Lot 17211861, 1¢ blue, type I, horizontal pair with natural s.e. and plate guideline at left, o.g., never hinged, rich colors, wide margins, horizontal crease, left stamp with small tears, Fine appearance, still a rare pair in never hinged condition; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 18 $4,500 for hinged.
Lot 1722 o1861, 1¢ blue, type I, neat "on the nose" Paid cancel, Very Fine and very pretty.
Scott No. 18 $575.
Lot 17231861, 1¢ blue, type I, beautiful horizontal pair tied to small piece by neat town cancels, right stamp w few trimmed perfs, fresh & F.-V.F.; with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 18 $1,200.
Lot 1724 o1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia, horizontal pair (positions 95-96L4), neat town cancel, rich deep color and sharp impression, F.-V.F.; with 1967 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 19 $20,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND MULTIPLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE IA ISSUE.
A handsome multiple of this rare type 1a stamp which was only produced from from the bottom row of plate four.
Lot 17251857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 12, o.g., fairly light hinging, well centered amid wide margins, rich vivid color, Extremely Fine, a choice original gum example of the 1857 1¢ type II issue from plate 12; with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $4,500).
Scott No. 20 $1,100.
Lot 1726 o1857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 12, an absolutely beautiful stamp but for pinpoint shallow thin speck, Very Fine; with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 20 $300.
Lot 1727 o1857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 4, plate 4, usual rich color, blue grid cancel, F.-V.F. example of this rare plate.
Scott No. 20 $1,250.
Lot 17281857, 1¢ blue, type III, o.g., never hinged (couple natural gum skips), well centered with outerline breaks at top and bottom clearly visible, deep rich plate 4 color, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, one of two known in mint never hinged condition; with 1990 and 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 21 $17,500 for hinged.
THE FINEST KNOWN NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE III ISSUE - A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.
Lot 17291857, 1¢ blue, type III, showing wide breaks in top and bottom outerlines, o.g., lightly hinged, rich color and sharp proof-like impression, remarkable Post Office freshness, F.-V.F.; with 2001 P.S.E. & P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 21 $17,500.
A RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE III ISSUE.
Lot 17301857, 1¢ blue, types III, IIIa, block of four, positions 61-62/71-72L4, top stamps type III, bottom stamps type IIIa, block of 4, large part o.g., deep intense color and sharp impression, light crease in bottom stamps, few perf separations and minor tiny tone specks on reverse, Fine appearance, ex-Neinken, Wagshal; with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott No. 21,22 $45,000 for combination pairs.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT 1857 1¢ TYPES III & IIIA COMBINATION MULTIPLE.