Lot 1909 o1851, 1¢ blue, type I, neat central circular grid cancellation, wide margins showing portions of adjacent stamps at sides with scrolls at right just shaving at top and bottom, rich distinctive plate one early color, completely sound and fault-free, Very Fine, in the P.S.E. Population Report, this is the only example to be awarded this grade with only two examples that are higher (both 90J), Scott catalog value for examples with margins touching or cutting slightly into design or for four margin examples with minor faults; with 2007 P.S.E. Graded certificate (VF 80, SMQ $160,000).
Scott No. 5 $70,000.
A REMARKABLE AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TYPE I IMPERFORATE, CLEARLY SHOWCASING THE TYPE I CHARACTERISTICS. CERTAINLY AMID THE FINEST SOUND EXAMPLES EXTANT.
Accompanied by note from P.S.E. master grader, Bill Litle, comparing and equating this stamp to the Hinrichs copy (which sold at the Siegel 2007 Scarsdale Collection sale for $375,000 hammer) and reads…"The Hinrichs stamp was well clear top and bottom, touching at left. This one very wide left and right but slightly cutting at top right and bottom right. The SMQ listing for VF80 was for the ex Hinrichs stamp (never actually graded, just estimated).". This example was never recorded in the Wagshal census.
Lot 1910 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, position 8R1E, town cancels, clear to mostly large margins encompassing design, strong bright plate one early color, light creases and filled thinning in upper right margin, Extremely Fine appearance, an attractive example of this very scarce 1851 1¢ type.
Scott No. 5A $14,000.
Type Ib was produced only as an imperforate stamp. Only six positions on Plate 1 Early are Type Ib: Positions 3-6R and 8-9R. Type Ib is distinguished by showing complete design at top and nearly complete design at bottom. All Type Ib stamps are very scarce, and the two best examples (8R offered here and 6R) are rare.
Lot 1911 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, town cancel, clear to ample margins clear showing complete design, rich color and crisp impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 6 $11,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND FULL MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ BLUE TYPE IA.
Produced only from 18 of the 20 subjects in the bottom row of both panes of Plate 4, the 1¢ imperforate, type Ia owes it's rarity to the short three month period that the Plate 4 imperforates where produced.
Lot 19121851, 1¢ blue, type II, Plate 3, bottom margin single, o.g., lightly hinged, full bottom sheet margin with huge margins around encompassing portions of adjacent stamps at top and left, rich bold color and sharp detail impression, a Superb jumbo gem, awarded by the Philatelic Foundation the highest grade attainable; with 2011 P.F. Graded certificate (Sup Gem 100J).
Scott No. 7 $9,000.
A PHENOMENAL MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE VERY SCARCE 1856 1¢ TYPE II IMPERFORATE FROM PLATE 3. WITHOUT QUESTION, THE FINEST MINT EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE.
The 1¢ stamps from Plate 3 where produced in the early spring of 1856, likely due to the compulsory prepayment of postage that was introduced after April 1st of 1855 and an increased demand for the 1¢ value. Also Plate 2, that was in production at the time, had a large plate flaw and there may have been concerns that the plate would deteriorate to a point that it would have to be withdrawn. There is no evidence why Plate 3 had a short life, but it assumed that due to numerous surface cracks developing during it's use that this was the main reason that the plate was deemed unfit for use.
Lot 1913 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, position 43L4, New York town cancel, ample to mostly large oversized margins, deep bold color, Extremely Fine, choice so large; with 2011 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90).
Scott No. 7 $1,000.
Lot 1914 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, large to mostly huge margins showing parts of stamps at top, right and bottom, beautiful color, cancelled by circular grid cancel, choice and Extremely Fine to Superb, SMQ $1,350; with 2011 P.S.E. certificate, graded XF-Superb 95J.
Scott No. 7 $145.
Lot 1915 o1851, 1¢ blue, types II & IIIa, positions 99-100R1E, horizontal pair, light town cancel, margins ample to touching, deep color, F.-V.F.; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 7,8A $1,500.
Lot 1916 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, horizontal pair, circular "Paid" cancels, full margins, deep color and crisp impression, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 7 $310.
Lot 1917 o1851, 1¢ blue, types II & IV, top margin horizontal combination strip of 3 (position 2R1L - 4R1L, types IV-IV-II), position 4R1L with double transfer showing in top left and bottom right scrolls, light Boston large "Paid" in grid cancels, ample to mostly huge margins encompassing significant portions of adjacent stamps at bottom, beautiful rich vibrant color enhancing a sharp proof-like impression, Superb, a remarkable combination strip of three; with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 7,9 $745 for pair and single.
Lot 1918 o1851, 1¢ blue, type III, plate 4, light neat town cancels, large even margins, gorgeous rich deep color and detailed impression clearly showing the characteristic frameline breaks at top and bottom, Extremely Fine to Superb, ex Tahoe; with 2012 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $8,500).
Scott No. 8 $2,250.
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE MARGIN USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE III ISSUE.