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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
48
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 48, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, full margins to barely touched, beautiful rich Plate 1 Early color on bright paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IB AND FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF TYPE IB.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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 1988 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $13,800.00)

16,300
11,250
49
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 49, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, huge margins clearly showing the design characteristics at top and bottom, bright Plate 1 shade, two strikes of circular datestamp, defective with creases and repair at top, still an Extremely Fine appearing and acceptable example of this rare stamp, this position and 6R1E furnished the best examples of Type Ib

16,000
2,700
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50
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 50, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Mostly ample to large margins all around, well clear at bottom showing complete plumes (the important major aspect of this type and most desirable when shown completely), deep rich Plate 4 color, dark blue circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IA.

The 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 1974 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

13,000
7,500
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51
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 51, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 92L4, large margins on sides to just in at top, enormous bottom margin clearly shows the key design characteristics, rich color, two neat penstroke cancels leave design clearly visible

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IA IMPERFORATE.

Despite this type originating in the bottom row, and therefore with no stamps below it, examples showing wide margins at bottom are very much the exception.

With 2010 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail with non-pen cancel $13,000.00. Considering the fact that a light pen cancel leaves the design characteristics unmasked, the reduced Scott value for a pen-cancelled No. 6 seems unjustified.

6,250
2,800
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52
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 52, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 1 Late (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 1 Late (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 1 Late (7 var). Position 4R1L, original gum, lightly hinged, large even margins, rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE 1 LATE. THIS IS THE FIRST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE WE HAVE SOLD SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Position 4R was a Type Ib position on Plate 1 Early. When Plate 1 was reworked by re-entering subjects from the transfer roll and strengthening the tops and bottoms of 199 of the 200 positions, only 4R1L was left without any form of recut. 4R became Type II because some of the design at the bottom was burnished away. However, 4R on Plate 1 Late still shows the complete design at top, and has a strong double transfer from re-entries made when the plate was reworked. Examples of 4R1L are very scarce, and unused copies are rare. This original-gum example is an important rarity for the 1851 Issue specialist. A review of our auction records with Power Search produced a small number of used examples, but not one other original-gum 4R1L turned up. An unused pair (no gum) with positions 4R-5R1L was sold in our recent Hampshire sale (983). There must be others outside the present scope of our database, but clearly this is an extremely rare item.

With 1988 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,000
2,700
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53
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 53, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00)

1,100
1,600
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54
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 54, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins to just in at top, crisp impression, fresh and Fine

1,150
0
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55
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 55, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Unused (no gum), large to full margins, beautiful shade, faint vertical crease at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate

425
450
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56
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 56, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 6L1E, large even margins all around, bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $990.00)

170
0
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57
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 57, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 1L2, the "Misplaced Transfer" position, enormous margins all around, deep rich color, light vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance

170
180
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58
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 58, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, large margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, neat strike of town circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

170
140
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59
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 59, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, huge margins to just touched at right including sheet margin at left and portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, deep rich color on fresh paper, grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

170
110
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60
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 60, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (11), 1c Blue, Ty. II (11)1c Blue, Ty. II (11). Plate 2, large margins to barely in at bottom, rich color, cancelled by beautiful strike of Chicopee Mass. Star of David fancy cancel, Fine and attractive, ex Newbury, illustrated in Ashbrook Vol. II (p. 93)

E. 200-300
350
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61
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 61, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 21L3, showing lower corner surface cracks, deep rich color, cancelled by blue circular datestamp, small thin spot in right margin, Very Fine appearance, plated examples from Plate 3 are scarce

600
110
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62
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 62, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Positions 63-64L3, horizontal pair, margins clear to just in, bold strikes of New York circular datestamp, rich color, few flaws incl. creases and small thins, still Very Good-Fine appearance, scarce pair from Plate 3

1,200
180
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63
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 63, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 2L4, huge margins clearly showing the design characteristics, gorgeous dark color, sealed internal tear probably caused by heavy strike of obliterator, Extremely Fine appearance despite the fault, Plate 4 Type II stamps only come from the top row where they show full ornaments at top (some also show a small break in bottom line, which technically makes them Type IIIa)

1,100
200
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64
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 64, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 2 Crack (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 2 Crack (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 2 Crack (7 var). Reconstruction of the crack with Positions 2L, 12L, 13L and 23L hinged together, margins vary, minor flaws, Fine-Very Fine appearance and scarce reconstruction

1,560
475
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65
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 65, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 61-63R2, horizontal strip of three, 61R2 is the double transfer curl under the lower left plume, large margins clear of design all around, strike of circular datestamp slightly smudgy between left pair, otherwise Very Fine

575
200
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66
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 66, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 71/81/91R2, vertical strip of three, huge margins to just in incl. sheet margin at left, neat circular datestamp cancels, deep rich color, light corner crease in lower left selvage, otherwise Very Fine

575
225
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67
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 67, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 86-90R2, horizontal strip of five, Position 89 with double transfer, margins clear to in, multiple strikes of grid of rectangles cancel, some toning along edges and tiny corner crease, Very Good-Fine appearance, an impressive large multiple

950
170
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68
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 68, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 66R4, gorgeous Plate 4 color, tiny traces of black cancel (appears unused), full to clear margins showing the full design with clear breaks at top and bottom

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

With 1980 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $3,050.00)

3,500
2,900
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69
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 69, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 51L4, large margins to barely touched, showing clear breaks at top and bottom, radiant color, neat strike of face-free cancel

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III IMPERFORATE, WITH WONDERFUL COLOR AND REMARKABLE FRESHNESS.

With 1968 and 2010 P.F. certificate

3,500
2,600
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70
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 70, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Pos. 69L4, large margins to just touched, bright color, manuscript cancel expertly removed, otherwise Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as with pen cancel

1,750
800
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71
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 71, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade, clear break at top (the defining characteristic of the type), neat strike of New York circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIA IMPERFORATE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00)

1,200
850
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72
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 72, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 100R1E, showing broken line at bottom, three huge margins to just clear at top, rich color, neat circular grid cancel, small thin spots at top and light corner crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce example of Type IIIa with bottom broken line, listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as normal Plate 1E Ty. IIIa $1,200.00

E. 500-750
450
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73
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 73, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 100R2, a late impression from Plate 2 with broken line at bottom, large to huge margins, light town cancel, Very Fine, Position 100R2 was originally a Ty. II with a lightly transferred bottom line, as the plate wore this position evolved into Type IIIa, listed but unpriced in Scott as Plate 2, Scott Retail as Plate 1E Ty. IIIa $1,200.00

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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74
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 74, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, large margins, beautiful pastel color, blue "Richmond Va. Sep. 1" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine and exceptionally attractive

1,250
1,800
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75
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 75, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, large to full margins all around, clearly showing the wide break at top, circular grid cancel, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1985 and 1999 P.F. certificates

1,200
650
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76
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 76, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, bright color, nicely balanced margins, particularly large at top showing clear break, circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,200
750
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77
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 77, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, 6th row "F" Relief, margins virtually all around, deep rich color, unobtrusively cancelled by small part of a circular datestamp, Fine and very attractive

1,200
550
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78
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 78, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 40L1E, with broken line at top, large to clear margins with sheet margin and center line at right, rich color, bold strike of grid cancel, thin spot at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

1,200
400
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79
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 79, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A), 1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A). Positions 32-33L1E, horizontal pair, large margins to just touching at right, neat circular grid cancels, pretty Plate 1E color, couple small faults, Very Fine appearance, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,350
325
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80
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 80, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top, twice at bottom, original gum, ample to huge margins, nice color and clear impression, some minute toning spots showing mostly on left side, otherwise Very Fine, with photocopy of 2004 P.F. certificate for block of four from which this stamp was removed (no mention of toning) and 2006 P.F. certificate

800
325
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81
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 81, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Huge Jumbo margins showing parts of six adjoining stamps, rich color and bold New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00 as 95, $1,500.00 as 98)

130
550
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82
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 82, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 5R1L, double transfer, huge to enormous Jumbo margins showing parts of three adjoining stamps, attractive color, neat ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, choice top row position (this was a Type Ib on early state of plate), with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

65
225
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83
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 83, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top and once at bottom, huge margins incl. significant portions of adjoining stamp at sides, deep rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

140
160
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84
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 84, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 10R1L, recut twice at bottom, double transfer, three large margins incl. sheet margin at top, barely touched at bottom, Detroit circular datestamp, Very Fine, an attractive stamp from a desirable position, only 11 positions on Plate 1L are recut twice at bottom

150
160
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85
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 85, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 79L1L, recut twice at top and twice at bottom, one of only two double recut positions on the plate, large margins, rich color, town datestamp, small thin spot at top left, Very Fine appearance

225
130
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86
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 86, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Large margins to clear all around, printed "paid" precancel in lower-case type, used at Cleveland O., toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and rare, probably fewer than ten copies combined of the lower and upper-case precancels are known, with several of them cut in and defective

2,630
1,000
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87
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 87, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Plate 1 Late Reconstruction (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Plate 1 Late Reconstruction (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Plate 1 Late Reconstruction (9). Complete reconstruction of Plate 1 Late, Left and Right panes, 200 stamps incl. 15 strips of three, 5 pairs and singles, several with sheet margins incl. Pos 100R with huge corner margins (dry print), less than 20% of the stamps pen-cancelled, others with an array of hand cancels, some faults to be expected in such a large group

AN IMPRESSIVE AND RARE COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION OF PLATE ONE LATE. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED IN 15 YEARS.

One P.F. certificate accompanies. Scott Retail for the various recut positions with no premium for the multiples

27,450
3,000
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