EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT FROM POSITION 91L ON PLATE ONE EARLY, WITH TRIPLE TRANSFER, ONE INVERTED.
The inverted transfers on Positions 71L, 81L and 91L1E (offered here) 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 (see Siegel Encyclopedia at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/1c1851.pdf), 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. 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.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa.
Type IIIa is defined as having a break in outer lines at either top or bottom. The stamp offered here, with a wide break at top and huge margins is an outstanding example of the type.
With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). Only seven grade higher (highest is 98J)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE PERFECT UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE TYPE IV, WITH HUGE MARGINS, LIGHTLY-HINGED GUM AND RICH COLOR. THIS SUPERB STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.
Only eight positions on Plate 1 Late have a single recut at bottom.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $11,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only one other
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV IMPERFORATE, CANCELLED IN RED.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $4,650.00)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE IV FROM THE ONLY POSITION ON THE PLATE RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM.
Ex Koppersmith and Barwis. Signed Ashbrook. With 1987 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)