Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Sheet-Margin Examples (Scott 36B)
12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 9-10/19-20R3 with top right corner sheet selvage showing engraved remnants of phantom entry above top row, unused (no gum), crisp shade, some perf separations reinforced with hinges, a few tiny scuffed spots which is not unusual for unused multiples of Scott 36B since most of the stamps come from panes that were found stuck together in remainders sold after the Civil War, otherwise Fine, interesting plate variety caused by over-rocking the transfer roll into the blank space above the top-row entries, Scott value $5,000.00 as original-gum block and $1,500.00 as four singles without gum
12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 85-86/95-96L3, block of four with sheet selvage at bottom, original gum, hinge remnant in selvage, attractive shade, vertical crease affects right stamps, light diagonal crease top left, Fine appearance, a scarce original-gum block from the left pane of Plate 3, Allen notes guide dots present on all four positions, we note large portions of the framelines along the vertical inner column are missing, with 2010 P.F. certificate
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12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Positions 91-92L3, horizontal pair with full corner sheet selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade, very fresh, bottom row of perfs mostly unpunched leaving frameline intact, light vertical wrinkle in selvage not noted on certificate
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE LEFT PANE POSITION MULTIPLE FROM THE 1857 12-CENT PLATE 3.
Allen records only five left-margin examples from the left pane of Plate 3. This corner-margin pair with original gum is certainly the finest of that small group.
Ex Beane. With 2010 P.F. certificate.
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12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Horizontal pair from left pane with sheet selvage at left, positions undetermined by Allen but he notes no guide dots at left or top, right frameline of left stamp is half missing, original gum, minor hinge remnant mostly in selvage, fresh and Fine, only five left-margin examples from 12c Plate 3 recorded by Allen
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12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 6R3 with top sheet selvage showing engraved remnants of phantom entry above top row, original gum, hinge remnant, deep shade, Fine, interesting plate variety caused by over-rocking the transfer roll into the blank space above the top-row entries
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12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 98L3 with bottom sheet selvage, redistributed part original gum, most of bottom row of perfs unpunched leaving printed design intact, Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate
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