EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE ONE EARLY. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE FACE-FREE BLUE CANCEL.
In addition to the three inverted transfer positions, there are eight major double transfer positions on Plate 1 Early: 24L, 25L, 27L, 61L, 12R, 15R, 22R and 65R.
With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00). The P.S.E. Population Report does not break down the 1c 1851's by plate. We are quite sure that the more desirable and scarcer Plate 1E stamps are much rarer in high grades than their Type II counterparts from Plate 2.