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Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 2020

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Category — 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2247
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2247, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color, vertical crease at right, short perf at upper left not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,750
450
2248
og
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2248, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)3c Rose, Ty. I (25), 3c Rose, Ty. I (25)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, a few slightly nibbed perfs at left not mentioned on certificate, otherwise fresh and Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

2,750
700
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2249
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2249, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Mint N.H, 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Mint N.H3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A). Mint N.H., attractive centering and margins allow the discontinuous framelines to be clearly visible at bottom (also evident at top on the photo of the block from which this came), rich color with just a hint of soiling, Very Fine and very elusive Mint N.H. example of the 1857 3c perforated Type IV, ex Wagshal, with copy of 2010 P.F. certificate for a block of four, this the bottom left stamp (color scan of block also accompanies), Scott value as hinged

600
8,000
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2250
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2250, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Large part original gum, small h.r., radiant color in the true Brick Red color, certificate notes a few slightly toned perforations at right which have been carefully cleaned up, small natural fiber inclusion at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED SHADE.

Many collectors know this issue by type and shade, but fewer 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; 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 stamps 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 two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or small faults.

Ex Frelinghuysen. With 2011 P.F. certificate.

80,000
14,000
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2251
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2251, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Vertical strip of three, perfs scissors-separated but intact at top and right including part of adjoining stamps, straight edge at left and bottom but with margins clear on bottom two stamps, bright color, tied by neat "New Orleans La. Mar. 30, 1859" circular datestamps on small blue piece, bottom stamp few perf flaws at right, Fine, a scarce strip

6,000
650
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2252
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2252, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Disturbed original gum described on accompanying certificate as "unused o.g.", lovely color, detailed impression, tiny corner margin crease at bottom right, small stained spot on Jefferson's chin

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN.

The perforated 5c Type I stamps in any shade of Red Brown are very rare in unused or original-gum condition. The number of original-gum Scott 28 singles falls somewhere between the numbers for the Brick Red (Scott 27) and the Indian Red (Scott 28A), which catalogue $80,000.00 and $160,000.00, respectively.

Signed Bartels. With 1989 P.F. certificate

60,000
6,250
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2253
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2253, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unused (no gum), bright color, fresh and Very Fine, ex Geisler, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,750
750
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2254°
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2254, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color, well-centered and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,000.00)

1,250
1,700
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2255
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2255, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)5c Orange Brown, Brown, Ty. II (30, 30A), 5c Orange Brown, Brown, Ty. II (30, 30A)5c Orange Brown, Brown, Ty. II (30, 30A). One used single of each, better centering than often seen, bold circular datestamp cancels, few faults, Very Fine appearance, each with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,580
450
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2256
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2256, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Chapin, with 1977 P.F. certificate

2,200
800
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2257
ogbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2257, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)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 ORIGINAL-GUM 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 (also ex Gross, Sale 1200, lot 44), the largest recorded multiple was a block of nine. Approximately a half-dozen blocks of four are known.

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

25,000
4,000
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2258
og
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2258, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Slightly disturbed original gum described on accompanying certificate as "unused o.g.", rich color, especially wide margins at top and bottom which clearly show the type characteristics, few slight creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I. PARTICULARLY RARE WITH FOUR MARGINS.

The scarcer types of the perforated 10c 1857 are rarely found with original gum, and many have perfs cutting into the design on at least one side. The example offered here, clearly showing the characteristics of the type, is quite desirable.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

35,000
7,000
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2259
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2259, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Margins to just in at bottom but the complete plumes are still evident for identification, rich color, town circular datestamp cancel, Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate

1,100
325
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2260°
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2260, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)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 Type I, top stamp Type III, rich color on bright paper, choice centering, lightly-struck circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a lovely and scarce combination pair of the 1857 10c Types I and III, Type I only comes from the bottom row of the sheet, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; unpriced in SMQ as a combination pair)

1,500
3,750
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2261
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2261, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, small stain on forehead, otherwise Fine, scarce in unused condition, with 1966 P.F. certificate

2,000
325
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2262
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2262, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. II (32), 10c Green, Ty. II (32)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Unused (no gum), lovely deep color, small corner crease top right, Fine appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate

2,000
375
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2263
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2263, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. II/III (32-33), 10c Green, Ty. II/III (32-33)10c Green, Ty. II/III (32-33). Block of four, top stamps Type II, bottom stamps Type III, incredibly deep rich color, choice centering, neat strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 1859" circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL TYPE II-III COMBINATION BLOCK OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT 1857 ISSUE. VERY RARELY FOUND IN SOUND CONDITION WITH GOOD CENTERING, RICH COLOR AND A NEAT CANCEL.

A Power Search review found only one other sound block of this combination, irregardless of centering. That block, in a lighter shade, was the partner to this block in the Twigg-Smith collection and is also ex Hansen (Sale 963, lot 381).

Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1989 P.F. certificate

3,500
4,000
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2264
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2264, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color, wide margins, full perforations all around, tiny thin spot at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III.

The first perforated 10c stamps produced by Toppan Carpenter from sheets printed from Plate 1 are notorious among collectors for their poor centering. They are also very scarce in original-gum condition because, unlike 10c Plate 2 stamps (Scott 35), there were no supplies on hand in 1861 when the issue was demonetized due to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Ex McKinney and Odeneal. With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates, the former not mentioning the thin spot.

5,750
2,800
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2265
og
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2265, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Original gum, h.r. at top and middle, rich color, attractive margins and centering, Fine

5,750
750
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2266
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2266, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, the scarcest and most desirable of the recut positions, small part disturbed gum variously described as "original" on older P.F. certificate, as "traces" on newer P.F. certificate and as "of unknown origin" on P.S.E. certificate, rich color, unpunched perf at bottom and slightly short perf at left mentioned only on P.S.E. certificate

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 only eight positions scattered throughout Plate 1, that have the top, bottom, or in the case of Position 64L (the stamp offered here), both lines recut. 64L1 is the only position to show both lines recut and as such it is the best example of the type. Only 4% of all 10c Plate 1 stamps produced were Type IV's, and an even smaller percentage were issued with perforations. We have only offered three others with any gum whatsoever in the past 20 years, and none of these were Position 64L1.

Ex Curtis. With 1996, 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates. Scott value as no gum

20,000
6,500
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2267
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2267, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, deep rich color, well-centered with wide margins for this tightly spaced issue, lightly cancelled, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp

2,250
2,200
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2268
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2268, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34), 10c Green, Ty. IV (34)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, deep rich color, attractive centering and margins, circular datestamp cancel and trace of red cancel at bottom left, accompanying certificate mentions a tiny crease at upper right which is all but invisible, Very Fine appearance, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

2,100
1,100
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2269
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2269, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color nicely complemented by red circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate

62
350
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2270
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2270, 3c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, bold "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 11 1860" circular datestamp cancel and trace of red transit mark at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem pair, outstanding quality, with 2009 P.F. certificate

120
1,400
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