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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

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Category — 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 95, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (25), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (25)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (25). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 3-CENT ROSE TYPE I -- ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.

Ex Wagshal, Merlin and "Clipper City". With 2017 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Remarkably, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only two XF-Superb 95 and one Superb 98 for the 3c Type I perforated.

225
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96
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 96, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose Red, Ty. I (25)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (25). Attractive margins and centering for this tightly spaced issue, fresh color, neat strike of green circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and scarce with the green cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate

430
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97
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 97, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Choice margins and centering, beautifully clear strike of blue Petersburg Va. circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00), only four grade higher

187
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98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 98, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Radiant color, choice centering, well-struck Outline 5-Point Star with Inner Circle fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and cancel, ex "Golden Oak", with 1986 and 2018 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail with no premium for the cancel

180
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99
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 99, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A), 3c Rose, Ty. II (25A)3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Position 39L2L, beautifully centered for this very tightly spaced issue, rich color, neat circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a premium example of this better 3c 1857 type, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 used)

850
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100
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 100, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Claret (26), 3c Claret (26)3c Claret (26). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, radiant color in the Claret shade, light strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $800.00 for normal Dull Red), only two grade higher (both 98J), Scott assigns a 2.6-times premium to the Claret shade for this issue

26
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101
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 101, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Vivid color, almost perfect centering, bold perfect strike of railroad route agent's circular datestamp with "From", Extremely Fine Gem, a striking stamp, with 2017 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)

10
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102
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 102, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Radiant color nicely complemented by green grid cancel, choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2014 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ with green cancel)

160
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103
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 103, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Choice centering, brilliant color, bold strike of Star of David fancy cancel of Chicopee Mass., Extremely Fine stamp and cancel, wonderful quality, Power Search contains a few of these cancels, both on and off cover, but none are as boldly struck as the example offered here, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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104
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 104, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26). Choice margins and centering, rich color beautifully contrasted by bold strike of blue circle of tiny dots cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a visually striking stamp, with 2012 P.F. certificate

22
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105
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 105, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color beautifully complemented by perfect strike of blue 5-Point Negative Star within 5-Point Star fancy cancel of Glendale Mass. (Skinner-Eno ST-E 25), Extremely Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, a gorgeous stamp, with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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106
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 106, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Claret and Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Claret and Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Claret and Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Two, first in the Claret shade with choice centering and margins, neat green circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ), second also nicely centered, bold circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Kirke, with 2002 P.F. certificate

186
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107
c
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 107, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "New-York Sep. 17, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Philadelphia with red and blue Zouave with Waving Flag and "Washington via Baltimore" Patriotic design, stamp with light vertical wrinkle/crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate, fresh and Very Fine, this design refers to Union Zouaves who raced to Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1861 to protect the capital against Confederate invasion and who were attacked by an anti-Federal mob in Baltimore, ex Karrer, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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108
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 108, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Jumbo margins and precise centering, deep rich color, neat St. Louis Mo. circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 TYPE IV.

The ready availability of 3c 1851-57 stamps gives some collectors the false impression that superb examples, even of a better type, are easily obtainable. Yet with grading approaching its 20th year, only four used examples of Scott 26A have achieved a 95J grade or higher (highest is the Gem 100 offered in our 2019 Rarities sale).

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,150.00). One shares this grade and only two grade higher

150
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109
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 109, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Well-balanced margins, deep rich color, bold strike of Philadelphia Pa. octagonal datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

150
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110
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 110, 3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Rich color, well-centered, neat strike of Ottawa Ill. green circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and attractive, ex Wagshal, with 1986 and 2010 P.F. certificates

325
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