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Price History for Scott 8 in Used 95 Grade

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60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
8
1c
84
0
2
5
1
2
1
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ
Scott No.
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40
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70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
8 (type III)
Used
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$600
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$1,100
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$1,500
$1,750
$2,150
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$3,300
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$4,750
$6,850
$8,250
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$21,000
$32,500
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8 (type III, pos 99R2)
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$1,900
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$4,750
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$7,000
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$10,000
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$13,500
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$18,000
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  1. It is important to look at the individual data points listed below. Price swings up may be due to varieties such as broken hat or other positives such as cancels. Price swings down may be due to factors such as faults on items that would have graded higher if they were sound, and may not be considered as desirable as a sound copy in this grade.
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
55
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 55, 1c 1851 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, huge Jumbo margins showing parts of adjoining stamps at left and right, magnificent deep shade characteristic of Plate 4 printings, clear strike of "Feb. 15" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS STAMP'S ENORMOUS MARGINS AND LIGHT CANCEL HAVE EARNED IT THE COVETED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO -- ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Type III stamps have breaks in both the top and bottom outer lines (the break is usually wider at the top). This used single stands out among the examples of Scott 8 we have sold over many years. Using Power Search on our website, the extraordinary character of this stamp is demonstrable, with only a couple others comparing favorably, including the other Superb 98 Jumbo (ex Merlin, Sale 1034, lot 28) and a stamp graded 98 with part imprint (ex Curtis, Sale 1084, lot 3040).

With 2012 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $32,500.00). This and the aforementioned Merlin stamp are the only two used examples to achieve the grade of Superb 98 Jumbo, with none higher

1,600
12,500
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
28
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 28, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 73R4, huge margins all around, including part of three adjoining stamps, intense Plate 4 color, detailed impression showing breaks in outer lines (the defining characteristic of the type), neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS STAMP'S ENORMOUS MARGINS AND LIGHT CANCEL HAVE EARNED IT THE COVETED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE IT.

Type III stamps have breaks in both the top and bottom outer lines (the break is usually wider at the top). This used single stands out among the examples of Scott 8 we have sold over many years. Using Power Search on our website, the extraordinary character of this stamp is demonstrable.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $ 21,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other has achieved it. The other was offered in our Sale 992.

2,750
11,500
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2010-06-24
United States Stamps
2030
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2030, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, huge Jumbo margins showing bits of adjoining stamps at left and right, magnificent deep shade typical of Plate 4 printings, clear strike of "Feb. 15" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS STAMP'S ENORMOUS MARGINS AND LIGHT CANCEL HAVE EARNED IT THE COVETED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO -- ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

This used 1c 1851 Type III Imperforate stands out among the many examples of Scott 8 we have sold, including the other Superb 98 Jumbo sold in Sale 967 (lot 4088, $26,000 hammer).

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $24,000.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade). According to the P.S.E. Population Report, this is one of two used No. 8's to have been awarded the grade of Superb 98 Jumbo (one 98 is reported, and none graded higher).

3,500
12,500
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4088
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4088, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, huge Jumbo margins showing bits of adjoining stamps top and right and trace at left, magnificent deep shade typical of Plate 4 printings, lightly struck circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS STAMP'S ENORMOUS MARGINS AND LIGHT CANCEL HAVE EARNED IT THE COVETED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO -- THE FIRST AND ONLY SCOTT 8 TO ACHIEVE SUCH SUPERIORITY.

Type III stamps have breaks in both the top and bottom outer lines (the break is usually wider at the top). This used single stands out among the examples of Scott 8 we have sold over many years. Using Power Search on our website, the extraordinary character of this stamp is demonstrable. Even the wonderful copy in our recent sale of the Tahoe Collection, which graded XF-Superb 95 and realized $21,000 hammer, falls short of this fantastic stamp. We would not be surprised to see this stamp realize a multiple of the SMQ value for 98.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $27,700.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade). According to the P.S.E. Population Report, this is the only used No. 8 to have been awarded the grade of Superb 98 Jumbo (one 98 is reported, and none graded higher).

3,500
26,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
19
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1231, Lot Number 19, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 70R4, huge margins all around including right sheet margin and top portion of imprint ("Toppan Carpent"), wide break at bottom and substantial break at top, huge margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS TYPE IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH THE IMPRINT. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE OF TYPE III SHOWING THE IMPRINT WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. APART FROM THE IMPRINT, THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE FINEST TYPE III STAMPS IN EXISTENCE, BY VIRTUE OF ITS HUGE BALANCED MARGINS, FACE-FREE CANCEL AND WONDERFUL COLOR AND IMPRESSION.

The Neinken book states, "Stamps from Plate 4 showing part of the imprint are very rare." Looking at the layout of Plate 4 (Neinken book, page 263), the imprint position types are as follows: left pane 31/41L Type IIIa, 51L Type IIIa-III, 61L Type III; right pane 40R Type III, 50/60R Type IIIa, 70R Type III. Therefore, only Positions 61L, 40R and 70R4 are Type III imprint positions (51L is a "swing" position with a smaller break).

Ex Vogel, "Natalee Grace" and Curtis. With 2011 P.F. certificate as a pair with Type IIIa and 2012 P.S.E. certificate as single (Superb 98; SMQ $21,000.00). Only two grade higher (at 98J) and two share this grade.

1,500
10,500
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1023
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1023, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 70R4, huge margins all around including right sheet margin and top portion of imprint ("Toppan Carpent"), wide break at bottom and substantial break at top, huge margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS TYPE IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH THE IMPRINT. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE OF TYPE III SHOWING THE IMPRINT WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. APART FROM THE IMPRINT, THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE FINEST TYPE III STAMPS IN EXISTENCE, BY VIRTUE OF ITS HUGE BALANCED MARGINS, FACE-FREE CANCEL AND WONDERFUL COLOR AND IMPRESSION.

The Neinken book states, "Stamps from Plate 4 showing part of the imprint are very rare." Looking at the layout of Plate 4 (Neinken book, page 263), the imprint position types are as follows: left pane 31/41L Type IIIa, 51L Type IIIa-III, 61L Type III; right pane 40R Type III, 50/60R Type IIIa, 70R Type III. Therefore, only Positions 61L, 40R and 70R4 are Type III imprint positions (51L is a "swing" position with a smaller break).

Ex Vogel, "Natalee Grace" and Curtis. With 2011 P.F. certificate as a pair with Type IIIa and 2012 P.S.E. certificate as single (Superb 98; SMQ $21,000.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade.

1,700
12,500
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2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
5
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 5, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, huge margins all around showing wide breaks in lines at top and bottom (the defining characteristic of Type III, deep rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS WITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) have small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2, which has the widest breaks of any Type III position, due to the short transfer during plate entry.

The example of the 1c 1851 Type III offered here is significant for several reasons. The breaks at top and bottom are so wide that it actually approaches those of Position 99R2. The large margins at top and bottom and light cancellation also allow for easy identification of the type. All factors considered -- design, impression, margins and cancel -- this stamp is easily one of the finest in existence.

Ex Sheriff. With 1971 and 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $21,000.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and one other shares this desirable grade.

2,325
11,000
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3040
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3040, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 70R4, huge margins all around including right sheet margin and top portion of imprint ("Toppan Carpent"), wide break at bottom and substantial break at top, huge margins, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III. THIS TYPE IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH THE IMPRINT. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE OF TYPE III SHOWING THE IMPRINT WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. APART FROM THE IMPRINT, THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE FINEST TYPE III STAMPS IN EXISTENCE, BY VIRTUE OF ITS HUGE BALANCED MARGINS, FACE-FREE CANCEL AND WONDERFUL COLOR AND IMPRESSION.

The Neinken book states, "Stamps from Plate 4 showing part of the imprint are very rare." Looking at the layout of Plate 4 (Neinken book, page 263), the imprint position types are as follows: left pane 31/41L Type IIIa, 51L Type IIIa-III, 61L Type III; right pane 40R Type III, 50/60R Type IIIa, 70R Type III. Therefore, only Positions 61L, 40R and 70R4 are Type III imprint positions (51L is a "swing" position with a smaller break).

Ex Vogel and Natalee Grace. With 2011 P.F. certificate as a pair with Type IIIa and 2012 P.S.E. certificate as single (Superb 98; SMQ $21,000.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade.

2,250
15,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
7
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 7, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, huge margins all around including significant portion of stamp at left, showing wide breaks in lines at top and bottom (the defining characteristic of Type III), intense shade and impression, perfect strike of "Jersey City N.J. Apr. 18" (inverted date slug) circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable not only for the clear breaks, which are evident at both top and bottom, but for its overall condition and perfectly struck datestamp cancel, making it one of the most eye-appealing examples of Type III known.

With 1975 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). Only four have graded higher.

1,800
4,500
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1133
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1133, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, E Relief, huge and even margins all around which clearly shows the characteristics of the type, intense shade and impression, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING AND SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 1987 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,250.00).

2,250
6,750
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3019
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3019, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large even margins all around, showing wide breaks in outer lines at top and bottom, deep rich color, lightly cancelled which leaves the entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Type III is defined as having breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks, particularly at the bottom which often shows a very small break for this type.

With 2010 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,500.00). Only four have graded higher.

3,000
5,750
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
74
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 74, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large even margins all around, deep rich color and detailed impression showing clear breaks at both top and bottom (the characteristic of the type), light strike of circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable both for its overall condition and also for the clear breaks which are evident at both top and bottom.

Ex Tahoe. P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,500.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

3,000
8,000
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2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
22
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 22, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, C Relief, huge margins all around, showing wide breaks in outer lines at top and bottom (possibly 64R4), deep rich color and proof-like impression, lightly cancelled by town datestamp which leaves the entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- THE MARGINS ARE HUGE, THE BREAKS ARE WIDE, THE CANCEL IS CLEAR BUT NOT HEAVY AND THE PAPER IS FRESH.

Type III is defined as having breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

Ex Zoellner. With 1987 and 1998 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,500.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

3,000
7,000
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2010-12-07
The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two
437
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 437, Plate Four Type III1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 48L4, huge margins all around with wide breaks at top and bottom, pretty shade, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE. A MARVELOUS STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 1980 and 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,500.00). Only three have graded higher to date and only five others share this grade.

3,250
5,000
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2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
52
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 52, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, E Relief, huge and even margins all around which clearly shows the characteristics of the type, intense shade and impression, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING AND SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 1987 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,000.00).

3,500
6,250
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1099
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1099, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-11)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 48L4, huge margins all around with wide breaks at top and bottom (the characteristics of the type), pretty shade, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPE. A MARVELOUS STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 1980 and 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,200.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only four others share this grade.

3,500
6,750
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
6
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 6, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large even margins all around, deep rich color and detailed impression showing clear breaks at both top and bottom (the characteristic of the type), light strike of circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. A MAGNIFICENT STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable both for its overall condition and also for the clear breaks which are evident at both top and bottom.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $13,600.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only two others share this desirable grade.

3,500
21,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1045
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1045, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large to huge margins, intense color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, face-free strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $6,600.00 as 90, $10,500.00 as 95). After comparing this to other graded copies we have sold we are surprised it did not grade higher.

3,250
6,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
35°
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 35, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large and well-proportioned margins showing clear breaks at top and bottom, intense color, struck by just part of the rim of a circular datestamp, leaving the design fully visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,750.00)

1,600
3,750
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1024
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1024, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins, intense color on bright paper, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

Ex Lessin and Curtis. With 1988 P.F. and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ). The "XQ" denotes "Extraordinary Quality". 2010 P.S.E. certificate no longer accompanies (it was graded XF 90; SMQ $5,250.00)

1,700
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2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
62
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 62, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 66R4, deep rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, detailed impression, large margins all around, clear breaks in outer lines at top and bottom, face-free cancel leaves the design characteristics clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM PLATE FOUR.

Type III is defined as having breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) have small breaks in at least one line.

Ex Golden Oak. With 1992 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1092
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1092, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 54L4, enormous margins all around, wide breaks at top and bottom, incredibly rich color and proof-like impression, New York circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

The wide breaks at the top and bottom of Position 54L4 create an excellent example of Type III.

With 1998 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

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A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2063
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2063, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 81L4, outstanding example of the type with very large breaks in both top and bottom outer lines, large to huge margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, very lightly cancelled by town circular datestamp leaving the entire design virtually cancel free, fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE STAMP IS A VERY DESIRABLE "WIDE BREAKS" POSITION FROM PLATE 4 AND, WITH ITS LARGE MARGINS AND UNUSUALLY LIGHT CANCELLATION, DESERVES THE ATTENTION OF THE MOST DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) have small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2, which has the widest breaks of any Type III position, due to the short transfer during plate entry.

The example of the 1c 1851 Type III offered here is significant for several reasons. The breaks at top and bottom are so wide that they actually approach those of Position 99R2. The large margins and light cancellation also allow for easy observation of the type characteristics. All factors considered -- design, impression, margins and cancel -- this stamp is easily one of the finest in existence. The P.S.E. grade of XF 90 does not do it justice, and if one uses Power Search to compare this stamp to the others graded 90, it will be obvious that this stamp "blows them away."

Ex Newbury. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00).

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2015-09-30
U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection
408
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 408, 1c 1851-56 Issue, Off-Cover, Plates Two thru Four (Scott 7-8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins to huge at bottom, deep rich color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM PLATE FOUR.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line.

With 1985 P.F. and 2006 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

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United States Stamps
58
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 58, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large to full margins, rich color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Ex Twigg-Smith. With 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

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2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
3024
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3024, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 61L4, large margins all around, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

2,250
2,400
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3042
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3042, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins, intense color on bright paper, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

Ex Lessin. With 1988 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00)

2,250
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
333
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 333, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins to huge at bottom, deep rich color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III FROM PLATE FOUR.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line.

With 1985 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $6,600.00)

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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1046
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1046, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-11A)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large to full margins, pretty color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, neat strikes of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,600.00)

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The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part Two
439
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 998, Lot Number 439, Plate Four Type III1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large to huge margins, vibrant color, clear breaks at both top and bottom, face-free blue town datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,900.00)

3,325
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1100
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1100, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-11)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large to huge margins, vibrant color, clear breaks at both top and bottom (the characteristic of the type), face-free blue town cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. This stamp is notable for its wide breaks at both top and bottom.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $6,900.00)

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2064
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2064, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, wide breaks at top and bottom, beautiful dark shade, cancelled by Boston circular datestamp with integral "Paid" fully struck on the stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III STAMP WITH WIDE BREAKS IN LINES AT TOP AND BOTTOM AND A DISTINCTIVE "PAID" CANCEL.

Ex Caspary. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $4,250.00). Considering the large margins and exceptional eye appeal of this stamp, as well as the fact that the 1956 Caspary catalogue described it as "Extremely Fine," we feel the P.S.E. was a bit stingy with this grade

2,250
2,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
1713
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1713, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, huge margins on three sides including part of adjoining stamp at left and part of sheet margin at bottom, barely touched at top, wide breaks at top and bottom, deep rich color, bold strike of Mobile Ala. circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE III WITH CLEAR AND WIDE BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

With 1990 A.P.S., 2000 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,150.00)

1,500
1,600
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
6
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 6, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 48L4, ample to large margins, rich color, clear breaks in both top and bottom lines, neat strike of Mobile Ala. circular datestamp, Very Fine, a fresh and choice example of the 1c Ty. III, signed Ashbrook, with 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,950.00)

2,000
1,500
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
68
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 68, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 66R4, gorgeous Plate 4 color, tiny traces of black cancel (appears unused), full to clear margins showing the full design with clear breaks at top and bottom

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

With 1980 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $3,050.00)

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2,900
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1111
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1111, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Plate 4, large margins to just in at top right, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of circular datestamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $3,400.00)

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Date
Lot#/
Grade
75J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3043
PSE 75J
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3043, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8), 1c Blue, Ty. III (8)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Position 32L4, enormous margins all around including parts of adjoining stamps at sides, rich Plate 4 color on bright paper, well-struck town datestamp, faint pressed-out vertical crease at left mentioned on two most recent certificates, Extremely Fine appearance, a huge stamp, with 1961 and 2008 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75 Jumbo; SMQ $2,200.00 as 75, $3,000.00 as 80), this was no doubt significantly downgraded based on the small flaw

2,250
3,250
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