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Sale 1144 — Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction

Sale Date — Tuesday, 13 December, 2016

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
37
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 37, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 1R1L, original gum, recut once at top and once at bottom, enormous margins all around including top left corner interpane margins with centerline and dot, part of adjoining stamps at bottom and right, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 TYPE IV IMPERFORATE WITH ENORMOUS MARGINS SHOWING THE CENTERLINE AND DOT. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E..

Ex "Beverly Hills". This was P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $8,250.00). It has been broken out of its capsule but the tag still accompanies. Only one has graded higher and none shares this desirable grade.

750
5,750
38
og
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 38, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 99R1L, recut once at top, original gum, lightly hinged, huge margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at sides, dark shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,500.00). Only four have graded higher and only two others share this grade

750
2,400
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39
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 39, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 29R1L, recut once at top and bottom, unused (no gum), bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate for pair

250
225
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40
og
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 40, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 67-68R1L, left stamp recut once at top, right stamp recut once at top and bottom, slightly disturbed original gum, large and even margins including part of two adjoining stamps at bottom, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,650
1,450
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41
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 41, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 29-30/39-40R1L, unused (no gum) block of four with right sheet margin and "ton & Cincinnati" portion of imprint, 30R recut once at top, others recut once at top and bottom, large margins all around showing bits of adjoining stamps, bright shade, small toned spot and pinhole in sheet margin

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY FRESH AND RARE UNUSED IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV.

Ex Vogel. With 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as block of four with gum but with no premium for the imprint

3,500
2,100
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42
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 42, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 1R1L, recut once at bottom (eight such recuts on plate), huge margins including top left corner interpane margins with centerline and dot, lovely color, light strike of red circular datestamp cancel, lightly toned on back, still an Extremely Fine Gem, ex Vogel

155
375
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43
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 43, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 1R1L, recut once at bottom (eight such recuts on plate), huge margins to barely touched at bottom left with top left corner interpane margins with centerline and dot, deep rich color, light strike of grid cancel, Very Fine, desirable corner-margin stamp from the top row of the right pane of Plate 1 Late

125
160
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44
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 44, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 100L1L with double transfer, recut once at top, huge margins to just touched including bottom right corner interpane margins with centerline and dot, bright color nicely complemented by light strike of blue circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine

130
275
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45
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 45, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Horizontal strip of three and three singles, Positions 31L1L, 41L1L, 51L1L and 61-63L1L, together they comprise a complete reconstruction of the imprint and plate number, first stamp original gum, others used including strip of three with red circular datestamps, few small flaws, still Fine, an extremely rare reconstruction of the imprint and plate no. for Plate 1 Late, the plate number was not present in the early state of the plate

1,380
850
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46
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 46, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 8R1L, recut twice at bottom, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at left and bottom and sheet margin at top, rich color on bright paper with unusual printing ink smear at top that is very dramatic and causes an almost complete lack of definition of the design in the top portion of the stamp, light strike of blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, an unusual freak printing from a position which in its early state produced one of the two best examples of Type Ib (Scott 5A), small backstamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
450
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47
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 47, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 96R1L, recut once at top, large margins all around including part of sheet margin at bottom, pretty color beautifully complemented by red grid cancel, also with trace of French due marking at lower right, Extremely Fine, tremendous visual appeal, ex Newbury and Vogel, with 1995 P.F. certificate

130
275
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48
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 48, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins to just clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color on bright paper, single vertical pen line which might be a precancel, tiny corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, an excellent opportunity for additional research, illustrated in Ashbrook 1c book (Vol. 2, p. 93) with other precancels, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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49
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 49, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 9-10L1L, each recut twice at bottom, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at left and bottom left and part of top sheet margin, deep rich color and detailed impression, neat circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

220
600
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50
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 50, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, horizontal strip of three, large to huge margins all around, fresh color, socked-on-the-nose brown-red "Evansville Ind. Apr. 21" balloon-style circular datestamp, light pressed horizontal crease along top, Extremely Fine appearance

440
325
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51
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 51, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 77/87/97R1L, vertical strip of three, top stamp recut once at top and bottom, middle stamp recut once at top and twice at bottom and with double transfer, bottom stamp recut once at top, large margins to barely touched at top, bright shade, neat strikes of "U.S. Express Mail N. York Nov. 2" circular datestamps, Very Fine, an attractive strip showing three different recutting varieties, ex Emerson and Dr. Chase, with 2011 P.F. certificate

350
600
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52
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 52, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c 1851 Issue Balance, 1c 1851 Issue Balance1c 1851 Issue Balance. Seven items, including two used No. 7, No. 9 including strip of three, 91L1L (triple transfer one inverted, with PFC), 89R1L with break in bottom line (Scott value $250.00), also two 40P3, overall Fine-Very Fine, two with certificates

1,110
325
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53
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Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 53, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 88-90/98-100R1L, block of six, five stamps recut once at top, top left stamp recut once at top and bottom, huge margins all around including bottom right corner sheet margins and parts of five adjoining stamps, bright shade, bold strikes of "Pleasant Run Tex. Jan. 20" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING USED BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IV FROM THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF THE SHEET. SURELY ONE OF THE FINEST USED BLOCKS IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Vogel. Scott Retail as block of four and pair.

1,960
4,750
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54
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 54, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 63-64/73-74R1L, block of four, top left recut once at top, others recut once at top and bottom, large margins to clear including part of two adjoining stamps at top right, rich color and detailed impression, neat strikes of grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, an attractive block, ex Koppersmith, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,750
800
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55
og
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 55, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 71L1L, triple transfer, one inverted, recut twice at top and once at bottom (only four such recuts on plate), original gum, h.r., large margins all around, rich color and detailed impression showing many lines of the inverted transfer, Extremely Fine, a scarce original-gum example of this desirable position, 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

900
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56
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 56, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 91-93L1L, horizontal strip of three, center stamp two tiny tears at bottom, left stamp 91L triple transfer, one inverted, with huge left sheet margin, each stamp recut once at top, large margins at top and bottom and just barely touched at right, beautiful bright shade more typical of Plate 1 Early printing than Plate 1 Late, the huge sheet margin allows the full inverted transfer to show, tied by two light strikes of "Clarksville Tenn. Mar. 21" circular datestamp on brown cover to Hopkinsville Ky. with Washington Hotel dark blue cameo corner card, with original 1854 letter from a traveling businessman

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR COVER BEARING A ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE STRIP CONTAINING ONE OF THE INVERTED TRANSFER POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE LATE -- ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE HUGE SHEET MARGIN AND BRIGHT BLUE SHADE.

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. The stamp offered here comes from Position 91L on Plate 1 Late.

Ex Vogel. With 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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57
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 57, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 31R1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins including part of left interpane margin, beautiful deep rich color, tied by "Paid" in Rectangular Frame with Integral Square Grid cancel, matching "Bucksport Me. Oct. (?)" circular datestamp on buff cover to local addressee, top right corner of stamp detached and rejoined (entirely in margin and not affecting printed portion), small part of backflap missing

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ANY FORM OF FANCY CANCELLATION ON THE 1851 ISSUE IS RARE.

The distinctive Bucksport "Paid" -- sometimes called the Bucksport Flag -- was a creative way to simultaneously cancel the whole stamp and mark the letter "Paid".

Ex Newbury, Haas and Vogel

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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58
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 58, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Irregularly-cut block showing part of six stamps, showing parts of Positions 30/39-40/48-50L1L, tied by "Lowell Ms. Sep. 1?, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, neat docketing across few stamps, otherwise Very Fine and unusual use, signed Ashbrook who notes "A freak but accepted to pay the 3c rate Lowell to Boston", ex Rust

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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59
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 59, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 26R1L, recut once at top and once at bottom, large margins to just in, tied by red "New York" in circle carrier department handstamp on cover to local street address, minor toned spots, Very Fine strike of this rare carrier marking that was used on both the Franklin Carrier stamp and 1c 1851, perhaps a half-dozen are known on cover

E. 400-500
700
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60
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 60, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 57L1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins showing part of adjoining stamp at top, intense shade and early impression, tied by grid cancel on folded letter datelined Hampden Me. Oct. 29, 1854, threatening a local doctor with publication of "certain correspondence" if he does not leave town in fourteen days, closes "The terms may seem hard to you, but they are light compared with your devilish villany towards a lady of this town", anonymously signed "A Friend to Justice", Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp on a great "Hell Hath No Fury" letter, ex Vogel and Bailar

E. 200-300
225
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61
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 61, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 52L1L, recut twice at top and bottom, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, tied by light strike of Goshen double-circle datestamp on locally addressed cover, fresh and Extremely Fine, this is one of only two positions recut twice at top and bottom

E. 300-400
250
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62
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 62, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 6R1L, large margins to barely in at bottom right, pretty shade, tied by "St.-Louis Paid 1ct" handstamp on folded printed circular dated July 23, 1853 to Versailles Ill., fresh and Very Fine, scarce postmark and attractive use of this position which yielded one of the two best examples of Type Ib (Scott 5A) in its non-recut form on Plate 1 Early, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
250
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63
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 63, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 10L1L, recut twice at bottom, large margins to just in including top sheet margin, tied by "Lockport N.Y. 3 Oct." circular datestamp on buff cover to Turin N.Y., "Circular Paid." label at top, minor wear, Fine, the "Circular" label is scarce

E. 200-300
325
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64
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 64, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, large margins to clear at top, rich color, tied by neat "New-York Jan. 25" circular datestamp on orange cover with Steam Engine and Boiler Works blue cameo corner card, to local street address, Eaves imprint, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover and scarce use of the 1c 1851, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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65
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 65, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Type IV (Scott 9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1L, horizontal strip of three, each recut once at top and bottom, large margins to clear including part of two adjoining stamps, tied by "Charleston S.C. May 15" circular datestamps on buff cover with Window Shades and Curtain Goods blue cameo corner card to New York City, left stamp small scissors-cuts in margin only, Fine-Very Fine and attractive cover, a magnificent cameo design

E. 300-400
750
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