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Sale 1084 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 5-6 November, 2014

Category — 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3109
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3109, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (23)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Recut once at top and twice at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins which clearly show the characteristics of the type, neat strike of Syracuse N.Y. circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE IV. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Most examples of this issue have perforations either touching or into the recut lines. The example offered here, with intact recut lines at top and bottom, is exceedingly rare. It also has uncharacteristically deep color and detailed impression for a Plate 1 Late printing.

Ex Natalee Grace. With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00). Only four have graded higher

900
4,000
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