Sale 1179 — United States and Possessions
Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 March, 2018
Category — 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-11A)
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, CANCELLED IN BLUE AND GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.
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 2003 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $24,000.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa IMPERFORATE.
Ex Cipolla, Dr. Amonette and Bowman. With 1978, 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $3,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV WITH THE P.S.E. GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95.
With 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 9, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $2,750.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only nine others
FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE COMPLETE CALENDAR ASSEMBLED FROM THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE. A DAUNTING UNDERTAKING AND A WONDERFUL CONVERSATION PIECE.
Scott Retail of basic stamps alone is $5,490.00 which obviously does not reflect the difficulty of assembling this calendar that would take years to recreate.