Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011
Category — 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)
1c Blue, Ty. III (21). Plate 4, beautifully balanced margins and proof-like impression on fresh paper, nicely complemented by red New York City carrier datestamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE III, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CARRIER DATESTAMP.
Due to the narrow vertical spacing on this plate, stamps are most typically found with the perforations impinging on a portion of the design. The example offered here is centered so that the type characteristics are clearly visible.
P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,000.00). None have graded higher to date.