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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

Category — 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26)

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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1061, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26)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" and Curtis. With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,150.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 95).

900
2,000
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