Lot 32 o1851, 1¢ Blue, Type II, New Orleans, La. town cancel, large to enormous margin encompassing portions of adjacent stamps on all sides, rich color and a sharp detailed impression, a Superb jumbo; with 2001 P.F. certificate and 2011 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 7 $135.
Lot 33 o1851, 1¢ Blue, Type III, light town cancel, margins clear to large all around clearly showing breaks at top and bottom, rich deep color and sharp impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (VF-XF 85, SMQ $4,250).
Scott No. 8 $2,250.
A WONDERFUL LIGHTLY CANCELED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE III ISSUE.
Lot 341852, 1¢ Blue, Type IV, Top Sheet Margin Strip of 4, full original gum, end stamps are lightly hinged and center stamps are very lightly hinged, if at all, shows parts of other stamps all around and large sheet margin at top, wonderful fresh color, Superb, with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo), this matchless gem can not be cataloged in this condition, but as a point of reference, the P.S.E. value for a single in the grade of Gem 100 is $11,000, if this strip was broken, it would undoubtedly yield two singles in the grade of Gem 100 Jumbo.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
A TRUE GEM OF U.S. PHILATELY WITH THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO.
Lot 35 o1851, 3¢ Orange Brown, Type II, left margin single, neat blue grid cancel, large to huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamps at top and bottom, rich bright color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2012 P.F. Graded certificate (XF-S 95, SSV $1,000).
Scott No. 10A $160.
Lot 36 o1852, 3¢ Dull Red, Type II, left sheet margin block of four showing large portion of imprint and trace of plate no."'3" (positions 51-52L3/61-62L3), clear to huge margins including 8mm sheet margin at left and portion of adjoining stamp at top, except just in at bottom right, beautiful color with two strikes of "Cleveland O. Jun 19" cds; trivial scissors cut at top right, Extremely Fine, ex-Ishikawa.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A CHOICE USED LEFT SHEET MARGIN BLOCK OF THE 3¢ DULL RED 1852 ISSUE SHOWING LARGE PART OF IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER.
Lot 371852, 3¢ Dull Red, Type II, tied by "Cleveland, O., Dec 6" cds on buff cover to Brooklyn, N.Y. with spectacular Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stove book illustration ad corner card of publishers Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, cover silked, expertly sealed tear at right, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A REMARKABLE ILLUSTRATED DESIGN TAKEN FROM THE FRONT COVER ILLUSTRATION OF UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. A UNIQUE COVER PROMOTING ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's best known novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852), changed forever how Americans viewed slavery, the system that treated people as property. It demanded that the United States deliver on the promise of freedom and equality, galvanized the abolition movement and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.
As a young wife and mother living in Cincinnati, Harriet Beecher Stowe met former and fugitive enslaved people. Cincinnati, then the western frontier of the United States, was an ethnically and culturally vibrant city. On the Ohio River across from Kentucky, a slave state, the city exposed Stowe to the public face of slavery.
Stowe knew about slavery before she moved to Ohio. Her own grandmother kept African American servants who had probably originally been enslaved, and her father had preached in favor of the colonization movement, supporting the creation of Liberia as a settling point for freed people. But in Ohio, Stowe heard first hand stories from former enslaved people; witnessed slavery while visiting Kentucky; and employed fugitives in her home. When Harriet and Calvin learned that their servant was actually a runaway in danger of being returned to slavery, Calvin and Harriet's brother Henry Ward Beecher helped her escape and reach Canada and legal freedom.
The first installment of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" appeared on June 5, 1851 in the anti-slavery newspaper, "The National Era". Stowe enlisted friends and family to send her information and scoured freedom narratives and anti-slavery newspapers for first hand accounts as she composed her story. In 1852 the serial was published as a two volume book. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a best seller in the United States, Britain, Europe and Asia with sales of 300,00 in the first year and was translated into over 60 languages.
Lot 381852, 3¢ Dull Red, Type II, large margins including parts of next stamps at top and bottom, tied by light cds on orange buff cover with 1853 Crystal Palace "The Industry of All Nations" illustrated view design with caption in banner to Paris Me., Very Fine and choice; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A VERY RARE 1853 CRYSTAL PALACE "THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS" ILLUSTRATED COVER, ONLY THREE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED BY BOMAR IN COLLECTOR'S HANDS.
Lot 391852, 3¢ Dull Red, Type II, cut out central vignette and four corners placed respectively on cover and each tied by circular grid cancel to Brandon Vt., red "Charlestown Mass. 'Paid' Jan 26" cds, Very Fine and attractive whimsical use.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 403¢ Dull Red, Type II, Diagonal Bisect Used as 1¢, upper right half (position 85R1L) in combination with 1852, 3¢ dull red, horizontal strip of three (positions 93-95R1L) paying the 10¢ rate on folded letter sheet to South Oyster Bay, N.Y., all tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Jun 8" cds's and later by "San Francisco, Cal., Free, Jun 16" cds's; bisect with small horizontal crease ending in tiny tear, Very Fine, illustrated in Corburn Letters of Gold (page 111), ex-Beals, Kapiloff; signed Geo. Sloane, with 1949 and 2000 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 11Ad+11A Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
ONLY FIVE OF THE FOURTEEN RECORDED 1851 3¢ BISECT USAGES ARE USED MAKING UP THE 10¢ RATES AND ONLY THREE SUCH USAGES PAYING THE RATE FROM THE PACIFIC COAST TO THE EAST.
Lot 41 o1857, 3¢ Pinkish, Type I, Position 10R4, blue Baltimore, Md. town cancel, ample to large margins, bright vibrant color, Very Fine and choice; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11 var. $5,500.
AN EXCEPTIONAL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 3¢ TYPE I IN THE PINKISH SHADE - ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RAREST OF ALL 1851 3¢ ISSUE COLORS.