Lot 165 P1851, 1¢ black, type I, trial color large die proof on India, mounted on card (41 x 40mm), fresh with deep color, reverse with pencil notation "From J. E. Ralph." and signed J. M. Bartels, Very Fine, listed but unpriced in the Scott catalog, ex-Wagshal.
Scott No. 5TC1ae Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
ONE OF TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE I TRIAL COLOR LARGE DIE PROOF IN BLACK.
In Neinken "U.S. One Cent Stamp of 1851 to 1861", he notes that it his opinion that this rare proof came into existence after 1857 and believes that this die was especially made for the 1875 reprint issue. The notation on reverse refers to a Bureau of Engraving and Printing employee who was known to have distributed a number of die proofs back in 1910.
Lot 166 P1851, 1¢ blue, type I, large die proof on India, 24 x 30mm card, showing die layout line around design, rich vibrant color, manuscript "X" control mark, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Brazer.
Scott No. 5P1 $5,000.
ONE OF THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE I LARGE DIE PROOF.
In Neinken "U.S. One Cent Stamp of 1851 to 1861", he notes that it his opinion that this rare proof came into existence after 1857 and believes that this die was especially made for the 1875 reprint issue.
Lot 167 o1851, 1¢ Blue, Type II, New Orleans, La. town cancel, large to enormous margin encompassing portions of adjacent stamps on all sides, rich color and a sharp detailed impression, a Superb jumbo; with 2001 P.F. certificate and 2011 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 7 $135.
Lot 168 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, corner margin single, Position 1R2, town and small part of red transit cancels, large to huge margin showing portion of adjacent stamp at right with wide sheet margins at top and left, rich brilliant color, a Superb jumbo; with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (Superb 98J, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 7 $135.
A MAGNIFICENT USED CORNER MARGIN SINGLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE II ISSUE FROM PLATE TWO.
Lot 169 o1851, 1¢ blue, type III, plate 4, showing wide breaks at both top and bottom, neat Boston integral "Paid" town cancel, large to huge margins all around, rich intense color on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Caspary; with 2016 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $4,500).
Scott No. 8 $2,250.
A MARVELOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE III ISSUE BEARING A COMPLIMENTARY "PAID" CANCELLATION.
Lot 170 o1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, recut twice at top and once at bottom, neat town cancel, huge margins all around showing portions of adjacent stamps on three sides, bold color and sharp impression, Superb; with 2011 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $1,350).
Scott No. 9 $135.
A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE 1852 1¢ TYPE IV RECUT POSITION.
Out of the 199 of 200 positions on plate 1, only four examples were recut twice at top and once at bottom.
Lot 171 o1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, 5 lines recut in top left triangle, position 47L0, California town cancel not impinging on recut, clear to mostly large margins, rich bold color, Extremely Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A $1,500.
ONE OF FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1851 3¢ ORANGE BROWN SHOWING 5 LINES OF RECUT IN THE TOP LEFT TRIANGLE.
Lot 172 o1857, 3¢ pinkish, type I, position 93R4, bottom margin single, New York town cancel, ample to mostly large margins, bright radiant color indicative of this extraordinary shade, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11 $5,500.
A TRULY MAGNIFICENT SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE EXTRAORDINARILY RARE 1857 3¢ PINKISH - WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES EXTANT.
This 3¢ pinkish is rarest recognized color of all 1851 3¢ issues. This elusive shade is known from printings of both plate four and plate eight. With only a small handful of examples certified by the P.F. and Dr. Amonette, including one on cover example signed by Dr. Amonette.
Lot 173 o1856, 5¢ red brown, large to huge margins all around including portion of adjoining stamp at left, magnificent deep rich color, clear impression, partial New Orleans circular datestamp, choice and Extremely Fine; dealer backstamps, with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12 $700.
A GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ 1856 ISSUE.
Lot 174 o1856, 5¢ red brown, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, deep rich color with a bold impression on fresh white paper, beautiful red grid cancel, Extremely Fine; with 1991 and 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12 $850.
A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ 1856 ISSUE CANCELLED SOLELY BY A RED CIRCULAR GRID CANCEL.