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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 — Three-Cent: Bisects

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
186
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 186, Three-Cent: Bisects3c Dull Red, Type II, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (11d), 3c Dull Red, Type II, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (11d)3c Dull Red, Type II, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (11d). Position 85R1L, upper right diagonal half used with strip of three from Positions 93-95R1L, well-tied by by several strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 8" and "San Francisco Jun. 16 Free" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to South Oyster Bay N.Y., circa 1855, bisect has crease ending in a small tear

VERY FINE. ONLY APPROXIMATELY SEVEN OF THE FEWER THAN 20 RECORDED 3-CENT 1851 BISECT COVERS ARE 10-CENT RATES. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE CLASSIC COVER.

The census of 3c 1851 bisects, published by David Beals in Chronicle 76 and updated by Stanley M. Piller, contains a total of 16 covers. Of these, one is the strip of four bisects used from Milton, Massachusetts, seven were bisected for use as 1c stamps to pay part of the 10c transcontinental rate, and eight were bisected to pay the 1c circular rate.

Illustrated in Ashbrook's Special Service (photo 97) and Letters of Gold (p. 111). Ex Baker, Beals, Dr. Kapiloff, Dr. Schnell and Alexander. With 1949 and 2000 P.F. certificates. Signed Sloane.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
187
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 187, Three-Cent: Bisects3c Dull Red, Type II, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11Ac), 3c Dull Red, Type II, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11Ac)3c Dull Red, Type II, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11Ac). Plate 5L, left half tied across cut by grid, used with three singles, each with matching grid, one tied by "Wrentham Ms." in circle with manuscript "June 4" date on small cover to San Francisco, circa 1856, two full stamps with small tears and bisect with small corner crease

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TRANSCONTINENTAL EAST-TO-WEST USE OF A 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE BISECT.

The census of 3c 1851 bisects, published by David Beals in Chronicle 76 and updated by Stanley M. Piller, contains a total of 16 covers. Of these, one is the strip of four bisects used from Milton, Massachusetts, seven were bisected for use as 1c stamps to pay part of the 10c transcontinental rate and eight were bisected to pay the 1c circular rate.

Ex Worthington, Tyler ("Mr. X"), Krug, Rust, Piller and from our 1987 Rarities sale. Described in Chase 3c book (p. 217). Signed Ashbrook. With 1941 American Board of Experts and 1950 P.F. certificates

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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188
c
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 188, Three-Cent: Bisects3c Dull Red, Type II, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (11d), 3c Dull Red, Type II, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (11d)3c Dull Red, Type II, Diagonal Half Used as 1c (11d). Bottom left diagonal half, well tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 8" circular datestamp on large part of blue ruled wrapper to street address in Boston, paying the 1c newspaper or circular rate, portion of wrapper missing at bottom leaving the address and markings intact, faint pencil notice at top to keep stamp on this wrapper

FINE AND RARE DIAGONAL BISECT OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE, PAYING THE ONE-CENT NEWSPAPER RATE.

The census of 3c 1851 bisects, published by David Beals in Chronicle 76 and updated by Stanley M. Piller, contains a total of 16 covers. Of these, one is the strip of four bisects used from Milton, Massachusetts, seven were bisected for use as 1c stamps to pay part of the 10c transcontinental rate and eight were bisected to pay the 1c circular rate.

Ex Piller. With 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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189
 
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 189, Three-Cent: Bisects3c Rose Red, Type II, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11Ac), 3c Rose Red, Type II, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11Ac)3c Rose Red, Type II, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11Ac). Right half well tied by "Jackson Mi. May 6" circular datestamp in deep green on cover front with small part of back, Buchanan Carroll & Co. correspondence, bright color, stamp with small tear at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL VERTICAL BISECT OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE, CANCELLED IN DEEP GREEN AND PAYING THE ONE-CENT CIRCULAR RATE.

The census of 3c 1851 bisects, published by David Beals in Chronicle 76 and updated by Stanley M. Piller, contains a total of 16 covers. Of these, one is the strip of four bisects used from Milton, Massachusetts, seven were bisected for use as 1c stamps to pay part of the 10c transcontinental rate and eight were bisected to pay the 1c circular rate.

Illustrated in Chronicle 76 and 239. Ex Dr. Chase, West, Steele, Beals, Piller and Giamporcaro ("Tito"). With 1961 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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