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Sale 104: The Alan Parsons Collection

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1857 Issue

Lots 2092-2101 Lots 2102-2104

Lot 2092    

1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia, position 100L4, full o.g., remarkably wide margins with wide break in outer line at top and full scrolls clearly visible at bottom, beautiful deep rich color enhancing this nearly complete design, reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 19    $42,500 for the grade of fine.

AN EXCEPTIONAL APPEARING MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE IA ISSUE AND CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST APPEARING EXAMPLES EXTANT.

Produced only from 18 of the 20 subjects in the bottom row of both panes of Plate 4, the 1¢ imperforate, type Ia owes it's rarity to the short three month period that the Plate 4 imperforates where produced.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,500

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Lot 2093 o   

1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia, perfectly centered with deep rich color and a light town cancel, couple of slightly blunt perforations at top (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine, an outstanding used type Ia; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 19    $10,000.

AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY RARE STAMP.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,400

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Lot 2094    

1857, 1¢ blue, type III, position 70L4, o.g., lightly hinged, wide margins around with perfs a bit in at bottom, strong vibrant color and very fresh, light horizontal crease at bottom, Fine appearance; with clear 1978 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott No. 21    $17,500.

A RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE III ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 2095 ()   

1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, no gum, choice centering amid wide margins, rich deep color and quite fresh, partially reperfed at upper left, Extremely Fine appearance; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 22    $850 for no gum.

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Current Opening Bid: $110

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Lot 2096    

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, traces of o.g., bold color, reperfed at top and some slight toning at perf edges, Fine appearance, still a very presentable example of this scarce mint stamp; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 23    $4,250 for no gum.

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Current Opening Bid: $280

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Lot 2097 o   

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, position 45L1L, grid cancel, virtually perfectly centered, one trivial pulled perf at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 23    $550.

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Current Opening Bid: $210

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Lot 2098    

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I, full o.g., strong vibrant color, small edge thin, a few nibbed perfs at top not mentioned on certificate, Fine appearance; with 1976 P.F. certificate.
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.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,600

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Lot 2099    

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I, small part disturbed o.g., rich deep color, few blind perfs at top, small tear at top and small corner creases at bottom, Fine appearance, still a presentable example of this mint 19th century rarity; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 28    $60,000.

A RARE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5¢ JEFFERSON ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,900

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Lot 2100 o   

1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I, exceptionally bright and fresh with a light town cancel, perfs barely touch at left and bottom, Fine and rare; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 28A    $3,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $650

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Lot 2101 ()   

1857, 10¢ green, type I, no gum, strong bold color, perfs slightly into design at right with full margins around, short perf at bottom not mention on certificate, Fine; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 31    $11,500 for no gum.

A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10¢ TYPE I ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $900

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Lots 2092-2101 Lots 2102-2104

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