Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016
Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)
1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 94R4, large margins to just barely touching plume at top left, deep rich Plate 4 shade, bold impression on fresh paper, town cancel
VERY FINE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.
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).
With 2010 P.S.E. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $8,500.00)