VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE Ib.
Type Ib comes from only six positions on Plate 1E: Positions 3-6, 8 and 9R1E.
P.F. certificate 456207 no longer accompanies
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE Ia.
Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE STRIP OF THREE OF THE 10-CENT 1851 TYPE I.
Type I stamps come from the bottom 20 positions of the plate. They are the only 10c 1851 Issue stamps to show the design complete at bottom.
From our 1977 and 1991 Rarities sales. With 1990 P.F. Certificate.