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Sale 998 — The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 December, 2010

Category — Plate One Early - Top Row of Right Pane

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 2, Plate One Early - Top Row of Right Pane1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, large margins all around including top sheet margin, splendid bright Plate 1 Early shade and sharp impression, neatly cancelled by town datestamp with all of the essential elements of Type Ib unobscured by cancel, exceptionally fresh, short crease in top sheet margin well clear of printed design, small sealed tear at bottom left just touches scroll

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SUPERB-LOOKING USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES.

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 ironed out when the entries were made below them. 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.

16,000
6,750
3
c
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 3, Plate One Early - Top Row of Right Pane1c Blue, Ty. Ib-II (5A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib-II (5A-7)1c Blue, Ty. Ib-II (5A-7). Positions 9-10R1E, horizontal pair from the top right corner of Plate 1 Early, comprising Type Ib at left and the desirable Type II Position 10R1E at right, large margins including part of top sheet margin and traces of adjoining stamps at bottom, bright Plate 1 Early shade and proof-like impression, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), margins to cut in, tied by multiple strikes of red grid cancels and matching "New-York Feb. 11" circular datestamp on greenish blue folded cotton market report datelined Charleston S.C., Feb. 6, 1852, addressed to Basel, Switzerland, sender's routing "Pr Steamer Niagara, New York 11 Febr.", red "BP/24 FE 24/1852" British transit backstamp, red Paris Feb. 25 transit datestamp ties 1c pair, "13" decimes due handstamp ties 3c stamp, red crayon "20" Swiss due marking, Basel receiving backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT TRANSATLANTIC COVER TO SWITZERLAND, CARRIED OUTSIDE THE MAILS FROM CHARLESTON TO NEW YORK, THEN BY BRITISH PACKET. THE FRANKING INCLUDES AN EXTREMELY RARE 1851 ONE-CENT PAIR FROM THE TOP ROW OF PLATE ONE EARLY, COMPRISING THE RARE TYPE Ib FROM POSITION 9R1E AND POSITION 10R1E, THE ONLY TYPE II POSITION ON PLATE ONE EARLY WITH THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early 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 ironed out when the entries were made below them. 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. Position 10R was more extensively ironed out at the bottom, but the entry still retained its characteristic Type I Relief T complete design at top.

Ex Emerson. Ashbrook notes on back with his comment "A Superb Cover"

E. 20,000-30,000
62,500
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