Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Varieties and Cancels (Scott 36B)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
807
 
Sale 1265, Lot 807, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Varieties and Cancels (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 43L3, double frameline at right, unusually choice centering, light face-free double-circle datestamp, deep shade, Very Fine and choice, the double frameline at one side is very desirable, it comes from the 20 positions in columns 3 and 4 of the left pane, where extra framelines were engraved stamp by stamp between the two vertical columns (a similar ruled line was engraved between columns 7 and 8)

275
350
808
 
Sale 1265, Lot 808, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Varieties and Cancels (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 94L3, double frameline at left, well-centered, blue grid cancel, Very Fine, the double frameline at one side is very desirable, it comes from the 20 positions in columns 3 and 4 of the left pane, where extra framelines were engraved stamp by stamp between the two vertical columns (a similar ruled line was engraved between columns 7 and 8), with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

275
250
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809
 
Sale 1265, Lot 809, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Varieties and Cancels (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 24L3, double frameline at left, well-centered, light face-free red grid cancel, sharp impression for a Plate 3 printing, Very Fine and choice, the double frameline at one side is very desirable, it comes from the 20 positions in columns 3 and 4 of the left pane, where extra framelines were engraved stamp by stamp between the two vertical columns (a similar ruled line was engraved between columns 7 and 8)

315
200
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810
 
Sale 1265, Lot 810, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Varieties and Cancels (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Position 28R3, major double transfer, unusually choice centering, small part of handstamped cancel at upper left leaves entire design visible, trivial small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, this noteworthy double transfer from Plate 3 is inexplicably omitted from the Scott U.S. Specialized listing for No. 36B

E. 200-300
130
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811
 
12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Group of 16 plated positions from Plate 3 Left showing the distinctive double framelines at one side (columns 3-4) and extra ruled line between stamps (columns 7-8), includes one unused (no gum), 9 used singles and 3 used pairs -- Positions 23, 33, 44, 54, 64/74, 84, 93, and 47, 57, 58, 68-69, 87/97, 88 (all Left) -- some with red or blue cancels, one Boston "Paid", we did not dip every stamp, but a few minor faults should be expected, one vertical pair has a faulty corner, Fine-Very Fine or similar appearance, the Scott value quoted here includes premium for listed "double frameline" variety and colored cancels, but the stamps with extra ruled line have no Scott premium

4,679
550
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812
 
12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Six singles and one pair with plate and production varieties, includes two with significant pre-printing paper folds (one with original gum, other unused no gum), Position 98R3 double transfer (unused no gum), Position 60R3 with trace of small part of captured imprint (used, one of six recorded by Allen), two used singles and a pair with scarce guide dot varieties, small faults to be expected, Fine appearance, desirable group for the specialist interested in 12c Plate 3, Scott value $2,765.00 without premium for varieties

E. 500-750
300
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813
 
Sale 1265, Lot 813, Allen 12c 1851-57: Plate 3 Perforated, Varieties and Cancels (Scott 36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Full clear strike of red numeral "6" (or 9 or part of 19) cancel, Fine, a very unusual numeral cancellation which undoubtedly was a foreign-mail credit marking, Scott value $315.00 with premium for a more typical red numeral cancel

E. 200-300
160
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814
 
12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). 15 singles and two pairs selected for unusual and colored cancellations, colors include red, magenta, blue, brown and greenish (dull olive), single and pair with numerals ("3" integral credit, "19" credit"), N.Y. Ocean Mail, targets, segmented grids, one very unusual design which invites guesses as to what it represents, a few have added value as double frameline or transfer varieties, faults to be expected but solid Fine exhibition-quality appearance, it is difficult to overstate the time and patience necessary to assemble a large group of Scott 36B stamps with non-standard cancels, Scott value $5,765.00 as basic stamps with cancel and double frameline premiums

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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