Sale 1111 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2015
Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)
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.
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
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