Lot 1087(Plate Varieties) 1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, 5 lines recut in top left triangle, position 47L0, margins large to just into frameline at bottom left, rich deep color, tied by "Brattleboro, Vt., Oct 21" cds on small cover to Heath, Mass.; stamp with trivial faint stain and small scissor separation cut at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce on cover usage of this recut variety; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A; $1,500 for off cover Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1088(Plate Varieties) 1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, 2 Lines Recut in Lower Right Triangle, position 57L0, rich color, large margins to barely touched at bottom, tied by large Boston "Paid" grid cancel on 1852 small ladies cover to Walpole N.H., red "Boston '3cts' 19 Jan" cds.
Scott No. 10A var. $1,500 as off-cover.
Plate 0 saw its first use on Sept. 8th 1851 but it soon developed a serious crack and was taken out of service before the non-orange brown era. This is the only position that shows 2 Lines recut in the lower right triangle on any of the plates.
Lot 1089 o(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, Upper Left Diamond 5-Line Recut, used position 52L25, wide margins, town cds cancel, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 26 $500.
Lot 1090(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, Major Double Transer, position 87R15, double transfer with rosettes double and line through "postage" and "three cents", tied by manuscript "June 11 1861" postmark on cover to St. Paul Minn.; tiny perf tear, Fine and rare variety.
Scott No. 26 var.; $2,500 off-cover Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1091 o(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, Plate Flaws, group of 7 used stamps with different plate flaws comprising flaw #5, 19, 60, 68, 71, 75 and 80; some faults, Fine.
Scott No. 26 var. Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1092(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, Cracked Plate, position 71L18 which clearly shows large plate crack extending through the entire width of the stamp, deep rich color, tied by "Washington City D.C. Jan" cds on cover to Portsmouth N.H.; flap tear, Very Fine, a very scarce on cover usage of this cracked plate variety, ex-Cochrane.
Scott No. 26 var. Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1093 o(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, "Quadruple" Plate Flaw, position 18L28, strong color and impression, attractive blue N.C. town cds, Fine, Flaw no. 63.
Scott No. 26 var. $2,000.
Lot 1094 o(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV, Inter Line Recut at Right, study of 14 used stamps comprising positions: (C Relief) 24L10i, 24L10L, 28L10E, 28L10, 28L10L, 29R11, 67L10i, 67L10L (E Relief) 44L10, 50R11E (2), and (F Relief) 56L10i, 56L10L, recuts discussed and shown in Chase on pgs. 133-135, Fine and scarce group.
Scott No. 26A var. $4,900.
Lot 1095 o(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV, Recut Inter Line at Left, the three different plate states of position 79L10: early, intermediate and late; used with town cds, rich colors, some faults, Fine and scarce trio.
Scott No. 26A var. $1,650.
Lot 1096 o(Plate Varieties) 1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV, Double Transfer and Line Through Rosette, all four known positions of the so-called "Phantom E" variety comprising used: 61R10i, 61R10L, 98R10i, 98R10L; accompanied by a used 61R10E, which is the position prior to the double transfer variety; some faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 26A var. $3,950.
These are the most highly regarded double transfers found on the 3¢ 1857 Type IV Issue.