLOCK AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS, AND THE LARGEST AVAILABLE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

A pane of 100 is contained in the Jefferys collection, formerly in the Franklin Institute and now displayed at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. A half-pane of 50 and a block of 25 are also known (both offered in our Sale 1000), but neither has gum.

Ex Caspary, Klein and "Sevenoaks". With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as four blocks of four and four pairs

26,000
6,250
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87
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 87, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37), 24c Gray Lilac (37)24c Gray Lilac (37). Vertical block of twelve, original gum, stamp positions 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11 Mint N.H., remarkably fresh and well-centered

FINE-VERY FINE AND RARE BLOCK OF THE 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE -- ONE OF THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLES.

According to Linn's Stamp Facts, the largest recorded multiple is an irregular block of 22 with reinforced perf separations (offered in our Sale 1000, no stamps are Mint N.H.). Two blocks of 20 are also known (one is ex Caspary, Klein and Zoellner, with four Mint N.H. stamps). We are also aware of two other blocks of twelve (one has one Mint N.H. stamp). The block offered here, with five Mint N.H. stamps and in such choice condition, is a remarkable rarity.

Ex "Sevenoaks". With 1996 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two pairs

26,300
10,500
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88
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 88, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Original gum, deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

Although some sheets of the 24c, 30c and 90c 1857-60 Issue were left in the public's hands after the Civil War demonetization took effect, original-gum examples of the 30c in Extremely Fine grade are extremely rare, owing to the narrow space between subjects on the plate and the difficulty experienced by Toppan, Carpenter with the first perforated issue. This stamp is extraordinary in three respects: first, it is perfectly centered with the design framed by white margins on all sides; second, it is very lightly hinged; and, third, the color is brilliant and free of any oxidation that frequently plagues this issue.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,900
7,500
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89
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 89, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful deep rich color, choice centering with wide and well-balanced margins all around

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

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
3,750
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