VERY GOOD. A RARE SOUND 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. There are only a handful of unused examples known in sound condition.
With 1979 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (NG; G-30). Scott value $20,000.00
FRESH AND FINE SOUND 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.
Ex Wagshal as a pair.
FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT SHOWING THE “BIG CRACK” IN PLATE 2. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PERFORATED ONE-CENT MULTIPLES IN EXISTENCE. A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE.
The fracture on Plate 2 began above Position 2 on the left pane and continued downward in a “lightning bolt” jagged line across Positions 12-13L, 23L and at a later stage just into 33L (as seen in this block). It was probably caused by an inherent flaw created during the manufacture of the steel plate.
Regarding this block, Ashbrook wrote (personal letter to Neinken): “It is not only very rare but so far as I am aware it is unique... In all my years with the One-Cent I never even heard of a block of four which included any of the Plate 2 crack positions.” It is also described and illustrated by Morris Fortgang in his article “The One Cent Stamp of 1857: Types–Varieties–Rarities” (1957 Congress Book, p. 126) and by Neinken in his book (p. 196).
Ex Neinken and Wagshal. Position 2L2 with 1978 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE II, GRADED XF-90.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 95) and six others share this grade.
FINE AND SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE III PERFORATED ISSUE.
Ex Wingate. Plated and signed by Ashbrook
FINE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE SELVAGE.
Ex Geisler. With 1966 and 2000 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,550.00). Only two grade higher (both 95J).
FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE V.
Scott value as blocks of four and pairs