EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES.
Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were ironed out when the entries were made below them. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.
All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (6R and 9R) are rare. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the sides or bottom. A Type Ib with full margins all around is a great rarity. This stamp has the added attraction of an unusual early type of fancy cancel.
Ex Wagshal. With 1979 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV.
With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00). Only four have graded higher
FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE II.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SOUND, FOUR-MARGIN ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CLASSIC UNITED STATES UNUSED STAMPS.
Our sale records contain only six examples of the imperforate 1855 10c Type IV with large part original gum or full original gum, including the stamp offered here. None of the other five stamps are sound. This represents an extraordinary opportunity to obtain this rare classic imperforate stamp in sound original-gum condition.
Ex "Ambassador." With 2015 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE AND SCARCE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT TYPE IV 1855 ISSUE.
With 1975 P.F. certificate