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Date
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1662, Carriers1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, full even margins just touching side ornaments at left, beautiful bright color, tied by "Baltimore Md. Jul. 9" circular datestamp with "1" in circle handstamp on local cover, stamp with light creases, few small pinholes at center of cover not affecting stamp, Very Fine, ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
425
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
c
Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 70, 1c 1851 Imperforate Issue: Plate 41c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 60L4, large margins to clear with “(Carpen)ter, Casilear & Co., BANK NOTE EN(GRAVERS)” portion of imprint in right sheet margin, deep rich Plate 4 color and crisp impression, tied by red “Paid/U.S. Mail/City Delivery” carrier department double-circle datestamp on June 16, 1857 docketed folded cover to Nassau Street address in New York City, cover with surface rub in address which is inconsequential but mentioned for accuracy

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR ONE-CENT 1851 TYPE IIIa FROM PLATE 4, WITH A LARGE AND UNTRIMMED PORTION OF THE IMPRINT, TIED ON COVER BY A RED NEW YORK CITY CARRIER DEPARTMENT DATESTAMP. ALONG WITH THE OFF-COVER SINGLE OFFERED IN THIS SALE, THIS IS THE MOST COMPLETE PORTION OF THE PLATE 4 IMPRINT IN ANY SINGLE STAMP WE HAVE OFFERED.

The Neinken book states “Stamps from Plate 4 showing part of the imprint are very rare.” A Power Search review reveals that we have offered a handful of unused and used Plate 4 singles with part of the imprint (both Scott 8 and 8A), but these stamps have invariably been cut from the sheet with a portion of the imprint trimmed away in the vertical direction.

This stamp, along with the single offered in lot 69, shows the largest portion of the imprint possible on a single stamp. This is also the only cover we have offered with a Plate 4 imprint, though there is reportedly one more in existence.

Ex Cipolla.

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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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
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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 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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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 597, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7). Positions 81-82L1E, left stamp (81L) double transfer, one inverted, margins to touching at bottom, light grid cancels, Ty. IIIa with small margin tear at top, appears Fine, Position 81L1E is not only an inverted transfer position, but the Neinken book describes it as the "finest" example of Type IIIa on Plate 1 Early, with 1980 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pair without premium for the double transfer one inverted position

1,500
225
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2017-05-09
United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1155, Lot Number 3181, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at top, tied by two clear strikes of blue "Apalachicola Fla." dateless circular handstamp on 1852 folded circular to Providence R.I., receipt docketing, file fold creases the right stamp, Very Fine appearance, the only No. 8a cover from Florida listed in Power Search

E. 750-1,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-12-15
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1375, 1851-57 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margin at top showing clear break and trace of adjoining stamp, other sides ample to full, bright Plate 1E shade (noted on back as Pos. 37R1E), tied by light strikes of grid cancel on lady's diminutive cover with embossed border to Michigan, flap tear barely extends to front at bottom, Very Fine, a pretty cover

950
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-12-13
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 33, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Types III-IIIa (Scott 8-8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, Large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, showing wide break at top, tied by red "Paid/U.S. Mail/City Delivery/1/Oct. 11" carrier department double-circle datestamp on small cover to local address, blue company origination handstamp, "B/U.S. Mail/4 P.M./Delivery" framed timestamp, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive and scarce use of the Type IIIa stamp, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-12-13
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 34, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Types III-IIIa (Scott 8-8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large margins to in at bottom, clear break in outer line at top, tied by black grid cancel, blue "Buffalo N.Y. Jan. 13" circular datestamp on brown cover to Oneida N.Y., pointing hand at top with "All Postages pre-paid, except to those who do not reciprocate", Derby & Co. publisher's imprint at bottom left, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, rare postal-related slogan, ex Jarrett

E. 500-750
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2016-12-13
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 198, 1851-56 Postal History: Railroad & Waterway Markings1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E (unplated), clear break in top outer line, full to large margins, deep shade, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), interpane margin and centerline at right, others ample to slightly in, bright shade, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Apr. 6" (1852) circular datestamp, bold strike of Montgomery "WAY" straightline handstamp on Apr. 3 blue folded letter from New Orleans to Boston, entered mails at Montgomery as a way letter, some very minor age spots, file fold at center, Very Fine, extremely scarce prepaid way letter with 1851 Issue, ex Gibson and Vogel

E. 750-1,000
750
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92 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 10


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