Sale 1032 — The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24 October, 2012

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3013
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3013, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-9)1c Blue, Ty. la (6). Position 99L4, spectacular large to huge margins including significant portion of Position 100L at right and trace of Position 89L at top, deep rich color, light circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia WITH A LIGHT CANCEL AND MARGINS THAT ALLOW THE FULL TYPE CHARACTERISITICS TO BE SEEN.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Stephen Brown and from our 1989 Rarities of the World sale. With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $27,500.00 as 90, $50,000.00 as 95).

13,000
15,500