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Price History for Scott 5A in Used 85J Grade

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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
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95J
98
98J
100
100J
5A
1c
32
0
1
0
0
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1
1
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3012
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3012, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 3R1E, huge margins all around perfectly framing the key type characteristics, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, Cincinnati circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO RECEIVE THIS EXALTED GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were ironed out when the entries were made below them. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the sides or bottom. A Type Ib stamp with large margins all around is a great rarity, particularly in sound condition.

With 1975 and 1985 P.F. certificates, the former as a rejoined pair with Position 4R1E. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $32,300.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade.

10,000
22,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
10
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 10, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 3R1E, large margins to full all around, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE TYPE Ib, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were ironed out when the entries were made below them. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the sides or bottom. A Type Ib stamp with large margins all around is a great rarity, particularly in sound condition.

With 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $32,300.00). Only one has graded higher (offered in our Kirke sale) and two others share this grade.

10,000
13,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5117
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5117, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, brilliant color on crisp paper, bold strike of square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were ironed out when the entries were made below them. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $30,300.00). For Positions 6R1E and 8R1E (the better positions, which catalogue more than 50% higher than other positions in both Scott and SMQ), none has graded higher. This is the highest grade awarded to this position.

16,000
12,500
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
26
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 26, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, brilliant color on crisp paper, bold strike of square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IB FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE IB EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $35,700.00). For Positions 6R1E and 8R1E (the better positions, which catalogue more than 50% higher than other positions in both Scott and SMQ), none has graded higher. This is the highest grade awarded to this position.

16,000
22,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
311
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 311, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, ample to huge margins, showing complete design characteristics and portions of adjoining stamps at bottom and left, deep rich color, bold New York circular datestamp cancel, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE. A HUGE AND STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type. This example, with Jumbo margins and in sound condition is a great rarity.

With 1986 and 1992 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $20,000.00 as 85, $32,500.00 as 90).

14,000
10,000
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1075
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1075, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 5R1E, huge margins all around including top sheet margin and parts of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant Plate 1 Early shade, unobtrusive circular datestamp leaves the design and all type characteristics clearly visible, tiny thin at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL HUGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms of 3-6R and 8-9R were ironed out when the entries were made below them.

Ex Collier and Curtis. With 1993 A.P.S., 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $15,000.00). This no doubt would have graded 5-10 points higher if it were completely sound.

9,000
7,500
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3030
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3030, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 5R1E, huge margins all around including top sheet margin and parts of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant Plate 1 Early shade, unobtrusive circular datestamp leaves the design and all type characteristics clearly visible, tiny thin at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL HUGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms of 3-6R and 8-9R were ironed out when the entries were made below them.

Ex Collier. With 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $13,000.00 as 85, $18,000.00 as 90). This no doubt would have graded 5-10 points higher if it were completely sound.

9,000
6,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
76
PSE 80J
 
Sale Number 1044, Lot Number 76, 1851-60 Issues (Scott 5A-46)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, huge margins to just in at lower left, including sheet margin at top, beautiful Plate 1 Early color, bold strike of blue Cincinnati O. circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE TWO MOST DISTINCT TYPE Ib POSITIONS FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE DESIGN AT BOTTOM.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, particularly in the left plume, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (6R and 8R) are rare. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the bottom. A Type Ib with large margins all around is a great rarity. With its wide bottom margin and sound condition, this is an unusually choice Type Ib.

With 1999 and 2006 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ no longer prices Positions 6R1E and 8R1E. SMQ for the lesser Ty. Ib positions $9,750.00 for 80, $13,500.00 for 85).

15,000
9,000
2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1005
PSE 80J
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1005, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, huge margins to just in at lower left, including sheet margin at top, beautiful Plate 1 Early color, bold strike of blue Cincinnati O. circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE TWO MOST DISTINCT TYPE Ib POSITIONS FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE DESIGN AT BOTTOM.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, particularly in the left plume, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (6R and 8R) are rare. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the bottom. A Type Ib with large margins all around is a great rarity. With its wide bottom margin and sound condition, this is an unusually choice Type Ib.

With 1999 and 2006 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $13,800.00 for 80, $21,200.00 for 85).

16,000
7,500
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
27
PSE 80J
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 27, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, huge margins to just in at lower left, including sheet margin at top, beautiful Plate 1 Early color, bold strike of blue Cincinnati O. circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE TWO MOST DISTINCT TYPE IB POSITIONS FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, SHOWING THE COMPLETE DESIGN AT TOP AND NEARLY COMPLETE DESIGN AT BOTTOM.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, particularly in the left plume, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (6R and 8R) are rare. These top-row positions usually have an ample top margin, but frequently the margins are close or cutting into the bottom. A Type Ib with large margins all around is a great rarity. With its wide bottom margin and sound condition, this is an unusually choice Type Ib.

With 1999 and 2006 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $14,500.00 for 80, $22,500.00 for 85).

16,000
10,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1182
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1182, 1c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, large margins to clear, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib FROM PLATE ONE EARLY, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE Ib EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were ironed out when the entries were made below them. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 1988 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ only prices the less distinct positions for type, at $9,750.00. Scott Catalogue applies a 50% premium for the two better positions)

15,300
6,500
2010-04-06
United States Stamps
48
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 48, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, full margins to barely touched, beautiful rich Plate 1 Early color on bright paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IB AND FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS ON PLATE ONE EARLY THAT FURNISHED THE BEST EXAMPLES OF TYPE IB.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 1988 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $13,800.00)

16,300
11,250
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2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
5
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 5, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 8R1E, huge margins to barely touched incl. sheet margin at top, beautiful warm shade, neat strike of circular datestamp leaves the design characteristics clearly visible

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IB FROM PLATE ONE EARLY FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT FURNISHED THE BEST TYPE IB EXAMPLES.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp from Plate 1 Early. Six positions on Plate 1E furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

Ex Dauer. With 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $13,800.00)

16,000
11,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3031
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3031, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A), 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A)1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, full to large margins on three sides including top sheet margin, just in at bottom, rich color, bold grid cancel struck at left leaves type characteristics clearly visible

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ib IMPERFORATE, FROM ONE OF THE TWO BEST POSITIONS TO FURNISH THIS TYPE.

Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Six positions on Plate 1 Early furnished stamps qualifying as Type Ib -- Positions 3-6R and 8-9R -- distinguished by the complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. When first entered on the plate, these six positions (as well as 7R1E) had the complete design at top and bottom. However, unlike 7R, small portions of the bottoms were burnished away. Positions 6R and 8R had less of the bottom erased than the other Type Ib positions, particularly in the left plume, and for this reason they are more desirable examples of the type.

With 1977 and 1998 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $6,500.00)

14,000
4,250
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