Sale 1251 — The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 2-3 March, 2022
Category — 1851-57 Issues (Scott 7-38)
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II.
With 2005 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,250.00)
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). Only nine grade higher (two are Mint N.H.).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A RARE AND CHOICE CENTERLINE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.
Ex Moody and "European Connoisseur".
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED TYPE I ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE.
With 1989, 2002 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IIIa.
Ex Hoffman. With 1982 and 2006 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN TYPE II.
Ex Wingate. With 1993 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE FROM PLATE 3.
Plate 3 stamps (Scott 36B) are characterized primarily by uneven or broken outer framelines of the design. The subjects on Plate 1, which produced Scott Nos. 17 and 36, have even framelines that were extensively recut. Original-gum Plate 3 stamps with the centering and wide margins evident in this example are very scarce.
With 2011 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality"
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC IS EXTREMELY RARE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. TO FIND A SOUND WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE IS VASTLY MORE DIFFICULT.
Aside from five Mint N.H. stamps contained in the block of twelve offered in our "Sevenoaks" sale (Sale 831) and one single contained in another block of twelve offered in our 2010 Rarities sale, we have offered only four others in Mint N.H. condition since keeping computerized records. The online records of The Philatelic Foundation contain only six, including one with a fault, one strongly in at bottom and two with older certificates stating "it is genuine" (which need to be confirmed, both centered to bottom).
With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott value as hinged
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 24-CENT GRAY LILAC.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four grade higher (one at 90J and three at 95)