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1857 1¢ & 3¢ Richard Celler Plating Studies

Lots 1443-1452 Lots 1453-1457

Lot 1443 o   

1861, 1¢ blue, types I & II, plate 12, group of 12 stamps comprising 6 type I and 6 type II, mostly canceled by town cds or grid, one with red NYC carrier cds, many plated; some flaws, Fine and scarce group, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 18, 20; $4,950    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $900

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Lot 1444 o   

1857, 1¢ blue, types Ia, Ic, II, III, IIIa, plate 4 group, large group of 62 singles, 5 pairs and strip of three, mostly with handstamp cancels, including ten type II from top row like 10R with double transfer, 6R-8R strip of three, better include #19 type Ia pos. 98L4 faulty with hole, #19b type Ic 81R4 with shoulder curl, 69R4 with shoulder scratch, 67R4 with horiz. line on shoulder, #20-21 type IIIa-III vertical pair 58-68R4, etc.; some mixed condition and flaws, Fine and scarce Plate 4 group, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 20, 21, 22; $66,375    Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

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Realized: $8,000

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Lot 1445 o   

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, plate 1L group, used group of five singles and pair comprising singles 19L1L, 24L1L, 9R1L, 25R1L and 98R1L double transfer, couple with blue cancels, pair 91-92L1L with pen cancel; some flaws, F.-V.F., ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 23; $4,700 as handstamp cancels    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $525

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Lot 1446 o   

1857, 1¢ blue, types V & Va, plate 5 reconstruction, partial reconstruction of 1¢ plate 5 stamps neatly arranged on Ashbrook plating pages showing 48 positions with 21 from the left pane comprising eight type V and thirteen type Va,and 27 positions from right pane comprising two type V and twenty-five Type Va, note six curl positions, 12-13R5 horizontal pair and 81/91L5 vertical centerline pair, noteworthy cancels include a red grid, Philadelphia octagon, a few carriers and a single with Boston Paid in grid and part of Aachen framed transit, four type Va with ms. cancels; mixed condition as to be expected, an impressive assembly and nucleus of scarce plate 5 stamps, most verified by Richard Celler.
Scott Nos. 24, 24 var.; $12,600    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Realized: $1,800

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Lot 1447 o   

1857, 3¢ rose, type I, plate 4 plating, plating of 142 positions (71%) with singles and a few pairs and a strip of three, note better position 68R4 with top label and right diamond block joined at top and bottom (cat. $1250), additional varieties present, some nice cancels with only 12 pen canceled; some flaws but overall a nice quality plating, F.-V.F. plating, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 25; $26,660+    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Realized: $2,500

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Lot 1448 o   

1857, 3¢ rose, type I, plate 6 plating, plating of 74 positions with singles and a couple pairs, varieties present, some nice cancels with only 5 pen canceled; some flaws but overall nice quality plating, F.-V.F. plating, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 25; $13,485+    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,150

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Lot 1449 o   

1857, 3¢ rose, type I, plate 7 plating, plating of 191 positions (95.5%) with singles, pairs, strips of three (2) and five, varieties present including major cracked plate (47R, 48R), some nice cancels with only 17 pen canceled; some flaws but overall nice quality plating, F.-V.F. and wonderful nearly complete plating, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 25; $34,335+    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized: $6,750

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Lot 1450 o   

1857, 3¢ rose, type I, plate 8 plating, plating of 108 positions with all singles, varieties present, some nice cancels with only 5 pen canceled; some flaws but overall nice quality plating, F.-V.F. plating, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 25; $19,945+    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 1451 o   

1857, 3¢ rose, type I, plated group, mostly plated group of 48 singles with 8 pen canceled, 12 are stated from plates 6/7 but positions not plated yet, plates of 4, 6, 7, 8, some flaws, F.-V.F. and scarce group, ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 25; $8,200    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $600

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Lot 1452    

1857, 3¢ rose, type I, plated cover collection, group of 83 covers with plated single frankings, one double franking, including plates 4, 6, 7, 8, range of origins including Trenton N.J., New York City, Nashville Tenn., Sigourney Iowa, New Haven Ct., West Hampton Mass., Concord N.H., Elkton Md., Cincinnati Oh., Ann Arbor Mich., Detroit Mich., Holyoke Mass., etc., F.-V.F., ex-Celler.
Scott Nos. 25; $17,430    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $2,000

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