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Sale 941 — The John F. Odeneal Collection of Superb Mint U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2007

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1014
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1014, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Mint N.H, 1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Mint N.H1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Mint N.H., from the top row of Plate 2, deep rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering clearly showing the type characteristics

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE 2. THIS IS THE SECOND MINT NEVER-HINGED COPY OF SCOTT 20 WE HAVE OFFERED IN FOURTEEN YEARS AND THE ONLY ONE FROM PLATE 2. A GREAT CONDITION RARITY.

When perforations were introduced in 1857, the plates used to print stamps at Toppan, Carpenter & Co. were laid out with narrow spaces between the subjects, because no thought had been given to the concept of perforation holes between the stamps. The imperforate sheets of 1c stamps on hand were printed from Plates 1 Late, 2 and 4, and the perforations on those stamps rarely clear the design all around. The example from Plate 2 offered here is not only extremely rare as a Mint Never-Hinged copy, it is also exceptionally well-centered.

With 1990 and 2007 P.F. certificates, the former with selvage at top. Scott Retail as hinged.

1,250
6,000
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