VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IB, POSITION 9R1E, WHICH SHOWS THE DESIGN COMPLETE AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE AT BOTTOM.
Type Ib comes from only six positions on Plate 1E: Positions 3-6, 8 and 9R1E.
VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE, SHOWING THE CURL IN "C" OF "CENTS" VARIETY.
The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, ONE OF THE RARITIES FURNISHED BY PLATE FOUR.
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 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).
With 1993 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARING AND RARE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT CHICAGO PERFORATION. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ONE-CENT 1851-57 ISSUE.
The origin of the Chicago perforation was revealed in an article published by Jerome S. Wagshal in the Chronicle 130 (May 1986). To briefly summarize Mr. Wagshal's revelations, the inventor of the machine used to create the Chicago Perf stamps was Dr. Elijah W. Hadley, a Chicago dentist. He probably constructed the machine in 1854. Over a two-year period, beginning in November 1854, Dr. Hadley's device was offered for sale to the Post Office Department thru R. K. Swift, a prominent Chicago banker and businessman. The distinctive 12-1/2 gauge Chicago Perf was applied to sheets of the 1c (Plates 1 Late and 2) and 3c 1851 Issue, the former being considerably rarer. According to the census of Chicago Perf items compiled by W. Wilson Hulme II (Chronicle 175, Aug. 1997), a total of 17 examples of the 1c Chicago Perf have been recorded, comprising 2 unused, 3 used on covers, 12 used off cover (including a strip of three).
With 2001 P.F. certificate (stating "small lightened stain spot at top left, and manuscript ink on the reverse bleeding through to the face at bottom right"). The other unused example also has a stain.
A PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR CLASSIC RARITY -- APPROXIMATELY 18 EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 CHICAGO PERF ARE RECORDED.
Approximately 18 examples of the 1c Chicago Perf have been recorded, including four used on covers.
With copy of 1968 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF 21 FROM THE LEFT PANE OF PLATE ONE LATE, CONTAINING ONE STAMP WITH TRIPLE TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED. HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE.
Scott Retail as no gum singles does not adequately reflect the rarity of this item.
FINE. AN ELUSIVE CLARET SHADE VARIETY OF THE 1851 3-CENT WITH CHICAGO PERFORATION.
Ex Simpson. With copy of 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as normal shade
VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH CHICAGO PERFORATIONS ON COVER.
The bright color and choice centering of this stamp makes it particularly desirable, as does the fact that very few are known sound.
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH CHICAGO PERFORATIONS.
The clear yeardate of the cancel, well before perforations were introduced to regular U.S. stamps, makes this example particularly desirable.
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.
Despite the trivial faults chronicled on the accompanying certificate, this still has very choice appearance.
With 2007 P.F. certificate
ALMOST VERY FINE AND QUITE ATTRACTIVE FOR THIS RARE UNUSED STAMP.
With 2006 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A MAGNIFICENT STRIP OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH A PENNSYLVANIA TOWN DATESTAMP, AS MOST STRIPS WERE USED FROM NEW ORLEANS.
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE I. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM THE CORNER SHEET-MARGIN POSITION.
Small purple backstamp. With 1986 P.F. and 1991 P.S.E. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE II 1855 ISSUE.
With 1978 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV.
Apart from the large even margins, this superb stamp is neatly cancelled with the top recut line unobscured.
EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV WITH A LIGHT BLUE CANCEL LEAVING THE TOP RECUT LINE COMPLETELY VISIBLE.
With 1999 P.F. certificate