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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
585
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 585, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins including top sheet margin to just barely touching at left, wonderfully bright early shade and sharp impression, deep red circular datestamp and neat black grid cancel, small thin spot at top

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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 burnished away. 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.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

12,000
3,250
586
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 586, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, large margins to slightly in, neat grid cancel, lightly cleaned at top

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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 burnished away. 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.

With 1941 American Board of Experts certificate to Spencer Anderson signed by John A. Klemann and J. M. Bartels. With 2017 P.F. certificate. Sold for the benefit of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

12,000
2,600
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587
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 587, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 9R1E, three large margins, just barely touching the design at right, bright color, light manuscript cancel, small repair at bottom left, Very Fine appearance

4,250
1,700
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588
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 588, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib/IIIa (5A/8A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib/IIIa (5A/8A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib/IIIa (5A/8A). Positions 5/15R1E, vertical pair, Type Ib at top has top sheet margin, margins at sides to touched, Ty. IIIa just in at bottom, bright color, neat circular grid cancels, Ty. Ib with faint diagonal crease

A RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE VERTICAL PAIR, CONTAINING THE ELUSIVE TYPE Ib, WHICH APPEARS VERY FINE.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E 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 (this pair shows the entry below 5R).

With 1979 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as this combination pair. Scott Retail for Ty. Ib/II combination (Ty. II is a lesser stamp than Ty. IIIa)

13,000
2,400
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589
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 589, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Plate 4 bottom row, large margins to barely touched at right, deep rich Plate 4 color, town cancel, sealed tear bottom right corner

VERY FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 1980 P.F. certificate describing the sealed tear as a repair

10,500
2,100
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590
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 590, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 3 (7). Position 73L3 showing plate cracks, unused (no gum), rich color, slightly dry print, Very Fine, rare in unused condition, ex Wagshal, with 1981 and 2017 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as original gum and with no premium for the plate crack $4,500.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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591
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 591, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, horizontal pair, huge margins all around showing part of four adjoining stamps at top and bottom, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

2,300
3,250
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592
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 592, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, large to enormous margins including part of adjoining stamp above, bright shade that closely resembles the typical color of a Plate 1 Early stamp, complemented by red New York City carrier datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful 1c 1851, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

180
700
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593
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 593, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var). Positions 2L2, 12L-13L2 and 23L2, irregular reconstructed multiple of four clearly showing the length of the cracked plate, margins large to touching, stamps in plating condition with faults though cancels leave crack visible, Fine

1,600
325
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594
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 594, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II, IV (7, 9), 1c Blue, Ty. II, IV (7, 9)1c Blue, Ty. II, IV (7, 9). First Position 50L1E, huge to ample margins including right interpane margin with centerline, neat New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, second Plate 1L, recut once at top and bottom, large margins to just clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, 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, the most recent certificate declines opinion as to whether it is a precancel so offered on its own merits, with 2004 P.S.E. and 2017 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
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595
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 595, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, deep rich color, margins clearly showing large breaks at bottom and top, neat town datestamp, light horizontal crease, appears Very Fine, a most attractive Ty. III from Plate 4

2,000
700
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596
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 596, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa (8A). Plate 4, large even margins all around, intense shade and impression, face-free strike of blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IIIA FROM PLATE 4. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April-June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,500.00)

875
3,500
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597
c
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 597, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7), 1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7)1c Blue, Ty. IIIa-II (8A-7). Positions 81-82L1E, left stamp (81L) double transfer, one inverted, margins to touching at bottom, light grid cancels, Ty. IIIa with small margin tear at top, appears Fine, Position 81L1E is not only an inverted transfer position, but the Neinken book describes it as the "finest" example of Type IIIa on Plate 1 Early, with 1980 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pair without premium for the double transfer one inverted position

1,500
225
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598
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 598, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A), 1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A)1c Blue, Ty. II-IIIa (7-8A). Positions 41/51R1E, vertical pair, bottom stamp Type IIIa with a wide break at top, large margins, particularly the important Type IIIa, tied on piece by well-struck blue "Ausable Forks N.Y. Feb. 8" circular datestamp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,500
550
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599
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 599, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 61R1L with surface crack at top right, recut once at top, original gum, small h.r., large to huge margins including interpane margin at left with centerline and part of adjoining stamp at bottom, brilliant color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV. A STAMP OF REMARKABLE FRESHNESS AND EYE APPEAL.

Ex Dr. Morris and Odeneal. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). The SMQ for XF-Superb 95 cannot possibly factor in the left guideline margin on this stamp.

750
1,600
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600
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 600, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11 var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11 var)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Vertical Half Used as 1c (11 var). Left half, tied on small piece by clear "New York Nov. 27" circular datestamp, stamp with light vertical rub at left, otherwise Fine and rare, Scott Retail as complete cover (as Ty. II) $5,000.00

E. 400-500
0
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601
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 601, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var). Large margins to full including left sheet or interpane margin, radiant color beautifully complemented by red circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this desirable shade, with 2011 P.F. certificate

27
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