VERY FINE. ONE OF THE TWO MOST DISTINCT EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE TYPE FROM PLATE 1 EARLY. AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 TYPE 1b ON A PRINTED CIRCULAR FROM IOWA.
With 1979 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia ON COVER.
Ex "Lake Shore". With 1997 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TRUE YELLOW CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCEL ON AN 1851 ISSUE COVER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
Randolph Macon College is known for colored cancels during the decades of the 1850's-1860's. In addition to blue cancels there is a vivid green and this yellow, which is the rarest color used to cancel an 1851 Issue stamp.
With 1991 P.F. certificate and accompanied by a 1932 letter from Edson J. Fifield of Scott Stamp & Coin Co. stating this will be the basis for a new catalogue listing. Scott Retail for on-cover yellow cancel
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMBINATION TO PAY THE SIX-TIMES DOMESTIC RATE.
Domestic uses of the 5c 1856 are uncommon, and only a few covers are known with multiple-stamp combinations such as this.
Ex Caspary and Mayer