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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 173, 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 1 Early, A rare and beautiful strip of the 1¢ 1851 from Plate 1 Early and the earliest recorded use of the 1¢ 1851 Issue from the West Coast

1¢ Blue, Types II-IIIa-II-IIIa-IIIa-IIIa (7-8A-7-8A-8A-8A), Positions 14-19R1E, horizontal strip of six, first and third stamps from left Type II, other four Type IIIa, large margins to just in at one or two spots, beautiful Plate 1 Early "Robin's Egg" Blue color and impression, cancelled by non-standard 8-bar open grid, matching "San Francisco Cal. 1 Oct." (1851) circular datestamp on brown cover to Sing Sing, New York, strip tied by pencil "Oct. 1st 1851" docketing at left

Very Fine; cover with small tears at right, top flap mostly complete and tucked under other flaps.

This is an extremely rare use of the 1¢ 1851 Issue paying the new July 1851 6¢ prepaid rate for distances over 3,000 miles, and it was mailed on the first sailing from San Francisco to Panama after the new issue arrived.

The arrival of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Oregon on September 18, 1851, brought the first shipment of 1851 Issue stamps to California. The earliest recorded use of the new issue from the West Coast is a cover with a pair of 3¢ Orange Brown postmarked at Sacramento on September 30, 1851 (Sale 1072, lot 86). Eastbound mail postmarked in San Francisco on October 1, 1851, was carried on the return trip of the Oregon, departing on that day and arriving in Panama on October 20. The mail crossed the isthmus and was carried from Chagres to New York on the U.S. Mail Steamship Co. Ohio, departing October 25, and arriving November 5. This cover was part of that mail. It is unlikely an earlier use of the 1¢ 1851 in California exists. Ashbrook considered this cover and other 1851 Issue covers with the same postmark date to be "first day" uses from California.

Ex Edgar B. Jessup, Dr. W. Scott Polland, Louis Grunin, George J. Kramer and Joseph Hackmey. With 2003 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
8,000
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 174, 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 1 Early, 1¢ 1851 strip of six from Plate 1 Early paying the 6¢ rate to the West Coast

1¢ Blue, Types IIIa-IIIa-II-II-II/II (8A-8A-7-7-7/7). Positions 51-55 and 61R1E, L-shaped combination strip of six, top two left stamps Type IIIa, others Type II, huge margins showing left interpane margin and part of seven adjoining stamps, slightly in at top on left pair of upper stamps and at right, tied by neat strikes of grid cancel and "New York Sep. 26" (1851) ocean-mail circular datestamp on September 23, 1851, blue folded letter to San Francisco--carried from New York to Panama on the U.S. Mail Steamship Co. Georgia, departing September 26, 1851, then by Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Panama, departing around October 17 and arriving at San Francisco November 4--discreet receipt docketing at left "recd. Nov. 5/51 pr 'Panama' mail"

Very Fine; tiny scuff in left margin of Position 52R, cover has a few negligible bleached spots.

A beautiful and extremely rare combination strip of 1¢ Blue Types II and IIIa from Plate 1 Early paying the 6¢ prepaid transcontinental rate to California--the more common method of franking was a pair of 3¢ stamps.

Ex Ryohei Ishikawa and Joseph Hackmey.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 80, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 8-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, unused (no gum), cut close all around to slightly in at left but still showing clear break at top and complete line at bottom, rich color, small faint toned spot at left, Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2016°
PF 90
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2016, 1851-57 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 50R4 with very wide break in line at top, unused (no gum), huge margins all around with part of imprint at right, deep rich color and spectacular proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE IIIa IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH IMPRINT.

The Neinken book states "Stamps from Plate 4 showing part of the imprint are very rare. Ashbrook states that he has never seen an imperforate vertical pair with the imprint..." (p. 277). There are probably fewer than six unused Type IIIa stamps that show any part of the imprint.

Ex Vogel. With 1988, 1994 and 2018 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ). Scott Retail with no premium for the imprint

2,250
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1025
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1025, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, original gum, large margins all around, beautiful dark Plate 4 color, wide break in top outer line, fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS SUPERB STAMP IS THE FIRST ORIGINAL-GUM, PREVIOUSLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa TO BE GRADED EXTREMELY FINE 90 BY P.S.E., AND IT IS VERY LIKELY TO REMAIN AT THE TOP OF THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT FOR A LONG TIME.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in the outer line at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with huge margins, is an outstanding example of the type, as it clearly shows the bottom line complete and the top line with a wide break. The P.S.E. Population Report shows nothing in OG condition above 50, except for this stamp at XF 90. In the NG/RG/D-POG category there are stamps graded 85 and 95, but we have no idea what the gum condition is for those stamps. Therefore, after years of grading, this OGph XF 90 stamp lands at the top of the Population Report, and we cannot imagine any stamp displacing it, or even matching it, unless something unexpected turns up.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph XF 90; SMQ $16,000.00).

6,000
16,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1026
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1026, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins all around including portion of adjoining stamp at top, deep rich color, town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with huge top and bottom margins, is an outstanding example of the type as it clearly shows the bottom line complete and the top line with a wide break.

Ex Kirke and Curtis. With 2010 P.F. and 2007 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $10,500.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and only four others share this grade.

800
5,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1027, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 51L4, clear break at top and complete outer line at bottom, large even margins all around, intense shade and impression, light strike of circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR LIGHTLY CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIa FROM PLATE 4.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with a wide break at top and large margins is an outstanding example of the type.

With 1981 (as a pair) and 2003 P.F. certificates

800
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1579°
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1579, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, huge margins all around including large portions of adjoining stamps at sides, deep rich color, circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with a wide break at top and huge margins is an outstanding example of the type.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). Only seven grade higher (highest is 98J)

1,200
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1580, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 31L4, showing portion of imprint in wide left margin, other margins ample to barely touched at upper right, rich color, face-free corner strike of circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

800
650
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1581, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, margins to just clear with evident break at top, cork cancel, small corner crease at top right, appears Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

800
325
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