EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I.
Ex "Vineyard". With 1984, 1999, and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $5,750.00). This is one of only seven unused examples to achieve this grade, with just one higher (Mint N.H. at 95)
FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF POSITION 56L12, WHICH PRODUCED A DESIGN TYPE THAT DEFIES CURRENT SCOTT CLASSIFICATION -- THE BOTTOM IS COMPLETE, BUT THE TOP IS PARTLY ERASED. WE REFER TO THIS AS A QUASI-TYPE Ia, BECAUSE IT COMES CLOSEST TO TYPE Ia FROM THE BOTTOM OF PLATE FOUR.
Position 56L12 was discussed in an article by Jerome S. Wagshal (“The One Cent Stamp of 1851-57: A Reconsideration of Types I Through IIIa”, 1973 Congress Book, pp. 113-115), in which he presented his case for reclassifying some of the 1c 1851-57 types. Regarding Position 56L12, Wagshal opined, “[it] requires separate recognition. Its characteristics are unlike those of any other position on any plate of the One Cent stamp. Judged by the standards which are the basis of the One Cent classification system, 56L12 must be given a separate status as a subtype of Type I.”
Ex Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate as No. 18 var, describing the complete design at bottom and erasures at top
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)
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)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED TYPE I ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE.
With 1989, 2002 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A BRILLIANT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I STAMP.
This is a scarce stamp in sound original-gum condition and choice centering