VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF POSITION 6R1E, ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE IB EXAMPLES, SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE DESIGN AT BOTTOM.
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 Ashbrook note
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE TYPE IA STAMP.
Type Ia stamps were only furnished by 18 of the 20 positions on the bottom row of Plate 4. With 2000 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE COMBINATION PAIR OF THE IMPERFORATE 1-CENT 1851 TYPE IIIa-III.
With 1961 Friedl certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1-CENT TYPE IV 1851 ISSUE.
With 1994 P.F. certificate