1¢ Blue, Type I (18), Plate 12, remarkably choice centering with wide top and bottom margins, tied by blue "Clarksville Ten. Apr. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on 1¢ Blue on Buff Star Die entire (U19) to Henderson, Kentucky, fresh and beautiful
Extremely Fine and rare combination of the 1¢ 1857 Type I Franklin stamp and 1861 1¢ Franklin Star Die entire paying the circular rate, mailed 12 days before Tennessee's secession referendum.
Ex Henry C. Gibson, Sr., Louis Grunin, Robert Zoellner, Jonathan W. Rose and "Sevenoaks."
EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I.
This is a scarce stamp in sound original-gum condition and better than Very Fine centering.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,350.00). This is the second highest grade awarded to a Scott 18 (highest is 90)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.
The defining characteristic of Type I is that the entire design is printed, including the scrolls and plumes at bottom. Among the plates used to print imperforate stamps, only one position out of 1,000 can claim that honor (Position 7R1E, Scott No. 5). Type I perforated stamps are only known from certain positions on Plate 12. Due to the narrow spacing between perforations and difficulties of production, this issue is usually found with part of the design cut off by the perforations. The example offered here, with rich color, a clear cancel and with the design characteristics clearly visible, is a true condition rarity.
Ex Merlin. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and seven others share it.
FRESH AND VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,150.00)