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.
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
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
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.
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
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