Sale 992 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 24-25 June, 2010
Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS STAMP'S ENORMOUS MARGINS AND LIGHT CANCEL HAVE EARNED IT THE COVETED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO -- ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
This used 1c 1851 Type III Imperforate stands out among the many examples of Scott 8 we have sold, including the other Superb 98 Jumbo sold in Sale 967 (lot 4088, $26,000 hammer).
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $24,000.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade). According to the P.S.E. Population Report, this is one of two used No. 8's to have been awarded the grade of Superb 98 Jumbo (one 98 is reported, and none graded higher).
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE III.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARING AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III IMPERFORATE FROM POSITION 99R2.
Position 99R2 is the only example of Type III on Plate 2 (and the best example of the type on any plate). With 2000 A.P.S. certificate