AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC MULTIPLE, BEING THE LARGEST KNOWN BLOCK FROM PLATE ONE EARLY.
Only recently discovered by John Minsker among old records, this record-size block was described in the American Philatelist shortly after a 1994 A.P.S. certificate was issued. It is the largest block known from Plate 1 Early, followed by the unused irregular block of eight containing Pos. 7R1E, an unused and defective block of six (Pos. 51-53/61-631E), and seven or eight unused blocks of four (one used block is also known).
Offered to the philatelic market for the first time
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE USE OF THE CALIFORNIA PENNY POST COMPANY 7-CENT ENTIRE FROM STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA.
Covers bearing the company handstamp in addition to the government postmark are considerably rarer than those without the Penny Post Co. mark. Use of the Stockton branch office handstamp in conjunction with the very rare 7c entire is believed unique.
A remarkable 1851 Issue and local post combination. Ex Caspary, Jessup, Pearce, Haas, Grunin, Kapiloff. With 1993 P.f certificate
VERY FINE. ONLY SIXTEEN 3-CENT 1851 BISECT COVERS ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH FIVE ARE USED TO MAKE UP THE 10-CENT TRANSCONTINENTAL RATE. THIS COVER IS ONE OF THE TWO FINEST EXAMPLES AND THE ONLY BISECT IN A BLOCK CONFIGURATION.
Sixteen 3c 1851 bisects are recorded by Stanley Piller (The Chronicle, No. 136 and 137), including two that are not considered genuine. Two or three additional covers are reported.
Ex Cohen, Kapiloff. With 1981 P.F. certificate
AN ENORMOUSLY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 IMPERFORATE AND AN EQUALLY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1857 PERFORATED BLOCK.
Cover refolded at top to show complete block (which was originally folded over top), some skillfully repaired cover tears, Fine appearance.
Ex Neinken and illustrated in his 10c book, also ex Beals, with 1989 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. THE FAMOUS 10-CENT 1855 PLATE 1 IMPRINT SINGLE - UNIQUE ON COVER AND ONE OF THE FEW KNOWN IMPRINT MARGIN EXAMPLES OF THIS STAMP IN ANY FORM.
Illustrated in Neinken's 10c 1855 book. Ex Krug, Baker, Grunin, with 1987 P.F. certificate