Sale 1122 — The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 April, 2016

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)

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Sale 1122, Lot 5, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. II (7). Plate 2, original gum, lightly hinged, enormous margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps on three sides (almost a third of the stamp above), rich color, detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE II. THIS STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY BOTH THE P.F. AND P.S.E.

As the gaps between positions visible on this remarkable single demonstrate, the spacing between stamps left very little room for separation. Most examples have margins either just clear or touching, or into the design. The relative paucity of large multiples in sound condition also contributes to its scarcity with such wide margins.

With 2002 and 2006 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $19,000.00). Only one has graded higher and one other shares this grade. This is the highest grade for an original-gum example we have offered in any of our sales.

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