Sale 1109 — U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection
Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)
VERY-FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMPORTANT ONE-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE MULTIPLE SHOWING THE COMPLETE PLATE NUMBER FROM PLATE TWO.
As an indication of rarity, the entire Wagshal collection (which included the Neinken collection) did not contain an example of the 1c 1851 Imperforate with the plate number from Plate 2. The single offered in our Natalee Grace sale realized $8,000 hammer.
Ex Newbury and Vogel. With 2011 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2. THIS POSITION PRODUCED THE BEST EXAMPLE OF TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.
Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased... The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).
With 1987 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FAMOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY 1851 ONE-CENT PLATE 3 IMPRINT COPY.
This remarkable stamp is illustrated and described in the Neinken book (Fig. 14-D, pages 221-222). Ashbrook described Position 31L3 as "the finest example of these left edge cracks" (Vol. 2, page 224).
Ex Emerson, Neinken and Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM PLATE FOUR.
Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line.
With 1985 P.F. and 2006 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)