Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016
Category — 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. PARTICULARLY EYE-APPEALING WITH THE RED NEW YORK CITY CARRIER DATESTAMP.
The defining characteristic of Type I is that the entire design is printed, including the scrolls and plumes at bottom. Type I perforated stamps are only known from certain positions on Plate 12. Due to the narrow spacing between perforations and difficulties of production, this issue is usually found with part of the design cut off by the perforations. The example offered here, with bright color, a clear cancel and with the design characteristics clearly visible, is a true condition rarity.
Ex Dr. Hinrichs. With 1999 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE AND EXTREMELY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND AND CENTERED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE Ia WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
Type Ia was produced by only 18 of the 20 bottom-row positions on Plate 4. Although Plate 4 was designed with sufficient space to accommodate perforations, the height of the top row and bottom row positions resulted in the perforations often cutting into the design at either top or bottom. For this reason, stamps from the bottom row of Plate 4 with perforations clear of the design are especially desirable, since the characteristics of the type is complete (Type Ia) or nearly complete (Type Ic) at bottom. The stamp offered here is the only centered, sound unused example that we can find in our records.
With 2015 P.F. certificate (VF 80). Scott Specialized Catalogue value for "Very Fine"
VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE II. THIS IS ONLY THE SEVENTH MINT NEVER-HINGED COPY OF SCOTT 20 WE HAVE OFFERED IN SEVENTEEN YEARS.
Ex Hoffman. With 2004 and 2011 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE III.
Ex Dr. Morris. With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED INTERPANE MARGIN AND CENTERLINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III.
Only six positions along the two adjacent vertical rows of Plate 4 can possibly be Type III; therefore, centerline examples are rare (especially since the selvage was often removed). Accompanied by small plating chart showing the distinctive marks on this position.
Ex Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa.
With 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85 XQ)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa PERFORATED ISSUE AND A TRUE CONDITION RARITY WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
Ex Dr. Hinrichs. With 1994 and 2003 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,550.00). Only two examples grade higher (from Natalee Grace and ex Kirke)
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa FROM PLATE 11.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 3-CENT PERFORATED TYPE I STAMP.
Unlike its Type II counterpart, the 3c Type I, which was produced in 1857 by perforating sheets from the earlier imperforate issue, is virtually impossible to find in Mint N.H. condition. Our search of previous auction catalogues confirms this observation. In addition, because the Type I plate did not provide sufficient space for perforations, stamps with complete lines on three sides are very scarce. Thus, a 3c Type I stamp in Mint N.H. condition with complete lines on three sides is a great rarity, of which only a sparse few exist.
Ex Silver Lake. With 1996 and 2004 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as hinged
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF THE 1857 3-CENT PERFORATED TYPE IV. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
A review using Power Search failed to find even a single Ty. IV in Mint N.H. condition and only seven blocks of four or larger of the much more common Ty. III (26).
Ex Wagshal. With 2010 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as hinged block of four