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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 — 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2223
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2223, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. I (18), 1c Blue, Ty. I (18)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, slightly disturbed original gum, small h.r., intense color, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate as original gum

2,100
900
2224
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2224, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 97L4 with curl on shoulder, unused (no gum), deep rich color, centered to bottom

VERY GOOD. A RARE SOUND UNUSED 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. There are only a handful of unused examples known in sound condition.

With 1979 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (NG; G-30). Scott value $20,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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2225
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2225, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 94L4, brilliant color on crisp paper, centered slightly to bottom right, light strike of circular datestamp cancel

FRESH AND FINE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.

Type Ia was produced by only 18 of the 20 bottom-row positions on Plate 4.

Ex Wagshal as a pair.

9,000
2,100
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2226
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2226, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (20 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (20 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (20 var). Position 13L2, rich color, non-intersecting strikes of circular datestamp leave the major crack at lower left completely visible, fresh and Fine, ex Koppersmith, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,400
850
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2227, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (20 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (20 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (20 var). Block of 17 containing Positions 3-5/12-15/21-25/31-35L2, plus Position 2L2 hinged in place at top left (original gum), block is unused (no gum), with part imprint selvage at left, showing all positions of the plate crack, rich color, detailed impression which clearly shows the plate flaw, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, couple faults including one stamp at right with perf flaws, Position 21 surface scrape, light crease at top right and tiny thin specks, Position 2L2 lightly toned

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT SHOWING THE “BIG CRACK” IN PLATE 2. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PERFORATED ONE-CENT MULTIPLES IN EXISTENCE. A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE.

The fracture on Plate 2 began above Position 2 on the left pane and continued downward in a “lightning bolt” jagged line across Positions 12-13L, 23L and at a later stage just into 33L (as seen in this block). It was probably caused by an inherent flaw created during the manufacture of the steel plate.

Regarding this block, Ashbrook wrote (personal letter to Neinken): “It is not only very rare but so far as I am aware it is unique... In all my years with the One-Cent I never even heard of a block of four which included any of the Plate 2 crack positions.” It is also described and illustrated by Morris Fortgang in his article “The One Cent Stamp of 1857: Types–Varieties–Rarities” (1957 Congress Book, p. 126) and by Neinken in his book (p. 196).

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. Position 2L2 with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2228, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, rich color, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE II, GRADED XF-90.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 95) and six others share this grade.

850
0
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2229
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2229, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

850
650
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2230
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2230, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, choice centering, rich color on bright paper, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

260
700
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2231
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2231, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)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.

Ex Wingate. Plated and signed by Ashbrook

6,000
1,400
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2232
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2232, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 11R4 with selvage at left, unused (no gum), intense color, tiny thin spot in selvage only at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificates

FINE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE SELVAGE.

Ex Geisler. With 1966 and 2000 P.F. certificates

6,000
2,600
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2233
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2233, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, wide margins and attractive centering, clearly showing the breaks at both top and bottom, deep rich color, light unobtrusive cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,700
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2234
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2234, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. III (21), 1c Blue, Ty. III (21)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, deep rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp, showing clear breaks at top and bottom, most recent certificate notes third perf down at upper left has been enhanced, still Extremely Fine, with 1987 and 2020 P.F. certificates

1,600
850
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2235
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2235, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 12, original gum, h.r., pretty shade, wide margins, two vertical creases, Very Fine appearance, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,200
475
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2236
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2236, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 11, B Relief, rich color, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, clear strike of "PAID" in oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,550.00). Only two grade higher (both 95J).

475
4,250
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2237
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2237, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top, unused (no gum), radiant color, small natural inclusion on Franklin's head, Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

4,250
750
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2238
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2238, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top, unused (no gum), bright color and well-centered for this tightly spaced issue, a couple of tiny thin specks and a short perf, still appears Very Fine, signed in pencil by Sloane in 1928

4,250
650
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2239
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2239, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut twice at bottom (only 11 such recuts on the plate), choice centering and margins showing the complete design characteristics, blue 1859 circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,200
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2240
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2240, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Triple Transfer, One Inverted (23 var). Position 91L1L, recut once at top, rich color, light circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Fine, this variety is a great rarity as a perforated stamp, we have not offered another example since our 2011 sale of the Wagshal collection which had two -- both inferior to the example offered here, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,500
850
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2241
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2241, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var), 1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24 var). Mint N.H., beautiful color, fresh and Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate, Scott value as hinged

1,000
500
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2242
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2242, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Block of eight with bottom selvage, original gum, a couple stamps in bottom row Mint N.H. and a few others not hinged but some slight offset from adherence to another sheet causes tiny gum disturbances and small thin spots on top left stamp, rich color, small gum stain in perfs between positions 2/6, overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive block, Scott value as two blocks of four

1,600
650
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2243
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2243, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Bottom sheet margin block of 28, original gum, deep rich color, centered to top right, Position 18 of the block and selvage at bottom right small thin spots

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE V.

Scott value as blocks of four and pairs

5,400
2,300
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2244
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2244, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Rich color, choice centering, circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

37
250
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2245
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2245, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24), 1c Blue, Ty. Va (24)1c Blue, Ty. Va (24). Position 33R5, well-centered with balanced margins, deep rich color, blue cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates which agree on Plate 5 Ty. Va identification, but differ as to position (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ)

315
300
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2246
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2246, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Block of four, Positions 29-30/39-40L8 noted on back, rich color, bold New Orleans Jan. 1861 circular datestamp cancels with year inverted, fresh and Fine used block which might be a Confederate State use of U.S. postage (Louisiana seceded on Jan. 26), with 1991 P.F. certificate

425
225
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