Lot 15591851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, position 8R1E, full o.g. (cert. calls disturbed which is far to harsh), margins full to a bit in at left, rich bold color and strong detailed impression, Fine and attractive, a search of the P.F. Certificate Search reveals only two original gum examples - one which is cut into on three sides (heavily at top) and another faulty example; with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 5A $45,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST SOUND ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 1851 1¢ TYPE IB FROM DESIRABLE POSITION 8R1E.
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 1560 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, position 4R1E, Cincinnati, O. town cancel, margins large to just shaving the upper scroll at left, bright distinctive plate one early color, Very Fine; with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Graded VF 80, SMQ $8,750).
Scott No. 5A $8,500.
A HANDSOME SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1851 1¢ TYPE IB.
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.
Lot 1561 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, position 96L4 and half of position 97L4, town cancel, rich color on bright paper, in at lower left, tear at left, Fine appearance, still a presentable example of this rare 1851 1¢ type; with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 6 $10,000.
Lot 1562 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, "curl in C" variety, position 97R4, light town cancel, margins large on three side to in at top, deep color, tiny filled thin, Fine appearance, still a presentable example of this rare 1851 1¢ issue; with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 6 var. $12,000.
Lot 1563 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, neat grid cancels, huge margins encompassing portions of stamps at top and bottom, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color, a Superb jumbo, a very attractive jumbo gem; with 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter (Graded Superb 98J, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 7 $125.
Lot 1564 o1851, 1¢ blue, types II & IIIa, plate 1E, vertical strip of 3 (type IIIa at center), blue waffle grid cancels, strong color, horizontal crease at center, F.-V.F. appearance; with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 7, 8A $1,575.
Lot 1565 o1851, 1¢ blue, type III, position 46L4, town cancel, margins large to just into lower scroll at right, rich vibrant color, Very Fine; signed S. Ashbrook.
Scott No. 8 $2,000.
Lot 1566 o1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, bold town cancel, large to huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamps on all sides, bold color and sharp impression, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, a lovely large-margin gem; with 1996 (for pair), 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter (Graded XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $925).
Scott No. 9 $80.
Lot 15671852, 3¢ dull red, type I, Positions 4-8L2L, large margins at top and bottom, end stamps slightly in, stunning rich radiant color on bright paper, o.g., never hinged, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 11 $1,550 as o.g.
A BEAUTIFUL NEVER HINGED STRIP WITH CENTER STAMPS VF-XF.
Lot 1568 o1852, 3¢ plum, type II, no inner line and frame line close to design at right, light town cancel, margins large to into frameline at top, perfect rich true plum color, light diagonal crease at bottom left, Fine appearance, still a wonderful color example of this rare shade; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (for Scott 11 which is incorrect).
Scott No. 11A $2,200.