Lot# 18 - Erivan Sale 3

  • Lot# : 18 1857-61 Issue (18-39)

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    26, 1857 3c Red, Type III, straddle-margin single with complete dividing line and portion of the adjacent stamp at left, tied on envelope addressed to Howell Works, NJ by nice strike of Philadelphia Aug 29 1861 cds and near-perfect strike of the "Old Stamps Not Recognized" handstamp with accompanying "Due 3" handstamp at top, envelope with some tiny scuff marks along the right edge, opened and very slightly reduced at right, Very Fine use with outstanding strikes of all three markings and unusual with the "Old Stamps" handstamp tying the stamp; 1968 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $12,500)

    The 1857 issues (stamps and envelopes) were demonetized by the Post Office in August of 1861 and Philadelphia was one of the first offices to receive the 1861 issues. Envelopes were made available to the public on Aug 8 and the stamps on Aug 19 with an an exchange period (five days for envelopes, six days for stamps) allowing customers to trade in their 1857 issue envelopes and stamps. After the exchange period ended, any of the older stationery envelopes or envelopes with 1857 issue frankings would get the "Old Stamps Not Recognized" and postage due handstamps.

    Illustrated in Ashbrook "The US One Cent Stamp of 1851-57", Vol. II, 1938, pg 32

    Carroll Chase, "The 3c Stamp of the US 1851-57 Issue", 2nd edition, 1942, pg 208

    Lester Brookman, "The US Postage Stamps of the 19th Century", Vol I, 1966, pg 216

    Provenance: Carrol Chase

    Edward Knapp

    Samuel Richey

    Judge Robert Emerson

    Marc Haas

    Ryohei Ishikawa

    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 27,500.00 USD