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Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
93
ng
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 93, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Position 30R3, unused (no gum), double transfer, sheet margin at right, other sides clear to barely touched, small corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate, unlisted from Plate 3 without gum, Scott value as original gum $2,000.00

E. 500-750
600
94
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 94, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Position 31L3 with huge left sheet margin and "Toppan, Carpe(nter)" portion of imprint, also shows surface cracks, large margins all around, sharp impression in light blue shade, cancelled by unusual "New York Paid" circular datestamp, diagonal crease mostly confined to selvage and visible only in fluid or backlighting

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FAMOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY 1851 ONE-CENT PLATE 3 IMPRINT COPY.

This remarkable stamp is illustrated and described in the Neinken book (Fig. 14-D, pages 221-222). Ashbrook described Position 31L3 as "the finest example of these left edge cracks" (Vol. I, page 224).

Ex Emerson, Neinken, Wagshal and Sharrer. With 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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95
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 95, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Position 41L3, wonderful depth of color, with left sheet margin showing "nter, Casilear & Co. BANK NOTE" portion of imprint and part of "No." portion of plate number, tied by "New-York Oct. 15" circular datestamp on Sep. 19, 1856 market report from Wm. Coleman & Co. San Francisco, includes printed "Per Mail Steamer Sonora" in heading, addressed to Richmond Va., Very Fine, a rare and desirable on-cover example of the 1c 1851 Issue from Plate 3 showing part of the imprint, ex Newbury, Cowitt and Allan Fox

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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96
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 96, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Position 81R3, huge right straddle-pane margin and centerline, clearly showing a portion of Position 90L3 from the adjacent pane, other margins large to barely touched, lightly struck circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and very rare, since the definition of straddle-pane has been updated and refreshed--a portion of the adjoining pane's stamp must be present or it is an "interpane" margin--the vast majority of 1c 1851 stamps in Power Search described as straddle-pane no longer qualify for that term, very few examples have a large enough margin on the proper side of the stamp to actually show part of the stamp in the adjoining pane, this example is particularly desirable from the elusive Plate 3, ex Cowitt and Allan Fox

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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97
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 97, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 Crack (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 Crack (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 Crack (7). Position 8R3, with major plate crack across Franklin's head, large margins to full at top, circular datestamp cancel, couple faint pressed creases, appears Extremely Fine, a rare example of the Plate 3 crack, ex Emerson and Cowitt, Scott value $825.00

E. 400-500
1,300
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98
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 98, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Large margins to just touched at top, distinctive Plate 3 color and mottled impression, circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, ex Hansen, with 2005 P.F. certificate confirming Plate 3 but declining opinion as to the exact plate position

360
475
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99
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 99, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Position 23R3, curl over "C" variety, ample margins to just barely in at bottom left, deep shade, lightly cancelled by circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Hansen, with 2003 P.F. certificate

360
375
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100
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 100, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 Crack (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 Crack (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 Crack (7). Position 33L3, with "Forked Lightning" plate crack, margins to touched, red New York City carrier datestamp, tiny stain at right, appears Very Fine, a rare example of this Plate 3 crack, Scott value $825.00

E. 300-400
425
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101
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 101, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Positions 89-90R3, horizontal pair with right stamp showing double transfer, large to ample margins, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, light crease between stamps, appears Very Fine, a lovely Plate 3 pair, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate

775
600
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102
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 102, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Positions 97-99L3, strip of three with 14mm bottom sheet margin, other sides ample to full, showing light surface cracks throughout the strip, intense color and detailed impression on bright paper, light central strike of circular datestamp cancel, right stamp with additional manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM BOTTOM MARGIN STRIP OF THREE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3. THIS IS THE FAMOUS "WARNER" STRIP, CALLED BY NEINKEN "A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE PIECE, PERHAPS THE MOST VALUABLE STRIP OF SURFACE CRACKS FROM THIS PLATE."

This strip is illustrated and described in detail in the Neinken book on pages 224-225. It is without question one of the most outstanding pieces from the elusive Plate 3. Ex Warner, Ashbrook, Ward, B. D. Phillips, Cowitt and Allan Fox and from our 1985 Rarities sale. Signed Ashbrook

E. 5,000-7,500
24,000
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103
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 103, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Large even margins all around, strong color, tied by "New-York Mar. 31, 1857" circular datestamp on cover with part-printed address "To any Daguerrean Artist" in Shutesbury Mass., Extremely Fine stamp and cover, ex Hollowbush, Grunin and Vogel, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,500
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104
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 104, One-Cent: Plate Three (Scott 7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Type II, Plate 3 (7). Position 6R3, huge margins to just in at left including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by cork cancel, "Westchester Pa. Dec. 8, 1856" circular datestamp on local cover forwarded to Washington D.C., stamp also tied by "FREE" handstamp, light cover scuff at top left, still Fine, probably a unique use from Plate 3, forwarding postage was free as this was sent to a member of Congress

E. 200-300
800
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