Lot 1731 ()1857, 1¢ blue, types III, IIIa, block of four, positions 66-67/76-77R4, top stamps type III, bottom stamps type IIIa, block of 4, unused, rich deep color, few minor perf separations, bottom stamp with thins and stamps at top with short and pulled perfs, Very Fine appearance, ex-Wagshal.
Scott No. 21,22 $45,000 for o.g.combination pairs.
AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED 1857 1¢ TYPES III & IIIA COMBINATION BLOCK.
Lot 1732 o1857, 1¢ blue, type III, position 45L4, town cancel, rich deep color, Fine; with 1974 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 21 $1,750.
Lot 17331857, 1¢ blue, type III, nice example tied to small piece, Very Fine.
Scott No. 21 $1,750.
Lot 1734 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, clearly showing wide break at top, town cancel, wide margins and deep color, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 22 $500.
Lot 17351857, 1¢ blue, type V, o.g., never hinged, well centered amid wide margins, bold color and crisp impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 1990 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (VF-XF 85, SMQ $675).
Scott No. 24 $140 for hinged.
Lot 1736 o1857, 3¢ rose red, type I, blue 1858 town cancel, well centered for this notoriously tight margin issue, rich fiery color, Very Fine and choice, a striking used stamp bearing a complimentary color town cancel; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 25 $175.
Lot 1737 o1857, 3¢ rose, type II, with spectacular misperfing shifted to top, small corner crease, Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 25A; $900 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 17381857, 3¢ dull red, type III, horizontal pair with natural s.e. and plate guideline at left, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, Fine, scarce never hinged.
Scott No. 26 $150 for hinged.
Lot 1739 o1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, fabulous strike of "Star of David" fancy cancel., Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 17401858, 5¢ brick red, type I, full o.g., rich vibrant color, natural vertical pre-printing paper fold and some small flaws, Fine appearance.
Scott No. 27 $80,000.
AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1858, 5¢ TYPE I IN THE BRICK RED SHADE WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM - ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL MINT CLASSIC ISSUES WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM.
Although chronicled as the first of the 1858-61 5¢ Issues, the 5¢ brick red was not actually used for months after the red brown and Indian red type I shades, making it the third issue in the series. A search of the Philatelic Foundation Certificate Search revealed approximately 20 mint examples bearing original gum including the Worthington block of four which is though to be unique. Of these examples, about half bear some type of fault and all have perforations impinging on the design on one or two sides.