Sale 1244 — The Arthur S. Przybyl Collection of United States, Confederate States and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 November, 2021

Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
62
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Sale 1244, Lot 62, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, original gum, pretty shade, short perf at lower left, appears Fine, ex Frelinghuysen

2,100
550
63
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Sale 1244, Lot 63, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and crisp impression, Very Fine, with 1997 and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (OG, VF 80; SMQ $1,000.00)

850
750
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64
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Sale 1244, Lot 64, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 97L4 with curl on shoulder, unused (no gum), centered to right with bottom selvage, deep rich color, completely sound

FINE AND EXTREMELY 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. Although Plate 4 was designed with sufficient space to accommodate perforations, the height of the top row and bottom row positions resulted in the perforations often cutting into the design at either top or bottom. For this reason, stamps from the bottom row of Plate 4 with perforations clear of the design are especially desirable, since the characteristics of the type are complete (Type Ia) or nearly complete (Type Ic) at bottom. The bottom selvage example offered here is highly desirable since it shows all the type characteristics.

With 1962 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

20,000
5,500
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65
 
Sale 1244, Lot 65, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III, Position 99R2 (21). Rich color, face-free strike of circular datestamp, light diagonal crease at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE PERFORATED ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM POSITION 99R2.

On Plate 2, 198 of the 200 positions were Type II. Position 100R was Type II in the early stage of the plate, but as wear began to weaken the bottom line, it became Type IIIa with a small break at bottom. Positions 89R and 99R on Plate 2 have been the focus of special attention, because of their unusual nature. Ashbrook states: “A study of the double transfers of 89R2 and 99R2 is most interesting, because here in a vertical pair of positions we have two distinct varieties... The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry that was short transferred both at top and bottom over an original entry that had been erased... The stamp, 89R2, is a re-entry, but not in the proper sense of this term, because the re-entry on the lower part of this position was an error, as it was not made to correct an existent fault of the original 89R transfer.”

Plate 2 stamps were issued imperforate from December 1855 through June 1857. Beginning in July 1857 stamps from Plates 1 Late, 2 and 4 were issued with perforations, and Plates 2 and 4 continued to produce stamps through late 1857. Plate 2 stamps are rarer perforated than in imperforate form; conversely, Plate 4 stamps are rarer imperforate than in perforated form. However, perforated 99R2 stamps are of extreme rarity.

Our census, which incorporates the records of noted student Jerome S. Wagshal, The Philatelic Foundation, the Levi records and our own work, is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/21-99R2 . Only two unused examples are known--the better known is in a block of nine in our 2019 William H. Gross Multiples sale. 13 used singles are recorded, as are three on covers and two in strips, for a total of 20 known in any form. Virtually all have faults or are very off-center--only three off-cover singles and one on cover are confirmed as sound and not all have decent centering.

Census no. 21(99R2)-CAN-04. Ex Wagshal and Middendorf. With 1986 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,500
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66
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Sale 1244, Lot 66, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Position 67R4, original gum, rich color on crisp paper, choice centering for this difficult issue, some unpunched perfs add white margin around the design

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

This stamp was printed from Plate 4, which originally produced imperforate stamps and was used only briefly after the introduction of perforations in 1857 before being discontinued. Original-gum examples of stamps from Plate 4 are extremely scarce. This choice stamp comes from Position 67R4, which is clearly identified as Type III in the Neinken book plating chart.

Ex Wagshal. With 1980 P.F. certificate.

17,500
5,000
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67
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Sale 1244, Lot 67, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, C Relief, unused (no gum), wide break at top and small break at bottom, bright color, a few unpunched perfs at lower right and upper left, light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce unused example of this type

6,000
1,100
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68
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Sale 1244, Lot 68, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (22). Plate 12, original gum, balanced margins, small perf repair at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, with clear 1991 P.F. certificate

2,400
1,100
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69
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Sale 1244, Lot 69, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top and bottom, unused (no gum), fresh color on bright paper, unusually well-centered with perfs clear of design all around

VERY FINE AND CHOICE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 TYPE IV PERFORATED ISSUE.

Ex Beals and Curtis. 1977 and 1988 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2013 P.F. certificate

4,250
4,750
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70
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Sale 1244, Lot 70, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color, centered to right, Very Good, Scott value as hinged

800
425
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71
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Sale 1244, Lot 71, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Unused (no gum), pretty shade, choice centering for this difficult issue, unpunched perf hole at right, Very Fine, ex Frelinghuysen

950
250
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72
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Sale 1244, Lot 72, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Mint N.H., attractive centering and margins which are clear of the design all around, Extremely Fine, a choice Mint N.H. example of this issue, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00), Scott value as hinged

65
500
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73
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Sale 1244, Lot 73, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27). Unused (no gum), rich color, well-centered with margins clear of projections on all sides, tiny corner crease at bottom right and natural inclusion at center

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT BRICK RED.

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. The distinctive Brick Red shade might have been the result of an aberration in mixing ink to achieve the darker Red Brown color, resulting in stamps that look more like the 3c value (Scott 26 and related types). The earliest documented use of October 8, 1858, points to a late release of sheets from the early 1858 printing, which produced the Bright Red Brown and Indian Red shades.

With 2012 P.F. certificate

20,000
3,000
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74
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Sale 1244, Lot 74, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28). Large part original gum, deep rich color, three full margins to just into projection at top, couple tiny blue ink specks on face not mentioned on most recent certificate

FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

The 5c Red Brown Type I perforated stamps (Scott 28) come in shades that fall into two categories. The "1856" shade is the Red Brown that matches the imperforate issue, Scott 12, for the simple reason that they were made from the sheets still on hand in mid-1857 when perforations were introduced. The next printing, in early 1858, produced the brighter Red Brown shade, as well as the intense Bright Red Brown (Scott 28b) and Indian Red (Scott 28A) shades. An aberration in the ink mixing probably also produced the Brick Red (Scott 27) during this 1858 printing. The stamp offered here is an 1858 Red Brown shade with exceptional intensity, bordering on Bright Red Brown and Indian Red.

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.

1998 P.F. certificate mentioning the tiny ink specks no longer accompanies. With clear 2006 P.S.E. certificate.

60,000
17,500
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Sale 1244, Lot 75, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A). Unused (no gum), beautiful rich color in the most vivid Indian Red shade that exists, sharp detailed impression, well-centered, diagonal crease at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE INDIAN RED SHADE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMPS OF THE 1857 ISSUE TO FIND IN UNUSED CONDITION. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED AND MOST VIVID EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

The so-called Indian Red shade of the 5c 1857 Issue is the rarest of the colors, ranging from Brick Red to Red Brown to Brown. In unused condition, it is an extreme rarity. Our search of old auction catalogues and the records of The Philatelic Foundation and P.S.E. yielded only eleven unused examples of Scott 28A. Of these, the majority are without gum. The stamp offered here is one of the three best-centered of the group.

Ex Petersen and from our 2000 Rarities of the World sale. With copy of 1999 P.F. certificate.

40,000
14,500
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76
 
Sale 1244, Lot 76, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A). Vivid color in this distinct shade, margins all around and small bit of top selvage, unobtrusive New Orleans circular datestamp cancel

FRESH AND VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED SHADE.

From our 2002 Rarities sale. With copy of 2002 P.F. certificate for a vertical pair (this is the top stamp)

3,500
3,000
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77
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Sale 1244, Lot 77, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29). Slightly disturbed original gum, attractive centering and margins, single short perf at left, appears Very Fine, scarce with original gum, ex Frelinghuysen

5,500
500
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78
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Sale 1244, Lot 78, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful vibrant color, well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine and choice, scarce in this condition, small backstamp, with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,200
850
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79
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Sale 1244, Lot 79, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (30 var). Disturbed original gum, unusually intense color with a detailed impression, shows traces of imprint on right perfs, Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,200
375
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80
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Sale 1244, Lot 80, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, crisp impression, three wide margins, long and full perforations all around, Very Fine and choice, ex "Laila" and "Hampshire", with 1996 and 2009 P.F. certificates

2,250
1,300
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81
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Sale 1244, Lot 81, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Type II (30A). Positions 41-43/51-53/61-63L2, E/F/C Reliefs, block of nine from left pane of Plate 2 with "(Toppan), Carpenter & Co. BANK NOTE ENGRAVERS. Phila. New York, Boston & Cincinnati" imprint and "No. 2 P." plate number, original gum with hinge marks and remnants, remarkably well-centered, deep rich color in the 1860 Brown shade, sharp impression, small thins, tiny hole in top left stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE THIS REMARKABLE MULTIPLE IS BY FAR THE FINER OF THE TWO RECORDED PLATE BLOCKS OF NINE OF THE 1860 5-CENT BROWN TYPE II.

Beginning with the printing in the first quarter of 1860, a new plate of 200 subjects, divided into left and right panes of 100, was used by Toppan Carpenter to print 5c stamps. The siderographer followed the same procedure used to make the 1c Plates 5 through 10, in which a 6-relief transfer roll was modified by trimming the designs to reduce the stamps' dimensions. For the 5c, the top and bottom of the design were trimmed from the reliefs, which distinguishes Type II from the earlier Type I. Entries on the plate were made from the transfer roll in vertical columns, ten to a column--when completed there were 10 columns and 10 rows in each half of the plate, separated by a centerline. Row 1 of the 5c plate was entered with the A Relief, followed by the B, C, D, E and F Reliefs for rows 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. The progression resumed with the C Relief for row 7, followed by the D, E and F Reliefs for rows 8, 9 and 10.

The 1860 printing was in Brown, and the 1861 printing in Orange Brown. Since there were few Brown sheets on hand in 1861 when the issue was demonetized due to the Civil War, it is much scarcer than the Orange Brown in unused condition. There are three recorded plate blocks:

1) Left margin block of 9, Positions 41-43/51-53/61-63L2, Chapin census no. 163, ex Ackerman, Gibson, Close, Wunderlich, Klein, Chapin and Gross, the block offered here

2) Right margin block of 9, Positions 48-50/58-60/68-70R2, defective, Chapin census no. 162, ex Worthington, Silsby, Curtis (Sale 1084, lot 3145)

3) Left margin block of 6, Positions 41-42/51-52/61-62L2, Chapin census no. 160 as Scott 30, Sale 1090, lot 1163 as Scott 30A

No. 163 in the John C. Chapin A Census of United States Classic Plate Blocks 1851-1882. Ex Ackerman, Gibson, Close, Wunderlich, Klein, Chapin and Gross. With 1988 P.F. certificate. Scott value $37,250.00 as block, two pairs and a single, without premium for the imprint

E. 30,000-40,000
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Sale 1244, Lot 82, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Types II/III/I (32/33/31). Positions 75-76/85-86/95-96R1, vertical block of six from the bottom three rows of right pane of Plate 1, including two Type I at bottom with characteristic full shells in extra wide margin, original gum, stitch watermark shows on bottom four stamps, well-centered, bright shade, tiny thins in bottom stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX IS THE LARGEST KNOWN UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1857 PERFORATED ISSUE WITH TYPE I STAMPS.

Perforated 10c 1857 multiples from Plate 1 are rare in any form, especially with the Type I positions and original gum. The Ishikawa collection did not contain any Plate 1 perforated blocks, and the Caspary collection displayed only two blocks, neither containing Type I stamps. The block offered here was originally part of an irregular block of ten offered in the Sinkler sale in 1940. It was offered as an intact unit and also as a block of six and three other units. We have also identified an additional block of four which was originally adjoined this at the lower right (Positions 87-88/97-98R1), offered in our 2014 Rarities sale.

Ex Sinkler as block of 10 (Positions 66R and 74/84/94R removed), Neinken, Bechtel (collection sold privately in 1993), 1993 Rarities sale and Gross. With 1971 and 1994 P.F. certificates. Scott value $100,000.00 for this block of six

E. 40,000-50,000
50,000
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83
 
Sale 1244, Lot 83, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. I-III, V (31-33, 35). Type I unusually wide margins, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, single short perf and light diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, others attractively centered, Type II with red circular datestamp cancel (small flaws), last two with circular datestamps off to one side (face-free), Very Fine appearing group, Nos. 31-33 with 2012 P.F. certificates, the latter sound

1,570
600
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84
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Sale 1244, Lot 84, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Original gum, rich color, attractive margins and centering, couple small gum toning spots show thru very faintly (difficult to detect)

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II.

Ex Wingate. With 1997 P.F. certificate

5,750
1,300
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85
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Sale 1244, Lot 85, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, unused (no gum), rich color, centered to left, tiny repaired pinhole just above Washington's head

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 eight positions scattered throughout Plate 1 that have the top, bottom or both lines recut. Only 4% of all 10c Plate 1 stamps produced were Type IV, and an even smaller percentage were issued with perforations. Most are either faulty, off-center or both.

Ex Wingate. With 1989 P.S.E. certificate.

20,000
3,750
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86
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Sale 1244, Lot 86, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Mint N.H. with top selvage (hinged in selvage only), wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value as hinged

210
750
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87
 
Sale 1244, Lot 87, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Choice centering with balanced margins, crisp shade, light strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1989 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $950.00)

310
800
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88
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Sale 1244, Lot 88, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

700
2,100
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89
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Sale 1244, Lot 89, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)24c Gray Lilac (37). Original gum, well-centered and bright shade, light natural vertical pre-printing crease at bottom left, appears Very Fine, with 1984 A.P.S. (as No. 37a) and 2006 P.F. certificates

1,450
850
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90
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Sale 1244, Lot 90, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)30c Orange (38). Original gum, lightly hinged, slightly oxidized, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance

1,900
550
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91
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Sale 1244, Lot 91, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39). Original gum, rich color, attractive centering with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

With 1977 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $4,200.00)

3,000
3,000
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92
 
Sale 1244, Lot 92, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)90c Blue (39). Attractively centered, black and red cancels, light pressed creases and repaired at top with small portion of margin added and reperfed, otherwise Fine, very scarce genuinely used, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value $11,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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