Sale 1247 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021
Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)
1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, circular datestamp cancel leaves design clearly visible
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.
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).
With 1970, 2011 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $18,000.00)