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Sale 1024 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One: 1847-1868 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 June, 2012

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)

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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
21
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 21, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 60R2, large to huge margins all around including huge right sheet margin with "nter, Casilear & Co. BANK NOTE E" imprint and plate no. 2, neat strike of 1857 year-dated town datestamp, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE II WITH THE PLATE NUMBER FROM PLATE 2.

Collectors who want the finest or most unusual examples of the classic imperforate issues are often stymied by common stamps, such as Scott No. 7, because it is difficult to find one example that stands apart from the rest. One way is to find a copy showing parts of all surrounding stamps, which is usually "made" by cutting out a single from a large multiple. Another approach, which is more difficult, is to find the stamp from either a corner-margin position or with part of the imprint or plate number.

The rarity of sound, four-margin copies increases exponentially when restricted to corner-margin or imprint examples. Imprints are found along eight positions on the 1c 1851-57 plates (four at left and four at right), and there are four corners of the full plate of 200 (plus the interior gutter positions). Many stamps from those positions were trimmed close to the design. The plate number is found on only two positions, and the number is almost never encountered on surviving stamps.

Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate

150
8,000
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