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Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
532
og
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 532, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, unused with traces of original gum, large even margins, deep rich color, small thin spot at left center and another at upper right edge

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III, WITH CLEAR AND DISTINCT BREAKS IN OUTER LINES AT TOP AND BOTTOM -- THE DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC OF THE TYPE.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) have small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2, which has the widest breaks of any Type III position, due to the short transfer during plate entry.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

20,000
13,000
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