EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II.
With 1980 and 1998 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,900.00). The P.S.E. grade is an enigma. In this stamp we have full margins framing the ornamentation on all sides, including the left and right sides, and there is a large top sheet margin. Considering the additional "plus" factors -- lightly-hinged gum and bright fresh color and paper -- we are at a loss to explain how this stamp could have received a grade of less than 90.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA FROM PLATE 4.
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. As an indication of rarity in such superb condition, this stamp realized $23,000 hammer in our Sale 836.
With 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV. A STAMP OF REMARKABLE FRESHNESS AND EYE APPEAL.
Ex Dr. Morris. With copy of 1991 P.F. and with 1996 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00). Only two have graded higher to date, and only one other shares this grade. The SMQ for 95 cannot possibly factor in the left guideline margin on this stamp.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ORANGE BROWN. A REMARKABLE CLASSIC STAMP IN PERFECT CONDITION.
We doubt that more than a handful of this issue exists in Extremely Fine Gem Mint Never-Hinged condition. This stamp is a true condition rarity and is easily one of the finest extant. The last Mint N.H. example of Scott 10 in comparable condition realized $37,500 hammer in our Sale 881.
With 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT RED BROWN 1856 ISSUE.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE II. WORTHY OF THE FINEST COLLECTION.
Given the wide spacing between subjects on the plate used to print the 10c 1855 Issue, one would expect to find an ample supply of examples in sound original-gum condition with four margins. However, such stamps are extremely rare. The P.S.E. Population Report for Scott 14 and 15 lists only two 90’s and one 85 for Scott 14, and there are no graded OG copies for Scott 15.
With 1968 and 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $10,000.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE III.
This wonderful example of the 1855 10c Type III has large margins and unusually deep rich color. It is among the finest of the original-gum copies extant.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
With 1992 and 2000 P.F. certificates