Sale 1187 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018
Category — 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.
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 slightly into the design are still desirable.
With 1961 P.F. certificate as sound. Scott Retail as no gum
FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.
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.
With 2007 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE STRIP OF THREE COMBINING TWO TYPE Ia STAMPS AND THE SUB-TYPE Ic. THE SCOTT 19b FROM POSITION 96R4 IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE.
Accompanied by cover on which this reportedly originated. With 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue lists but does not price a combination pair of Scott 19 and 19b. This is the first we have offered since 2001. Scott Retail as pair of No. 19 and single 19b
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on a portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the breaks in both the bottom and top lines are clearly visible.
Ex Kirke. With 1994 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,7500.00). None grade higher.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT PERFORATED TYPE III.
Due to narrow spacing on the plate, examples of this type often have the perforations cutting into the outer lines at either top or bottom or both. The example offered here clearly presents the characteristics of the type.
With 2001 P.F. certificate noting the plating, which is independently confirmed by expert Richard Celler. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate not noting plating and describing this as Type IIIa (Scott 22), which it clearly is not. Also accompanied by No. 466 Mint N.H., reperfed
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND AFFORDABLE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BRICK RED.
After surveying dozens of classic United States sale catalogues, we found approximately 25 examples of Scott 27 with original gum, allowing for duplicate offerings and excluding the one known original-gum block. Of the stamps we counted, about half had perfs touching on two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or faults. This is a very presentable example of this rare stamp.
With 1971 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE.
This is only the second unused example of the sub-listed Bright Red Brown shade variety of Scott 28 we have offered. In our analysis of the 5c 1856-61 printings, we consider the Bright Red Brown (28b) and Indian Red (28A) to be in the same printing family. The Bright Red Brown shade is usually the default classification for a stamp that does not have sufficiently intense color to receive an Indian Red classification, but the difference is very subtle. In fact, unused examples of the Bright Red Brown (Scott 28b) shade appear to be rarer than the Indian Red.
With 2014 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE IV.
The 1857 10c Type IV stamps come from eight positions scattered throughout Plate 1 that have the top, bottom or both lines recut. Only 4% of all 10c Plate 1 stamps produced were Type IV's, and an even smaller percentage were issued with perforations. Most are either faulty, off-center or both.
With 2018 P.F. certificate