Lot 1067(Multiples) 1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, block of three, positions 1R5E-2R5E/12R5E, deep rich color, tied by three strikes of circular grid cancels on light blue 1851 folded letter to New York N.Y., matching "Newport R.I. Jul 22" cds, docketed "Paid" at top right; Chase plating on front and notes on back.
Scott No. 10A $1,250 as strip off-cover.
This is an exceptionally early use of Plate 5E on cover, used only three days after the earliest known use on July 19th 1851.
Lot 1068 ()(Multiples) 1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, unused right sheet margin horizontal block of eight, clear to huge margins including 3mm sheet margin at right and showing traces of three adjoining stamps, fresh bright shade; light creases, Very Fine appearance, ex-Ishikawa.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A SCARCE LARGE UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 3¢ DULL RED 1852 ISSUE.
Lot 1069 o(Multiples) 1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, block of eight, pos. 62-65R4/72-75R4, three large margins with deep rich color, each canceled by circular grid cancel; light horizontal crease along bottom row, bottom left two stamps with internal tear, F.-V.F. appearance, A scarce multiple with position 62R4 showing the "Gents" instead of "Cents" error.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1070 ()(Multiples) 1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, unused horizontal strip of 8, large margins at right and bottom showing parts of stamps; reinforced with faults.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1071 ()(Multiples) 1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, bottom right corner margin block of 4 (positions 89-90, 99-100R1L), without gum, ample margins at top and left, brilliant color with a slight dry print at bottom, Extremely Fine, a choice mint multiple; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A $2,100 for o.g.
Lot 1072(Multiples) 1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, left sheet margin block of nine, large margins to slightly in, part o.g. mostly missing left column and with some adherence, crease between rows 2 and 3, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 11A $3,675.
Lot 1073 o(Multiples) 1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, Horizontal strip of three, large even margins, rich color, bold strikes of large Boston "Paid" handstamps, tiny scissor cut at bottom between left and center stamps, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A $140.
Lot 1074(Multiples) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, left margin block of 39 showing imprint and plate number "15", well centered with rich color, left vertical row separated and archivally reattached, o.g., F.-V.F.
Scott No. 26 $6,465.
This is possibly the largest surviving Plate No. 15 block.
Lot 1075(Multiples) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, choice centering, fresh with strong color, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 26 $450.
Lot 1076 /(Multiples) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, bright color, full o.g., upper right stamp lightly hinged, rest never hinged, block of 4, fresh and Fine.
Scott No. 26 $450+.