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Sale 1211 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 October, 2019

Category — 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 1 Late

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 184, 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 1 Late, A fantastic combination of the 1¢ Type II and IV Imperforate and 1857 Type IV Perforated stamps

1¢ Blue, Type II (7), deep shade (possibly Plate 3), margins slightly in, used with 1¢ Blue, Type IV (9), mostly full margins including right interpane margin, and Perforated 1¢ Blue, Type IV (23), tied by light strikes of "Cleveland & Erie R. R. Mar. 29" railroad route agent's circular datestamps on cover to Geneva, New York, center stamp faint corner crease at top right, minor gum toning, Fine, a phenomenal combination, ex Hackmey, with 1985 P.F. certificate opining that both imperforate stamps are Type IV (they had trouble identifying 1¢ 1851s in that period)

E. 1,000-1,500
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