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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2252, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, three large margins including interpane margin at right, just in at top, showing full design at bottom, tied by light strike of "Springfield Mass. Jun. 18" (1857) circular datestamp on blue folded printed notice to Chatham N.Y. and forwarded to Hillsdale N.Y.

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia ON COVER.

Ex "Lake Shore". With 1997 P.F. certificate

14,000
5,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 195, 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 4, One of the finest examples of the 1851 1¢ Type Ia known on cover

1¢ Blue, Type Ia (6), Position 97L4 with "Curl on Shoulder" plate variety, large bottom sheet margin showing the full plumes, other sides ample to large, deep rich Plate 4 color and sharp impression, tied by clear strike of "New-York May 8" circular datestamp on Chemung Railroad Company May 7, 1857 printed notice to Baths, New York

Extremely Fine--this is unquestionably one of the finest 1851 1¢ Type Ia singles known on cover. Especially desirable with the "Curl on Shoulder" plate variety.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Types Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic). The 97L4 "Curl on Shoulder" and 97R4 "Curl in C" plate varieties resulted from a tiny thread adhering to the relief during the transfer process. On this stamp it appears immediately to the left of the "8" of the May 8 datestamp.

The "YS" notation on back indicates this cover was acquired from Y. Souren. Ex Dr. Scott Polland and Joseph Hackmey. With 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott value for No. 6 on cover is $14,000.00 and for 97L4 "Curl on Shoulder" off cover is $11,000.00.

E. 10,000-15,000
11,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2015°
PSE 85
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2015, 1851-57 Issues1c Blue, Type Ia (6), 1c Blue, Type Ia (6)1c Blue, Type Ia (6). Position 100R4, original gum which is described on one certificate as "part" and on the other as "disturbed" -- it covers most of the back and is not messy, large margins showing part of adjoining stamp at left and complete plumes at bottom which define the type, deep rich Plate 4 color and impression, exceptional freshness

EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE -- ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CLASSIC STAMPS TO OBTAIN IN SOUND, UNUSED CONDITION.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex "Concord" (Dr. Charles E. Test). 1991 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies (mentioned a "faint brown spot on gum"). With 2008 P.F. certificate as "part o.g." With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, VF-XF 85; SMQ $75,000.00). This is the only unused Scott No. 6 listed in the P.S.E. Population Report

45,000
55,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
 
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 11, 1¢-12¢ 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17), A sound strip of three of the 1¢ 1851 Imperforate Type Ia--the largest size multiple recorded

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Blue, Type Ia (6), Positions 95-97L4, horizontal strip of three, full to clear margins with all of the bottom ornamentation showing (the key characteristics of Type Ia), gorgeous deep rich Plate 4 shade and proof-like impression, neatly cancelled by two pen lines, Position 97L4 at right shows the Curl on Shoulder plate variety

PROVENANCE

John C. Chapin (collection sold privately to Shreves and then to William H. Gross, 2002)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1971)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The 1¢ Type Ia Comes Only from Bottom of Plate 4

The 1¢ 1851 stamp, with a bust of Franklin based on Caffieri's sculpture, was one of the workhorses of postage stamps issued during the decade it was current. To print enough 1¢ stamps to meet demand, twelve steel plates were made--one was never used (Plate 6), and the first plate was reworked to add life to it (thus, the Early and Late states).

The 1¢ Franklin stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857, shortly before perforations were introduced into the stamp production process.

Two 1¢ types listed as major Scott Catalogue numbers were produced exclusively from Plate 4--Type Ia (6 or 19) and Type Ic (6b or 19b). Type Ia shows the complete ornamentation at bottom, including the plumes at bottom left and right. That makes it instantly recognizable among imperforate 1¢ 1851 stamps (Type Ic is nearly complete).

Plate 4 stamps were issued both imperforate and perforated, but the relatively smaller production of imperforate stamps explains the great rarity of imperforate versions of Types Ia and Ic from Plate 4. Type Ia stamps were furnished by only 18 of the 200 positions on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions are sub-type Ic). Therefore, statistically, Type Ia positions represent 9% of all Plate 4 production, either imperforate or perforated, and only 1.8% of all imperforate stamp production from all plates.

Frank S. Levi, Jr., recorded seven used strips of three of the imperforate 1¢ in which all stamps are Type Ia (see Bakers' U.S. Classics, page 188). There is no larger multiple of Type Ia positions.

E. 5,000-7,500
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1016
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1016, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100R4, large to huge margins including bottom right corner sheet margins, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strikes of circular datestamp leaves the defining characteristics of the type clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, ONE OF THE RARITIES FURNISHED BY PLATE FOUR, WITH CORNER SHEET MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Eno, Dauer and Merlin. "W.H.C." backstamp (Warren H. Colson). With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $33,000.00). Only five have graded higher (three at 95 and two at 98) and only one other shares this grade, but this corner-margin stamp is arguably superior to most of those with equal or higher numerical grades.

9,500
11,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 74, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, large margins to touched, unobtrusive cancel at bottom right leaves entire design clearly visible

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE, SCOTT 6.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate

9,500
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 34, 1c 1851-56 Issue, including Rare Types and Complete Pane, The finest of the few 1¢ 1851 Imperforate Type Ia used strips in existence, on a beautiful cover and cancelled by three strikes of the Star of David fancy cancellation--all that could be desired of a classic United States cover

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Blue, Type Ia (6), Positions 97-99R4, the finest horizontal strip of three extant, with large bottom sheet margin providing a backdrop to the key element of each Type Ia stamp--the complete ornamentation at bottom, including both plumes--intense Plate 4 shade and early impression, each stamp neatly cancelled by fancy Star of David cancel, “Chicopee Mass. May 14” circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Miss Frances Olcott in South Windsor, Connecticut

PROVENANCE

* Saul Newbury, Siegel Auction Galleries, Part 2, 10/17/1961, Sale 244, lot 97, to Haas

* Marc Haas, Stanley Gibbons Auctions Ltd. (London), 5/9/1980, lot 19, to Grunin

* Louis Grunin, Christie’s Robson Lowe sale, Part One, 3/25/1987, lot 2, illustrated on catalogue front cover, to Zoellner

* Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 24, to Hackmey

* Joseph Hackmey (collection sold privately to William H. Gross, 2010)

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Lester G. Brookman, United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century, Vol. I, fig. 156, p. 114

* ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Zoellner)

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1998)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine strip and pristine cover

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/34.pdf

E. 60,000-80,000
47,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 25, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 92L4, large margins to clear, showing the complete design characteristics at bottom, intense color, neat manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE.

The rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished by only 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate for a stripe of three, this the middle stamp. Scott Retail for pen cancel.

5,000
5,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 26, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 97L4 with Curl on Shoulder plate variety, ample to large margins except touched at upper right, deep intense Plate 4 shade, New York circular datestamp cancel, horizontal crease from center to right edge, also a few tiny toned specks which are not mentioned on accompanying certificates

FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE, SHOWING THE CURL ON SHOULDER PLATE VARIETY.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

The Curl on Shoulder variety resulted from a tiny thread adhering to the relief on the transfer roll.

With 1996 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

11,500
2,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 36, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 97R4, unused with part original gum called "traces" on accompanying certificate, but appears to us to be a bit more than traces, rich Plate 4 color, full margins to just into plumes and scrolls at bottom but easily identifiable type characteristics, faint toning near top, certificate also mentions light soiling which is not evident

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE -- ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CLASSIC STAMPS TO OBTAIN IN UNUSED CONDITION.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail with original gum is $45,000.00. Scott Retail as no gum

20,000
10,500
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