Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)

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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1392
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1392, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. I (5). Position 7R1E, full margin at top to just barely in at bottom plumes and side ornaments, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, neat strike of Mobile Ala. circular datestamp

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF POSITION 7R1E -- THE SEVENTH STAMP IN THE RIGHT PANE OF PLATE 1 EARLY -- THE ONLY ONE OF THE 1,000 POSITIONS USED TO PRINT IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT STAMPS THAT SHOWS THE COMPLETE DESIGN (TYPE I).

The published census compiled by Jerome S. Wagshal (available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/5/5.pdf ) contains at least 98 unduplicated records of Scott 5. There are probably no more than ten examples existing outside of the Wagshal census population. Therefore, the 1c 1851 Type I is the rarest of all United States stamps issued regularly prior to the 1868 Grills. This stamp has not been offered to the market since the consignor purchased it in a Siegel auction in 1969.

Wagshal Census No. 5-CAN-036. Ex Dr. Simon. Purple Buhler backstamp. With 1964 P.F. certificate.

75,000
29,000