Sale 1115 — A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2067
og
Sale 1115, Lot 2067, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, original gum, large margins all around, beautiful dark Plate 4 color, wide break in top outer line, fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS SUPERB STAMP IS THE FIRST ORIGINAL-GUM, PREVIOUSLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa TO BE GRADED EXTREMELY FINE 90 BY P.S.E., AND IT IS VERY LIKELY TO REMAIN AT THE TOP OF THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT FOR A LONG TIME.

Type IIIa is defined as having a break in the outer line at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with huge margins, is an outstanding example of the type, as it clearly shows the bottom line complete and the top line with a wide break. The P.S.E. Population Report shows nothing in OG condition above 50, except for this new addition at XF 90. In the NG/RG/D-POG category there are stamps graded 85 and 95, but we have no idea what the gum condition is for those stamps. Therefore, after years of grading, this OGph XF 90 stamp lands at the top of the Population Report, and we cannot imagine any stamp displacing it, or even matching it, unless something unexpected turns up.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph XF 90; SMQ $15,000.00, but it cannot be based on any actual transaction).

6,250
17,500
2068
c
Sale 1115, Lot 2068, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, nice wide break at top, full to large margins, beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression, tied by lightly struck "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Jul. 7" circular datestamp on small locally-addressed cover, small piece of backflap missing, Extremely Fine, ex Caspary

1,350
850
Back to Top
2069
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2069, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 2L1L, recut twice at bottom (eleven on plate), enormous margins all around including top sheet margin, cancelled by light strikes of blue circular datestamp leaving Franklin's head completely cancel-free

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV WITH THE SUPREME P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00 for Gem 100, unpriced as 100J).

110
2,300
Back to Top
2070
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2070, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 30L1L (see note below), recut once at top, enormous margins all around including right interpane margin and parts of adjoining stamps on other sides, lightly cancelled by town circular datestamp, attractive color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV WITH THE HIGHLY-COVETED P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100.

Apart from the extraordinary Gem 100 quality of this stamp, it is also of particular interest to specialists in the 1c 1851 Issue. Position 30L on Plate 1 Late is one of six positions that show the Scott-listed "bottom frameline broken" variety in later impressions from the worn plate. The bottom line on this stamp is very weak and shows a tiny break just under the "C" of "Cent" that possibly qualifies it as the variety (Scott value $250.00).

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $2,400.00)

95
1,500
Back to Top
2071
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2071, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 40L1L, cracked plate variety, huge margins including right interpane margin and centerline, deep shade, cancelled by sharp strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp, ex Newbury (accompanied by original Siegel lot sheet), with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00)

150
1,300
Back to Top
2072
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2072, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, clear break in bottom frameline (we are unable to identify the exact position), recut once at top, large to huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps above and below and trace at left, deep shade, cancelled by New York City carrier department red "U.S. Mail/City Delivery/2/Jun. 21" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, an outstanding 1c 1851 stamp that is noteworthy not only for quality, but also as a very scarce plate variety, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $975.00) which does not note the plate variety

265
800
Back to Top
2073
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2073, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, large to huge margins, lightly cancelled by blue circular datestamp, beautiful deep shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $975.00)

100
500
Back to Top
2074
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2074, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, large margins, dark shade, cancelled by neatly struck paint-red circular datestamp leaving Franklin's face cancel-free, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

125
550
Back to Top
2075
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2075, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, recut once at top and twice at bottom, large to huge margins with part of adjoining stamp below, dark shade, cancelled by lightly struck circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

95
425
Back to Top
2076
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2076, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, large margins including left interpane margin and centerline, deep shade, light face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, an exceptionally choice sheet-margin example

95
350
Back to Top
2077
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2077, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, recut once at top, large to huge margins including parts of three adjoining stamps, cancelled by paint-red Mobile Ala. circular datestamp which appears to float above the dark blue background, Extremely Fine, a beauty

125
1,350
Back to Top
2078
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2078, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, three, each is lightly cancelled with large margins, one has left sheet margin, Extremely Fine

285
400
Back to Top
2079
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2079, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, horizontal pair, both recut once at top, huge margins all around including bottom sheet margin and traces of two adjoining stamps, dark shade, cancelled by New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent sheet-margin pair, ex Caspary

210
500
Back to Top
2080
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2080, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 89-90L1L, horizontal pair, left stamp recut once at top and bottom, right recut once at top and twice at bottom, full to large margins including traces of stamps below and right interpane centerline margin, dark shade, Extremely Fine

210
325
Back to Top
2081
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2081, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, horizontal pair, both recut once at top, large margins including bottom sheet margin, bright shade, cancelled by Philadelphia circular datestamp, corner crease in bottom right margin, still Extremely Fine

210
250
Back to Top
2082
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2082, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 90/100L1L, vertical pair from the bottom right of the left pane of Plate 1 Late, Position 100L shows strong double transfer, recut top and bottom (90L) and once at top (100L), large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp above and portion of bottom right corner sheet margins, beautiful brilliant shade more like a Plate 1 Early printing, blue Richmond Va. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine pair, pencil plating note on back looks like Chase's writing, so probably ex Chase, also ex Jessup

215
800
Back to Top
2083
 
Sale 1115, Lot 2083, 1c 1851-56 Issue, cont. (Scott 8A-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 61/71/81L1L, vertical strip of three comprising two of the three triple transfer, one inverted, positions on Plate 1 Late, large to huge margins all around, very lightly cancelled by town circular datestamp, bright shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A VERY RARE STRIP OF ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE STAMPS, CONTAINING TWO OF THE INVERTED TRANSFER POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE LATE.

The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L were made after the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Early was entered from the Type I single-relief transfer roll. According to Richard Celler's theory, the three inverted transfers were made from a Type I design 3-relief transfer roll as a sort of trial after the top row entries had been made and the plate was turned around 180 degrees. When another plate ("Plate 0") had to be discarded, the siderographer returned to Plate 1 and erased the three inverted transfers before completing the plate with entries surrounding 3R to 10R. On Plate 1 Early, Positions 71L and 81L are double transfers. Position 91L was entered a total of three times, so it is a triple transfer, one inverted. When the plate was reworked in 1852, 71L and 81L were re-entered (but not 91L), making them all triple transfers, one inverted.

A strip of Positions 71/81/91L1L was sold in our Wagshal sale for $1,500 hammer. This strip has superior margins and quality.

Ex Newbury. Acquired by the European Connoisseur in a 1964 H. R. Harmer sale for $380.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
Back to Top