Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Imperforate Between and Varieties (Scott 36c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
717
 
Sale 1265, Lot 717, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 1 Perforated, Imperforate Between and Varieties (Scott 36c)12c Black, Plate 1, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (36c). Positions 23-24L1, deep shade, bold segmented cork cancels, each stamp with short perf and small tear

FINE APPEARANCE. THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE IMPERFORATE BETWEEN IS ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED.

We record only three examples of this rarity: 1) Positions 83-84L1, lightly stained, perf flaws, two tiny tears, ex Wagshal (Sale 993, lot 343); 2) Positions 43-44L1 (unverified), light cancel, clipped perfs at right, closed tear and tiny pinholes, 1991 Rarities sale (Sale 737, lot 331); and 3) Positions 83-84L1, ex Ishikawa and Bakwin, the pair offered here. This pair was the first example of the imperforate-between variety to be discovered (reported in Mekeel's, Jun. 26,. 1953). All three pairs come from positions in columns 3 and 4 of the left pane and are believed to originate from the same sheet.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

12,500
10,000
718
 
12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Ten stamps including strip of four, two pairs and two singles, selected for perforation irregularities (double, misregistered, blind perfs), one single unused (no gum), a few of the used with unusual cancels including red Philadelphia 6c integral-rate credit datestamp on strip, red "Paid" arc on one pair, minor faults to be expected, overall Fine appearance, Scott value $3,790.00 with premiums for numeral and colored cancels

E. 500-750
300
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