Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
616
 
Sale 1265, Lot 616, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 33R1, large to huge margins all around with portions of four adjacent stamps on three sides, showing guide dot in top right corner, which is placed perfectly at the intersection of Positions 23, 24, 33 (this stamp) and 34, the presence of portions of all those adjoining positions beautifully frames the guide dot, light grid cancel, Extremely Fine, the discovery copy of this variety which only occurs at the intersection of these positions, 1999 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

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E. 500-750
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617
 
Sale 1265, Lot 617, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black, Part India Paper (17 var). Position 49L1, showing dot on Washington's forehead, ample even margins, intense shade nicely contrasted by bold blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, small wrinkle at bottom left is inconsequential and may be natural, Very Fine, the discovery copy of this plate variety and a very scarce 12c on Part India paper (Scott value $1,200.00 for this paper)

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E. 500-750
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618
 
Sale 1265, Lot 618, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 99L1, huge margins at right and upper left with portions of adjacent stamps, full to ample other sides, intense shade complemented by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice

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280
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619
 
Sale 1265, Lot 619, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Full margins, clear strike of red "Supplementary Mail" Type A octagonal handstamp, tiny corner crease at lower left is inconsequential but mentioned on certificate, Very Fine and extremely rare cancel on the 12c 1851 Issue -- in fact a rarity on any 1851 Issue stamp -- we have encountered only a single 3c bearing this cancel, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

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E. 500-750
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620
 
Sale 1265, Lot 620, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 88R1, large margins to ample at lower left with traces of two adjacent stamps, cancelled by circular datestamp and blue Wells Fargo & Co. oval handstamp, tiny corner crease at bottom right and faint diagonal crease near top which is virtually undetectable, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare, this is the only Wells Fargo & Co. cancel on the 12c 1851 Issue recorded by Allen, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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621
 
Sale 1265, Lot 621, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 11L1 with 16mm left sheet margin, other sides to just in at right, beautifully clear strike of "STEAM/SHIP" handstamp, thin spot, Very Fine strike used in New York City on incoming ocean mail, illustrated in 1851 Sesquicentennial book (p. 191), ex Dick

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E. 300-400
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622
 
Sale 1265, Lot 622, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 27R1 with triple transfer, large margins to just in, tied on small piece by bold strike of New York Ocean Mail cancel, Fine and attractive, ex Rohloff, illustrated in Ashbrook's Special Service (no. 156, p. 302) and 1851 Sesquicentennial book (p. 191)

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E. 300-400
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623
 
Sale 1265, Lot 623, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 47R1, large margins to full with slight rough separation at bottom, cancelled solely by black French arrival datestamp, small ink spot at bottom right, Very Fine and unusual, ex "Sevenoaks"

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E. 150-200
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624
 
Sale 1265, Lot 624, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 5L1, margins to just in, cancelled by well-struck "New-York Br. Pkt Sep. 6" foreign mail exchange office datestamp, slight thin spot, appears Fine

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E. 150-200
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625
 
Sale 1265, Lot 625, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 19R1, full margins to clear, blue grid and red "19" credit handstamp cancels, fresh and Very Fine, Scott value $310.00 with premium for red numeral cancel

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E. 200-300
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626
 
Sale 1265, Lot 626, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Full margins, intense shade nicely contrasted by both blue Cincinnati circular datestamp and red "3" handstamp for credit to Great Britain, couple tiny thin spots, Very Fine appearance, ex Newbury

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E. 200-300
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627
 
Sale 1265, Lot 627, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 30L1, large to huge margins including portion of adjoining stamp at left, two strikes of red "Paid" handstamp, light horizontal crease, appears Extremely Fine, illustrated in 1851 Sesquicentennial book (p. 191), with 1992 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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628
 
Sale 1265, Lot 628, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 56L1, ample margins to just in at top right corner, clear strike of small Boston "Paid" cancel, Fine, very rare cancel on the 12c 1851 Issue, illustrated in 1851 Sesquicentennial book (p. 191)

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E. 300-400
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629
 
Sale 1265, Lot 629, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 88R1, large top and bottom margins with portion of adjacent stamp at top, just in at left, cancelled by clear strike of (O)VERLAN(D) straightline cancel of La Porte Cal., diagonal crease at top right, Very Fine and extremely rare strike, the only recorded on the 12c 1851 by Allen, with 2006 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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630
 
Sale 1265, Lot 630, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 60R1, large to ample margins with trace of adjoining stamp at top, unusual segmented grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

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250
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631
 
Sale 1265, Lot 631, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 79L1, full margins to just in at left, beautifully bold strike of red Scarab fancy cancel of Deep River Conn., Extremely Fine strike and rare on the 12c 1851 Issue, ex Haas, with 1983 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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632
 
Sale 1265, Lot 632, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 33R1, large margins to ample with trace of adjoining stamp at left, cancelled by clearly struck Cross handstamp, light vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, fancy cancels are scarce on the 1851 Issue and rare on the 12c 1851

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E. 300-400
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633
 
Sale 1265, Lot 633, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Position 66R1, ample to full margins, neat strike of segmented cork cancel (described by Allen as "Boston Foreign Mail" cancel), tiny surface scrape at top left, Very Fine appearance

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E. 100-150
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634
 
Sale 1265, Lot 634, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Seven singles, each with a different fancy or unusual cancel, including red Shield of Shabbona Grove Ill., San Francisco cogwheel, two different stars, neat circle of V's, grids of diamonds and squares, couple minor flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive group

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E. 750-1,000
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635
 
Sale 1265, Lot 635, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 7-8L1, horizontal pair, full margins to clear at sides, bold "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 20" circular datestamp and red "19" credit datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

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630
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636
 
Sale 1265, Lot 636, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 63-64L1, horizontal pair, ample margins, intense shade nicely contrasted by red "New York 38 Apr. 20" 38c credit datestamp for British Packet service, left stamp tiny margin nick and thin speck, still Very Fine and scarce marking on the 12c 1851 Issue, ex Weill Brothers stock, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott value $635.00 as a red numeral cancel

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E. 400-500
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637
 
Sale 1265, Lot 637, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 44-45R1, horizontal pair, large margins to just in at top right, cancelled by double-struck red "6" handstamp for credit to Great Britain, right stamp small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, Scott value $625.00 with premium red numeral, but the "6" struck even once is very unusual

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E. 400-50
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638
 
Sale 1265, Lot 638, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 83-84L1, horizontal pair, ample to clear margins, bright red "New-York Jul." circular datestamp cancel, tiny thin at bottom left is barely detectable, Very Fine appearance, use of the red New York circular datestamp to cancel stamps is very unusual

Bid on this lot

635
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639
 
Sale 1265, Lot 639, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 14-15L1, horizontal pair, large margins to touched at left, grid cancels, Fine-Very Fine

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575
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640
 
Sale 1265, Lot 640, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 36/46L1, vertical pair, full margins to just in at upper left, tied to small piece by Ohio town Aug. 23, 1856 circular datestamps and red "Franco Preuss:/resp. Vereinsl:AusgGr" handstamp (paid only to limits of German-Austrian Postal Union), Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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641
 
Sale 1265, Lot 641, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Positions 45-46R1, horizontal pair, huge margins to in at top, portions of adjoining stamps at bottom, used with 5c Brick Red (27), all tied by bold strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 27, 1860" circular datestamp on large piece of cover with "Post Office Victoria V.I." Coat of Arms oval handstamp, red "London Paid NO 5" circular datestamp, Very Fine and exceedingly rare use of the 12c 1851 Issue with the Post Office Victoria oval, this is what survives from what must have been a truly spectacular Vancouver Island cover, Allen records only this piece with the 12c 1851 and Victoria oval

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E. 750-1,000
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642
 
Sale 1265, Lot 642, Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Varieties and Cancellations off-Cover (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Seven singles and two pairs selected for cancellations, mounted on an exhibit page, showing a range of cancels including three red with straightline, "10" in circle, "Paid 12" in circle, one pair with ultramarine cancel and a single with brown cancel, two singles with different "Paid" cancels including foreign mail, others with grids, a few small flaws likely to be encountered but overall Fine, a diverse and desirable group, Scott value approximately $3,300.00 with premiums for the cancels

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E. 750-1,000
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