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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — 1c 1851 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
88
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 88, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I (5), 1c Blue, Ty. I (5)1c Blue, Ty. I (5). Position 7R1E, beautiful Plate 1 Early color, full margins all around except just barely in at bottom right, light strike of grid cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE I. ONLY POSITION 7R1E -- THE SEVENTH STAMP IN THE RIGHT PANE OF PLATE 1 EARLY -- FURNISHED IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT STAMPS SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN (TYPE I). A HIGHLY DESIRABLE CLASSIC UNITED STATES STAMP.

The census compiled by Mal Brown contains at least 80 unduplicated records of Scott 5. There are probably no more than ten examples existing outside of the Brown census population. Therefore, the 1c 1851 Type I is the rarest of all United States stamps issued regularly prior to the 1868 Grills.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

37,500
62,500
89
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 89, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, beautiful Plate 1 Early color, large margins except just barely in at top left, neat grid cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. POSITION 6R (AND 8R) FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE IB EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

8,250
5,500
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90
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 90, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 92R4, huge margins all around including sheet margin at bottom and part of adjacent stamps at sides, clearly showing the complete design at bottom (the characteristic of Type Ia), rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, neat penstroke, also foreign transit at bottom right (described as a carrier datestamp on certificate)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE TYPE IA STAMP. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH A FOREIGN TRANSIT CANCELLATION.

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 (all from the bottom row--the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 1998 P.F. certificate

9,350
9,250
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91
ogbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 91, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Horizontal block of eight, Positions 41-44/51-54R2, clear to large margins including sheet margin at left and part of five adjacent stamps, large part original gum, beautiful and fresh color, few internal creases barely noticeable from the front

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE TYPE II.

Scott Retail as two blocks of four

9,000
4,750
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92
ogbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 92, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 58-60/67-70/77-80L1E, block of eleven with guideline visible in right margin, full margins to slightly in, additional stamp (Position 57) detached and repositioned at top, original gum, gum toning only slightly visible on face, creased in top horizontal row and some creasing in last row near bottom

AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC MULTIPLE, BEING THE LARGEST KNOWN BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 FROM PLATE ONE EARLY.

This block was discovered within the past seven years among a file of old records. It is the largest known block from Plate 1 Early, followed in size by the irregular unused block of eight containing Position 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).

From our 1996 Rarities of the World sale, where it realized $41,800. Ex Zoellner. With 1994 A.P.S. certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
11,000
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93
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 93, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 60R2, large to huge margins all around including huge right sheet margin with "(Toppan, Carpe)nter, Casilear & Co. BANK NOTE E(NGRAVERS)" imprint and plate no. 2, neat strike of 1857 year-dated town datestamp, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT BLUE TYPE II WITH THE PLATE NUMBER FROM PLATE 2.

Ex Colonel Edward H.R. Green.

160
5,500
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94
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 94, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 54L4, large to enormous margins all around including large part of adjacent stamp at right, wide breaks at both top and bottom, rich color, two strikes of July 8 circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE III IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

The Neinken book states that this position is "perhaps the best example of a Type III stamp from the 6th row." The position is used in the Neinken book on page 275 to illustrate the type.

With 1998 P.F. certificate.

2,500
6,750
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95
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 95, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Beautiful deep Plate 4 color, large margins all around, bold face-free New York town dateless circle, showing wide break at top and clearly defined break at bottom, bright and fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III IN SOUND USED CONDITION.

With 1981 P.F. certificate

2,500
3,250
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96
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 96, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, original gum, lightly hinged, large to huge margins all around, showing wide break at top, deep Plate 4 shade and beautiful rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April-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. The Type IIIa from Plate 4 with original gum is extremely rare.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

4,000
12,500
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97
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 97, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 58L4, full to large margins, deep rich Plate 4 color, red New York carrier circular datestamp with "2" integral rate, fresh and Extremely Fine, imperforate Plate 4 stamps are very scarce because most of the supply was perforated soon after printing, ex Newbury, Morris, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,025
3,500
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98
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 98, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Horizontal pair, huge margins including parts of adjacent stamps at left and right, full at bottom right, deep rich Plate 4 color, perfectly struck town datestamp, left stamp has small corner crease at top left, crease in extreme right margin (easily trimmed leaving a huge margin), Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail for a pair

2,400
2,000
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99
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 99, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 96L1L, recut once at top, original gum -- so pristine, it would be considered never hinged if it were seen on much later issue -- enormous margins all around including sheet margin at bottom and trace of adjacent stamps at top and left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE TYPE IV ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

To describe this extraordinary stamp merely as a Scott 9 with original gum does not do justice to its condition. There is no doubt that it comes from an original-gum multiple cut apart in recent years, because any single 1c 1851 stamp of this quality would have been mounted with hinges in collections going back to the early 20th century. It is also quite possible that the stamp comes from a position in the block that was never hinged, for there is only a small area of unevenness in the gummed selvage, and we see no trace of hinging. For the collector who demands original gum on classic stamps, this is the ultimate example of the 1c Type IV imperforate.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

675
4,500
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100
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 100, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 91L1, triple transfer, one inverted, recut once at top, immense margins all around with trace of adjacent stamp at top and sheet margin at bottom and at left, neat circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT WITH TRIPLE TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED, FROM PLATE 1 LATE.

The three inverted transfers occurred during the making of Plate 1 Early. Positions 71L, 81L and 91L were entered from the three-subject transfer roll in the spaces where the first three entries had been made and erased (but not fully erased). The three entries that were erased were made in the upper corner left corner of the plate (which would produce 10R, 20R and 30R). The plate was turned 180 degrees before starting fresh entries from the transfer roll. Why this was done is not known. Position 91L was re-entered a third time on Plate 1 Early, creating a triple transfer (two upright, one inverted). When Toppan, Carpenter re-worked the worn plate, many of the subjects were re-entered, and all but one were recut at top and/or bottom, creating Scott 9, Type IV, from what we call Plate 1 Late (the same piece of steel in its modified state). Positions 71L and 81L were re-entered, thus becoming triple transfer (one inverted) positions, but 91L was not re-entered.

With 2000 P.S.E.certificate.

175
0
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101
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 101, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal pair, each stamp recut once at top and once at bottom, enormous margins all around including parts of nine adjacent stamps, large parts at sides, bright color on fresh paper, two neat strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 18" circular datestamps, left stamp with straightline "Paid" handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING PAIR OF THE IMPERFORATE TYPE IV ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH UNCOMMONLY LARGE MARGINS AND WITH CLEAR STRIKES OF A SAN FRANCISCO CANCELLATION. SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

260
3,000
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102
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 102, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top and once at bottom, large margins all around, printed "paid" pre-cancel, in lower case type, fresh and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE PRECANCEL. ONLY THREE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED OF THE LOWER CASE TYPE.

The Philatelic Foundation has certified six stamps as genuine with the "Paid" precancel -- three lower case and three upper case. This is the only stamp with four margins among the six certified examples.

Ex Morris. With 1991 P.F. certificate.

2,125
10,500
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103
E
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 103, 1c 1851 Issue(1c) Franklin, (3c) Jefferson, Vignette Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (5-E1Ef var), (1c) Franklin, (3c) Jefferson, Vignette Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (5-E1Ef var)(1c) Franklin, (3c) Jefferson, Vignette Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (5-E1Ef var). Pair with vignettes facing, 42 x 42mm, Very Fine and choice, very rare pair of this Toppan, Carpenter & Co. essay

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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104
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 104, 1c 1851 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins showing parts of adjoining stamps, touched at top right, tied by blue "Wells Fargo & Co. Express San Francisco" oval handstamp on blue Jan. 1855 folded letter to Sacramento Cal., writer states that four letters are enclosed, instructions "P Wells Fargo & Cos Express, To be delivered immediately", folds at top and bottom, one creases stamp in strip, neatly pressed and not noticeable, still Very Fine, an extremely rare Wells, Fargo & Co. usage with the 1c 1851 Issue

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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