Sale 1247 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021
Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.
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 1970, 2011 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $18,000.00)
1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, Jumbo margins all around including portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, radiant color on bright white paper, light blue face-free cancel leaves the vignette unobscured
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED JUMBO EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH A FACE-FREE BLUE CANCEL.
With 1986 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,000.00). Only eight grade higher.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 1989, 2006 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,250.00). Only five grade higher (three at 98, two at 98J)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE IV, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00)
FINE AND RARE PAIR OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH BOTH ROULETTE AND PERF 16 x 15-1/2 TRIAL PERFORATIONS.
The Toppan, Carpenter & Co. trial perforations are discussed by Dr. Chase in his 3c book (pp. 174-175). This is a fascinating pair with a combination of approximately 7-1/2 gauge roulettes, as well as perf 16 horizontally (thru the stamps near bottom) and perf 15-1/2 vertically. Dr. Chase states that all these experiments used stamps from a late 1855 printing of Plate 2L.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 10-CENT TYPE I.
With 1979 P.F. certificate