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Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 23, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 5R1E, unused (no gum), large margins to in, rich color, small toned spot at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib. THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PART OF A STRIP WITH SCOTT NUMBER 5, POSITION 7R1E.

A thorough search of past auctions and our own extensive records produced a result that surprised us. The unique block of eight from Plate 1E contains Position 7R1E (Scott 5) and five Type Ib stamps (with faults). The famous ex-Waterhouse copy of Position 7R1E is joined with a pair of Type Ib stamps (this unused unit is currently owned by William H. Gross). The multiples, containing a total of seven Type Ib stamps, really do not fit the needs of collectors who want a single unused example of Scott 5A. We located only four other unused singles, and we were surprised at the conspicuous absence of unused Scott 5A stamps in major name sales.

This was the left stamp in a strip of three with Scott No. 5 -- Census No. 5-CAN-006. The certificate notes the left stamp (offered here) is uncancelled. The strip was broken into singles some time after 1989, and this stamp was offered as a single in our 1991 Rarities sale, along with the barely cancelled Position 6R1E. Position 7R1E was sold in our 2008 auction of the Perry Hansen Collection.

With 1989 P.F. certificate for strip of three.

12,000
3,500
24
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 24, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 9R1E, full margins to barely touched, light strike of blue circular datestamp, some faint toned spots on vignette which are tiny and can be seen with the aid of a glass

FRESH AND FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE Ib.

Type Ib comes from only six positions on Plate 1E: Positions 3-6, 8 and 9R1E. 2013 P.F. certificate mentioning the faint toned spots no longer accompanies. With clear 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate

7,800
3,750
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25
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 25, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 92L4, large margins to clear, showing the complete design characteristics at bottom, intense color, neat manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE.

The rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished by only 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate for a stripe of three, this the middle stamp. Scott Retail for pen cancel.

5,000
5,500
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26
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 26, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 97L4 with Curl on Shoulder plate variety, ample to large margins except touched at upper right, deep intense Plate 4 shade, New York circular datestamp cancel, horizontal crease from center to right edge, also a few tiny toned specks which are not mentioned on accompanying certificates

FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE, SHOWING THE CURL ON SHOULDER PLATE VARIETY.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

The Curl on Shoulder variety resulted from a tiny thread adhering to the relief on the transfer roll.

With 1996 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

11,500
2,400
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27
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 27, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (6b), 1c Blue, Ty. Ic (6b)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (6b). Position 91R4, F Relief and one of the most distinct positions of this scarce type, ample margins to just touching at bottom left, light cancel, small sealed tear at lower left, Fine appearance, 91R4 is one of two positions in the bottom row that furnished the best examples of Type Ic, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

9,000
2,500
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28
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 28, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Block of four, unused (no gum), clear to huge margins including left sheet margin, bright color

VERY FINE UNUSED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II.

With 1992 and 2005 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as block of four with original gum is $9,500.00. Scott Retail as four no-gum singles

1,500
1,100
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29
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 29, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins to just in at bottom, clearly showing the design characteristics of the type with wide breaks at top and bottom, rich color, neat Alabama town datestamp, faint toning on back not mentioned on either accompanying certificate, Fine, with 1958 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

1,800
1,100
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30
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 30, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Unused (no gum), ample margins at top and right, just in at bottom and left, showing wide break at top, rich color, light vertical crease at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine appearance, with 1987 P.F. certificate

2,250
0
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31
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 31, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 91R1L, Jumbo margins all around including left interpane margin with centerline, bottom margin is large enough to show the guide dot at the end of the centerline, also showing parts of the three stamps which adjoin this position, pretty shade, light strike of circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 9, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., FROM A DESIRABLE CORNER MARGIN PLATE POSITION SHOWING THE CENTERLINE.

The P.S.E. Population Report lists ten used examples of Scott 9 in the grade of Gem 100 Jumbo. We have sold six of them in our auctions before this example -- none of which show any portion of the centerline. That leaves two others from positions unknown to us.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $2,750.00 as 100, unpriced in the Jumbo grade). This is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only nine others

85
1,900
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32
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 32, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Large to huge margins, especially deep shade and sharp impression, New York circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00)

80
190
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33
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 33, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 81/91R1L, vertical pair, top stamp recut once at top and bottom, bottom stamp recut at top, huge left interpane margin with centerline, other sides ample to touched, rich color, neat New Orleans circular datestamp cancels, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful position pair

180
325
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34
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 34, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Positions 81-90R1E, horizontal strip of ten, margins to cutting in with Position 90 showing about two-thirds of the stamp, heavy pen cancels and bit of red circular datestamp, closed tears and creasing, Fine appearing and very rare multiple of the 3c 1851 Orange Brown, showing a complete horizontal row, this is reported to be the largest known strip from Plate 1 Early, ex Dr. Amonette, Scott Retail for three strips of three (not counting Position 90)

3,600
425
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35
 
3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). 94 stamps mounted on two album pages, complete plating for Plate 4R except for six positions, one half of the pane plated by Chase, the other half by Shaughnessy, nearly all with four margins and above the grade normally encountered on 3c platings, town cancels throughout including a few in blue, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail without premium for any varieties or colored cancels

1,410
650
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36
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 36, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)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

250
225
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37
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 37, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Original gum, full to large margins all around, deep rich color, light vertical crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

With copy of 1987 P.F. certificate for a pair

30,000
4,250
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 38, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Current P.S.E. certificate states unused (regummed), current and older P.F. certificates state original gum, three large margins, clear at bottom, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

The spacing between stamps was very narrow, leaving little margin for error when separating the stamps, which explains why so few examples are known with four margins.

With 1980, 1997 and 2018 P.F. certificates stating "previously hinged". With 2017 P.S.E. certificate stating regummed. Scott Retail as no gum

11,000
8,000
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39
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 39, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 91R1, large to huge margins including bottom left corner sheet margins, bright color and detailed impression, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, the presence of full corner margins is especially scarce, small Jakubek backstamp, with 1998 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00), we feel this stamp should have received a higher grade

800
800
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40
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 40, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, deep rich color, neat strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1983 and 2008 P.F. certificates

800
850
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41
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 41, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. I (13), 10c Green, Ty. I (13)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 100L1, showing double transfer, large even margins, fine impression, light partial strike of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Meyersburg and Koppersmith, with 1987 P.F. certificate

800
900
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 42, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Unused (no gum), large even margins, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp, ex Hewitt, with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,400
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43
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 43, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins, deep rich color and strong impression, neat circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 A.P.S. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

140
400
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44
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 44, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. II (14), 10c Green, Ty. II (14)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge to ample margins including portion of adjoining stamp at right, rich color, neat town cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate, also includes No. 10 from Position 6L1E, neat red circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine, with note from Dr. Amonette

335
300
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45
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 45, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large part original gum, large margins to clear, slight overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate stating "previously hinged and toned"

5,000
425
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46
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 46, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. III (15), 10c Green, Ty. III (15)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Mostly huge margins including portion of stamp at left, warm shade, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

140
190
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47
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 47, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)10c Green, Ty. IV (16), 10c Green, Ty. IV (16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 65L1, recut at top, large margins, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,100
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48
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 48, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2). Rich color, cut close as always, Very Fine and scarce in sound condition (many examples have thins)

900
350
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49
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 49, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Position 58L1, huge margins to full at bottom, including significant parts of three adjoining stamps, intense shade, circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine and striking

250
400
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50
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 50, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Two singles, Positions 35R1 and 40R1, both with ample to full margins, neat grid cancels and 40R1 with traces of red cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.S.E. and 1985 P.F. certificates

500
400
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51
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 51, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 31-32R1, horizontal pair, right stamp with prominent plate crack in bottom right rosette, huge margins to full including parts of four adjoining stamps, light strike of blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice example of this rare position, ex Wagshal, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85), listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as normal pair

590
700
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52
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 52, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 61-62L1, horizontal pair, full margins to barely touched, neat strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, tiny faint corner crease top right, still Very Fine

590
180
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53
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 53, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Two positions pieces showing left interpane margin with guideline, first Positions 61-63R1, horizontal strip of three, margins to cut in at top, light strikes of red grid cancel, tiny tear at top right, appears Fine, second Positions 1-2R1, horizontal pair, large margins to in at top, circular datestamp cancel, Fine, Scott Retail as pairs and a single without premium for the positions

1,400
300
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54
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 54, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 21-24L1, horizontal strip of four, full margins to just in at bottom left, intense shade, two strikes of circular datestamp cancel, 4mm scissors-cut in right stamp at top, tiny scissors-cut between two middle stamps, appears Fine, scarce strip of four, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,150
400
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 55, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 21-22/31-32R1, block of four with prominent stitch watermark on bottom pair, large margins to in at left, small portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, small closed internal tear at bottom, small corner crease, Fine appearance, a very rare used block of this issue with a stitch watermark, with 1984 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for block without premium for the variety -- which is rare with fewer than 15 singles recorded by 12c 1851 specialist James Allen

5,500
0
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56
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 56, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 88-90/98-100L1, block of six, bottom left stamp clipped corner, neat pen cancels and blue Petersburg Va. circular datestamp, light vertical creases and small wrinkles, otherwise Fine and scarce large block, ex Hessel, Scott Retail for block of four and single (not counting bottom left stamp)

5,750
400
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57
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 57, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Balance of 19 used stamps on stock cards, nice range of items including two with stitch watermark (fewer than 15 recorded), also two on pieces of cover, a couple of pairs, range of cancels with grid, town, "Paid" and pen, mixed condition with some flaws to be expected, overall Fine or appear so, Scott Retail without premium for the colored cancels or stitch watermarks

4,900
800
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58
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 58, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Balance of used multiples, including strips of four and three, also seven pairs, each with plating notes on back, town and grid cancels, one vertical pair on piece with nice red grid cancels and part of an exchange office datestamp, three others with traces of red cancels, a few faults to be found, overall Fine appearing group, Scott Retail for pairs and one single without premium for the red cancels

6,000
850
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