Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3082°
 
Sale 1106, Lot 3082, 1861-66 Issue1c Blue, Laid Paper (63c). Clear vertical laid lines, deep rich color, very lightly cancelled by circular datestamp

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE ON VERTICALLY LAID PAPER.

Don Evans notes in his 1c book (p. 37) that this is known to have been printed on both horizontally and vertically laid paper. He notes that examples are somewhat difficult to identify by casual observation. He also notes that horizontally laid paper seems to be scarcer than vertically laid (he was aware of only two horizontal), but our experience and an examination of the records of The Philatelic Foundation indicate that both are equally scarce. They are also usually seen with faults.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,300