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

Early Uses from Plate One Early
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
632 c 1c Blue, Ty. II (7).> Plate 1E, three full margins, in at bottom, bright shade, tied by square grid cancel on printed circular dated <July 1, 1851,> the first day of issue<><>^VERY FINE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED JULY
1, 1851, DATED CIRCULARS WITH THE ON1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, three full margins, in at bottom, bright shade, tied by square grid cancel on printed circular dated July 1, 1851, the first day of issue

VERY FINE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED JULY 1, 1851, DATED CIRCULARS WITH THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE. THESE ARE LISTED IN THE FIRST DAY COVER SECTION OF THE SCOTT U.S. SPECIALIZED CATALOGUE.

Printed circulars were frequently mailed after their publication date, so this is not a true First Day use of the new 1c 1851 Issue. However, the Scott U.S. Specialized lists July 1 circulars in the First Day Cover section and prices this at $4,000.00. (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
633 c 1c Blue, Ty. II (7).> Positions 98-100L1E, horizontal strip of three with <bottom sheet margin and right straddle-pane margin showing centerline,> mostly ample on other sides, just touched at top, tied by <red
square grids with matching New-York Jul1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 98-100L1E, horizontal strip of three with bottom sheet margin and right straddle-pane margin showing centerline, mostly ample on other sides, just touched at top, tied by red square grids with matching "New-York Jul. 2" (1851) circular datestamp on July 1, 1851 blue folded letter datelined "Rockaway July 1st 1851, Tuesday 1 oclk" and addressed to Dr. Henry W. Bellows in Walpole N.H., written by his wife while she stayed at a beach resort hotel, her postscript reads "We found on our arrival at Union Square this morning...", therefore, this was undoubtedly mailed from the post office in Union Square on the second morning the new 1851 Issue was available, the strip has tears and slight creases but the overall appearance is attractive

AN IMPORTANT ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE COVER, POSTED IN NEW YORK CITY ON JULY 2, 1851, THE SECOND DAY OF ISSUE. ONLY TWO JULY 1, 1851, FIRST DAY COVERS AND TWO JULY 2 SECOND DAY COVERS WITH THE ONE-CENT ARE RECORDED.

The addressee, Dr. Henry Whitney Bellows, was a prominent Unitarian minister and anti-slavery advocate. In this letter, his wife describes "luxuriating" at a seaside hotel in the company of Dr. Bellows' father. She wrote the letter on Tuesday, July 1, 1851, and mailed it upon arriving at Union Square on Wednesday morning, July 2.

Ex Neinken (Image)

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E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
634 c 1c Blue, Ty. II (7).> Positions 7-9L1E, horizontal strip of three with <top sheet margin,> other sides large to barely in, beautiful deep rich Plate 1 Early color and impression, cancelled by bold jet-black
grids, blue <Louisville Ky. 5 Jul. 3 (1851c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 7-9L1E, horizontal strip of three with top sheet margin, other sides large to barely in, beautiful deep rich Plate 1 Early color and impression, cancelled by bold jet-black grids, blue "Louisville Ky. 5 Jul. 3" (1851) integral 5-cent rate circular datestamp on July 2, 1851 folded letter to Philadelphia, smear of black ink ties strip, Very Fine, an outstanding third-day use of the 1851 Issue, ex Neinken (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
635 c 1c Blue, Ty. II (7).> Position 69L1E, full even margins except touched at upper left ornament, tied by <red> grid with <blue Nashua N.H. Jul. 5 1851> circular datestamp on blue printed notice with manuscript
July 1, 1851 date -- the first day of is1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 69L1E, full even margins except touched at upper left ornament, tied by red grid with blue "Nashua N.H. Jul. 5" 1851 circular datestamp on blue printed notice with manuscript July 1, 1851 date -- the first day of issue -- to Northbridge Mass., light file fold, Very Fine, rare use of 1c 1851 during first week of issue (three recorded July 5 covers), printed notices were often dated prior to mailing, ex Neinken (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
636 c 1c Blue, Ty. II (7).> Position 13R1E, two huge margins showing parts of adjoining stamps, ample at top and cut in at left, bright Robins Egg Blue shade, red grid cancel, matching <Lexington Ky. Jul. 9 (1851)>
circular datestamp on folded printed n1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 13R1E, two huge margins showing parts of adjoining stamps, ample at top and cut in at left, bright Robin's Egg Blue shade, red grid cancel, matching "Lexington Ky. Jul. 9" (1851) circular datestamp on folded printed notice dated June 30, 1851, Very Fine, used nine days after issue, ex Neinken (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $400.00
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637   1c Blue, Ty. II (7).> Plate 1E, horizontal strip of three, full top margin, other sides ample to slightly in, cancelled by three strikes of oston small Paid grid in red,> this cancel was struck in red only
briefly in July 1851 (the first month of1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, horizontal strip of three, full top margin, other sides ample to slightly in, cancelled by three strikes of Boston small "Paid" grid in red, this cancel was struck in red only briefly in July 1851 (the first month of the 1851 Issue), Ashbrook Vol. 2 refers to this strip as the only one he had seen with the red Boston "Paid" (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction

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