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)
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
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.
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)
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)
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
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)
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