Sale 1111 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2015

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale 1111, Lot 12, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Mint N.H., enormous margins all around including parts of all nine surrounding stamps, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ATTAINABLE. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would have to find a block of nine with no hinging in the surrounding stamps that are included in order to produce the Gem offered here. For all the imperforate issues (Scott 1-17), only four stamps in total have achieved this ultimate grade in Mint N.H. condition -- two of Scott 9 and two of Scott 11.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Scott 9 is priced at the grade of 100 in hinged condition, at $13,000.00. This does not take into consideration any multiplier for Mint N.H. condition or for the higher grade.

750
23,000
13
 
Sale 1111, Lot 13, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 74R4, large margins to just in at left, clearly showing the Type III breaks, neat circular datestamp, Very Good, with photocopy of 2006 P.S.E. certificate for pair

2,250
1,100
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Sale 1111, Lot 14, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 9R1L, recut once at bottom (only eight such recuts on plate), original gum, lightly hinged, large margins all around, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, this Type IV stamp shows the complete design at top, in its earlier state it was Type Ib Scott 5A, with 2003 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,200.00)

850
2,000
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Sale 1111, Lot 15, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Large to huge margins all around, crisp shade and fine impression, light grid cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

95
300
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Sale 1111, Lot 16, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Large to huge margins, especially deep shade and sharp impression, New York datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00)

95
200
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17
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Sale 1111, Lot 17, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 87-89/97-98RO, block of twelve from Plate O, original gum, large margins to barely in at top left, intense shade and proof-like impression, diagonal crease affects three stamps, bottom right stamp stain spot mostly on back

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1851 3-CENT TYPE II ORANGE BROWN, SCOTT 10A, FROM PLATE O. AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC UNITED STATES IMPERFORATE MULTIPLE.

This block comes from the lower left corner of the block of twelve from Plate O that was once part of the Stanley M. Piller and Robert Zoellner collections. After our Zoellner sale it was cut into smaller units, primarily to harvest a Mint N.H. single, but this block was preserved.

Ex Piller and Zoellner as block of twelve. With copy of 1979 P.F. certificate (for block of twelve). Scott Retail $20,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
3,250
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Sale 1111, Lot 18, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large to huge margins including top sheet margin, original gum, lightly hinged, showing gash on shoulder variety, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00 with no premium for the variety)

300
900
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Sale 1111, Lot 19, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Original gum, large margins all around, rich Brownish Carmine color, sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

275
1,300
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20
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Sale 1111, Lot 20, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Original gum, lightly hinged, full to large margins including frameline of adjoining stamp above, bright shade, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 P.F. certificate for block

275
425
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Sale 1111, Lot 21, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins all around including part of eleven adjoining stamps, rich color and detailed impression, neat strikes of blue Charleston circular datestamp and black Vera Cruz oval transit marking, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal-quality multiple, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; multiples are unpriced in SMQ)

143
2,600
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Sale 1111, Lot 22, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12). Large evenly balanced margins all around, rich color, detailed impression, town datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates

700
550
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Sale 1111, Lot 23, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12). Full margins to just touched at top, rich color and sharp impression, red grid cancel, Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

850
250
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Sale 1111, Lot 24, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17). Positions 29-30/39-40R1, block of four, large part disturbed original gum, large margins to just in at right, crisp impression, some toned spots

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

Ex Frelinghuysen. With 2012 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $45,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
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