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U.S. Stamps
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1851-56 Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2150, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var). Plate 2, deep shade, cancelled by Chicago circular datestamp, faults

A PRESENTABLE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR CLASSIC RARITY -- APPROXIMATELY 20 EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 CHICAGO PERF ARE RECORDED.

Ex "Lake Shore". With 1992 P.F. certificate.

8,000
1,400
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 55, 1c-3c 1851 Issue with Chicago Perforation1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var). Plate 2, deep shade, cancelled by Chicago circular datestamp, faults

A PRESENTABLE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR CLASSIC RARITY -- APPROXIMATELY 20 EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 CHICAGO PERF ARE RECORDED.

The origin of the Chicago perforation was revealed in an article published by Jerome S. Wagshal in Chronicle 130 (May 1986). To briefly summarize Mr. Wagshal's revelations, the inventor of the machine used to create the Chicago Perf stamps was Dr. Elijah W. Hadley, a Chicago dentist. He probably constructed the machine in 1854. Over a two-year period, beginning in November 1854, Dr. Hadley's device was offered for sale to the Post Office Department thru R. K. Swift, a prominent Chicago banker and businessman. The distinctive 12-1/2 gauge Chicago Perf was applied to sheets of the 1c (Plates 1 Late and 2) and 3c 1851 Issue, the former being considerably rarer. According to the census of Chicago Perf items compiled by W. Wilson Hulme II (Chronicle 175, Aug. 1997), a total of 19 examples of the 1c Chicago Perf were recorded up to that time, comprising 2 unused, 5 used on covers and 12 used off cover (including a strip of three). The stamp in lot 54 is an addition to the Hulme census.

Ex "Lake Shore". With 1992 P.F. certificate.

8,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2091, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var). Positions 13L2/23L2, vertical pair, margins large to just touched clearly showing length of plate crack along left side, neat town cancels and trace of manuscript cancel, Very Fine

800
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 593, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var). Positions 2L2, 12L-13L2 and 23L2, irregular reconstructed multiple of four clearly showing the length of the cracked plate, margins large to touching, stamps in plating condition with faults though cancels leave crack visible, Fine

1,600
325
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2007-02-27
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1376, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var). Deep shade, cancelled by Chicago circular datestamp, faults incl. expertly reperfed at right

A PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR CLASSIC RARITY -- APPROXIMATELY 18 EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 CHICAGO PERF ARE RECORDED.

Approximately 18 examples of the 1c Chicago Perf have been recorded, including four used on covers.

With copy of 1968 P.F. certificate

8,500
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2004-12-07
The Lake Shore Collection
 
Sale Number 888, Lot Number 26, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (7 var). Plate 2, deep shade, cancelled by Chicago circular datestamp, faults

A PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR CLASSIC RARITY -- APPROXIMATELY 18 EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 CHICAGO PERF ARE RECORDED.

Approximately 18 examples of the 1c Chicago Perf have been recorded, including four used on covers.

With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for No. 9 with Chicago Perf is $12,500.00, which more accurately reflects rarity and base value of the 1c Chicago Perf, Type II or IV.

7,500
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
1991-04-20
1991 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 737, Lot Number 255, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Type II, Unofficial Chicago 121/2 Perforations (7 var), 1c Blue, Type II, Unofficial Chicago 121/2 Perforations (7 var)1c Blue, Type II, Unofficial Chicago 121/2 Perforations (7 var). Position 48R2, Double Transfer at bottom, Fresh, Attractive Color, A Very Fine Example of This Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

4,000
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
1990-05-19
1990 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 724, Lot Number 43, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II, Position 41L2, Chicago Private Perf. (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Position 41L2, Chicago Private Perf. (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Position 41L2, Chicago Private Perf. (7 var). Chicago Dec. Town pmk., reperfed at left, tiny corner crease at top right, Decent Centering for This, Fine appearance & Quite Rare, with P.F. Certificate

2,500
800
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