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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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1857 Issue

Lots 1420-1429 Lots 1430-1431

Lot 1420 ()   

1861, 1¢ blue, type I, without gum, rich bright color, F.-V.F. and attractive.
Scott No. 18    $800.

Realized: $500

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Lot 1421    

1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, plate 11, full o.g., fresh with rich color, reperfed at left, F.-V.F. appearance; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 22 var.    $2,400.

Additional Image.

Realized: $800

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Lot 1422 o   

1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, position 53R4 showing clear break in frameline at top, showing horizontal stitch watermark at top, neat town cancel, deep rich color, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 22    $475.

Realized: $650

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Lot 1423 o   

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, position 67L1L showing strong double transfer at bottom, grid cancel, strong bold color, well centered, Very Fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 23    $900.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1424    

1857, 1¢ blue, type V, 10/20/30L9, top stamp with "Earring" plate flaw, vertical strip of 3 with gutterline at right, full o.g. (minor tone spots on gum), strong color and well centered, Very Fine, a scarce variety; with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 24    $855 for singles.

Realized: $675

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Lot 1425 o   

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I, town cancel, rich color, few small flaws, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 27    $1,450.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1426 o   

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I, town cancel, rich vibrant color, small repairs and reperfed at left, F.-V.F. appearance; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 27    $1,450.

Realized: $475

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Lot 1427    

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I, slightly disturbed o.g., deep rich color, small stain spot at center and tiny corner margin crease at bottom right, Fine appearance; signed Bartels, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 28    $60,000.

A RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5¢ JEFFERSON ISSUE.

Realized: $7,250

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Lot 1428    

1857, 10¢ green, type I, o.g., beautiful deep rich color and sharp early impression on bright paper, tiny thin at top left, F.-V.F. appearance; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 31    $35,000.

A RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10¢ TYPE I ISSUE POSSESSING SUPERB COLOR AND FRESHNESS.

Realized: $7,500

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Lot 1429 E   

1851, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., in black, complete design proof and frame only progressive essay, compound dies in black, frame only, die on India, mounted on card (approximately 45x101mm), showing complete design as issued at top (37TC) and frame only progressive die below, engraver layout line visible around each die, reverse with pencil "From Jos. E. Ralph, J.M. Bartels", Very Fine, listed as a footnote in Scott catalog below 37-E2 but unpriced; with 2015 P.F. certificate. Brazer No. 52E-A var.
Scott No. 37-E2 var.    Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

THE UNIQUE COMPOUND DIE PROOF OF THE 1857 24¢ WASHINGTON COMPLETE DESIGN AND THE PROGRESSIVE FRAME ONLY.

Only two other examples of the frame only die essay are known (R.A. Siegel Lakeshore and Hulme sales). One these examples is of similar state as the example in this proof while the other example differs in the engraver layout lines and burnishing.

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Lots 1420-1429 Lots 1430-1431

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