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)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1398
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1398, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 92L4, large margins on sides to just in at top, enormous bottom margin clearly shows the key design characteristics, rich color, two neat penstroke cancels leave design clearly visible

A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia IMPERFORATE.

Despite this type originating in the bottom row, and therefore with no stamps below it, examples showing wide margins at bottom are very much the exception.

With 2010 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail with non-pen cancel $13,000.00. Considering the fact that a light pen cancel leaves the design characteristics unmasked, the reduced Scott value for a pen-cancelled No. 6 seems unjustified.

5,500
2,400