Lot 14001851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, top margin single, position 3R1E, full sheet margin at top and ample margins to just in at bottom, rich color, tied by neat blue "Cambridge, Ms., Feb 4" cds on locally addressed cover; stamp minor light toning in top margin only, still Very Fine and attractive; with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 5A; $10,000 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
A RARE AND HANDSOME USAGE OF THE RARE 1851 1¢ TYPE IB ON COVER.
The type 1b issues were 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. Position 3R1E holds a particular interest in the study of double transfers. With the upper left ornament showing a triple entry and additional transfers found at bottom especially in the value tablet. It is quite possible that this doubling of the design was not the result of two re-entries, but that the initial entry was faulty and erased (mostly) and a fresh entry was made.
Lot 14011851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, double transfer, one inverted, pos. 81L1E, handsome example of this scarce and desirable plate variety, featuring mostly large margins and beautiful color, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jan 9" cds on printed 1851 circular for parasols and umbrellas addressed to Chillicothe Oh., Very Fine; signed and identified by Ashbrook on reverse, with 1981 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 8A var. Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A BEAUTIFUL ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PLATE VARIETY PAYING THE CIRCULAR RATE.
Lot 14021851, 1¢ blue, types II-IIIa-II, vertical strip of three, positions 1/11/21L1E, canceled by red grid handstamps on registered cover to Philadelphia, Pa., matching "Bethlehem, Pa., Apr 15" cds, red "R" applied upon arrival in Philadelphia; bottom pair with creases with center stamp crease slightly breaking the paper, Very Fine appearance, a scarce registry usage; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8A-7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 14031852, 1¢ blue, type IV, in combination with 1857, 1¢ blue, type II, horizontal pair on cover to Millburn, N.J., manuscript canceled with matching "Mansfield Depot, Aug 6" postmark, with original enclosure, Very Fine, a scarce 1¢ imperf & perf'd combination usage; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9+20 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 14041851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, clear to huge margins showing adjacent stamps at top and bottom, beautiful deep shade, tied by bold strike of blue "Troy N-Y Jan 6" cds on cover to Great Barrington Mass., an Extremely Fine gem use; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A $205.
Lot 14051851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, clear to mostly large margins, deep rich color, tied by bold red "Lancaster Pa, Nov 5" cds on orange cover to Mufflinburg Pa., Extremely Fine and attractive, ex-Haas, John R. Hill Jr.; with 1999 and 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A $200.
Lot 14061851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, rich color, tied by bold "New-York, Sep 6" cds on blue 1851 folded letter to White Sulphur Springs Va., flap with manuscript "Forwarded From" and blue Union Place Hotel, New York cameo cut-out pasted on top flap, Very Fine and unusual forwarding use.
Scott No. 10A Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 14071852, 3¢ dull red, type I, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Sep 17" cds, matching "Ship" and "2" in circle rating handstamps to Middleboro Mass., endorsed "La Guaira, per Brig 'Ellen' " at top left; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1408Integral "Paid" and Grid, fancy cancel ties 3¢ dull red, type II (11A), position 80L1L, on blue 1852 folded letter to New York N.Y., red "Salem Ms. '3 cts.' 15 May" cds.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 14091856, 5¢ red brown, clear to large margins, tied by "New Orleans, La, Aug 9, 1857" cds on folded tissue paper letter to Chalon-s-Savoie, France, endorsed "Steamer via Liverpool" with "New York, 5, Aug 5" cds and "8" decimes due handstamp, Paris transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 12 Estimate $400 - 600.