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The Wagshal Collection, Part 2: One-Cent 1851-56 Imperforate continued...

Plate Three - Imprint Examples
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
991   1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7).> Position 31L3 with <huge left sheet margin and Toppan, Carpe(nter) porition of imprint,> also shows surface cracks, large margins all around, sharp impression in light blue shade,
cancelled by unusual New York Paid1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 31L3 with huge left sheet margin and "Toppan, Carpe(nter)" porition of imprint, also shows surface cracks, large margins all around, sharp impression in light blue shade, cancelled by unusual "New York Paid" circular datestamp, diagonal crease mostly confined to selvage and visible only in fluid or backlighting

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FAMOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY 1851 ONE-CENT PLATE 3 IMPRINT COPY.

This remarkable stamp is illustrated and described in the Neinken book (Fig. 14-D, pages 221-222). Ashbrook described Position 31L3 as "the finest example of these left edge cracks" (Vol. 2, page 224).

Ex Emerson and Neinken (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
992   1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7).> Positions 31L, 41L, 51L and 61L3, four singles, <reconstruction of the Plate 3 imprint on left pane,> each stamp with left sheet margin and part of imprint, 31L and 61L with large
margins to just barely in (both have th1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Positions 31L, 41L, 51L and 61L3, four singles, reconstruction of the Plate 3 imprint on left pane, each stamp with left sheet margin and part of imprint, 31L and 61L with large margins to just barely in (both have thin spots), 51L cut in at top, 41L with huge margins all around (tops of imprint letters show), minor corner crease, each has a light town datestamp leaving imprint fully visible, 31L shows surface cracks, Fine-Very Fine appearance, an outstanding achievement, imprint copies from Plate 3 are exceedingly rare, ex Neinken (Image)

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2,400.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
993   1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7).> Position 50R3 with <^(E)NGRAVERS^, Phila. New York. Boston portion of imprint and top of plate number 3> in right margin, others sides ample to slightly cut in, intense shade and
impression, blue grid cancel, ink st1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 50R3 with "(E)NGRAVERS, Phila. New York. Boston" portion of imprint and top of plate number "3" in right margin, others sides ample to slightly cut in, intense shade and impression, blue grid cancel, ink stain on back does not show thru, slight diagonal crease, otherwise Fine, an important 1c 1851 Issue item, being the only example showing any part of the plate number on Plate 3, illustrated in Neinken book (Fig. 14-C, page 222) and described as the "only copy known from Plate 3 which shows any part of the actual plate number", ex Neinken (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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