VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SIX POSITIONS FROM PLATE ONE EARLY FURNISHED TYPE Ib STAMPS.
Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early 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. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the sides or bottom.
Ex Rose. With 1999 A.P.S. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates as sound
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III WITH CLEAR AND WIDE BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.
With 1990 A.P.S., 2000 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,150.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00)