EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM BOTTOM SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE II FROM PLATE 1 EARLY.
Stamps from Plate 1E, which produced the first 1c 1851's issued, are very scarce in original-gum condition and typically are toned or stained. This stamp is among the freshest and brightest Plate 1E examples we have encountered with original gum.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE II.
With 1996 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE FROM PLATE 1 EARLY.
An outstanding Plate 1 Early stamp featuring huge margins, a colored cancel and fresh color.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ARGUABLY THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF TYPE II FROM PLATE 3 WE HAVE EVER OFFERED AT AUCTION. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
Type II stamps from Plate 3 are scarce due to the short life of the printing plate.
With 2003 P.S.E. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III ISSUE.
With 2003 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND RARE PAIR OF THE TYPE III 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE ISSUE. REMARKABLE IN EVERY RESPECT.
There are only a small number of adjoining Type III positions on Plate 4, which produced both imperforate and perforated stamps. Imperforate Type III pairs are extremely rare. This pair shows clear breaks in the lines at top and bottom and comes from two "swing" positions, 23-24L4, which transformed from Type IIIa to Type III as the plate wore.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE PAIR OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa FROM PLATE 1 EARLY.
This pair comes from the second row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early. The row above it produced the major rarities, Scott 5 and 5A, and there is a tiny bit of the plume of 8R (Scott 5A) visible in the top left margin.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV WITH TRIPLE-TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED.
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. Position 91L was not re-entered. Thus, Position 71L and 81L only exist as triple transfers one inverted as Type IV stamps, while Position 91L exists as Type II and Type IV.
With 2004 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV.
Ex Drucker. With 1988 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY FRESH AND RARE UNUSED IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV.
With 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as block of four with gum but with no premium for the imprint
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A NEWLY-DISCOVERED WRAPPER WITH A PAIR OF THE "PAID" PRECANCEL. THE ENCLOSURE SOLVES THE MYSTERY OF WHERE THIS RARE PRECANCEL ORIGINATED. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS PRECANCEL ON A WRAPPER.
Little is known about the "Paid" precancels on the 1c 1851 Issue. The Ashbrook 1c book illustrates several varieties of actual and supposed precancels, including a pair similar to that offered here. Ashbrook surmises that "the markings..were printed from newspaper type. In all probability the overprinting was done in a newspaper printing plant, and the stamps were used on wrappers enclosing newspapers or more than probable, on the newspapers themselves."
With 2004 P.F. certificate. A new discovery offered to the market for the first time. The wrapper requires paper conservation to prevent further acidification, but the newspaper is unaffected by aging.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT IMPERFORATE ORANGE BROWN ISSUE.
Due to the narrow spacing on the plate, this issue rarely comes with margins as large as the stamp offered here. This should be considered a true condition rarity.
With 1993 and 2000 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND SPECTACULAR BARNABAS BATES "CHEAP POSTAGE" PROPAGANDA COVER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN.
Ex Baker. With 1995 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.
With 1998 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
With 1950 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
A remarkable stamp in all respects: margins, color, impression, cancel and freshness.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
With 1993 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
Ex Ishikawa, Sevenoaks and Twigg-Smith. With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE ON PART-INDIA PAPER.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE USED PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE IN SUPERB CONDITION.
With 2004 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 12-CENT 1851 BISECT COVER WITH THE RARE SONORA 1852 YEAR-DATED STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK. ONLY FIVE RECORDED COVERS -- ALL FROM THE JARVIS CORRESPONDENCE -- WITH THE 12-CENT 1851 BISECT AND SONORA STRAIGHTLINE.
Ex Brown, Grunin and Zoellner