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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1c 1851 Issue, Ty. I (Scott 5)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1180
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1180, 1c 1851 Issue, Ty. I (Scott 5)1c Blue, Ty. I (5), 1c Blue, Ty. I (5)1c Blue, Ty. I (5). Position 7R1E showing clear stitch watermark, large top and full right margins showing complete design, touched at left to slightly cut in at lower and bottom left, bottom right plume intact, bright early shade and impression, bold small Boston "Paid" cancel struck upside down, few faults including filled thin and small repaired scissors-cut at bottom left, P.F. certificate also mentions a hinge stain at top which is no longer evident

FINE APPEARANCE. POSITION 7R1E -- THE SEVENTH STAMP IN THE RIGHT PANE OF PLATE 1 EARLY -- IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE 1,000 POSITIONS USED TO PRINT IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT STAMPS THAT SHOWS THE COMPLETE DESIGN (TYPE I). A GREAT RARITY.

The published census compiled by Jerome S. Wagshal contains at least 98 unduplicated records of Scott 5. There are probably no more than ten examples existing outside of the Wagshal census population. Therefore, the 1c 1851 Type I is the rarest of all United States stamps issued regularly prior to the 1868 Grills.

Wagshal Census No. 5-CAN-07. With 1990 P.F. certificate

75,000
17,500
1181
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1181, 1c 1851 Issue, Ty. I (Scott 5)1c Blue, Ty. I (5), 1c Blue, Ty. I (5)1c Blue, Ty. I (5). Position 7R1E, large margins to just touched, neat strike of grid cancel, stamp is extensively and expertly restored along top with top left portion of design painted in

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A VERY PRESENTABLE AND AFFORDABLE EXAMPLE OF SCOTT NUMBER 5, WHICH IS THE ONLY IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT STAMP TO SHOW THE ENTIRE DESIGN. ONLY ONE OF THE 1,000 POSITIONS USED TO PRINT IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT STAMPS SHOWS THE ENTIRE DESIGN.

The published census compiled by Jerome S. Wagshal contains at least 98 unduplicated records of Scott 5. There are probably no more than ten examples existing outside of the Wagshal census population. Therefore, the 1c 1851 Type I is the rarest of all United States stamps issued regularly prior to the 1868 Grills.

Wagshal Census No. 5-CAN-020. This was originally part of a strip of three (Positions 7-9R1E). With 1990 P.F. certificate as strip of three.

75,000
18,000
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