Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5117
 
Sale 997, Lot 5117, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, brilliant color on crisp paper, bold strike of square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING 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.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $30,300.00). For Positions 6R1E and 8R1E (the better positions, which catalogue more than 50% higher than other positions in both Scott and SMQ), none has graded higher. This is the highest grade awarded to this position.

16,000
12,500
5118
 
Sale 997, Lot 5118, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, full to large margins clearly showing all of the Type Ib design characteristics at top and bottom, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of red grid cancel, two horizontal creases at bottom and a tiny corner crease at top, the latter not mentioned on accompanying certificates

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE.

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.

With 1974 and 2009 P.F. certificates

16,000
4,250
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5119
 
Sale 997, Lot 5119, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 92R4, three large margins showing full plumes at bottom -- the defining characteristics of the rare Ty. Ia -- touched or slightly in at top, deep rich color and very faint cancel, appears unused

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia SHOWING THE FULL PLUMES AT BOTTOM.

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
5,750
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5120
 
Sale 997, Lot 5120, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (6b). Position 96R4, curl in "C" variety, small margins to cut in, deep rich color, unusual cancel comprising two vertical bars, small tear at top, this bottom-row F Relief position is far more desirable and rarer than the E Relief Type Ic positions in other rows on Plate 4

10,000
1,800
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5121
 
Sale 997, Lot 5121, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ic (6b). Position 83L4, E Relief, three clear to huge margins, slightly in at left, rich color and sharp impression, cancelled by light circular datestamp at bottom right and two small ms. dashes, scarce and attractive, with 2010 P.F. certificate

3,000
950
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5122
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Sale 997, Lot 5122, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Horizontal strip of three, unused (no gum), huge margins incl. sheet margin at left, just touched at right, center stamp tiny thin speck, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as three no gum singles

1,275
550
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5123
 
Sale 997, Lot 5123, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Enormous margins incl. sheet margin at bottom and significant portion of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade, bold strike of grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $365.00 as 90, $990.00 as 95)

170
250
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5124
 
Sale 997, Lot 5124, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, large margins, beautiful bright color, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

190
250
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5125
 
Sale 997, Lot 5125, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, deep rich color, appears unused at a glance but we note a faint cancel at right, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

170
300
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5126
 
Sale 997, Lot 5126, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Printed "paid" Precancel (7 var). Margins to slightly in with about one-half of the adjoining stamp at top (shows "id" of precancel), bottom stamp tear at right and light scuff on "half stamp" at top, Fine appearing and rare precancel variety, little is known about the "Paid" precancels on the 1c 1851 Issue, Ashbrook surmised that "the markings... were printed from newspaper type. In all probability the overprinting was done in a newspaper printing plant, and the stamps were used on wrappers enclosing newspapers or more than probable, on the newspapers themselves." -- Ashbrook's theory was borne out by the discovery of a newspaper wrapper, which was sold in our 2004 Rarities sale

2,670
425
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5127
 
Sale 997, Lot 5127, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Horizontal strip of three, ample to mostly huge margins showing traces or parts of at least four adjoining stamps, bright color, light circular datestamps, center stamp has trace of vertical crease, righthand stamp has thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

575
350
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5128
 
Sale 997, Lot 5128, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, IV (7, 9). Large margins, lovely deep rich colors, former red N.Y. Carrier cancel, latter light circular datestamp, Extremely Fine lot

345
400
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5129
 
Sale 997, Lot 5129, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c-12c 1851 Issue (7, 9, 11A, 15, 17). Ample to huge margins, all with red cancels (grids or circular datestamp), No. 11A Extremely Fine Gem (2006 P.S.E. certificate, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $240.00), others Fine-Very Fine, No. 7 2007 P.S.E. certificate, No. 15 1985 P.F. certificate

927
850
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5130
 
Sale 997, Lot 5130, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, IV (7, 9). Horizontal pairs, mostly full margins, intense colors, strikingly different New Orleans circular datestamps, also incl. No. 11 horizontal pair with Sandusky O. circular datestamps, Fine-Very Fine

712
200
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5131
 
Sale 997, Lot 5131, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, three large to huge margins showing bit of next stamp at right, barely in at left, rich color, neat circular datestamp, Fine and attractive, with 1999 P.F. certificate for this stamp on its original cover

3,500
1,300
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5132
 
Sale 997, Lot 5132, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 70L4, three ample to huge margins with straddle-pane margin at right, cut in at left, deep rich color, almost face-free edge of circular datestamp at left, Very Good, with 1995 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair

3,500
750
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5133
 
Sale 997, Lot 5133, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large even margins, distinct break at top, rich color, face-free circular datestamp leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIA. RARE IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,200
1,700
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5134
 
Sale 997, Lot 5134, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, deep rich Plate 4 color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $875.00)

1,200
800
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5135
 
Sale 997, Lot 5135, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at sides, clear at top, bright color, neat strikes of New York 4-bar slug circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,200
700
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5136
 
Sale 997, Lot 5136, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, large to huge margins except tiniest bit in at bottom left, lovely pastel color, bold Chicago circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
475
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5137
 
Sale 997, Lot 5137, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 1E, large to clear margins, rich color, blackish-blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and attractive

1,200
0
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5138
 
Sale 997, Lot 5138, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 69R4, clear break at top, large margins to just in at upper left, rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $700.00)

1,200
475
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5139
 
Sale 997, Lot 5139, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, ample to large margins, exceptionally deep rich color, circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,200
450
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5140
 
Sale 997, Lot 5140, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, full even margins, remarkably dark shade and proof-like impression, lightly cancelled by circular datestamp at lower left clear of Franklin's portrait, trivial lightning-shaped internal crease flashes when drying but does not in any way affect the appearance of this beautiful stamp (and not mentioned on certificate), Very Fine and choice appearance, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,200
800
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5141
 
Sale 997, Lot 5141, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Position 58R1E, sizable break in top outer line, margins virtually all around, bright color, bold large "Paid" grid cancel, corner crease top left, otherwise Very Fine, the break at top is unusually wide for Plate 1E, with 2010 P.F. certificate

1,200
325
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5142
 
Sale 997, Lot 5142, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, three huge margins, clear to in at top, cancel removed, thin spot, appears Fine

1,200
225
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5143
 
Sale 997, Lot 5143, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa-IIIa (7-8A-8A). Positions 54-56R1E, horizontal strip of three, margins nearly all around, lovely "Robin's Egg" Blue shade from Plate 1E, red grid cancels with additional removed pen cancels (not readily apparent), Fine-Very Fine multiple, Position 55R1E (center stamp in strip) is one of the "Best" Type IIIa positions listed by Ashbrook and Neinken (p. 73 in book), based on the wide break in the top outer line, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
650
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5144
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Sale 997, Lot 5144, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), large margins to clear, color and paper somewhat affected by bleach (not noted on certificate), otherwise Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

550
225
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5145
 
Sale 997, Lot 5145, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Huge margins incl. bottom right corner straddle-pane margin with centerline and guide dot, pretty shade, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a scarce example with the centerline and guide dot between panes on Plate 1 Late, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00 as 85, $250.00 as 90, without premium for position)

130
425
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5146
 
Sale 997, Lot 5146, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Large to huge margins, rich color and clear impression, bold Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem

130
300
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5147
 
Sale 997, Lot 5147, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 5R1L, large margins incl. sheet margin at top and part of adjoining stamp at bottom, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine Ty. IV stamp from a position that produced Ty. Ib on early state of the plate

130
200
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