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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
697
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 697, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ic, Ia (6b-6), 1c Blue, Ty. Ic, Ia (6b-6)1c Blue, Ty. Ic, Ia (6b-6). Positions 91-92R4, horizontal pair, F Relief, left stamp Type Ic, right stamp Type Ia, ample margins to slightly cut in, deep shade and detailed impression, light strike of circular datestamp leaves design clearly visible

FRESH AND FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 FROM THE BOTTOM ROW OF PLATE FOUR -- CONTAINING TYPE Ia AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TYPE Ic POSITIONS FOUND IN THE BOTTOM ROW.

The identifying characteristic of Type Ic from the bottom row of Plate 4 is similar to that of Type Ia, Scott 6, which has the design complete at bottom and partly complete at top. The difference between the two types is that the bottom right plume on the Type Ic is incomplete. Neinken classifies it as a sub-type of Scott 6 (or 19), and the Scott Catalogue gives it a separate listing (6b). Neinken notes that only eight or nine positions on Plate 4 yield this type. Of these, only two are found on the bottom row of the plate (Positions 91R4 and 96R4). The other six or seven Type Ic positions were created either by burnishing of the plate or by plate wear. Neinken states that Position 91R4, the position of the left stamp in the pair offered here, yields the best example of the rare Type Ic.

With 1983 P.F. certificate calling the pair Type Ia (Scott 6)

22,500
4,500
698
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 698, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 1R1E, three huge margins, clear at bottom right including top left corner sheet margins, bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a choice example of the 1c Type II from the top Row of Plate 1 Early with the New York square grid struck in red, which changed to black soon after the stamps' July 1, 1851 issue date

150
2,400
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699
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 699, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 10R1E, top right corner of right pane of Plate One Early showing complete design at top, huge margins to touched at left, circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine example of Position 10R1E, which was more extensively burnished out at the bottom than Positions 3-6 and 8-9R1E (and therefore is a Type II), but the entry still retained its characteristic Type I Relief T complete design at top, with 2003 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,100
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700
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 700, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 1E, ample margins to touched, cancelled by clear strike of Boston small "Paid" grid in red, Fine and scarce, this cancel was struck in red only briefly in July 1851 (the first month of the 1851 Issue)

E. 400-500
375
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701
ng
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 701, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 4R1L, the only non-recut position on Plate 1 Late, unused (no gum), Jumbo margins with large portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, Scott Retail as original gum

2,000
500
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702
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 702, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 4R1L, the only non-recut position on Plate One Late, original gum, h.r., large margins to just in, plate bruise at top (a characteristic of this position), faint vertical crease at left, Fine appearance, small blue backstamp

2,000
250
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703
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 703, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Positions 41-42L2, horizontal pair with left sheet margin showing "nter, Casilear & Co. BANK NOTE EN" portion of imprint and "No." portion of plate number, just a bit of the "2" is also present, original gum, h.r., rich color, left stamp small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as pair without premium for the position

2,300
1,300
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704
ng
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 704, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Position 31L2, unused (no gum), large to huge margins including "Toppan, Carpen(ter)" portion of imprint in huge left sheet margin, bright color, few light toned spots, light vertical crease between stamp and imprint, otherwise Extremely Fine, scarce with the imprint, signed Ashbrook, ex "Lake Shore", Scott Retail with no premium for the imprint

375
225
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705
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 705, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var)1c Blue, Ty. II, Cracked Plate (7 var). Positions 1-3L2, strip of three with full top left corner sheet margins, clearly showing the outline of the plate, Position 2L2 with huge "lightning bolt" crack along right side of design, original gum, middle stamp with light vertical crease, left stamp with light vertical crease in the margin clear of the ornaments

A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM STRIP FROM THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF PLATE 2, SHOWING ONE OF THE "BIG FLAW" PLATE CRACK POSITONS.

Unlike plate cracks resulting from stress fractures during the course of printing, the Plate 2 crack is believed to have been caused by an integral flaw in the steel. As Plate 2 was used, the crack widened and extended downward into the fourth row. Due to the nature of this unusually large crack, Ashbrook preferred to call it the "Plate 2 Flaw."

With 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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706
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 706, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00)

1,000
2,700
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707
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 707, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, vertical pair, huge margins all around including large portion of adjoining stamp at top, bright color, bold strikes of "Ephrata Pa. Apr. 25" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate

275
600
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708
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 708, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 4 (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 4 (7)1c Blue, Ty. II, Plate 4 (7). Position 1L4, ample to large margins, deep rich color, unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine and choice example from the top row of Plate 4 with complete design at top, signed Ashbrook who notes "rare"

900
300
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709
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 709, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. II (7), 1c Blue, Ty. II (7)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Small balance of six stamps and one cover, one (or perhaps two) from Plate 3 and one from the top row of Plate 4, the others Plate 2 including single on a circular used in Boston, small flaws on a few, overall Fine, one P.F. certificate accompanies

E. 400-500
300
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710°
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 710, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Recut once at top and bottom, original gum, barely hinged, huge margins all around including large parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00).

750
2,200
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711
ng
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 711, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 1R1L, recut once at bottom, unused (no gum), top left corner sheet margins, other sides large at right to clear at bottom, Very Fine and attractive example from this desirable Plate 1 Late Right Pane position, ex Fleckenstein

240
225
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712
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 712, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Two blocks of four, one original gum, h.r., clear margins in a few spots to in, few faults including horizontal crease between stamps, other with margins to in including bottom sheet margin and cancel removed, also some faults, Fine appearance

5,250
800
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713
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 713, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 5-6R1L, horizontal pair, both recut once at bottom, large to huge margins including top sheet margin and portions of adjoining stamps at bottom and left, deep rich color, Mobile Ala. circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb pair from the top row of Plate 1 Late Right Pane, these two positions were Type Ib on the early state of Plate 1, with 2004 P.F. certificate

190
425
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714
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 714, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 7/17R1L, vertical pair, top stamp recut once at bottom, bottom stamp recut once at top and bottom, bright color, large margins showing the complete design at top and portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, large Boston "Paid" grid cancels and trace of red cancel, Extremely Fine, the top row of Plate 1 Late was, with the exception of Position 4R1L, recut and transformed into Type IV’s, Position 7R produced the only imperforate Type I, Scott No. 5, on Plate 1 Early, on Plate 1 Late most of 7R’s unique characteristics are still present: the design is complete at top and still shows the distinctive double transfer at top right; it is almost complete at bottom with only a small part of the balls erased; and the plumes are essentially intact, especially on early printings, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
900
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715
c
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 715, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 8-10R1L, horizontal strip of three, left and right stamps recut twice at bottom, middle stamp recut once at bottom, large top sheet margin showing plate guide mark at top right, other sides full to barely touched at upper right, tied by two strikes of "San Francisco Cal. 23 May" circular datestamp on buff cover to Benicia Cal., fresh, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful cover with a strip from the top row of the right pane of Plate 1L, in the early state of the plate these positions were Types Ib-Ib-II, with Position 8 being one of the two best Type Ib positions on the plate

E. 750-1,000
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716
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 716, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Printed "paid" Precancel (9 var), 1c Blue, Ty. IV, Printed "paid" Precancel (9 var)1c Blue, Ty. IV, Printed "paid" Precancel (9 var). Large margins at sides, in at top and bottom, printed "paid" pre-cancel in lower-case type, faint horizontal crease visible only when drying

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH THE "paid" PRECANCEL.

Little is known about the lower-case "paid" and upper-case "PAID" precancels on the 1c 1851 Issue. The Ashbrook book illustrates several varieties of actual and supposed precancels. Ashbrook surmises that "the markings... were printed from newspaper type. In all probability the overprinting was done in a newspaper printing plant, and the stamps were used on wrappers enclosing newspapers or more than probable, on the newspapers themselves." Ashbrook's theory was borne out by the discovery of a wrapper containing The American Eagle of Cleveland, dated Feb. 2, 1857 (sold in our 2004 Rarities sale).

The example offered here was purchased by John Hall, Jr. in 1932 and is offered to the market for only the second time

2,500
1,300
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717
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 717, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-9)1c 1851 Issue Balance, 1c 1851 Issue Balance1c 1851 Issue Balance. 13 singles, three pairs and two strips of three (Nos. 7 and 9), including several 8A (one with 1986 PFC), No. 9 unused (1996 Richter cert), nice range of shades and cancels, possibly a No. 8, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

7,500
1,200
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