VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV 1851 ISSUE.
Scott Retail with no premium for the plate crack or double transfer.
FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV FROM PLATE ONE LATE, CONTAINING TWO SIGNIFICANT POSITIONS AT TOP. IN THE EARLY STATE OF PLATE ONE, THE TOP RIGHT POSITION 7R PRODUCED THE RARE TYPE I AND THE TOP LEFT POSITION 6R PRODUCED TYPE Ib. THIS BLOCK IS AN EARLY IMPRESSION FROM THE REWORKED PLATE AND SHOWS MANY OF THE ENGRAVING DETAILS THAT MAKE TYPES I AND Ib SO SIGNIFICANT.
This rare block from the top two rows of the right pane of Plate 1 Late contains Positions 6R and 7R, the same positions that produced Types Ib and I (respectively) on Plate 1 in its early state, before it was reworked and recut. This block shows one of the earliest and clearest impressions known from Plate 1 Late. Position 7R1L at top right has mostly complete plumes at bottom and the pronounced double transfer, details that disappeared as the plate wore from extensive use.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate. Light position pencil notations on gum
FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV.
Ex Neinken and Wagshal.