Lot 91 o1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, position 3R1E, neat grid cancel, full well balanced margins, rich plate one early color and a clear crisp impression on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine, exceptionally rare in such choice sound condition, this being one of only three examples to receive this grade with only four grading higher; with 1991 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $17,500).
Scott No. 5A $7,500.
A WONDERFUL SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE 1B FROM POSITION 3R1E.
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 92 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, wide margins showing portions of adjacent stamps on all sides, beautiful color with light town cancels, a Superb jumbo; with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (Gem 100J, SSV $1,850 as 98).
Scott No. 7 $125.
Lot 931851, 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 and beautiful on-cover example of this scarce and desirable plate variety paying the circular rate; signed and identified by Ashbrook on reverse, with 1981 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 8A var. $1,100 as used off-cover.
Lot 94 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 951852, 1¢ blue, type IV, Position 92L1L, recut once at top, full to large margins including part of adjoining stamps at left and top, vivid dark shade, used with three 3¢ dull red (11A) singles, all stamps tied by two perfect strikes of blue "Troy N.Y. Oct. 9" cds on orange-yellow cover to Stanbridge, Canada East, red "U. States" in scroll cross-border handstamp, red "St. Johns L.C. Oct. 20" transit cds; one 3¢ stamp with light pre-use corner crease, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Vogel, Eubanks.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE 1851 ISSUE CROSS-BORDER COVER WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL.
Lot 961851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, full o.g., four full margins, deep Post Office fresh color, Extremely Fine; with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 10A $3,250.
Lot 971852, 3¢ dull red, type I, full margins to just touching at bottom right, deep rich color, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Orono Me. Oct 2" cds on 1856 cover with "Our Jessie" Fremont portrait (Milgram JF-50) campaign design, addressed to Orrington Me., with original contents; bottom flap tears, one barely extends to front of cover, Very Fine and attractive campaign envelope.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $500 - 750.
Jessie Benton Fremont was the daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton and wife of famed explorer John C. Fremont. She did much to promote her husband's exploits and reputation, and she herself was a very popular American figure.
Lot 981852, 3¢ dull red, type I, large margins all around including part of adjacent stamps at top and bottom, deep rich color, tied by neat blue "Baltimore Md., Feb 17" cds on light buff cover with blue "G.H. Reese & Bros. Tea Dealer" embossed cameo illustrated ad cover showing building and horse-drawn carriages to Sandy Spring Md., an Extremely Fine gem.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 991852, 3¢ dull red, type II, large margins to touched, manuscript cancelled and tied by blue "Augusta, Ga. '3 Paid' Oct 19" cds on illustrated Barnabas Bates Postage Reform Propaganda cover showing Steamship, Eagle with Shield & Steam Engine, to Washington Ga., cover with ornate imprint of "D. Felt & Hosford, Stationers" on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE BATES CHEAP POSTAGE PROPAGANDA USAGE FROM GEORGIA.
Lot 1001852, 3¢ dull red, type II, large margins to touching outer frameline, beautiful rich color, tied by blue "Woodstock Vt. Mar 26" cds on gray "Vt. & Boston Telegraph Line" illustrated cover showing Telegraph Lines over Locomotive, Steamboat and Running Pony scene, to Providence R.I., choice and Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A GORGEOUS COVER.