Sale Number: 1024
Sale Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One

3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 25-26A)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
63   3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Radiant color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, single unpunched perf at left, Extremely Fine, examples with the framelines showing on all four sides are rare, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $285.00), the unpunched perf might have cost this stamp 5 points on the grading scale (Image Magnifier)

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PSE Population Report

132 500
64   3c Rose, Ty. II (25A). Position 47L2L, choice centering for this difficult issue, inner lines recut on both sides, radiant color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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600 2,000
65   3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around, from the top row of the plate, neat strike of blue town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp with wonderful visual appeal, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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9 900
66   3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Double Impression (26e). Pronounced doubling of all four rosettes and labels, rich color, White Sulphur Springs Va. circular datestamp

THE FINER OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 3-CENT PERFORATED ISSUE WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY 1857-60 ISSUE KNOWN WITH A DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A GREAT RARITY.

Our census and summary of Double Impressions is included as an appendix to this catalogue. Most double impressions occur when the first impression is made and found to be inadequate. The paper is then put in the press a second time, where it receives the heavier impression. It is a common misconception that the weaker impression is the second one.

A review of philatelic literature, Philatelic Foundation records and past auction catalogues located only this example and one on cover certified as genuine double impressions. Both are illustrated below and are available at our website at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/26e/26e.pdf . None is known unused.

Ex Piller and Wagshal. With 1985 and 2010 P.F. certificates. (Image Magnifier)

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15,000 8,500
67   3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A; formerly 26a). Unusually choice centering with massive margins at sides, also well clear of the design at top and bottom, bright color, bold strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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142 2,000
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