Sale 1092 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 19-20 February, 2015
Category — 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint of 1857 Issue (Scott 18-47)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMBINATION BLOCK OF FOUR FROM PLATE FOUR, CONTAINING THREE EXAMPLES OF TYPE III AND ONE EXAMPLE OF TYPE IIIa. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST COMBINATION BLOCKS OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT ISSUE.
A Power Search review and our records revealed that blocks of any size containing more than two examples of the rare Type III are very difficult to find. The block of six, ex Moody, containing five examples of Type III (offered in our 1975 Rarities sale), has since been broken into singles. Most perforated multiples contain two each of Types III and IIIa, or three copies of Type IIIa. Although one would expect more Type III perforated stamps from positions that wore as the plate was used, the reality is they are very rare, which suggests that the sheets were stacked with the earlier impressions at the bottom. The top of the pile was released without perforations, and the bottom sheets in the pile (earlier impressions) were subsequently perforated and issued.
Ex Lilly. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as pair of Type III and pair of Types III and IIIa.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,750.00)
FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE COMPLETE PANE OF 100 OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE TYPE III FROM PLATE 25.
Scott Retail as a plate block, blocks of four and singles
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III.
We have rarely seen 10c 1857 Issue stamps with margins as wide as the example offered here.
With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three have graded higher (the highest is a 98)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $3,250.00)