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Sale 998 — The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 December, 2010

Category — Plate Four Types Ia and Ic

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
425
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 425, Plate Four Types Ia and Ic1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, large even margins all around, deep rich Plate 4 shade and proof-like impression, barely cancelled by a very light strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- IT HAS BRIGHT PAPER, DEEP RICH COLOR, A PROOF-LIKE IMPRESSION AND A LIGHT CANCELLATION WHICH ALLOWS THE TYPE CHARACTERISTICS TO BE CLEARLY SEEN.

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).

13,000
24,000
426
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 426, Plate Four Types Ia and Ic1c Blue, Ty. Ic-III (6b-8), 1c Blue, Ty. Ic-III (6b-8)1c Blue, Ty. Ic-III (6b-8). Positions 47-48L4, horizontal pair, left stamp Type Ic, right stamp Type III, left stamp with huge margins all around, right stamp with three huge margins and just in at bottom, brilliant color, light strike of circular datestamp, right stamp natural fiber inclusion causing a tiny surface rub

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION PAIR OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT COMBINING TYPES Ic AND III. THE LEFT STAMP -- THE RARE TYPE Ic -- IS A SUPERB GEM AND EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Type Ic occurs on only ten of the 200 positions from Plate 4 and does not occur on any other plate. Two of these ten are "swing positions" (41R4 and 49R4), which can be Type IIIa stamps, depending on the impression. As is well known, most stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued with perforations. Imperforate stamps from Plate 4 are much rarer.

Ex Geary. With 2009 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles.

6,250
5,250
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