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
1408
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1408, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. III (8). Huge margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, clear breaks at both top and bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE III IMPERFORATE, WITH WIDE MARGINS, WONDERFUL COLOR AND IN SOUND CONDITION.

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.

3,000
3,750