Lot 39 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, position 6R1E, top margin single with large margins around encompassing the complete design, rich distinctive bright plate one early color enhancing a sharp detailed impression, complimented by a neat blue "Philadelphia, Pa." town cancellation, Extremely Fine and choice, ex Zoellner and Grace; with 1987 P.F. certificate for pair and 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 5A $15,000.
A WONDERFUL GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE 1B. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.
The type 1b issues where only produced from the early state of plate one. Six positions at the top of the right plate, positions 3R-6R and 8R-9R, furnished all of these issues. Out of the six positions, positions 6R & 8R are known as the best examples as the scrolls are nearly complete at the bottom while the lesser examples the scrolls at bottom are not as complete. Due to near complete scrolls at the bottom, many examples of type 1b are cut into at the bottom. This example offered here not only comes from one of the two best examples of this type but has large margins and shows the entire design.
Lot 401851, 1¢ blue, type II, horizontal strip of 5 (positions 36-40R2), full o.g., strong bold color, Fine and attractive, a rare mint multiple; signed Ashbrook.
Scott No. 7 $5,800 for strip & pair.
Lot 41 ()1851, 1¢ blue, type II, pane of 70 from the right pane of plate 2 (positions 1-7/91-97), bright and fresh for the most part but positions 57/97 are cut into at right and there are several tears, creases and repairs, leaving only a few stamps unaffected, without gum, F.-V.F. appearance, still a handsome and important showpiece., ex Hind.
Scott No. 7 $26,250 for singles.
A GREAT RARITY AND AN IMPORTANT 1851 1¢ ISSUE PANE FROM PLATE 2.
This block was taken from the full pane owned by Arthur Hind and illustrated on page 189 of Neinken's treatise on the 1¢ stamps of 1851-61. The faults mentioned above are all visible in the Neinken photo, the small nicks in the top and bottom margins having been subsequently filled in.
Lot 42 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, position 9L2, town cancel, margins mostly large to just touching left scroll at bottom, strong color, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 7 $150.
Lot 43 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 3, grid cancels, deep rich color, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 7 $400.
Lot 44 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, right margin guideline single, blue Philadelphia, Pa. town cancel, margins clear to touching, Very Fine.
Scott No. 7 $158.
Lot 45 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, vertical pair, town cancel, margins large to just in at bottom, bright color and sharp impression, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 7 $325.
Lot 46 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, "curl in hair" variety, left stamp on horizontal strip of 3 (positions 4-6R4), manuscript cancels, mostly large margins, rich vibrant color, flaws including small tears into center stamp, Very Fine appearance, a very scarce multiple from plate four.
Scott No. 7 var. $3,500 for pair and single.
Lot 47 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, horizontal strip of 6 (positions 94-99L1E), San Francisco, Cal. town cancels, rich bright color, F.-V.F., an attractive and scarce multiple which undoubtedly paid the 6¢ trans continental rate from San Francisco.
Scott No. 7 $1,050 for 2 strips of 3.
Lot 48 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, left margin horizontal strip of 6 (positions 81-86R2), straight line "Paid" and light town cancels, margins large to slightly in, bright color, flaws including small tears and light creases, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 7 $1,050 for 2 strips.