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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180c

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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2826, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Nearly complete reconstruction of transfer types 1 thru 30, comprising 26 stamps (four missing types are 10, 14, 21 and 29), all unused (5 with original gum, others no gum), most with four full to large margins (only three have one close margin or touching), bright shades including a few Deep Blue and Greenish Blue (but premiums not counted in total Scott value), as usual for this issue almost all have thin spots, a few with creases and toned spots, otherwise Very Fine -- several with Extremely Fine appearance -- an extremely difficult reconstruction to assemble (four transfer types needed for completion), ideally suited for exhibition, total Scott value at $575.00 for No. 4 is $14,950.00

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E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2827, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Types 4-5-6/10-11-12, horizontal block of six, unused (no gum) with blue oval official Montevideo post office handstamp and some lightened manuscript on back, clear to ample margins all around, bright shade and fresh color, a few scattered black specks, thinned along top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY KNOWN BLOCK OF THE 120-CENTISIMOS 1858 FIRST ISSUE OF URUGUAY. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MULTIPLES OF CLASSIC SOUTH AMERICAN PHILATELY.

This unused block of six is the only recorded multiple of the 120c 1858 Issue, besides the three vertical tete-beche pairs. It is one of the most important multiples known to philately.

The 120c block of six was owned by Ferrary, but it was not included in the massive Uruguay collection lot sold in the first auction. It was offered in a smaller collection of 1,275 items in the third sale (lot 457) and must have been acquired by Alfred F. Lichtenstein, who included it in his exhibit of Uruguay at the International Philatelic Exhibition held in Montevideo in April 1931 (reported by E. J. Lee in The Postage Stamps of Uruguay, page xii), and in the display at the May 1940 Centenary exhibition at The Collectors Club of New York. After Lichtenstein’s death in 1947, his daughter, Louise Boyd Dale, sold the block and other Uruguay rarities to Robert Hoffmann, who featured it in his Uruguay exhibit, which captured the Grand Award at the 1956 FIPEX exhibition in New York City. The current owner acquired the block in the 1982 Corinphila sale of the Hoffmann collection.

Ex Philipp von Ferrary (Philip Ferrari de La Renotiere), Alfred F. Lichtenstein and by inheritance to Louise Boyd Dale, and Robert Hoffmann

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E. 150,000-200,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2828, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 1, original gum, h.r., huge margins including top sheet margin, brilliant color, faint toned spot barely shows, still an Extremely Fine Gem, the 1858 120c Block Type issue is exceedingly rare in this quality, Scott value $575.00

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2829, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 2, original gum, small h.r., large margins including top sheet margin, bright shade, faint toning at top, still an Extremely Fine Gem, the 1858 120c Block Type issue is rare in this quality, Scott value $575.00

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2830, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 3 with "o" flaw over right "120", unused (no gum), full to large margins, deep shade, thinned, Very Fine appearance, Scott value $575.00 without premium for this transfer variety

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E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2831, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 3 with "o" flaw over right "120", unused (no gum) with transparent residue from an old album adhesive, large even margins, gorgeous color and freshness, faint thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott value $575.00 without premium for this transfer variety

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E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2832, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 5 with extra marks, original gum, full margins, bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, rare in sound original-gum condition, Scott value $575.00

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E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2833, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 7 with break in bottom frameline, unused (no gum), full even margins, beautiful bright shade, faint toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, signed Diaz, backstamped "EJL" (Lee) and Soto Hermanos, ex Hoffmann, Scott value $575.00

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2834, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 8A, unused (no gum), full margins to ample at top, bright color, deep thin spot, Very Fine appearance, backstamped Soto Hermanos, Scott value $575.00

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E. 150-200
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2835
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2835, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 11, full to large margins, gorgeous sky blue shade, neatly cancelled by Montevideo 1859 oval datestamp, minute thin speck, otherwise Very Fine, Scott value $650.00

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2836, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 20A with missing "E" in "Montevideo" variety, original gum, large even margins, Milky Blue pastel shade, minute thin speck and slight gum crease, Extremely Fine appearance, ex "Tito" (2012 Spink/Investphila description reports "no more than five recorded"), Scott value for normal stamp $575.00

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E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2837, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 20A with missing "E" in "Montevideo" variety, unused (no gum), large margins, bright shade, thins, Extremely Fine appearance, rare transfer variety, Scott value for normal stamp $575.00

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2838, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 20A with missing "E" in "Montevideo" variety, unused (traces of gum), large margins, deep shade, thins and toned at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare transfer variety, Scott value for normal stamp $575.00

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E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2839, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Deep Blue (4a), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Deep Blue (4a)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Deep Blue (4a). Transfer Type 22, original gum, h.r., full even margins, beautiful deep shade, Extremely Fine, very rare in sound original-gum condition, backstamped "EJL" (Lee), Scott value $575.00

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E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2840, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 22A with ink blob over right "120", unused (no gum), full even margins, bright shade, thinned and crease, otherwise Very Fine, backstamped Soto Hermanos, Scott value for normal stamp $575.00

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2841, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 24, unused (no gum), large margins, bright shade, horizontal crease at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, signed Diaz, Scott value $575.00

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E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2842, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 26, original gum, h.r., beautiful Sky Blue shade, thin spot and corner crease, Extremely Fine appearance, backstamped "EJL" (Lee) and Soto Hermanos, Scott value $575.00

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2843, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 26, original gum, full margins to ample at bottom left, deep shade, trivial thin spot, Very Fine appearance, backstamped "F. B. Turpin London", Scott value $575.00

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E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2844, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 26, unused (no gum), large even margins, crisp shade, faint thin specks, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott value $575.00

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E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2845, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 26, original gum, h.r., ample even margins, bright pastel shade, tiny thin speck, Fine appearance, Scott value $575.00

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E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2846, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Transfer Type 26 with extra marks, original gum, h.r., large margins, bright pastel shade, think spot at top, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott value $575.00

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2847, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Group of 11 unused stamps (two with original gum, others no gum), Transfer Types 3, 5, 6, 7, 13, 18 (two), 23 (two), 24 and 27, seven with ample to large margins, four close or slightly in, all have faults which is typical of this issue, still a Fine-Very Fine appearing group, total Scott value as normal Blue shade (a few are darker) $6,325.00

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E. 500-750
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2848
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2848, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4), URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4)URUGUAY, 1858, 120c Blue (4). Four with Montevideo oval datestamps, Transfer Types 5, 7, 27 and 30, close margins to touching, all with faults, Fine appearance, total Scott value $2,600.00

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2849, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5). Transfer Types 19-20-21, horizontal strip of three, unused (no gum), large margins to mostly clear at left, bright shade, right stamp has small thin spot, left stamp faint toned spot, couple natural inclusions

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1858 180-CENTESIMOS FIRST ISSUE. ONE OF FOUR KNOWN MULTIPLES LARGER THAN A PAIR.

Only four multiples of the 180c larger than a pair are known, including three blocks of four and this strip of three, all unused. The strip, printed in Green on normal paper, was owned by Alfred F. Lichtenstein, who included it in his exhibit of Uruguay at the International Philatelic Exhibition held in Montevideo in April 1931 (reported by E. J. Lee in The Postage Stamps of Uruguay, page xii). After Lichtenstein’s death in 1947, his daughter, Louise Boyd Dale, sold the strip and other Uruguay rarities to Robert Hoffmann, who featured it in his Uruguay exhibit, which captured the Grand Award at the 1956 FIPEX exhibition in New York City.

Ex Lichtenstein, Dale (by inheritance), Hoffmann, Banchs and Giamporcaro ("Tito"). Signed Diaz. With 2008 Hernandez Rocha certificate.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2850, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green (5b), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green (5b)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green (5b). Transfer Types 3-4, horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., huge margins including top sheet margin, ample at left, dry impression, small tear in top sheet margin above right stamp, slight gum crease, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare multiple of the 1858 180c Green, ex Lee and Burrus, with 2008 Hernandez Rocha certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2851, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5). Transfer Type 22A , defective transfer with "80" for "180", lower left corner of transfer missing including the first numeral of denomination, also white line thru "Montevideo", unused (no gum), ample margins to just touched at top (as usual since this is a "squeezed" transfer position), horizontal crease at bottom, still Fine, a rare variety, signed Diaz

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2852, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5). Transfer Type 22A , defective transfer with "80" for "180", lower left corner of transfer missing including the first numeral of denomination, also white line thru "Montevideo", unused (no gum), ample margins to just clear at top (as usual since this is a "squeezed" transfer position), slight diagonal wrinkle or crease at bottom, still Fine, a rare variety

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2853, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5). Transfer Type 24B defective transfer with bottom label partly missing and white spot in lower right of background, original gum, h.r., three large margins, full at top, bright and fresh, small faint stain in bottom margin, still Very Fine, choice example of this rare variety, signed A. Diena

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E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2854, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green (5). Transfer Type 24B defective transfer with bottom label partly missing and white spot in lower right of background, original gum, h.r., three large margins, clear at top, bright and fresh, slight gum crease, still Fine, a rare variety, signed Diaz, ex Diaz/Mercedes

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E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2855, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a). Transfer Types 21-22/27-28, block of four, original gum, h.r., gorgeous dark shade and strong impression, scissors-cut at right between stamps, horizontal crease at bottom, faint toned spots

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED BLOCKS OF THE 1858 180-CENTESIMOS FIRST ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN BLOCK OF THE DARK GREEN SHADE.

Only three blocks of the 180c 1858 Issue are recorded. The three blocks have been in important collections of Uruguay for the past century, and no other blocks have been discovered in all of that time. The only other multiple larger than a pair is one strip of three, offered as lot 2849.

Each of the three known blocks of four is unused and has unique characteristics. This block is the only one in the Dark Green shade. One of the three blocks is on thick paper (lot 2861). The third known block is in the regular shade on normal paper.

This Dark Green block was owned by Alfred F. Lichtenstein and his daughter, Louise Boyd Dale, for approximately fifty years. It was among the items retained by Mrs. Dale after her father’s death in 1947 and after she sold a selection of Uruguay rarities to Robert Hoffmann. The collector acquired the block in the 1970 H.R. Harmer sale of the South America portion of the Dale-Lichtenstein collection.

Backstamped Soto Hermanos. Ex Lichtenstein and Dale (by inheritance).

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E. 40,000-50,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2856, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a). Transfer Types 16/22A, vertical pair from bottom two rows showing "squeezed transfers" and defective transfer Type 22A, unused (no gum), large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, beautiful deep shade, very fresh, couple faint creases

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE CONTAINING THE "SQUEEZED TRANSFER" VARIETY. AN OUTSTANDING AND VISUALLY STRIKING MULTIPLE OF CLASSIC URUGUAY.

To build up a lithographic printing stone, the printer had to use an intermediate transfer unit to create the subjects on the stone. The three values of the 1858 Issue each appear to have had 30 transfer types arranged in five horizontal rows of six in the intermediate transfer block.

The 240c printing stone of 204 subjects, arranged in 17 rows of 12, was created by making six separate transfers from the intermediate transfer block of 30 for the first 15 rows (180 subjects), and dividing the transfer block into two blocks of 12 for the remaining two rows at bottom. While we know the precise configuration of the 240c stone, owing to the discovery of the sheet of 204, the rarity of 120c and 180c multiples makes it impossible to prove the exact relative positions of the types in the intermediate transfer block, or even to determine the size and configuration of the printing stones for these two values.

This "squeezed transfer" pair, of which only one multiple is known (there are also a few singles from these positions), is printed in Dark Green. The lower stamp is a severely deformed transfer which impinges on the subject above. The faulty transfer shows a white line through "Montevideo" and missing "1" in the denomination, creating a virtual "80" centesimos value.

The 180c continues to challenge specialists trying to reconstruct the positions on the printing stone. This transfer variety, from the bottom two rows, is one of the keys to the solution and was acquired by Robert Hoffmann in the Alfred H. Caspary sale after he won the Grand Award at FIPEX in 1956.

Signed Diaz and backstamped Soto Hermanos. Ex Caspary and Hoffmann.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2857, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a). Transfer Types 17-18, horizontal pair, dark shade, large even margins, small tear at bottom between stamps, small thin in right stamp, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare multiple, signed Diaz, backstamped "EJL" (Lee)

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E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2858, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a). Transfer Types 9/15, vertical pair, original gum, h.r., large margins to ample at bottom, wonderful deep shade and strong impression, slight thin spots, two horizontal creases (one between stamps and other at bottom), minor toned spots, these flaws do not materially affect the Very Fine appearance or significance of this very rare multiple, with 2008 Hernandez Rocha certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2859, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a). Transfer Type 22A, defective transfer with "80" for "180", lower left corner of transfer missing including the first numeral of denomination, also white line thru "Montevideo", unused (no gum), deep shade and sharp impression, ample margins to just in at top (as usual since this is a "squeezed" transfer position), slight thin and tiny pinhole, otherwise Fine, a rare variety

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2860, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Dark Green (5a). Transfer Type 22A, defective transfer with "80" for "180", lower left corner of transfer missing including the first numeral of denomination, also white line thru "Montevideo", unused (no gum), deep shade and sharp impression, ample margins all around, thin at upper left corner, Fine appearance, a rare variety

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2861, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Types 7-8/13-14, block of four, original gum, h.r., bright shade and strong impression, diagonal crease affects three stamps but not very noticeable without magnification

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED BLOCKS OF THE 1858 180-CENTESIMOS FIRST ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN BLOCK ON THICK PAPER.

Only three blocks of the 180c 1858 Issue are recorded. The three blocks have been in important collections of Uruguay for the past century, and no other blocks have been discovered in all of that time. The only other multiple larger than a pair is one strip of three, offered as lot 2849.

Each of the three known blocks of four is unused and has unique characteristics. This block is the only one on thick paper (Scott 5c). One of the three blocks is the Dark Green shade (lot 2855). The third known block is in the regular shade on normal paper.

This block on thick paper was exhibited by Robert Hoffmann at the 1956 FIPEX international, where he captured the Grand Award. When Hoffmann's collection was sold by Corinphila in 1982, this block was acquired by Enrique Martin de Bustamante and included in the collection exhibited by his wife, Angel Ruiz Vegas, which won the Grand Prix International in Argentina in 1985 and the Grand Prix d'Honneur in 1987 and 1992.

Backstamped Soto Hermanos. With certificates from Diaz (1981), Holcombe (1993) and Hernandez Rocha (2008, describing it as "original and unique on thick paper") -- also signed Diaz and Holcomble. Ex Hoffmann and de Bustamante.

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E. 40,000-50,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2862, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Types 4/20, vertical pair from bottom row mixed transfer positions and also showing tightly spaced transfers, unused (no gum), full to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, beautiful bright shade, very fresh, tiny brown adherence on back

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE CONTAINING THE TYPE 4 AND 20 MIXED TRANSFER POSITIONS. AN OUTSTANDING MULTIPLE OF THIS CLASSIC URUGUAY ISSUE.

To build up a lithographic printing stone, the printer had to use an intermediate transfer unit to create the subjects on the stone. The three values of the 1858 Issue each appear to have had 30 transfer types arranged in five horizontal rows of six in the intermediate transfer block.

The 240c printing stone of 204 subjects, arranged in 17 rows of 12, was created by making six separate transfers from the intermediate transfer block of 30 for the first 15 rows (180 subjects), and dividing the transfer block into two blocks of 12 for the remaining two rows at bottom. While we know the precise configuration of the 240c stone, owing to the discovery of the sheet of 204, the rarity of 120c and 180c multiples makes it impossible to prove the exact relative positions of the types in the intermediate transfer block, or even to determine the size and configuration of the printing stones for these two values.

This vertical pair helps prove that the transfer types were placed in mixed positions on the bottom two rows of the 180c printing stone. Rather than the usual configuration of Type 4 over 10, or 14 over 20, in the transfer block of 30, this pair has a large bottom margin, so we know a Type 20 transfer was made in the bottom row of the printing stone, and Type 4 was transferred directly above in a slightly "squeezed" position.

The 180c continues to challenge specialists trying to reconstruct the positions on the printing stone. This transfer variety, from the bottom two rows, is one of the keys to the solution.

Backstamped Soto Hermanos. With 2008 Henandez Rocha certificate stating it is "original and unique."

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E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2863, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Types 18/24B, vertical pair from bottom two rows with defective transfer Type 24B at bottom and also showing tightly spaced transfers, original gum, h.r., large to huge margins including bottom right corner sheet margins, bright shade shade, very fresh, horizontal crease in bottom stamp almost appears to be an artifact of manufacturing

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE CONTAINING THE TYPE 24B DEFECTIVE TRANSFER. A MARVELOUS CLASSIC URUGUAY RARITY.

To build up a lithographic printing stone, the printer had to use an intermediate transfer unit to create the subjects on the stone. The three values of the 1858 Issue each appear to have had 30 transfer types arranged in five horizontal rows of six in the intermediate transfer block.

The 240c printing stone of 204 subjects, arranged in 17 rows of 12, was created by making six separate transfers from the intermediate transfer block of 30 for the first 15 rows (180 subjects), and dividing the transfer block into two blocks of 12 for the remaining two rows at bottom. While we know the precise configuration of the 240c stone, owing to the discovery of the sheet of 204, the rarity of 120c and 180c multiples makes it impossible to prove the exact relative positions of the types in the intermediate transfer block, or even to determine the size and configuration of the printing stones for these two values.

This vertical pair on thick paper comes from the bottom right corner of the printing stone. The lower stamp is a severely deformed transfer, which was placed close to the row above. This stamp is missing a significant part of the design at bottom -- it is not a printing variety, but reflects the incomplete transfer, identified by specialists as Type 24B.

The 180c continues to challenge specialists trying to reconstruct the positions on the printing stone. This transfer variety, from the bottom two rows, is one of the keys to the solution.

Backstamped Soto Hermanos. With 2008 Henandez Rocha certificate stating it is "original and unique." Ex Caspary.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2864, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Types 25-26, horizontal pair, original gum, large margins all around, bright shade, faint traces of toning at top right, still Extremely Fine, extremely rare multiple on thick paper, backstamped Soto Hermanos, with 2008 Hernandez Rocha certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2865, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c). Partly completed reconstruction comprising 21 of the 30 Transfer Types on Thick Paper, all unused, 12 stamps have original or part original gum with h.r. (Types 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25 and 30), bright or pale shades as usual for the printing on Thick Paper, all but one with four margins and most have large margins all around, minor faults to be expected as the norm for this issue, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, it is reported that no reconstruction on Thick Paper has been completed, so this is a significant step in that direction, Type 9 ex E. J. Lee, ex "Concordia" and with 2008 Hernandez Rocha certificate as a reconstruction of 20 stamps (one more has been added), total Scott value $10,500.00

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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2866, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Type 22, original gum, small h.r., large margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, scarce Thick Paper printing and very rare in this condition, Scott value $500.00

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E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2867, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Type 12, defective transfer with break in top label, original gum, h.r., large even margins, bright shade and very fresh, small spot in vignette, Extremely Fine, Scott value $500.00 without premium for transfer variety

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2868, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Pale Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Type 24, unused (no gum), large margins, bright shade, faint thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott value $500.00

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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2869, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Thick Paper (5c). Transfer Type 13, unused (no gum), large to full margins, slight crease in top margin and faint toning at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, Scott value $500.00

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E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2870, Uruguay 1858 First Issue - 120c and 180cURUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Shades (5, 5a, 5c), URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Shades (5, 5a, 5c)URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Shades (5, 5a, 5c). Complete reconstruction of 30 Transfer Types, all unused, seven with original gum, shades include 23 in Green (No. 5, SCV $150.00) or Pale Green (No. 5b, SCV $140.00), which we count in total at $140.00 SCV each, and three in distinctive and scarcer Deep Green (No. 5a, SCV $250.00 each), paper thickness varies but at least three of the Green/Pale Green are on true Thick Paper (No. 5c, SCV $500.00 each), more than 20 have full to large margins and a few are Extremely Fine, others have small margins or touched to slightly in, faults such as a thin or crease should be expected as the norm for this issue, but all have excellent appearance, a formidable philatelic achievement, this reconstruction was originally part of the Diaz/Mercedes collection sold by Corinphila in 1981 (Sale 66, lot 7562), but has been modified with some upgrades and substitutions, all in the correct types, total Scott value $5,610.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, Shades (5, 5a, 5b, 5c). Accumulation of 72 stamps identified by Transfer Type with all except Type 11 represented by at least one stamp, several sub-types including some from bottom of the printing stone, includes 5 used, others unused including 15 with full or part original gum, 12 are better Dark Green shades (No. 5a) and one is on Thick Paper (No. 5c, ex Lee), many have four full to large margins and beautiful Extremely Fine appearance, some sound stamps to be found but minor faults should be expected as the norm for this issue, a remarkable assemblage that would be virtually impossible to duplicate, with the addition of some types there are potentially three or four reconstructions, for the exhibitor this could provide a few pages of unduplicated shades and interesting plate varieties of the 180c First Issue, total Scott value $12,500.00

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E. 3,000-4,000
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URUGUAY, 1858, 180c Green, 240c Vermilion, Balance (5, 6, shades). Nine 180c and four 240c, nice range of shades and papers including two 180c Pale Green on Thick Paper (No. 5c, SCV $500.00 each), four Dark Geen (No. 5a, SCV $250.00 each), 240c Brown Red (No. 6b, SCV $300.00, defective), all with full to large margins, small faults to be expected, a few look Extremely Fine, also includes a reference group of counterfeits, total Scott value $3,200.00

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E. 500-750
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