VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF A PLATE 11 STAMP SHOWING EITHER THE IMPRINT OR THE PLATE NUMBER. ONE OF THE KEYS TO A SPECIALIZED COLLECTION OF TOPPAN CARPENTER’S 1851-57 ISSUE.
For Plates 11 and 12, the style and placement of the imprint was altered from previous 1c plates. The Second Type imprint with negative lettering and “Toppan Carpenter & Co.” was first used in June 1860 on the 12c Plate 3, followed shortly after by its use on the 30c and 90c plates made during the summer of 1860. Its next use was on the 1c Plate 11, probably toward the end of 1860. Casilear’s name, which appeared in the imprint on earlier plates, even after he had retired, was omitted from the new Second Type imprint. The use of this imprint and the reversion to a 3-relief transfer roll (and absence of significant relief trimming) have led specialists to theorize that Plates 11 and 12 were made by different engravers than the ones who made Plates 4 through 10.
For Plate 11, no imprint copies or plate number copies are known from the right pane of the plate. Neinken notes that the discovery of this left-pane pair proved that the imprint used on Plate 12 was also used on Plate 11. This pair also confirmed much of the earlier plating work, because it tied various positions to the two stamps in this pair, which have the “No. 11” plate number.
Illustrated in Neinken book (p. 479). Ex Neinken and Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA.
Ex Hoffman. With 1982 and 2006 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa PERFORATED ISSUE.
Ex Hansen. With 2005 P.F. certificate