Sale 1235 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 May, 2021
Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)
EXTREMELY FINE. 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 Kirke. With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $30,000.00). Since 2008 the P.S.E. has changed its standards for Jumbo, so we expect this to be recertified as XF 90 and is offered as such (SMQ $24,000.00) -- P.S.E. Population Report for 90 is 6 plus 2 90J (including this stamp) and 6 higher, all used (highest grade for unused is 85)